iVisa | Updated on Feb 17, 2022

If you plan a trip to Uganda any time soon, you should know that all Canadian citizens are eligible for a Uganda e-visa, which is the best alternative to a consular visa since you can avoid a tedious and time-consuming process.

iVisa can help you get your visa in no more than 3 Business Days, and all you need is to invest some cash and 15 minutes of your time. The Uganda visa requirements for Canadian citizens are very easy to meet, and chances are that you have almost everything you need. Here we'll explain to you the details

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I have a Canadian passport, do I need a visa to enter Uganda?

Yes, if you're a Canadian passport holder, you need a visa to enter Uganda.

What is a Uganda e-Visa for Canadians?

The Republic of Uganda launched its e-Visa in 2006, and it's simply an official document that gives you the legal authority to enter this African country.

How long can Canadian Citizens stay in Uganda with an e-Visa?

If you're a Canadian passport holder, you can stay in Uganda for 45 days in Total.

What do I need to cross off the list?

The Uganda visa requirements for Canadian citizens are the same as for any other nationality. Even so, you have nothing to worry about. It should not be difficult for you to cross everything off the requirements list.

The simplified list is the following:

  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • Immigration status of the host (Purpose of travel: Family Visit) (if applicable)

  • Return Ticket (if applicable)

  • Supporting document for the purpose of visit (Medical) (if applicable)

  • Cover letter detailing the purpose of visit (if applicable)

The first and one of the most important requirements is the passport. All Canadian applicants must be passport holders. Not only that, but the passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months from your date of arrival in Uganda. If your passport expires earlier than that, we recommend that you have it renewed. When you apply online, you need a digital copy of your passport’s information page.

The second requirement you need to meet is the vaccination certificate for Yellow fever. All travelers who cross the Ugandan border need to be immunized against the Yellow fever. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to a situation in which you are subjected to vaccination once you arrive in Uganda. Some quarantine measures may be taken as well, but it is less likely for Canadians than for citizens of other African countries. Furthermore, children below 5 years old must have a polio vaccine.

Another requirement is the passport-sized photograph that will go on your visa once you arrive in Uganda. You apply online, but your visa will need a photo. A passport-sized photo should measure 2 by 2 inches, and it must follow all the specifications of a passport photo. The background needs to be white, you cannot wear glasses or headwear (a few exceptions are permitted, i.e., religious reasons), and it must be printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper. You need a single copy.

At the same time, there are some additional requirements that need to be met by applicants who apply for a Uganda Transit visa or an East Africa visa. The former requires a letter in which you disclose the reason for transit and the country of destination, and the latter also needs a return flight ticket and an itinerary.

Other Uganda visa requirements for Canadian citizens include a means of payment and a valid e-mail address. As for payment, iVisa gives you multiple options, unlike a diplomatic mission. You can pay using a credit/debit card, a PayPal account. The e-mail address is needed because you will receive the approval letter via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print it out before you leave for Uganda. We recommend that you print multiple copies so that you have at least a spare.

How long is the Uganda e-Visa valid for Canadian Citizens?

This e-Visa expires 90 days after issued, so consider your traveling just in any of these days.

What are the prices and the processing times for this Uganda e-Visa?

In case you apply for a Uganda e-Visa, then you should consider that you'll have different options of payment according to how soon you want your visa.

The cost of your Uganda visa is USD 51.50, but the fees will vary and here are the options iVisa offers:

  • Standard – people tend to prefer this option because it is the cheapest. It has a price of USD 93.50 and you'll get your visa in 6 Business Days.

  • Rush – comparing it to the last option mentioned, the Rush processing time is a little bit faster. You'll get your Uganda electronic Visa ready in just 4 Business Days. As for the price, this option costs USD 126.50.

  • Super Rush – this is the quickest available option that iVisa offers. It is the best choice if you need your visa as fast as possible. Your Uganda e-Visa will be done in 3 Business Days, and it has a price of USD 155.25

How do I apply for this e-Visa?

To complete the whole application process is quite effortless and you only have to follow the following two steps listed:

  1. First, fill in the application form with basic information. In this part of the process, you also have to select the processing time you prefer too.

  2. Second, review meticulously that everything's alright with your application form, and then continue with the payment. To finish, just hit the submit button and that's it!

If you need extra assistance, iVisa has a support service that you can call anytime you need.

Do I have to present a printed version of my e-Visa when I arrive in Uganda?

It's not mandatory but totally recommended. The Uganda e-Visa is electronically linked to your passport, but it's always better to avoid any inconvenience with an extra printed copy.

How does this Ugandan e-Visa look like?

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Where do I read more info?

You can find out more information about Uganda, its tourism and even other useful tips about its e-Visa in this link. But also you're free to contact our [customer center] so you receive the proper attention in case there's a specific doubt that worries you.

As you can see, the Uganda visa requirements for Canadian citizens are nothing out of the ordinary. You should have easy access to all of them, and you will be done with your application process in no time. iVisa ensures fast and safe application, but it also provides 24/7 support just in case you need some help. So, apply online and enjoy a hassle-free visa application process.

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