Uganda launches new online visa application process
The Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system with effect from
Anyone intending to come to Uganda for tourism, business, study, medical or other reasons are required to apply and obtain a visa online. Types of visas that can be applied for online include multiple-entry, diplomatic and official, ordinary, East Africa tourist visa and transit visa.
Applications should be submitted at the following link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.
Through the month of July, it will still be possible to get visas on arrival. However, travellers will have to go through the electronic application process at the port of entry. This will only apply during July, after which all visa applications must be made online.
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. Travellers will need to print out the approval letter and present it together with a valid passport/travel document at the port of entry.
The approval letter sent by email or downloaded through the Uganda electronic Visa/Permit web site establishes that you are eligible for the approved visa or permit, but does not establish that your applicant is definitely approved. This final approval will be done at the selected point of entry (in the case of a visa) or at the Immigration Office Headquarters where the visa or permit sticker will be printed and it will be pasted to the passport.
For more information, please contact your Travel Manager.