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Ugandan visa requirements for Canadian citizens
iVisa
5 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Planning a trip to Uganda any time soon? If so, you should know that all Canadian passport holders are eligible for the Uganda e-visa application, which is the best alternative to a consular visa as you can avoid a tedious and time-consuming process at the embassy.

You can obtain an East Africa Visa or Uganda Tourist Visa through an online application. Both permit Canadian travelers to visit Uganda for tourism. You need only 10 minutes to fill out the application form on the iVisa page and then wait for the visa to arrive in your email.

This article will provide information about entry requirements, instructions to apply online, and other supporting documents you may need to present to immigration control.

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Uganda Visa - Canada: Frequently Asked Questions

DO CANADIAN CITIZENS HAVE TO APPLY FOR AN UGANDA VISA TO ENTER UGANDA?

Yes, the visa is mandatory for passengers from Canada to travel to this destination. The good news is that applying online takes only a few minutes. You can get the travel document from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and can receive information about the visa application status via email.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN CANADIAN CITIZENS ENTER THE COUNTRY WITH THE E-VISA?

It depends on what visa you applied for. If you need a Single Entry visa, you can apply for the Tourist eVisa. Otherwise, if you are looking for a Multiple Entry visa or plan on traveling to Kenya and Rwanda too, our advice is to complete the visa application for the East African Visa.

WHAT IS THE EAST AFRICAN VISA?

This travel document permits you to enter the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda. It’s a single application form to get a Multiple Entry visa, so you can enter the three countries as often as possible during the document’s 90 days after arrival of validity.

Just be aware that applicants must not have another current Uganda, Rwanda, or Kenya visa to get this eVisa.

HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN UGANDA WITH THE EAST AFRICA VISA?

The East Africa Tourist Visa permits citizens of Canada to stay a maximum of 90 days in Total. You can spend 90 days in the country or travel to the three territories of East Africa: Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO APPLY FOR THE EAST AFRICA VISA FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS

Applicants must provide the documents below for the East Africa Visa application:

  • Recent passport-size photograph. If you don’t have one, you can count on iVisa Photo Service

  • Original Passport - You must scan the personal details page. The applicant's passport must be valid for at least six months after arrival.

  • Yellow Fever Vaccine International Certificate

  • Confirmed Itinerary

  • Return Ticket

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

WHAT ARE THE PRICES AND PROCESSING TIMES OF THE EAST AFRICA VISA?

You have three options of times and fees for the East Africa Visa application process. You can choose the one that best suits your:

  • Standard processing time: 9 days - USD $160.99.

  • Rush processing service: 7 days - USD $181.99.

  • Super Rush processing time: 5 days - USD $219.99.

WHAT IS THE UGANDA TOURIST E-VISA?

Another option for travelers from Canada visiting the country is to apply for the Uganda Visa for tourists online. This eVisa gives access only to the Uganda territory and is a Single Entry document. All you have to do is to fill out the form on the iVisa application page with the required documents and pay the fee, all submitted online. After the processing time, you will receive the electronic visa via email.

HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN UGANDA WITH THIS TOURIST VISA?

The Tourist e-Visa allows a maximum stay of 45 days in Total. The document is valid for 90 days after issued.

WHAT ARE THE UGANDA VISA REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR THIS EVISA?

You must have the following documents on hand to fill out the Tourist eVisa application:

  • Applicant Photo. If you don’t have one, you can count on iVisa Photo Service

  • Valid Passport - You must upload a scanned copy of the personal information page. The passport must be valid for at least six months after the arrival date.

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • The immigration status of the host (Purpose of travel: Family Visit) (if applicable)

  • Return flight ticket (if applicable)

  • Supporting document for a visit (Medical) (if applicable)

  • Cover letter detailing the purpose of the visit (if applicable)

WHAT ARE THE PRICES AND PROCESSING TIMES OF THE UGANDA TOURIST E-VISA?

You can choose one of the processing times and fees below to get your Uganda Tourist eVisa:

  • Standard processing time: 8 days - USD $85.49.

  • Rush processing time: 6 days - USD $97.49.

  • Super Rush processing time: 5 days - USD $119.49.

HOW TO FILL OUT THE UGANDA VISA APPLICATION

The East African e-Visa and Uganda e-Visa have similar application steps. The difference is the information and requirements you must submit (check above). To fill out the form, you must follow the instructions:

  • First, read all of the information, and provide your details. Then, choose the preferred processing time for your visa.

  • Second, double-check and verify your information to avoid any mistakes. Next, choose a payment method for the service fee.

  • Third, attach any other documents and click on the ‘submit’ button to apply for your e-Visa. You will receive a receipt and confirmation of the final document in your email. If you have any doubts, you can count on iVisa’s services to help you during the process.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. HOW CAN I CONTACT IVISA?

If you still have concerns about visas for Canadian citizens to travel to Uganda, you can chat with our experts from customer service or email [email protected]. They will be happy to assist you with anything you need 24/7.

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