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Uganda Visa Online Application

Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System


The Government of Uganda introduced an online visa/permit application system with effect from 1st July 2016. The Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System performs checks against law enforcement databases. All travellers seeking admission to Uganda are required to obtain a visa using this system prior to being granted boarding. All persons intending to travel to Uganda for holiday, tourism,business, study, visit, and/or medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online. Applications should be filled at the following link:

Any person intending to enter into Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes and in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities.

Foreign nationals intending to enter Uganda for purposes of employment should comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda.

Visa Exemptions

Nationalities that do not require a Visa to enter Uganda:

*    COMESA: Angola, Eritrea, Malawi,Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe

*   EAC: Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya,Burundi, South Sudan

*  OTHERS: Antigua, Barbados, Fiji,Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas,Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Any other exemption as may be specified on arrival.

Application Process:

How to Apply for a Visa

All persons intending to travel to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, and/or medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online. Applications should be filled at the following link:

Uganda evisa application portal

 Step-1: Choose the application type(Visa or Permit), category (Ordinary, Multiple-Entry, Diplomatic and Official,Transit, East Africa Tourist Visa), subcategory (single-entry, multiple-entry for 6-12 months, 12-24 months or 24-36 months)

Step-2: Fill the electronic form

Step-3: Add documents (Copy of recent passport size photograph, Copy of passport bio-data page, Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, Recommendation letter, Police clearance, etc.)

Step-4: Submit

Once the application is submitted it will be studied by an Immigration Officer. Please note that during the approval process additional information may be required. The new required information can be submitted electronically through


Upon submission, the applicant will receive a notification with an application number which he/she can use to track the application. The decision taken on the application will be sent electronically through the email provided by the applicant. If approved, an approval letter will be sent as an attachment to the email provided. This letter serves as a Travel authorization. Print it out and present it together with a valid passport /travel document of not less than 6 months’ validity at the port of entry.

This travel authorization does not guarantee entry into Uganda. Travellers will be subjected to secondary verification where necessary before a visa can be placed in the passport.

Information about documents required in the online visa application can be found here:


All visas, permits and passes are approved within two (2) to three (3) working days, except in special circumstances where more documents and/or verification may be required.However, applicants are advised to apply at least five (5) working days before their intended date of travel.

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.


  • All Types of visas
  • Entry Permits / Work Permits
  • Students Pass
  • Special Pass
  • Dependant’s Pass (If the principal’s work Permit was obtained electronically)
  • Certificate of Residence
  • Dual Citizenship Certificate (NEW)


1) Visas to Uganda

The Embassy issues single entry visas for a maximum duration of 3 months and multiple entry visas for a maximum duration of 6 months. Any extensions of this period, can be applied for at the Immigration Office in Kampala.

2) EAC Visas

The East Africa Tourist Visa allows travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner countries to boost regional travel and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa. Travelers from any country can obtain a multiple entry visa that will allow entry to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism over period of 90 days. Please note that this visa does NOT grant entry into the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi or South Sudan.


Eligible Person: Tourist, no restrictions on country of origin

Dependents: All persons must apply in their own right.

Travel Documents: All tourists must have an official and genuine international passport, valid for not less than 6 months from the time of visa application.

Visa Fees: 100 USD per visa

Validity of Visa: 90 days

Single of Multiple Entry: Multiple entry to all three countries

Work or no Work: Work is not permitted on a vistor /tourist visa

Visa Extension: An East Africa Tourist Visa cannot be extended.

Country of Entry: The holder of the East Africa Tourist Visa must enter the region from the country that issued the visa and move within the two other countries without applying for another visa or paying another visa fee.

Movement of persons: The holder shall also be allowed to move out of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda and return without having to pay for another visa. This will only be applicable for the validity period of the visa (90 days from visa approval).

