Visa in Uganda

Visa in Uganda is an authorization that permits a traveler to visit one certain country in this case Uganda. A visa is usually a form of a sticker document that is affixed to a passport page or a stamp placed in one of the passport pages. A passport and a visa specify the period of time one is allowed to stay in a particular country, the entry and exit date. Visas types depend on the time a person is to stay in a country and his/her intentions for visiting, for this case a tourist need a tourist visa and to get this visa there is a number of requirements which are supposed to be met by the tourist.

Tourist intending to visit Uganda can purchase the visa from the Uganda missions in their homes countries or apply for it online. Online visa application system in Uganda was started by the Uganda wildlife authority in July 2016 to ease the process of getting a visa on behalf of the tourists, it can also be got any legal entry point of Uganda (border offices). Visas come in different types and at a different cost depending on your time of stay that is;

Visa in Uganda
Uganda Visa
  • USD 50 for single-entry e-Visas
  • East African tourist e-Visa: USD 100
  • Multiple-entry e-Visa: USD 100 (six to 12 months)
  • Multiple visas (24 months) USD 150
  • Multiple visas (36 months) USD 200

Some nationals belonging to particular countries are exempted from buying Ugandan visas while entering Uganda. These countries include: Angola, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Ghana, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga, Ireland and Libya.

To be on the safe side, it is very important to acquire a visa or apply for one week or months before the day of your traveling. If you intend to acquire on the airport you have to make sure to have all the needed requirements. Getting a visa in Uganda has been made easy especially for tourists because Uganda as a pearl of Africa has become on the popular destinations in Africa though there are some requirements which should be met by the tourists so as to be granted the visa including;

  • A valid passport of nationality origin issued by the government 
  • A valid yellow fever card 
  • A return ticket is at time asked
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