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Uganda - Apply for Visa on Arrival

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  1. You can apply for a Tourist Visa on Arrival in Uganda at the point of Entry such as Entebbe International Airport.
  2. Head to issuing authority office, with the required documents and recommended fee, the official will verify if all documents are in order and then issue you, you’re visa


  1. Visit the ministry of immigration website portal Apply Onlineapply read through the terms and conduction and click on Accept to begin your online application
  2. Step 1 is select the type of application; under visa or permit type drop box select “Visa” and under category drop box select Uganda ordinary/Tourist Visa and under subcategory drop box the computer system will automatic single entry then click on Next
  3. Step 2 you’re required to filling the application form read through the instruction carefully fill the form accurately
  4. Step 3 you’re required to upload all the required documents
  5. The finally step is submitting your application form by click on “submit”
  6. Once all the documents and application form are verify ,Your visa will be processed and email to you


  • Assuming you get the go-ahead before your visa is email to you, an approval letter will be sent as an attachment to the email. You’re advised to print this travel authorisation and keep this with your travel documents and make a note of your application number
  • Upon arrival to Uganda (at the selected point of entry) or to the Immigration Office Headquarters, you will be inspected by an Immigration Officer who may determine if your application is finally approved. 

Via Embassy/consulate application:

  • You send your passport to the Ugandan Embassy/consulate with overnight mail and have a return envelope inside for them to use to return the passport to you
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Passport copy (bio-data page) and not less than 6 months validity
  • Vaccination certificate (yellow fever)
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Application fees

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Immigration Uganda
Plot 75, Jinja Road
P. O. Box 7165 / 7191, Kampala - Uganda
Telephone contact: + 256 414 595 945
Fax: +256 414 348 707
Website:[ Directorate of citizenship and immigration]
Contact us
Uganda embassy and consulate worldwide

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  • Foreigners traveling to Uganda


Via Online:

Application fee USD 50

The payment MUST be done online, the application will not be processed until the payment is done. All the online payments are subjected to a 3% surcharge fee.

At the airport:

Application fee USD 50 with no weaver

There’s an ATM at the airport and a forex.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Immediately at the Uganda airport if all the documents are in order

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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If you are travelling to Uganda and applying for a Ugandan visa online, you are advised to:

Apply at least ONE MONTH prior to travel. (However, some applications are approved in hours, others days, some not at all… if you apply too early, it may even get cancelled and there’s no guarantee you will get your money back).

Be prepared. You need to complete the online application in one sitting. The online application does not allow you to save your information and return to the screen later.  Have these ready: a copy of your bio page of your passport, a recent passport photo, and Yellow Fever vaccination certificate. You will need to upload these. For more info on the exact documents needed, according to type of visa you require, go to : Visa Application System

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names of the applicant
  • Nationality
  • Passport number/place of issue/date of issue/expire
  • Date of birth
  • Email address /residential address
  • Age/gender/marital status
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Enables foreigners to legally entry into a foreign country and move freely

Information which might help[edit]

A visa or permit application approval may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and wilfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic visa or permit application submitted by you or on your behalf.”

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Directorate of immigration
Ministry of foreign Affairs

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