3) Payment for Visas

All applications and payment must be made online through the following link:


4) Issuance of visas at Uganda Missions Abroad (Embassies):

E-visas and e-permits are centrally approved but can be personalized at Point of Entry or Missions Abroad that have been equipped with the e-immigration system. The Uganda Embassy Washington, DC provides this personalization visa service for travellers that prefer not to receive their visas upon arrival in Uganda. This service is offered between the hours of 10:00 – 15:00 hrs.


The Uganda embassy shall still retain the responsibility of processing all diplomatic and official visa applications.

Government officials traveling on official business must submit visa applications with the following supporting documents:

For US Government officials;

A Note Verbale from the US Department of State clearly indicating the details of the traveling official, purpose of travel, host institution and period of stay in Uganda.

For non-US citizens traveling on official Government business to Uganda;

A Note Verbale from their respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Diplomatic Mission accredited to the United States, clearly stating the details of the traveling official, purpose of travel, host institution and period of stay in Uganda.

There is no processing fee for this category of visa.

Applications without the above supporting documents will not be processed

Applicants are requested to forward documents with cover Notes Verbales to the Uganda Embassy between the hours of 09:00 to 14:00 hrs, Monday-Friday


The Consular Section at the Uganda Embassy is open to applicants for the collection of their visa stickers having received approval from the above website or inquiries, Monday to Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm only (except on Public Holidays in Uganda and the United States).

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

Issues regarding visas can be referred to the following email: please leave your name and a reliable call back number.

Before you proceed, please click here for online EVisa scam alert notice:

All visa applications must be submitted online via ONLY the official Uganda E-Visa website:  Treat any other website advertising online visa services as an attempt to defraud you. The Embassy shall not be responsible for applications processed through any other website The Government of Uganda will NOT be responsible for any loss of funds or extra expenditure incurred as a result of using the unofficial site. Paper applications will not be processed and may result in delays.

Visitors traveling to Uganda are warned about the following fake websites ,,  https://www.ugandaimmigration.org and many others which not only fraudulently claim to be application portalsfor e-visas to Uganda, but also charge incorrect amounts in addition to hefty “processing fees” ranging from $110 to $200. 

The correct fee is $50 US Dollars.

How to spot a fraudulent E-visa website:

1.     The web site only has the following visa options:

  • Tourist Visas
  • Transit Visas
  • Multiple Entry Visas

Unlike the official website, which  provides for the following options:

  • Visa For Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders
  • Uganda Ordinary/Tourist Visa
  • East Africa Tourist Visa
  • Transit Visa
  • Multiple-Entry Visas
  • Entry (Work Permits)
  • Dependant Passes
  • Student Passes
  • Special Passes and Certificates of Residence
  • Dual Citizenship

2.     Please note that the official website bears the Ugandan Coat of Arms and DCIC Logo.

The fake website has three steps which are basically as follows:

  1. Apply online
  2. Make an online payment and
  3. Check your email for feedback.

There are four steps on the official application website which are;

  1. Selecting the application type
  2. Fill the form
  3. Add documents
  4. Submit
  5. Make online payments (only visas)

Please make sure that you or your clients do not submit a visa application through these fake websites. The officialapplication portal through which all online applications, including visas to Uganda are made is


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Customer Reviews

Ngoni Safaris Uganda

Customer Reviews

Michael T 06/June/2021

Above & Beyond
Review of: 3-Day Gorillas trekking and Batwa Experience
Sedrick went above and beyond to accomodate our request for an itinerary alteration due to our compressed time in Uganda. He also compeltely took care of scheduling our covid 19 testing and drove us to the site on arrival.

Our driver/guide Ben was also outstanding!

**We highly recommend using a porter during gorilla trekking as their are some complex parts to the trail/terrain. This also benefits the local people by providing them work.**

David 24/June/2021

Seeing Lots of Animals and Uganda
The schedule suited my time in Uganda exactly and was a great opportunity to view some of the top wildlife and natural wonders of the country. Lodgings range from mid-range to near upscale and are in beautiful locations. Food is good and ample. My driver, Stanley, was expert at spotting wildlife and, very importantly on the Ugandan roads, a careful and skilled driver. You see various parts of the country on this tour, and due to distances, be aware you'll spend quite a few hours on the road. One thing they might add is an itinerary going into more detail ahead of time on each day's activity and suggested things to bring. I was concerned about the needed COVID test for return home, but they took care of arranging that, and it turned out successfully. Overall the tour was a real highlight and is highly recommended.

