Since July 2016, all Nigerian citizens are allowed to apply online for a Uganda e-visa, which means that you do not have to go to the nearest Ugandan diplomatic mission to get your visa.
iVisa will help you get the travel permit, and all you have to do is to get some requirements and fill in an online application form. As for the Uganda visa requirements for Nigerian citizens, you do not have to jump through hoops to meet them.
If you want to know more about all the things you need for this Uganda e-Visa, then keep reading this article.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm from Nigeria, do I need a visa for Uganda?
Yes, if you're from Nigeria, you need it. You have more than one option for that.
How many types of Uganda e-Visas are there for Nigerians?
There are three types of e-Visas:
- Tourist e-Visa
- Transit e-Visa
- East Africa visa
Each one of them has different benefits according to what you need to do in Uganda.
What is a Uganda Tourist e-Visa?
This is the most popular electronic visa for Uganda. This document allows you to enter this country if you're from Nigeria, providing just some few requirements to apply online.
How long can visitors with Nigerian passport stay in Uganda with a Tourist e-Visa?
If you have a Nigerian passport, you can stay 45 days in Total in Uganda.
What documents do you need to apply?
Now we'll detail what are the real requirements for you to apply for a Uganda e-Visa.
First of all, any Nigerian citizen who wants a visa for Uganda needs to have a valid passport that maintains its validity for at least another 6 months from the arrival date in Uganda. So, if your passport expires before that, you need to go and renew it. Otherwise, you risk having your application rejected.
The second requirements refer to health. If you want to go to Uganda, you need to go to a hospital and get immunized against Yellow Fever. The hospital will give you a vaccination certificate, and that certificate is what you need when you apply for your visa. If you fail to have your vaccine, you will be subjected to vaccination once you arrive in Uganda. Some quarantine measures may be taken against you as well, which is why we recommend that you get vaccinated before you leave. It can save you a lot of trouble.
The third general requirement is that you have a passport-sized photograph. The specifications of a passport-sized are as follows:
- The picture needs to be taken against an entirely white background.
- You need to face straight to the camera, and you cannot wear headwear or glasses.
- As for dimensions, the photo needs to be 2 by 2 inches. This should be easy to get since you can go to a photo studio and have it done. They will know exactly what you need.
So, in other words, here's a list of what you need:
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. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image if needed per order. (if applicable) Airline Confirmation (if applicable) Return Ticket (if applicable) Travel Itinerary (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. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image if needed per order. (if applicable)
Airline Confirmation (if applicable)
Return Ticket (if applicable)
Travel Itinerary (if applicable)
Keep in mind that there it also depends on the type of visa you decide to use.
Are there any additional documents for Nigerians?
There are a few Uganda visa requirements for Nigerian citizens, but only if you want to apply for a Uganda Transit visa or an East Africa visa. If you go for the former, you need a letter that states your reason for transit and the destination country, along with the items above. If you want to apply for the latter, you are also required to have an itinerary and a return flight ticket.
Other requirements include a valid means of payment and an email address. iVisa accepts multiple methods of payment, unlike embassies for example, and you can choose to pay with a credit/debit card, a PayPal account.
As for the email address, you are going to need it because when you apply online, you will receive the approval letter via email in PDF format. You have to print it before you leave for Uganda.
As you can see, the Uganda visa requirements for Nigerian citizens are easy to meet. After getting the documents, you can proceed with the application form.
What are the processing times and prices for the Uganda e-Visa?
We're mentioning these two aspects at once 'cause they are related. Depending on the type of visa, the fees vary. Here's the cost of each visa:
- Uganda Tourist e-Visa: USD 51.50
- Uganda Transit e-Visa: USD 51.50
- East Africa e-Visa: USD 103.00.
After choosing the e-Visa you prefer, iVisa gives you three options according to how fast you want it. We'll show you the prices and processing times of the Uganda tourist e-Visa since this is the most requested:
- Standard – people often choose this option because it is the cheapest. Paying USD 86.50, it will take 6 Business Days for your application to be ready.
- Rush – this option is faster than the one mentioned before and it will have your Uganda e-Visa ready within 4 Business Days. As for price, this one costs USD 116.50
- Super Rush – this is the fastest available option iVisa offers you. Your Uganda e-Visa will be ready within just 2 Business Days for USD 151.50.
If you want to calculate the prices for other Uganda e-Visas, then click here.
How can I apply for a Uganda visa?
If we talk about application forms, the first thing that cross your mind is that it might be something infuriating and complicated. But with iVisa you can feel safe now. iVisa has created one of the simplest forms you’ll ever complete. It has only the next three steps:
First, you have to fill in general information like name, address, passport info and more. In this part you also select the processing time you want.
Second, you have to do a revision, especially of the information you'll send.
The last step is to make the payment. After that, we'll inform you via email if your Uganda e-Visa is approved.
How long can I stay in Uganda with these e-Visas?
It depends on the visa you choose. If you get your tourist e-Visa then you can stay 45 days in Total. On the contrary, with a transit e-Visa you can stay in Uganda 2 days in Total. Lastly, with the East Africa visa you can stay 90 days in Total, which is the longest time available since this visa is often used to travel to more countries, other than Uganda.
Does having an e-Visa guarantee me the access to Uganda?
This is very important! The answer is no. Neither a visa or an e-visa gives you complete right to enter Uganda, is the Immigration Officer who has the final say.
Where can I find more info about Uganda e-Visas?
If you still have questions that haven't been solved, then you can chat with one of our customer service agents here. You can also find more information about the Uganda e-Visas here, including details about the tourism in this country.
As you can probably notice, getting a Uganda e- Visa for Nigerians is quite simple. There is almost zero effort for you, and it takes only some minutes. Compared to going to the embassy, iVisa's processing service is more practical. Now it's time for you to worry just about planning your trip.