Guide for Requirements to lodge application forms, filling and process in 2021 Uganda



Uganda welcome total 39 countries visa free or visa on arrival and about million tourist visit every year.

Embassy of Uganda

Apply Visa for Uganda


Visa is an authorized document stamped on a passport that permits the holder to travel to, stay within, and leave the territories of a foreign land. The government of a country authorizes a visa to its visitors, expressing that the visitor has permission to enter and stay for a certain time and also leave its territory when the purpose is fulfilled. A visa is only issued when the visitor successfully convinces the government that he is completely eligible and meets all the demands placed by the government. The Ugandan government permits citizens from almost every country to issue a visa for its land.

There are several ways one can obtain a visa for Uganda. There are Visa on arrival, Visa from the Embassy of Uganda, and e-Visa or electronic visa. The opportunity of E-Visa or an online visa application has started from 1st of July, 2016 in Uganda. The e-Visa requirements and process are discussed below.

To issue an e-visa one must first select the type of visa required for his visit to Uganda. The most requested visa of Uganda are :

  • Tourist Visa
  • Uganda Transit Visa
  • East Africa Visa

Tourist Visa: Travellers wishing to visit Uganda for the sole reason of tourism and sightseeing required a tourist visa. This visa can be obtained online or upon arrival. The validity of the Uganda Tourist Visa is 90 days from the date of issue. This visa permits single, double, and multiple entries to Uganda.

Uganda Transit Visa: Transit visas are issued to nonimmigrant visitors of Uganda wishing to transit to a different country from Uganda airport. The validity of this visa is 2 days. One must apply for a transit visa prior to the landing on Uganda soil.

East Africa Visa: The East Africa Tourist Visa is issued to applicants wishing to visit the lands of Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda simultaneously. The applicant can enter multiple times in these three countries during the validation duration of the visa. The visa will expire automatically if the applicant leaves the territories of these three countries combined.

After selecting the type of visa you would require for the purpose of your visit to Uganda you would need to enter the website of the Ugandan Government to find the online application form of e-Visa. The validity of the passport must exceed at least six months for the application of a visa for Uganda. The process of filling up the form is explained below.


Welcome to Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System


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Disclaimer

Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System

The Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System performs checks against law enforcement databases. All travelers seeking admission to Uganda are required to obtain a Visa using this system prior to being granted boarding.

If your visa or permit application is approved, it establishes that you are eligible for the approved visa or permit, but does not establish that your application is definitely approved.

Upon arrival to Uganda (at the selected point of entry) or to the Immigration Office Headquarters, you will be inspected by an Immigration Officer who may determine if your application is finally approved. All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct. A visa or permit application approval may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic visa or permit application submitted by you or on your behalf.

Please indicate you have read and understand the information provided above.


Apply Online

There are only four steps you would need to follow to fill up the form completely. Please make sure to avoid making mistakes or providing invalid information while filling up the form. Such action will result in delay and cancellation of the applied visa.

STEP 1

Application type

Step 1 of 4: Select the type of application

Required fields are indicated by a red asterisk *

Please select the type of visa permit that best suits your purpose of traveling.

Visa or permit type : CITIZENSHIP

                                   VISA

                                   Entry Permit

                                  Certificate Of Residence

                                  Student Pass

                                  Dependant Pass

                                  Special pass

Please select the category on which your visa falls.

Category : Select a visa or permit type first

If the category is not specified to the point, please provide a subcategory of your visa.

Subcategory : Select a category first

Please enter and/or attach all the necessary documents regarding your visa approval.

Supporting documents

Be aware, that depending on the purpose of visit selected in the next step, different mandatory documents can be requested.

Below you can find in brackets the purpose of visit for each document.

Supported formats are : PDF, JPEG, PNG, BMP

Minimum file size is 5 KB. Maximum file size is 250 KB

  • Passport copy (bio-data page) (All)
  • Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever) (All)
  • Recent Passport-size Photograph (All)

Please pay the application fee online before continuing with the visa application.

Application Fee   USD 50

Payment must be done before processing the application.This payment MUST be done online. The application will not be processed until the payment is done. Please note that online payments are Non-Refundable and may be subjected to a surcharge fee.

Please read the instructions provided with the form and fulfill step 2. You must be careful to provide the information exactly as you provided on your passport. In the scenario of mismatched information, your visa application will be canceled or revoked.


