Uganda Visa processing time - How long does it take to get?
iVisa | Updated on Aug 15, 2023

One of the biggest concerns for everyone when they apply for a visa, is the timeframe in which they can actually get their visa. That is a valid concern, but if you use the online application process provided by iVisa, you never have to worry about that again. That is because iVisa offers something that most diplomatic missions don't: our services are designed to meet your timing and budget. That is why you can get a visa in as little as 4 days.

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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 need a visa to enter Uganda by clicking here. Just select your nationality and Uganda as your destination and information will be displayed in seconds.

What is a Uganda eVisa?

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

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

Visitors with this Uganda Tourist eVisa can stay in Uganda for a maximum of 45 days in Total.

What are the documents required to apply?

You just need to gather the documents listed here:

  • 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)

How long is the Uganda Tourist eVisa valid?

It is valid for 90 days after issued.

What are the processing times and prices?

As mentioned above, iVisa has something that embassies to do not. We give you the chance to choose the processing time you need at different prices. As you may have guessed, the faster you need your visa, the more you have to pay. With that being said, your processing time options are as follows:

  • Standard processing time – this is the slowest and the cheapest option available when you apply online. Even so, the time period you need to wait is not very long. Your application form is processed within 8 days, which is not that bad. As for the cost, this option will have you spend USD $130.49 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing time – this time, the time period is shortened by two days. You need to wait 6 days for your visa to arrive in your e-mail inbox. For that, you will spend USD $182.49 (service fees included).

  • Super Rush processing time – this option is ideal for people who forgot to apply for their visa, or maybe you have an emergency and need to be on a plane to Uganda the next day. The processing takes only 4 days, but as you can imagine, you need to pay more. The fee is USD $255.49 (service fees included).

Click here to start your application.

How does the Uganda Tourist eVisa work?

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

Travelers who use the eVisa service apply and pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to Uganda. The eVisa 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.

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

It will take you Less than 10 minutes to complete our form.

How can I apply for a Uganda Tourist eVisa?

You just need to follow these easy steps:

  1. Fill in your general information for the first step. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.

  2. For the second, 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 a case by case biases.

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

What happens after I have applied?

After we receive your application, we send you your Uganda Tourist eVisa by email in the timeframe chosen.

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

The Uganda Tourist eVisa allows a Single Entry.

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

Yes. All foreign citizens wanting to travel to Uganda need a visa.

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 first (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 data required.

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

If you will NOT leave the transit lounge at the airport while in Uganda, then you DO NOT require to have an eVisa. But if you plan to leave the airport, then you HAVE TO apply for a Uganda eVisa.

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

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

You have to know that 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 are afraid of leaks and that their personal information could be at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with iVisa since 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, to find more info and FAQs here.

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