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| Updated on Nov 2, 2018

Uganda visa requirements for Nigerian citizens

As of 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 meet 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. You need a valid passport, a vaccination certificate for Yellow fever, and a passport-sized photograph. If you have all that, you can go on and apply, and the Uganda visa can be yours in as little as 24 hours.

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In order to apply online for a Uganda e-visa, you need to meet all the requirements, and you cannot skip any of them. The first one refers to your passport. All Nigerian citizens who want a visa for Uganda need 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.

Additional documents

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 e-mail 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, Alipay, or WeChat. As for the e-mail address, you are going to need it because when you apply online, you will receive the approval letter via e-mail in PDF format. You have to print it before you leave for Uganda.

As you can notice, the Uganda visa requirements for Nigerian citizens are easy to meet. Then, when you fill in the online application form, you should not spend more than 15 minutes doing it. iVisa can help you every step of the way by contacting its support service 24/7, and you will experience the easiest visa application process in your life. It definitely beats going to an embassy.

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Do a Nigerian residented in Europe need to Uganda?
Lou Amed (142 days ago)
Dear Lou, Yes. Nigerian citizens need an Uganda e-Visa. A resident permit in Europe is not a criteria of exempt.
iVisa Support (141 days ago)
if i use ivisa would i be collecting visa on arrival and what is the difference between visa collected from embassy and ivisa
bukola oyebanji (50 days ago)
Dear Bukola Oyebanji: The main difference between the e-visa and paper visa which requires to go to the embassy is that the first one is made online and you either do not need to send your passport or go to the embassy. Travelers who use the e-Visa program apply and pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to Uganda. An Uganda visa on arrival used to be available once you arrived at Entebbe International Airport, as well as a few land border checkpoints, but that is no longer an option since Uganda adopted the electronic system. Here is the link to apply for the Uganda Electronic Visa: https://www.ivisa.com/apply-online/uganda
iVisa Support (49 days ago)