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Uganda - How to Apply for Special Pass

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In person

  1. Gather all the required documents and the recommended fee and visit the Uganda immigration office or your country’s embassy for more information
  2. Approach the services desk and request for the application form, read through the instruction carefully and fill it accurately Application form
  3. Payment assessment are done using the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) portal of fees charged. Once the assessment has been done. A choices of payment method is made (bank, mobile payment) and a Payment Registration Number (PRN) issued.
  4. Payment is then made against the PRN using the method of choice
  5. Submit the filled form and attach all the documents required to the attending officer who will verify and process your document, then you will be issued with a receipt by the official
  6. If all the information are in order, you will be issued with the special pass within 2 days

Apply Online

  1. Visit the ministry of immigration website portal read through the terms and conduction and click on “Accept” to begin your online application
  2. select the type of application; under visa or permit type drop box select “special pass” and under category drop box select “the application you are applying for” and under subcategory drop box select either “3 or 5 months “ then click on “Next”
  3. you’re required to fill the application form read through the instruction carefully and fill the form accurately
  4. 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 special pass will be processed and email to you upon payment of the fees via the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) website portal

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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Accurately filled special form
  2. A copy of contract /appointment letter
  3. Valid passport (copy and original)
  4. Confirmed return ticket
  5. Recent passport photograph
  6. Cover letter of the applicant
  7. Bank receipt slip (proof of payment)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Internal Affairs and immigration
Plot 75, Jinja rd.
P.O.Box 7191, Kampala
Tel: +256414595945
Fax: +256 424 434 088
Email:info@mia.go.ug
Website: MIA

UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY
P. O. Box 7279 Kampala Uganda
Telephone (0417) 442054, 442055, 443150 Fax: (0414)334419
E mail: info@ura.go.ug
Web portal: URA
URA TOLL FREE HELPLINE: 0800117000

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) branch offices :
Office location

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Foreigners who need to stay in Uganda for a short term period not exceeding 5 months

Fees[edit]

Validity[edit]

  • Special pass valid for either 3 or 5 months

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Within 2 working days

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Instructions[edit]

  • Payment assessment are done using the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) portal of fees charged. Once the assessment has been done. A choices of payment method is made (bank, mobile payment) and a Payment Registration Number (PRN) issued.
  • Payment is then made against the PRN using the method of choice

Required Information[edit]

  1. Full name of the applicant
  2. Address of the applicant
  3. Occupation
  4. Gender of the applicant
  5. Passport name of the applicant
  6. Date of birth of the applicant
  7. Marital status of the applicant
  8. Nationality of the applicant
  9. Signature of the applicant
  10. Purpose of the application
  11. Email /residential address
  12. Phone number of the applicant
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • A special pass is a temporary visa issued for 3 or 5 months and it can be extended upon request

Information which might help[edit]

  • Ugandan authorities continue to issue Special Pass permits for short-term assignments of up to five months, they are no longer accepting Special Pass applications for employees intending to work in Uganda longer than five months. Additionally, authorities are increasingly scrutinizing and rejecting work permit applications that do not comply with Ugandan advertising rules

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • The certificate can be used by foreign tourist already in Uganda to extend their stay in Uganda
  • It is issued while a work permit is being processed and also for foreigners who come into the country for work on short contracts.
  • It is also used by person wishing to seek medical advices ,diplomatic works in Uganda


External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

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