Welcome to Uganda! Your journey to the Pearl of Africa begins here. To ensure a smooth and unforgettable adventure, let us guide you through obtaining your Uganda Tourist Visa. Explore our step-by-step guide below.
Effective July 2016 its mandatory for all travellers to apply and obtain Visa online via the Uganda Electronic Visa Application System prior to being granted boarding.
As a foreign traveler, you'll need a tourist visa for Uganda to enjoy the country's stunning national parks, wildlife reserves, gorilla trekking, and cultural tours. It's your ticket to stay in Uganda for up to 90 days, and it's essential to comply with Ugandan immigration laws. Without it, you might face entry denial.
Additionally, the tourist visa helps Uganda manage its tourist arrivals, prevents illegal immigration, and ensures visitors follow local laws. Plus, getting your visa in advance streamlines your airport experience, making your journey smoother.
Getting your Ugandan tourist visa is a piece of cake. Here's how to do it:
1. Apply Online (e-Visa): In order to complete the application in one sitting, you’ll need:
Have these ready to upload. There’s currently no way to save your changes and come back later.
Under visa or permit type, click “visa”.
Under category, click “Uganda ordinary/tourist visa.
Under subcategory, click “single entry”.
When you get to “Other data”, your contact person in Uganda will be your Tour Company or first night hotel.
Your purpose of visit is Tourism.
Your length of stay is expressed in days. Choose according to how long you wish to stay. The maximum is 90 days.
Complete all the other boxes truthfully.
Upload your documents.
Review and submit.
Although it’s possible for a visa to be processed within 2 business days, we recommend applying one - three weeks before traveling to Uganda.
3. Additional documents NOT necessary but may be mentioned
4. Countries Exempt from Visa Requirements
Citizens of specific countries don't need a tourist visa. Check if your country is on the list:
If you plan to visit Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda, the East African Visa is a great choice. It's obtained from the first East African country you enter and allows multiple entries to these three stunning destinations.
Remember to apply for your visa well in advance, have your itinerary ready, and always use the official Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit System to avoid scams.