Visa for Uganda

Visiting Uganda from other parts of the world requires a visa for many foreign travelers. You know how difficult it could be to get a visa at an embassy because of long queues and time-consuming, complicated paperwork and other procedures.
Nevertheless, this shouldn’t bring you any worries because with an eVisa to Uganda. You can get a visa online without leaving your home.

What is eVisa to Uganda

Until recently, travellers have been limited to only one option when it came to visiting Uganda. The option they had was simply visiting an embassy and joining long queues to arrange a traditional visa.

The thought of joining long lines at the embassy can be very discouraging. Fortunately, things have changed. Today, you can apply for an eVisa online by providing the necessary documents and filling the online form correctly.
eVisa is an electronic permit that allows travellers to enter the country with ease. The Ugandan government initiated the electronic visa policy to make it stress-free for travellers and visitors willing to visit Uganda.

Getting your visa ready is now easier than ever since you can apply online for your eVisa to Uganda using your smartphone directly in the comfort of your home!

How to apply for eVisa to Uganda?

Click the ‘Online application form’ button and check it yourself that obtaining a visa authorization has never been this easy! You are only 3 steps away from getting your visa: enter your personal and travel details, pay eVisa fee, and check your email inbox. As simple as that!

Application form for evisa to Uganda
Apply online

Enter your passport data and other necessary information

Make payment for evisa to Uganda
Make an online payment

Choose one of the available online payment options and cover the fee

Get eVisa to Uganda
Check your email address

As soon as your request has been positively processed, e-visa in a PDF file will reach your inbox

Visa Uganda types

Uganda Visa Types

There are different types of visas you can apply for to visit Uganda. As you plan your trip, it is always a great idea to choose a visa type that accurately fits your purpose of travelling. The Ugandan visa types are designed based on your purpose of visit and the number of days you wish to stay.

  1. Single-entry visa With a single-entry visa, you can stay in the country within a 90 days time frame. This option is suitable if you visit the country as a tourist or for business and medical needs.
  2. Multiple-entry East Africa eVisa Choosing a multiple-entry visa type is similar to the single entry visa in terms of visit duration which is 90 days. However, the multiple-entry visa, also called (East Africa Online Visa) can be used to visit some neighbouring countries like Kenya and Rwanda. It also allows for multiple visits within the validity period.
  3. Transit eVisa Are you travelling to another country but need to stop in Uganda to take another flight? If that is the case, a Ugandan transit visa is what you need. Transit eVisa is designed for transit only, and it functions as a 7-days short stay permit in Uganda.


  • Single-entry eVisa and multiple-entry East Africa eVisaThe validity of both these visa types is 3 months (90 days) from the date of crossing the border of Uganda.
  • Transit eVisaWhen you don’t actually want to stay in the country and apply for a transit visa, you are not allowed to spend more than a week once you arrive because it has a 7 days validity period.
  • The validity period for your online transit visa to Uganda actually starts counting the day your flight lands at the airport, not really the day it was issued.
    Please note: your passport validity of 180 days should exceed the date of entry to Uganda.

    Uganda eVisa validaty


    It is a wise idea to get the requirements ready before applying for a Ugandan online visa to save your time and complete an online application as soon as possible.

    The requirements may differ based on your visa choice and other factors. Nevertheless, you should get your passport ready and some other needed documents. Specific requirements regarding necessary documents were described in section ‘Application Form and Required Documents.’
    Generally, if you are applying for an eVisa to Uganda, you should have at hand any working electronic device connected to the Internet and the following:

  • Passport bio-data page: You should have a clearly scanned copy of the biodata page of your passport to upload in the online form.
  • Photograph A digital copy of a clear picture of your face is also required.
  • Vaccination: Get a clear photo or (digital copy) of the certificate for the yellow fever vaccination.
  • Email address:A valid email address is needed to receive a digital copy of your visa in PDF format.
  • Payment method:A valid payment method is needed to cover the processing fee. It is possible to use, e.g., a credit or debit card for this process.
  • What do I need ?
    Necessary documents:

    • Passport
      Provide your passport data required in the application form.
    • Credit Card
      Prepare your credit card to pay e-Visa fee.
    • Email Address
      Enter your active email address.

