Planning a trip to Uganda, along with establishing an itinerary, also requires getting a visa. Every traveler, except for the ones that come from a visa-exempt country, need to apply for a visa. That can be achieved in many ways, and you can choose the one that is the most convenient for you. The most commonly requested visas are the Uganda Tourist Visa, the Uganda Transit visa, and the East Africa visa. You can obtain them at a Ugandan diplomatic mission in your country, or even better you can get whichever of them online.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I need a visa to visit Uganda?
It depends on your nationality. To check your eligibility, click here, select your nationality, Uganda as your destination and you will see the information.
Uganda Tourist visa
This type of visa is the most commonly applied for. People who go to Uganda mostly do it as tourists, to see the Pearl of Africa. The visa is very easy to obtain. Generally, people apply online for a Uganda Tourist Visa, and it is easy to see why. The process is entirely online, and no trip to an embassy is required. You only need a valid passport, a passport-sized photo, and a vaccination certificate for Yellow fever.
How long is the Uganda Tourist Visa for?
This visa is valid for 90 days after arrival.
As for what a Uganda Tourist visa entails, you can stay in Uganda for a maximum of 45 days Total, but you have the possibility of getting an extension if you apply for it at the Immigration Headquarters in Kampala or other regional offices. You can use the Uganda Tourist visa for a Single Entry.
What is the price and processing times of this visa?
When it comes to fees, you will be charged depending on what processing time you choose:
The Standard processing is USD 86.50 (service fees included) and your eVisa will arrive in 6 Business Days.
The Rush processing is USD 116.50 (service fees included) and your eVisa will arrive in 4 Business Days.
The Super Rush Processing costs USD 151.50 (service fees included) and your eVisa will arrive in 2 Business Days.
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Uganda Transit Visa
The Uganda Transit visa allows you to enter Uganda on your way to another country. The application form is the same as for the tourist visa. The requirements are about the same, except that you need something extra. Along with the requirements for the tourist visa, you also need a letter in which you declare the reason for transit and the country of destination.
How long is the Uganda Transit Visa valid for?
This visa is valid for 2 days after arrival.
This type of visa will also allow you to stay in Uganda for a maximum of 2 days Total, and you have a Single Entry. The fees are the same as for the Uganda Tourist Visa.
East Africa Visa
Last but not least, the East Africa visa will grant you access to three countries: Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. However, you need to be very careful because you can use this type of visa first in the country which issued it. For example, if the East Africa visa was issued by the Government of Uganda, you need to enter Uganda first, and the other two.
As for the requirements, you have the ones for the tourist visa, as well as an itinerary and a return flight ticket.
What is the cost of this visa?
The cost is a bit higher for this visa too:
The Standard processing is USD 148.00 (service fees included) and your eVisa will arrive in 6 Business Days.
The Rush processing is USD 178.00 (service fees included) and your eVisa will arrive in 4 Business Days.
The Super Rush Processing costs USD 213.00 (service fees included) and your eVisa will arrive in 2 Business Days.
How many entries do I have with this eVisa?
Unlike the other two Uganda visa types, this one allows Multiple Entry.
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