Uganda is one of the many countries in the world implementing visas on arrival for all those travelers who did not get a visa at the embassy or online. Before, Indian citizens were able to get a visa on arrival from the Entebbe International Airport and at a few land border checkpoints, but that is no longer available. As of July 2016, the government of Uganda decided to replace the visa on arrival with the electronic visa system. Now you can simply use your laptop or smartphone to apply online.
Even in the period before the adoption of the electronic visa, the service for visas on arrival was not very efficient, and delays occurred quite often. Using iVisa's services you can have your Uganda eVisa in as little as 2 Business Days.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the alternative?
All Indian travelers can now apply online for a Uganda eVisa. The service is provided by iVisa, a visa processing company that makes the application process smooth and easy. The process is entirely done online, and it will not take you more than 10 minutes to complete. In case you need help with your application, iVisa has an excellent support service available 24/7.
As an Indian citizen, am I eligible for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?
Yes, all Indian citizens are eligible for a Uganda Tourist eVisa. You can check the requirements here.
Which Uganda visa types are there?
There are three kinds of visas for Indianas visiting Uganda:
East Africa eVisa.
NOTE: The information on this blog is about the Uganda Tourist eVisa. But you can check all the types of visa for Uganda here.
What is a Uganda eVisa?
The Uganda eVisa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Uganda.
How long can I stay in Uganda with a Tourist eVisa?
Indian visitors with a Uganda Tourist eVisa can visit the country for a maximum of 45 days in Total. All travelers are strictly limited to business or tourism, this means you can NOT seek paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
The list of documents you need is relatively short, these are the documents you will need to present:
Last Page of Passport (if applicable) Applicant Photo Passport Personal Details Scan Yellow Fever Vaccination Invitation Letter (if applicable) Proof of Accommodation (if applicable) Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction is needed to verify payment. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image is needed per order. (if applicable) Airline Confirmation (if applicable) Return Ticket (if applicable) Travel Itinerary (if applicable) Supporting document for the purpose of visit (Medical) (if applicable) Immigration status of the host (Purpose of travel: Family Visit) (if applicable) Cover Letter (if applicable)
Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Invitation Letter (if applicable)
Proof of Accommodation (if applicable)
Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction is needed to verify payment. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image is needed per order. (if applicable)
Airline Confirmation (if applicable)
Return Ticket (if applicable)
Travel Itinerary (if applicable)
Supporting document for the purpose of visit (Medical) (if applicable)
Immigration status of the host (Purpose of travel: Family Visit) (if applicable)
Cover Letter (if applicable)
How long is the Uganda Tourist eVisa valid?
This visa is valid for 90 days after issued.
What are the processing times and prices?
For the processing times and prices, you have available are:
Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 6 Business Days, and the price is USD 86.50 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 Business Days, and the total price of it is USD 116.50 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your visa in only 2 Business Days, and you will be charged USD 151.50 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How does the Uganda Tourist eVisa work?
The Uganda Tourist eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Uganda Government.
iVisa uses Uganda's eVisa system to process your eVisa. We enter the information provided into the system and after they review it, we are notified of the outcome of the Uganda eVisa application.
How long does it take to apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. That's how long it will take you to fill out the application form.
How can I apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?
The application is really easy and consists of three steps:
The first one requires you to fill in your personal information and some travel details. You must also choose a processing time and a visa type. Keep in mind that your selection determines the cost of your visa.
The second step will ask you to make a quick revision of the information you provided in step one. This is very important because corrections cannot be made after the application has being submitted. You must also make the payment using one of the means accepted by iVisa. You can use credit/debit cards or Paypal.
The last step will ask you to upload additional documents, The documents you will be required to upload depend on a case-by-case biases. Don't worry, you will be notified about what you need to upload.
Click here to start. After you are done, iVisa will handle the application and get you your visa. The document will arrive via e-mail in the timeframe you choose. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
What happens after I have applied?
Once the application is done, you will receive the Uganda Tourist eVisa by email. No need to deal with the embassy.
How many times can I enter Uganda with a Tourist eVisa?
The Uganda Tourist eVisa allows a Single Entry.
Do I need to get a Uganda Tourist eVisa for my kids too?
Yes. All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Uganda require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
To apply for other travelers, you need to have their required documents mentioned above, and apply online by entering their information. Just click in 'Adding new applicant' to add more people.
Do I need a Uganda eVisa if I am in transit through Uganda?
If you DON'T leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Uganda, then you are not required to have an eVisa. Otherwise, if you wish to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a Uganda eVisa.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you make a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you. If we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Uganda Tourist eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.