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Learn More: Transit eVisa

UGANDA IS OPEN- Uganda re-opened for tourism in October 2020.

In June 2016, The Republic of Uganda launched the e-Visa. It must be obtained before entering the country. All travelers transiting through Uganda for a period not exceeding 2 days in Total are eligible to apply for the visa. Applicants are required to have a confirmed onward booking from Uganda to a third country or other acceptable plans to depart Uganda within 2 days after arrival.

Travelers who need a transit visa can apply online, pay our processing fee and receive their electronic visa online before transiting through Uganda. The Transit e-Visa is an official document that allows the holder to transit through Uganda provided they will enter and exit the country within a period of 2 days. Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information.

Apply online at to get your Uganda Transit e-Visa without stress or complications. You can submit the application through our website at any time, however our agents will wait until 15 days before your visit to process the application as this is the timescale defined by the authorities in Uganda.

Once you complete the application and the Transit e-Visa is issued, our team will deliver it to your email address right away so you can print it and take it with you while you transit through Uganda. See the FAQs for up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing in this country.

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Required Documents to Apply

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport scan
  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • Cover Letter
  • Travel Itinerary (if applicable)

Important Instructions

  • The Uganda Transit e-Visa is valid for 2 days after arrival.
  • The applicant must be outside the Republic of Uganda at the time of application.
  • The applicant must not have any other current Uganda visa.
  • The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry to Uganda.
  • This visa cannot be changed to a work visa while inside the Republic of Uganda.
  • You are required to print out and carry this travel authorization with you, as you will be required to present it at the point of entry.
  • The applicant must arrive with the same passport with which they applied for the Transit e-Visa.


If this happens, please contact our customer service team. Our visa experts are available 24/7 and will gladly help resolve the problem with your Uganda Transit eVisa application.

Our iVisa experts review all applications and documentation to help you avoid rejections. If government officials find any errors and reject your application, iVisa will refund the iVisa processing fee.

Note: Government fees will not be refunded.

You may reapply for your Uganda Transit eVisa if your application is canceled or rejected.

The waiting time for approval is usually 4 to 6 days after submitting your application.
No, you do not need to send your passport online when applying for the Uganda visa. We do not recommend sending an official document by mail.
If you need to correct a mistake on your Uganda Transit eVisa application, you need to contact our customer service team immediately so that we can help you make the change. Our experts are available 24/7.
Do not worry. You will receive your approved Uganda Transit eVisa via email once your application has been processed. If there is an issue with your application, our iVisa team will email you as well.
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.

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