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|Visa Type||Visa Cost||Service Fee||Number of Entries||Processing Time|
Visa Cost USD 51.30
Service Fee USD 35.00
Number of Entries Single
Processing Time 48 hours
Visa Cost USD 51.30
Service Fee USD 35.00
Number of Entries Single
Processing Time 48 hours
|East Africa Visa||
Visa Cost USD 103.00
Service Fee USD 45.00
Number of Entries Multiple
Processing Time 48 hours
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In June 2016, The Republic of Uganda launched the e-Visa. It must be obtained before entering the country. All travelers intending to come to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, family visits or medical purposes are required to apply for and obtain a visa online.
Travelers who use the e-Visa program apply and pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to Uganda. The e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within Uganda. Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling out the application form with the necessary information and once the online credit card payment is completed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Tourist e-Visa is an authorization document that allows visitors to enter Uganda.
We require the following to submit your application:
- Passport copy (bio page)
- Recent passport-size digital photograph
- Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)
- A contact in Uganda (person, organization, hotel, travel agency)
- Credit/debit card or Paypal account
The Uganda e-Visa costs 51.30 USD. Additionally, there is a service fee of 35 USD for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is 65 USD and 100 USD, respectively.
It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:
- Standard Processing: 4 business days.
- Rush Processing: 2 business days
- Super Rush Processing: 1 business day.
The Tourist e-Visa is valid for 90 days from the date it's issued. This means you must enter Uganda within 90 days of issuance.
The Uganda Tourist e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issue. This means you must enter Uganda within 90 days. It is a single entry visa and allows for a maximum stay of 45 days.
Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Uganda and at least one blank page.
Citizens of certain countries are eligible to apply for the Uganda Tourist e-Visa provided that they meet the required criteria. Scroll to the top of the page to determine the visa requirements for your country.
The final approval is done at the selected point of entry (in the case of a visa) or at the Immigration Office. Keep in mind that if you are outside of Uganda, it is mandatory to present a valid visa approval letter for entering in Uganda. Any other permit does not allow you to enter the country.
The Tourist e-Visa allows for a maximum stay of 45 days in Uganda.
Though it is not mandatory, it is recommended. The e-Visa is electronically linked to your passport. However, the barcode on your e-Visa approval can be used to access your application at the point of entry, just in case.
Uganda is a beautiful country in Eastern Africa, and it is often referred to as the pearl of Africa. As a western tourist, you may find some of the things there frustrating, but you need to remember why you chose Uganda as your destination. For one, most people go there for the safaris. They are excellent opportunities to see and sometimes interact with the wildlife, which is something that you do not get to do in any other country. Of course, African countries are filled with almost everything the animal kingdom has to offer, which is why we recommend extreme caution. Also, always listen to your guide. Whenever you travel to a destination you have never been, you need to do some reading about that particular location. That will ensure a successful and pleasant trip. Uganda does not have many rules for tourists. Nevertheless, there are a few things you need to be aware of before your departure. Below you will find some basic info about a trip to Uganda. The best time to visit Uganda is whenever you want. There is no ideal time unless you cannot stand the heat. This is an African country we are talking about, after all. You need to keep in mind that the temperatures can go very high. Uganda has only two seasons, but they are not as related to temperature as they are to the level of precipitations. There is the dry season when the weather can be scorching hot, but bearable. Then there is the wet season. Most people who travel to Uganda in the wet season do it mostly for research purposes, so that leaves you in the scorching hot. Even so, as long as you keep yourself hydrated at all times and wear protective clothing, you should be fine. Just do not forget your sunscreen. One of the most common reasons why people go to Uganda is the gorilla's safari. Yes, it sounds dreamy, and seeing gorillas in their natural habitat can be something that you will never forget. However, you need to be well-equipped for such a safari. You will go deep into nature, so do not forget your special clothing. Also, make sure that you pack a lot of sucks. The humidity can mess your feet like crazy. The most important thing to remember when you go on a gorilla safari is to always listen to your tour guide. It may sound a bit bad, but people actually die when they do not. Gorillas are peaceful animals, and they do not usually express violence. However, if they feel threatened, you are in big trouble. One huge male gorilla will come out of from nowhere and will turn you into a poster. Tour guides know how to behave, what and what not to do. Plus, they can deal with stressful situations just in case anything goes wrong. So, treat your tour guide as if he is your mother and you are a two-year-old. As long as you do that, you will enjoy a unique experience. Uganda is a cash-based society so it would be best if you brought cash on your trip. As you can imagine, big cities like Kampala and others have places where you can use your credit card, but that is far too little for an entire trip. ATMs exist in Uganda, but the withdrawal fee is about 5%. Instead of relying on your cards, you can bring US dollars and exchange them once you are in the country. It can save you the stress of running out of cash in inappropriate moments. If looking for even more adventure, you can go trekking in the Mountains of the Moon. The scenery is gorgeous, and you will see a lot of nature’s wonders. However, there is such thing as the best time to do that. It is better if you explore the Mountains of the Moon in the wet season. The recommended moment is May when the weather is not that hot. The effort you need to exert plus the heat can be an uncomfortable combination. You cannot climb if you faint once a few hours from the heat, can you? Leaving nature aside, you can also visit the urban areas as well. Kampala is a vibrant city with an exciting nightlife. You can have a lot of fun, drink, and maybe go dancing. Uganda is still developing this kind of tourism, so you should adjust your expectations. Even so, the people are welcoming, and you will not lack opportunities to have fun. Uganda is not known for its cuisine. Even so, not every country needs to impress you with the ability to cook. You can eat some local specialties, but do not expect too much. Also, you should never drink tap water since your stomach may get upset. Bottled water, however, is widely available. When you get to Uganda, it may be a bit difficult to communicate with the locals. Some know how to speak English, and all tourists seem a bit amused by the Uglish. It is not a real language, but more of English with a taste of Ugandan. You will be amused by it, but do not make fun of the people speaking it. The people of Uganda are really trying, and you should just appreciate the effort. Lastly, you should keep in mind that during the dry season, all Ugandan cities are dusty pretty much all the time. You may not enjoy that, which is why we recommend that you explore the urban areas during the wet season. You can leave the dry season for all the natural wonders around the cities. Not that there are many of them. Uganda may not be your first choice when it comes to an adventure, but it is a seriously underestimated destination. The fact that you can go on gorilla trekking is reason enough to put Uganda on your bucket list. And do not forget about all the other natural beauties in the African country.
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An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
If your visa application is not approved by the government agency, we will provide a full refund under our approval guarantee. If for any reason, you are not satisfied with our service please contact us via chat and we will provide a refund of your service fee. If a mistake is made on your application, we will process your visa again at no cost. Please note refunds are credited back to the same credit card used.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
In order to download your invoice, please log in to your account and download it directly from there.
You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
If your visa application has not been submitted for processing you will receive a full refund. However, if your application has been submitted, then we will not be able to provide a refund.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and PayPal.
All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.