As of July 2016, all Indian citizens are eligible for a Uganda electronic visa. As a result, if you are an Indian citizen, you are no longer required to go to a Ugandan embassy to get your visa. Instead, you can apply online using the services provided by iVisa. The process is entirely online, and it only takes 10 minutes of your time. The application form is easy to complete, and if you need any help, iVisa has an excellent support service that is ready to jump in and help you 24/7.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
As an Indian citizen, do I need a visa to visit Uganda?
Which Uganda visa types are there for Indians?
There are these kinds of visas for Indians visiting Uganda:
East Africa eVisa.
NOTE: The information contained on this blog is about the Uganda Tourist eVisa. But you can always check all types of visas here.
What is a Uganda eVisa?
The Uganda eVisa is an authorization document. It allows foreign visitors to enter Uganda.
How long can stay in Uganda with a Tourist eVisa?
With a Uganda Tourist eVisa you will be able to stay for a maximum of 45 days Total.
What are the documents required to apply?
As for the requirements, you should know that iVisa asks very little of you. Your efforts are minimal. You just need to provide some documents and some information, and iVisa will take care of the rest. Here is what you are required to submit:
Passport – all applicants must have a passport, and the document needs to remain valid for at least another 6 months from your date of arrival in Uganda.
Copy of your passport’s bio page.
A passport-sized photo – as recent as possible.
Vaccination certificate for Yellow fever – if you are not vaccinated against Yellow fever, you will be subjected to immunization when you arrive in Uganda. Some quarantine measures will be taken as well. Also, children under 5 years old must be immunized against polio.
These are the general requirements, but if you apply for a transit visa or an East Africa visa, you need some other items as well, such as a letter that states the reason for your transit and destination country for the former, and an itinerary and a return flight ticket for the latter.
How long is the Uganda Tourist eVisa valid?
The eVisa to visit Uganda as a tourist has a validity of 90 days after arrival.
What are the processing times and prices?
As for the price, here is where you are going to love iVisa. You are given the opportunity to choose. Your visa cost depends on the processing time and visa type. As for processing time, you have three options, each with its own cost:
Standard processing time – your application is processed within 6 days, and the price is USD 86.50 (service fees included).
Rush processing time –your visa will be ready within 4 days, and you need to spend USD 116.50 (service fees included).
Super Rush processing time – this is the quickest option you have. It costs you USD 151.50 (service fees included), and your visa application is processed within just 48 hours.
As for the type, the tourist visa and the transit visa come at the same price, but the East Africa Visa costs USD 148.00, USD 178.00, and USD 213.00 respectively. You can pay using one of the multiple means of payment iVisa accepts (credit/debit card and Paypal).
Click here to apply online.
How does the Uganda Tourist eVisa work?
In June 2016, The Republic of Uganda launched the eVisa. It must be obtained before entering the country. All travelers intending to come to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, family visits or medical purposes are required to apply for and obtain a visa online.
Travelers who use the eVisa program apply and pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to Uganda. Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling out the application form with the necessary information, and once the online credit card payment is completed.
How long does it take to apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?
Less than 10 minutes. After you send your application to Uganda with iVisa, we take care of the rest.
How can I apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?
The application process has only three easy steps:
In the first step, you need to fill in your general information and choose the processing time from the options mentioned.
In the second step, you will need to revise step one and make the payment.
And for the last step, you need to answer a questionnaire and send photo upload. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After filling it, just submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. 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?
After submitting the application form, you will receive the Uganda Tourist eVisa by email in PDF. 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 Indian citizens wishing to visit Uganda require a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
You can perfectly apply for friends or family. You just need to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article) and apply here with his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the data required.
Do I need a Uganda eVisa if I am in transit through Uganda?
You will need it ONLY IF you wish to leave the airport while in Uganda.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If this is the case, then please contact immediately one of our customer service representatives to assist you.
Since your eVisa is linked to your passport number, 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?
With iVisa services, you will have maximum safety for your personal information and confidentiality, since 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.