VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS (w.e.f: 07 February 2018) - https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ (THE ONLY OFFICIAL WEBSITE - PLEASE BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT WEBSITES.)


Please note: All visa applications must be submitted online via the only official Uganda E-Visa website: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ . Paper applications will not be processed and may result in delays.

The Visa Section at the Uganda High Commission is open to the public for visa collections or inquiries Monday to Friday from 10:00a.m. to 1:00pm only (except on Public Holidays in Uganda and the United Kingdom). 

Applicants must apply for a visa using the E-Visa portal. 

Applicants are advised to only submit their application in a period that falls within 3 months of their departure from Uganda. The validity of an approved E-Visa is three months starting from the issue date.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

What is the official e-visa website for visiting Uganda?

https://visas.immigration.go.ug

I have previously visited Uganda and have been able to get a visa on arrival, is this still the case?

All applicants are advised to apply for a visa using the above mentioned website.

I have previously visited your High Commission alone/as a group when submitting visa applications for you to manually process, do you still offer this service?

No. Whether you are travelling alone or as a group, each applicant must apply through the above mentioned website.

Why does it say contact in Uganda is an 'invalid field'?

If applicants are completing this field and using a '+' sign when entering data such as a telephone number, they are advised to omit the '+' sign and write the full number, including relevant prefix, out.

On Step 3 when adding documents such as a copy of my passport, passport size photograph and vaccination certificate, i'm getting the error, 'file size is too big'?

There are many different websites and computer software, such as microsoft paint, which can allow you to adjust the size of this file accordingly.

How long does it take to find out the outcome of my application?

The turnaround for a visa application can vary and is a case by case basis.  You may have your visa approved within three working days or you may be required to submit further documentation which can then mean this takes longer e.t.c There is no one answer!

How can i check the status of my application?

https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/check

When wanting to check the status of my application, it does not allow me to select my year of birth which is prior to 1959?

Press the arrow allowing you to change your year of birth, select '1959', which should then close the scroll. Click the arrow again to change the year of birth and you should be able to correctly select the relevant date.

What happens if i am requested to add my documents?

Click 'Applications', 'manage my applications', fill in your information and select 'modify', adding the relevant document.

What happens once my visa is approved?

You can go to the place you chose to 'personalise' your visa, to have your fingerprints taken and your visa sticker put in your passport. This can be done at the border (Entebbe) or at the High Commission in London (Monday - Thursday 10am - 1pm)

Answers to more FAQ's can be found here.

REQUIREMENT FOR YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health is committed to protect the population from the risk of importing or further spreading Yellow Fever virus by establishing entry and exit requirement on Yellow Fever Vaccination for travellers. 

Proof of vaccination is often required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission and sometimes for travellers in transit through such countries.

Accordingly, in line with International Health Regulations, Uganda abides by World Health Assembly resolutions on the requirement for Yellow Fever vaccination for travellers, thus;

1. Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is a requirement for persons travelling from endemic countries         to Yellow Fever free countries.

2. It is not a requirement for travellers to receive booster does after the one-time vaccination which            gives lifelong protection.

LIST OF COUNTRIES WHOSE NATIONALS DO NOT REQUIRE TO PAY FORA VISA TO ENTER UGANDA:

Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi,Botswana, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Ghana, Italy(Diplomatic Passport holders only), Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya,Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone,Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania,Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Nationals of these countries are issued gratis (free of charge) visas upon their arrival. You do not need to apply for a visa for entering in Uganda.

Visa for Uganda

Uganda Visa

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