    Application Form and Required Documents

    There are only three basic steps to follow when applying for your online visa to Uganda. All you have to do at first is to head to the application page to get started. Once on this page, choose the visa type you want to apply for and begin your application process.
    3 Steps of eVisa to Uganda Application Form

    1. Enter all necessary information: Use your passport to provide passport and personal details. Next, upload the required supporting documents.
    2. Cover the processing fee: It may be paid by credit/debit card, via Paypal, or any other available online payment method that you can find in the application form.
    3. Check your email: A PDF file with your e-Visa will be sent to your email inbox. Print it out!

    The online form is easy to fill out and shouldn’t cause trouble for you. In each field, choose the right option and enter the required information correctly. Don’t hesitate to check it twice before finally submitting it!


    • bio-data page of a valid passport
    • face photo of a visa applicant
    • an invitation letter issued by a host or agent in Malawi (it must be signed by a host or agent) or hotel reservation
    • company/ hosting company certificate of registration in Malawi

    The required documents can differ a bit depending on the type of eVisa to Uganda you decide to apply for, and they are as follows:

    • Single-entry eVisa
      • bio-data page of a valid passport a photo
      • an applicant’s face photo
      • copy of the yellow fever vaccination certificate
    • Transit eVisa
      • bio-data page of a valid passport a photo
      • an applicant’s face photo
      • copy of the yellow fever vaccination certificate
      • copy of a flight ticket confirming your onward trip
    • Multiple-entry East Africa eVisa
      • bio-data page of a valid passport a photo
      • an applicant’s face photo
      • copy of the yellow fever vaccination certificate
      • copy of a flight ticket confirming your onward trip
      • trip itinerary
      • copy of a return ticket
    Uganda Visa

    Important information

    Useful information about eVisa to Uganda

    • You need to print out your entry permit and carry it with you throughout your trip to Uganda. This is because you will have to present it to the authorities for verification before welcoming you to the country.
    • If your passport expires earlier than the next six months, it is advisable to renew it before applying for an eVisa to Uganda. This is because a passport that has less than six months validity won’t be accepted.
    • Applying for a transit visa means that you will be staying in Uganda for a maximum of 7 days before going to another country.
    • If you need to leave the transit area for whatever reason, you should apply for another visa type at least (3) three days beforehand.
    • Please, do note that your eVisa to Uganda cannot serve as a working permit. It only serves for the purposes of a short stay in the country, i.a. for business reasons.
    • e-Visa to Uganda can be extended via the official government website of Uganda.
    eVisa to Uganda information

    List of eligible countries

    • Afghanistan
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • American Samoa
    • Andorra
    • Anguilla (UK)
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Aruba (NL)
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Bermuda (UK)
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Cape Verde
    • Cayman Islands (UK)
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Congo
    • Cook Islands (UK)
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Djibouti
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Estonia
    • Ethiopia
    • Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (UK)
    • Finland
    • France
    • French Guiana (FR)
    • French Polynesia (FR)
    • Gabon
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Gibraltar (UK)
    • Greece
    • Greenland (DK)
    • Guadeloupe (FR)
    • Guam (US)
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Hong Kong (SAR)
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kiribati
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Latvia
    • Lebanon
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macau (SAR)
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Marshall Islands
    • Martinique (FR)
    • Mauritania
    • Mayotte (FR)
    • Mexico
    • Micronesia
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Montserrat (UK)
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar (Burma)
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • Netherlands Antilles (NL)
    • New Caledonia
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Palau
    • Palestinian Territories
    • Panama
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Puerto Rico (US)
    • Qatar
    • Reunion (FR)
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Samoa
    • San Marino
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Sint Maarten (FR/NL)
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Spain
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Syria
    • Taiwan
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Togo
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
    • Tuvalu
    • U.S. Virgin Islands (US)
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
    • Uruguay
    • Uzbekistan
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Western Sahara
    • Yemen