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The Uganda e-Visa represents a major step forward in facilitating travel to this East African country. Accessible online, it greatly simplifies the visa process for international travelers.

Two main types of e-visa are available: the Tourist Visa and the East Africa Visa. Uganda no longer issues visas in the passport.

The tourist visa is ideal for those wishing to explore Uganda's natural and cultural wonders over a fairly long period. The East Africa Visais particularly interesting for travelers wishing to visit several countries in the region, as it allows access not only to Ouganda๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, but also to Kenya๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช and Rwanda๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ. All nationalities are eligible.

Apply for a Uganda e-Visa

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable

Frequently asked questions about Uganda e-Visa

If you're planning to visit Uganda, you'll need a visa, whatever the purpose or duration of your stay. To obtain a visa, you need to apply online via a visa agency approved by the Ugandan authorities.

For some years now, Ugandan consular authorities have no longer been issuing visas in the form of stickers to be affixed to passports when embarking for Uganda.

All procedures are now carried out online, and obtaining an e-visa is now the only way to enter Uganda. You can access an electronic visa application form at Visamundi to obtain your e-visa for Uganda.

How do I get an e-visa for Uganda?

Uganda tourism visaThere are several steps to obtaining an e-visa for Uganda, and it's important to follow them carefully to ensure that the procedure runs smoothly, and that your application is not rejected by the Ugandan authorities.

Start by preparing and collecting the supporting documents required for your application from our approved visa agency, according to the list defined by the Ugandan authorities.

All you need to do is send us a good-quality color scan of the first page of your passport, showing all your personal details(passport number, date of birth, address, first and last name), together with a good-quality color scan of a passport photo complying with the standards in force in your country of residence.

You'll also need to scan your international vaccination booklet so that it's perfectly legible to prove that you've been vaccinated against yellow fever, which is compulsory for travel to Uganda.

Finally, you will need to provide confirmation of your flights to and from Uganda to certify that you will not be staying in Uganda for longer than the time originally planned when your Uganda e-visa was issued.

You will then be asked to fill in the application form on our website, providing all the information requested by the Ugandan authorities, such as the reason for your trip to Uganda and the type of visa you are planning, your dates of arrival and departure, the name, address and telephone number of the hotel where you will be staying, a list of the countries you have visited in the last 5 years, and your arrival airport in Uganda.

Once you have completed the application form, you can pay the consular fees required to finalize your application by secure bank transfer. In addition to this consular fee of around โ‚ฌ47, we will charge you a service fee for processing your application and submitting your complete file to the Ugandan authorities.

After checking your file, the Ugandan authorities will issue your e-visa in accordance with your application. You will then receive your e-visa for Uganda by email to the address given during your application. You can print it out to make sure you have it with you when you arrive in Uganda.

How long does it take to obtain an e-visa for Uganda, and how long is it valid?

The average processing time for an e-visa application for Uganda is usually between 5 and 10 working days, depending on the number of applications processed by the Ugandan authorities and any delays that may occur in processing your application.

Under normal circumstances, you can obtain your e-visa for Uganda within 5 working days if it's a tourist e-visa or an East Africa Visa. However, we advise you to apply for your Uganda e-visa well in advance. This will enable you to anticipate any delays in processing your application, and ensure that you receive your e-visa before your actual departure.

The e-tourism visa for Uganda is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. This means you can enter Uganda for a maximum of 90 days on a single-entry basis.

If you leave Uganda before your e-Visa expires, and wish to return shortly afterwards, you will need to apply for a new e-Visa. The authorities may also, in certain cases and with specific justification, issue multiple e-Visas for 6 months, 12 months or 24 months, to give you greater flexibility during your stay in Uganda.

However, these specific e-Visas entail higher consular fees: โ‚ฌ94 for the 6 and 12-month multiple-entry e-Visas, and โ‚ฌ188 for the 24-month multiple-entry e-Visa.

How much does an e-Visa for Uganda cost?

The official price of a tourist e-visa for Uganda is โ‚ฌ47. This rate may fluctuate slightly from one week to the next, depending on the exchange rate, and corresponds to the consular fees charged by the Ugandan authorities. These consular fees may include bank charges if payment is made via a non-European platform, as is often the case for e-visas to the destinations we propose. In addition to these consular fees, we charge you a service fee for compiling your file, checking your supporting documents, adjusting your passport photo to the resolution standards required by the Ugandan authorities, entering your e-visa application form for Uganda, transmitting it to the relevant authorities in Uganda, and finally tracking your file until your e-visa is delivered to your mailbox.

