July 22, 2024
As a tourist travelling to Uganda, you will need to have a tourist visa before entering the country for Tours and Safaris. This article will give you the necessary information on Visa Requirements and Application.

Tourist Visa

You will need to have a Visa before entering Uganda(unless you have a Visa free passport). This single entry visa is granted to travelers coming to Uganda for Tourism purposes. This can be granted up to 3 months of stay.

Where to apply: the visas are available online through the Uganda Immigration portal.

Uganda Visa Requirements for Tourism (Attachments)

  1. Passport copy (bio-data page) with at least 6 months validity
  2. Tour plan/Travel itinerary / booking
  3. Recent Passport-size Photograph
  4. Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)
  5. Hotel booking or reservation (if any other accommodation, provide an address)
  6. Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate/Proof

Uganda Visa Fees

The visas cost USD 50.

  1. Visa Fees are non-refundable and all payments are subject to a bank charge.
  2. Language; all documents attached should be in English.
  3. Other documents may be required during the process

Renewal

The initial period granted at entry may be extended for another 60 days in 2 intervals. This can be done online or manually at the Headquarters and the Regional Immigration offices.

source: https://immigration.go.ug/services/tourist-visa

East African Tourist Visa

Incase you have tours in other East African countries, Kenya and Rwanda in combination with Uganda, you can apply for this Visa. This enables you to move between these countries freely with no restrictions. The Visa is valid for 90 days and its not renewable after expiry or after exiting these Countries.

East African Tourist Visa Cost

The cost for this Visa is USD 100. You can also apply online through the Uganda Immigration portal.

Please Note that the issuing country should be your first entry point.

East African Tourist Visa Requirements

  1. Passport copy (bio-data page) with at least 6 months validity
  2. Tour plan/Travel itinerary / booking
  3. Recent Passport-size Photograph
  4. Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)
  5. Hotel booking or reservation (if any other accommodation, provide an address)
  6. Return Ticket
  7. Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate/Proof

Source: https://immigration.go.ug/services/east-african-tourist-visa

Uganda Visa Application

A guide on How to apply, renew or replace any immigration facility.

  • Step 1: Log into the Immigration Portal and select start new application
  • Step 2: Accept the terms and conditions displayed in the Disclaimer.
  • Step 3: Select the visa or permit type, category and sub category
  • Step 4: Complete the application form
  • Step 5: Upload the required documents; a six-digit application ID eg. (234790123) is automatically generated as the reference number
  • Step 6: Make payment for applications that require prepayment.
  • Step 7: Upon approval, for application that don’t require top up payment, an approval letter will be generated and emailed to the applicant on the home page
  • Step 8: Upon approval, make a top up payment for applications that require a top up payment. After payment an approval letter is generated and emailed to the client
  • Step 9: Report to the immigration office/ border for biometric capture with all documents uploaded, payment receipts, approval letter and passport

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