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Updated Visa Requirements

With effect from July 1, 2015, visa fees for entry into Uganda have been revised as follows:

  1. Single Entry Visa              US$50
  2. Multiple Entry Visa           US$100
  3. East Africa Toursist Visa   US$100
  4. Gov’t officials                     No fee
  5. Diplomatic Visa                  No fee

Please note: All visa applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be processed and may result in delays.

Holders of Passports

  1. Submit an ONLINEapplication.
  2. Must submit original passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel and past the date of your expected departure from Uganda;
  3. A Money Order of the correct visa fees (Single Entry = $50; Multiple entry = $100; East Africa Tourist Visa = $100);
  4. A letter of invitation/introduction, if traveling on business;
  5. An international inoculation certificate against yellow fever must be presented at the point of entry into Uganda;
  6. Enclose a prepaid, self-addressed UPS, FEDEX, DHL, USPS Priority or Express return envelope. Regular envelopes are not accepted.

Holders of Travel Documents 

Holders of travel documents (non-passports) issued by the U.S. Immigration Department to refugees are required to submit the following in addition to the above requirements:

  1. An invitation letter from the host legally residing in Uganda.
  2. The host must obtain a letter from the local authorities (such as Local Council I Chairman) confirming that he/she resides in that locality.
  3. A copy of a Photo ID of the host in Uganda, such as a driver’s license, national ID card, passport, etc.
  4. A copy of the travel itinerary or airplane ticket clearly showing Uganda as the destination.

Expedited services

Applicants in urgent need of the visa are charged a “expedited fee” of $30 per application. These are usually processed within 1-2 business days. Walk-ins and appointments fall under this category.

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