Our service fee for assisting you with your Uganda e-visa application includes proactive assistance and a travel pack to help you prepare for your trip to Uganda. The fee is payable online by credit card when you finalize your application, via our secure platform.

Can I obtain a visa on arrival in Uganda?

No, it is not possible to obtain a visa for Uganda on the spot. It is necessary to apply for a visa or e-visa before arriving in the country.

Which nationalities are visa-exempt for Uganda?

Some Central African countries do not require a visa to travel to Uganda: Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia*, Malta*, Mauritius*, Rwanda*, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Sudan*, Tanzania*, Tonga*, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe*.

Nationalities marked with an * are exempt for stays of up to 6 months.

Can I reapply if my application has been rejected?

Yes, it is possible to reapply. However, if an application is rejected and the applicant's situation has not changed, the application will also be rejected again.

When should I apply for an e-Visa for Uganda?

We recommend that you apply for an e-visa at least two weeks before your planned arrival date, to allow for processing times. However, it is always preferable to apply as early as possible to avoid any delays or complications.

How do I know if my evisa for Uganda is still valid?

If you did not apply via our services, you can retrieve your evisa from the official website, in the "Extension/renewal of permits" section. You'll need to enter your application reference number, passport number and date of birth.

What is the difference between a letter of approval, a visa or a permit for Uganda?

The approval letter establishes that you are eligible for the e-Visa, but does not establish that your application has been definitively approved.

This document will be e-mailed to you, and final approval will take place at the selected port of entry or at the immigration office, where the visa or permit sticker will be printed and affixed to the passport.

What documents do I need to apply for an e-Visa for Uganda?

The documents required to apply for an evisa for Uganda are :

  • Color copy of passport (double page 2 and 3)
  • A color copy of your passport photo
  • A copy of the international vaccination record (yellow fever), scanned in optimum quality.

You will also be asked for additional information during the process:

  • list of last five countries visited
  • accommodation in Uganda
  • airport/point of entry into Uganda

Can I find out why my application was rejected?

If an application is rejected, the reasons are indicated in the e-mail sent or in the information provided in the "Manage your application" section if you have made your request on the official website.

Do I need to print my Uganda e-Visa?

There's no obligation, but we recommend that you always take a paper (printed) or digital (on your smartphone, tablet or laptop) copy of your e-visa with you on your trip. This will avoid baksheesh attempts or inaccessible digital terminals.

My evisa has been issued, how long do I have to enter Uganda?

From the date of issue of the e-visa, you have 90 days to re-enter the country.

Why do I need to apply for a visa to travel to Uganda?

If you are planning to visit Uganda for tourism, business or transit, you must apply for an electronic visa. We only provide documents relating to tourism.

How do I find my e-Visa for Uganda?

If you did not apply via our services, you can retrieve your evisa from the official website, in the "Extension/renewal of permits" section. You'll need to enter your application reference number, passport number and date of birth.

Can I obtain an East-African Tourist visa when entering Uganda?

Yes, it is possible to obtain an East-African Tourist visa on entering Uganda. This is a single-entry visa for Uganda, and then allows you to travel to Kenya and Rwanda.

How long is my visa for Uganda valid before departure?

The Tourism e-Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue of the travel document, meaning that you must enter Uganda within this period.

Can I get a multiple-entry e-visa?

Uganda provides - on request - multiple-entry e-Visas based on a number of documents (2 letters of invitation, a clean criminal record, etc.). The one we help you obtain is issued for a single entry. If you wish to return to Uganda, you need to apply for a new visa online.

Do minors need an e-visa for Uganda?

Yes, minors also need an e-Visa. However, they must apply and travel with at least one "responsible" adult. You can group their applications on the same form. The fee is the same as for an adult.

How long can I stay in France with an evisa tourisme?

This travel document is a single-entry visa, and with it you can stay in Uganda for up to 90 days.

Uganda: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required on entry into the country for travellers aged one year and over.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: Long or repeated stays
  • Malaria: Year-round transmission throughout the country.
  • Rabies: Prolonged stay or isolation
  • Typhoid fever: Prolonged stay or poor hygiene conditions