WHAT ARE THE UGANDA VISA REQUIREMENTS?

WHAT ARE THE UGANDA VISA REQUIREMENTS?
iVisa | Updated on Oct 24, 2019

One of the first concerns people have when they want to apply for a visa is whether or not they meet the requirements. When it comes to getting a Uganda e-Visa, you will be pleased to know that the requirements are easy to meet.

All you need is a valid passport and a few other things that depend on which type of visa you apply for. The Uganda visa requirements also depend on where you apply. For example, if you apply online, you need other things crossed off a list, but there is nothing out of the ordinary.

In this iVisa's article, we'll show you what other requirements are needed for this e-Visa and also what other things you should consider before applying.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Uganda Electronic Visa?

This is an official document that allows citizens from foreign countries to enter Uganda, as long as they're available to get it online.

What are the requirements for a Uganda Visa?

The first thing you need to cross off the list of requirements is the passport. This is a general requirement that applies to all people who want a visa, no matter the destination.

All applicants who wish to obtain a Uganda visa need to have a valid passport. Furthermore, the passport needs to maintain its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Uganda. If that condition is not met, you risk having your application denied. That would mean being forced to repeat the process after you renew your passport.

The second requirement that applies to you whether you get a Uganda visa at the embassy or online is that you need to have a vaccination certificate that confirms the fact you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever. If you fail to comply, when you arrive in Uganda, you will be subjected to mandatory vaccination.

Your refusal will put you on a plane back to where you came from. At the same time, some quarantine measurements may be taken. However, you should avoid all this trouble by getting to a hospital before your flight and ask for a vaccine for Yellow Fever.

Thirdly, you need a passport-size photograph of yourself. The photo will go on your visa if you go for a consular visa, or on your electronic visa in a database.

The photo needs to be as recent as possible, and the other criteria that make a photo eligible are that it is taken on a white background, you do not make any face gesture while you have your picture taken, and you must not wear glasses. You may wear a head covering only for religious reasons, although your face still needs to be visible.

Other requirements may apply as well, but the ones that are already mentioned are the most important.

What are the requirements needed if I want to apply online?

With iVisa, you can apply for this visa through our website and make things easier.

If you choose to apply online for a Uganda eVisa, you must check some other things off the list. It depends on which visa you apply for.

For the tourist visa, all the requirements mentioned above are enough. You need to make a copy of the information page, but that is pretty much it.

When you apply for a Uganda transit visa, along with the things mentioned above, you also need a letter that states the reason for transit and the country of destination.

Lastly, the East Africa Visa requires you to have an itinerary and a return flight ticket.

All in all, the Uganda visa requirements are nothing out of the ordinary. All the things on that list are easy to obtain, and it will not take you very long. Moreover, if you decide to apply online using iVisa, the process is even easier than you think. 15 minutes of your time is enough to get your visa in as little as 48 hours.

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

If you apply online for this visa, you have great options with iVisa. Here are the options we offer you:

  • Standard: This is the most selected choice because it is the least expensive. It costs USD 86.50, and your application is processed within 6 days, so basically is just less than a week.
  • Rush: You can have your visa sooner, waiting just 4 days, and for that you have to pay USD 116.50.
  • Super Rush: With this option you have your visa in just 48 hours, but since you wait less, then you have to pay more, USD 151.50 being precise.

These fees are just for the Uganda Tourist e-Visa, in case you decide to apply for another visa the prices may vary. You can check here the different visas and their prices if you need another option.

How can I apply for this visa online?

You should know that the application process provided by iVisa is quite easy. For your convenience, iVisa offers a two-step process that you should do within 10 minutes if not less. In case you need any help, you can call iVisa’s support service 24/7. Someone will help you every step through the process.

These are the steps you have to follow:

  1. The first step is to provide your personal information such as name, address and passport info. You must also choose a processing time.
  2. The second step is about payment and revision. Before you submit your application, make sure that all the information you provide is 100% accurate. We cannot change any data after the form has proceeded.

You can start your application here, just check first that your nationality is the right one and that you choose the correct options.

How many times can I enter Uganda with the e-Visas?

It depends on the type of visa. In case you choose the tourist e-Visa, you have Single Entry, just as the Transit e-Visa, but if you apply for the East Africa Visa you have Multiple Entry available.

Where can I find more information about Uganda e-Visas?

In case you want to know more details about these documents to enter Uganda, then you can check this page. You can also chat with one of our customer service representatives if you prefer something more personalized.

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