What you need to know about the Uganda Travel Visa

What you need to know about the Uganda Travel Visa

iVisa | Updated on Dec 30, 2019

Planning a trip to Uganda is now easier than ever. You can apply for a Uganda Travel Visa online, and the service provided by iVisa is one of the easiest application processes you will ever go through. The form is entirely online, it takes about 10 minutes to complete, and you can have your visa in as little as 2 Business Days. It arrives via e-mail, you just need to print it out before arriving in Uganda.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need a visa to visit Uganda?

It will depend on your nationality. You can check if you are eligible for a Uganda eVisa by clicking here. Just select your nationality and Uganda as your destination and information will be displayed in seconds.

Which Uganda visa types are there?

There are three kinds of visas for foreigners visiting Uganda:

  • Tourist eVisa.

  • Transit eVisa.

  • East Africa eVisa.

NOTE: The information on this blog is about the Uganda Tourist eVisa. But you can check all the types of visa for Uganda here.

What is a Uganda eVisa?

The Uganda eVisa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Uganda.

How long can I stay in Uganda with a Tourist eVisa?

Visitors carrying a Uganda Tourist eVisa can enter the country for a maximum of 45 days in Total. All visits are strictly limited to business or tourism, so you can NOT seek paid work or employment.

What are the documents required to apply?

Prior to application, we recommend that you put together all the documents you are required to provide. This is a short list, and it is probable that you already have everything you need.

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

How long is the Uganda Tourist eVisa valid?

It is valid for 90 days after issued.

What are the processing times and prices?

One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time with different pricing. The three options are:

  • Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 6 Business Days, and the price is USD 86.50 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 Business Days, and the total price of it is USD 116.50 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your visa in only 2 Business Days, and you will be charged USD 151.50 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How does the Uganda Tourist eVisa work?

The Uganda Tourist eVisa is issued electronically by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Uganda Government.

Travelers, travel agents, airlines and specialist service providers like us around the world can use the Uganda eVisa system to process an eVisa. We enter the applicant's information into the system and after they review it, we are notified of the Uganda eVisa application.

How long does it take to apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?

Less than 10 minutes. That's all you will need to send your application to Uganda with iVisa. We will take care of the rest and shortly after we will let you know the status of the application by email.

How can I apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?

The application is really easy. It has only three steps:

  1. The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.

  3. The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on individual circumstances.

Click here to start. After you are done, submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance filling out your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.

What happens after I have applied?

Once the application is done, you will receive the Uganda Tourist eVisa by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your eVisa along with your passport once you enter Uganda.

How many times can I enter Uganda with a Tourist eVisa?

The Uganda Tourist eVisa allows for a Single Entry.

Do I need to get a Uganda Tourist eVisa for my kids too?

Yes. All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Uganda require a visa, even kids.

How can I apply for my family or friends?

You can apply for friends or family by making sure to have all the required documents (you can see above in this article). If you are applying for only one friend or family member, just apply here introducing his or her data. In case you need to apply for more than one person, you can do so by clicking on ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form and completing the information required.

Do I need a Uganda eVisa if I am in transit through Uganda?

If you DON'T plan to leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Uganda, then you are not required to have an eVisa. Otherwise, if you wish to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a Uganda eVisa.

How do I know if my visa is approved?

We will notify you by email as soon as the Uganda government approves your visa.

What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.

Your eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Uganda Tourist eVisa?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

For a faster resolution click here and start chatting with one of our customer service representatives. Alternatively, you can find more info and FAQs here.

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