Justo Nov 18, 2019

I went on an 11 day safari visiting Kampala, Jinja, Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Kibale NP. Communications with Ngoni were prompt and easy from the start. As soon as I made my booking, Sedrick contacted me through WhatsApp and guided me through the rest of the process. Leading up to the tour he made sure I was well-prepared to begin. He was always very clear and friendly. Service was exceptional. I had the pleasure of going on this safari with three members of Ngoni's staff - Sedrick, Nelson and Joel. These guys made my comfort their priority from the moment we met. Whether it was checking if I was okay with the accommodations or making sure I always had a bottle of water, I always felt like I was being well taken care of. Nelson is an excellent guide. His knowledge about the flora and fauna of Uganda was extensive, always able to answer any questions I had and was eager to teach - it's obvious that he has a great love for his country and it's environment and is eager to share this love with his clients. My experience with Ngoni and Uganda surpassed all expectations I had. Absolutely amazing, and thanks to the guys at Ngoni it feels like a new home - can't wait to come back and visit. Webale, brothers!

Stephany Aug 13, 2019
Sedrick was unique and stood out from the rest in the high quality communication he provided since the first inquiry. He called me to provide information about the itinerary and see if I had any questions even before booking the tour. We communicated through WhatsApp for any other questions that came to mind after that call. After picking me up from the airport, he and Pilot (additional tour guide) provided plenty of information about the country to give me some context and we started our long drive to the impenetrable forest. The food was delicious with many options; the accommodation was very clean with exceptional service; and the transportation from Entebbe to Bwindi park was very comfortable (although long). As a solo female traveler, both tour guides (Sedrick and Pilot) did an exceptional job at enduring I accomplished everything intended to in Uganda, and always made me feel safe. I highly recommend to book your safari with this company because the quality and professionalism will not let you down.

Shakira Dec 14, 2018

Ngoni safaris uganda is the best tour operator in Uganda. A few weeks back we traveled to Bwindi impenetrable with sedrick to explore the beauty that is Uganda. This company took care of us . with most comfortable car , Great guide .We highly recommend it to the next travelers

Winnie Dec 19, 2018
I was going on a gorilla safari with my friend and this was going to be the first ever safari for the both of us. Luckily, the communication with the office was super easy and we got answers to all of the questions we needed. The driver / guide (Sedrick) was very professional and funny and made our time very pleasant. Also, he had a proper knowledge of the local area close to the Mgahinga national park and he promptly spoke some 7 languages which we thought was super positive. The safari was surely the highlight of out East African trip!

Ritah Jan 2, 2019
My Team and I did a five day trip, including Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls and Kidepo. It was truly an incredible experience. Our guide, Sedrick, was knowledgeable, skilled in driving in some challenging settings and just plain fun to hang out with for five days. The lodging was perfect, especially Savannah Lodge. The tents and beds were high quality. The views were spectacular. Meals were delicious and varied. I recommend Ngoni safaris Uganda with all my heart and soul!

Pilot May 28, 2019
Our six days trip was amazing. The driver/guide had an incredible knowledge of animal and bird-life and are so interesting to talk to. His driving skills through lashing rain and massive puddles was admirable! The cooks managed to produce varied and delicious meals from the kitchen, which we ate both at accommodation or roadside when we were travelling from one place to another . At all times we felt safe and well-looked after. All in all, an incredible experience, due not only to the abundance of wildlife we were lucky enough to see, but also to the great efforts put to have our Safari a better one . The safari was full of fun. Traveling with ngoni safaris is my life time memorable experience and I highly recommend it to travellers who would love to visit uganda or EastAfrica for holidays, vacations or Adventure.. Even five stars are too small .