Many countries in the world allow the release of visas on arrival for all those travelers who did not get a visa at the embassy or online. While Uganda was one of those countries, as of July 2016, the government decided to replace the visa on arrival with the electronic visa. Indian citizens could get a visa on arrival from the Entebbe International Airport and at a few land border checkpoints, but that is no longer available. 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. Today, however, a Uganda visa on arrival for Indians is no longer a valid option.
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 expediting company that will make the application process smooth sailing for you. The process is entirely online, and it should not take more than 10 minutes of your time. In case you need any help with your application, iVisa provides excellent support service which can be contacted 24/7.
I am 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 requirements here.
Which Uganda visa types are there?
There are these kinds of visas for Indians 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 stay in Uganda with a Tourist eVisa?
Indian visitors with a Uganda Tourist eVisa can enter to the country for a maximum of 45 days Total. All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you can NOT seek paid work or employment.
What are the documents required to apply?
You just will need:
Passport copy (bio page).
Recent passport-size digital photograph.
Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever).
A contact in Uganda (person, organization, hotel, travel agency).
Credit/debit card or Paypal account.
How long is the Uganda Tourist eVisa valid?
This visa is valid for 90 days after arrival.
What are the processing times and prices?
For the processinf time and prices, you have:
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.
What iVisa does is to use the Uganda eVisa system to process your eVisa. We enter the information provided into the system and after they check it out, we are advised of the outcome of the Uganda eVisa application.
How long does it take to apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. You just need to fill 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 faster you want it, the more you pay.
The second step will ask you to make a quick revision of the information you provided in step one. This is very important since corrections cannot be made after the application has reached processing. 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, but since this is a case-by-case sort of thing, 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 persons, you need to have the required documents mentioned above, and apply online by using their information. To apply for more persons, just click in 'Adding new applicant'.
Do I need a Uganda eVisa if I am in transit through Uganda?
If you will NOT 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 made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you, because 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.