STEP 2

Fill the form

Step 2 of 4: Fill the form

Please provide all responses in English and in capital letters.

Required fields are indicated by a red asterisk *

Group data

Do you want to associate this Visa to a group? If so:

Create

Do you want to associate this Visa to a group? If so: Group options

Create a new group

Use a existing group

Personal data

Please enter our personal name in the box

Given names : First name

Please enter your family name in the box

Surname : Last name

Enter the date of your birth as provided on your passport

Date of Birth : Date of birth

DD-MM-YYYY

Please select your gender

Gender: Choose from list

Female

Male

Marital status : Enter your current marital status

                          Divorced

                          Married

                         Other

                         Separated

                         Single

                         Widowed

Current nationality : If your country is not listed please check and verify that you need the visa or permit requested

Do you have dual nationality?   YES   NO

if yes, please state country : If your country is not listed please check and verify that you need the visa or permit requested

Former nationality (if applicable) : Choose the country of nationality in the list

Place of Birth (City, State/Province) : Place of birth

Country of Birth : Place of birth

Immigration status in country of residence : Enter your current immigration status

Citizen

Other

Student

Tourist

Work

Country of residence : Country of your current residence

City of residence  : City of your current residence

Current residential address : Address of your current residence

Phone number : Enter your phone number

Email : Email address that will be used for the notifications

Confirm email : As appears in the passport

Date of issue : Must be selected in accordance with the passport

Date of expiry : Must be selected in accordance with the passport

Previous passports (if any) : Enter the most recent passport number

Do you have children endorsed on your passport accompanying you?   YES   NO

Other data

Address in Uganda (person, organization, hotel, travel agency…): Name and telephone number of your host (person, company, hotel...)

Travel history : List of the last five countries (or less) you visited or NONE if no countries were visited

Purpose of visit : Choose from list

Conference

Family visit

Medical

Other

Returning Citizen

Returning Resident

Tourism

Transit

Date of arrival : Enter the arrival date

Point of entry or where you want to have your visa personalised : You should go to the selected point to have your visa sticker printed and have your fingerprints captured

Enter the duration of stay requested. It shall be within 7 day/s and 3 month/s

Duration of stay requested : Specify period in days, months or years

Specify period in days, months or years : Specify unit of the period requested

Days
Months
Years

Have you been denied a Visa before?        YES    NO

Have you been deported before?                 YES    NO

Have you been convicted in any country?    YES    NO

Are there any criminal proceedings against you?   YES   NO

Are you suffering from any mental illness?          YES    NO

I confirm that all information provided in this form is accurate and valid

Validation

The question is to prevent spam attacks


Step 3 of 4: Add documents

Supported formats are : PDF, JPEG, PNG, BMP

Minimum file size is 5 KB. Maximum file size is 250 KB

Passport copy (bio-data page)

This file is required to complete the process.

Choose File

Recent Passport-size Photograph

This file is required to complete the process.

Choose File

Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)

This file is required to complete the process.

 

ADD NEW DOCUMENT

Step 4 of 4:

Please check the provided data before submitting the application

Application data

Application

Visa or permit type

Category

Subcategory

Personal data

Given names

Surname

Current nationality

Former nationality (if applicable)

Date of Birth

Country of Birth

Country of residence

City of residence

Current residential address

Place of Birth (City, State/Province)

Marital status

Immigration status in country of residence

Email

Phone number

Passport data

Passport number

Passport type

Issuing country

Place of issue

Date of issue

Date of expiry

Visa Info

Date of arrival

Purpose of visit

Point of entry or where you want to have your visa personalised

Have you been denied a Visa before?

Have you been deported before?

Have you been convicted in any country?

Are there any criminal proceedings against you?

Are you suffering from any mental illness?

Duration of stay requested

Specify period in days, months or years

Address in Uganda (person, organization, hotel, travel agency…)

Travel history

Attached Documents

  • Passport copy (bio-data page)
  • Recent Passport-size Photograph
  • Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)

Please check the provided data before submitting the application


Please note your application ID for further reference

209847800

In order to complete the payment process, you have to fill out all next fields

Payments Mode

Choose…

Application Fee                                                                                        USD 50

Payment must be done before processing the application.This payment MUST be done using the payment slip that will be sent to the email provided once the submission process is completed.

Hopefully, the guide answered all your questions and eased your difficulties on applying for an e-Visa online for Uganda. Enjoy your journey!