Everything you need to know about the Uganda visa for Indians
iVisa | Updated on Aug 18, 2023

As of July 2016, all Indian citizens are eligible for a Uganda electronic visa. As a result, if you are an Indian citizen, you are no longer required to go to a Ugandan embassy to get your visa. Instead, you can apply online using the services provided by iVisa.

The process is entirely online, and it only takes 10 minutes of your time. The application process is easy to complete, and if you need any help, iVisa has an excellent support service that is ready to help you 24/7.

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Is a Uganda visa on arrival for Indians available?

Uganda is one of the many countries in the world implementing visas on arrival for all those travelers who did not get a visa at the embassy or online. Before, Indian citizens were able to get a visa on arrival from the Entebbe International Airport and at a few land border checkpoints, but that is no longer available. As of July 2016, the government of Uganda decided to replace the visa on arrival with the electronic visa system.

Even in the period before the adoption of the electronic visa, the service for visas on arrival was not very efficient, and delays occurred quite often. Using iVisa's services you can have your Uganda eVisa in as little as 4 days.

Uganda visa types available for Indian citizens

There are various types of visas available for Indians visiting Uganda:

Please note: The information contained on this blog is about the Uganda visa application process for Indian tourists. Please check the different pages for more information about the specific Uganda visa requirements.

What is the Uganda visa for Indians?

The Uganda eVisa is a travel document. It allows foreign visitors, including those from India, to enter Uganda. The visa validity of the tourist visa is a maximum of 45 days in Total. It is a Single Entry document. In contrast, the East Africa visa is a Multiple Entry visa.

In June 2016, The Republic of Uganda launched the eVisa system. This document is necessary 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.

To apply for the Uganda visa online, you need the following documents:

  • Applicant's Photo

  • Passport Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • Host's residence visa copy (if applicable)

  • Return Ticket (if applicable)

  • Justification Letter (if applicable)

  • Cover Letter (if applicable)

  • Please note: If you are not vaccinated against yellow fever, you will be subjected to immunization when you arrive in Uganda. Some quarantine measures will be taken as well. Also, children under 5 years old must be immunized against polio.

Costs and processing times of the Uganda visa for Indian passport holders

There are three different services offered. Depending on how fast you want your Uganda eVisa processed you can choose accordingly. The options are:

  • Standard processing time: Your application is processed within 8 days, and the price is USD $131.49 (government visa fees included).

  • Rush processing time: Your visa will be ready within 6 days, and you need to pay USD $184.49 (government visa fees included).

  • Super Rush processing time: This is the quickest option you have. It costs USD $258.49 (government visa fees included) and your visa application is processed within just 4 days.

The whole process costs less than 10 minutes. After you submit your application, our visa experts will take care of the rest and deal with the Uganda embassy on your behalf. The visa approval will be sent by email.

How to apply online for the Uganda visa from India

The Uganda e-visa application process only consists of three easy steps:

  1. Fill out your general information and choose the processing time from the options mentioned.

  2. In the second step, you will need to check all the information from step one and make the payment.

  3. For the last step, you need to upload the required documents, depending on if it’s applicable to your situation. Then, submit your online application.

All Indian citizens wishing to visit Uganda require a visa, so if you are traveling with children to Uganda, you will need to repeat this step for your family members. 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 data required.

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