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APPLICATION FOR UGANDA VISA ONLINE

The Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system with effect from 01 July 2016.
All persons intending to come to Uganda for a holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online.

Applications should be completed at the following link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.
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. Print it out and present it together with a valid passport / travel document at the port of entry.
Information about documents required in the online visa application is found here: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help/visa


 TYPES OF VISAS:

  1. Multiple-Entry
  2. Diplomatic and Official
  3. Ordinary
  4. East Africa Tourist Visa (multiple entry valid for 90 days to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda)
    Transit

Through the month of July 2016, it will still be possible to get visas on arrival. However, the traveler will have to go through the electronic application process (as above) at the port of entry. This will only apply in the month of July 2016, after which all visa applications shall be online.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Uganda Tourism Board – 42 Windsor Crescent, Kololo, Kampala
Tel: (041) 4342196/7  |   Mobile: +256 772 403330
Email: info@utb.go.ug  |  Website: www.visituganda.com  |  Like Us: facebook.com/tourismuganda.  |  Twitter: @visit_Uganda

OR 

DIRECTORATE OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CONTROL 

Immigration Uganda – 75 Jinja Road, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: (041) 4595945 |   Fax: (041) 4348707
Website: www.immigration.go.ug  |  FB: Immigration Uganda


VISAS & PASSES FOR UGANDA

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.

  1. All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country.
    Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or by applying online at the Uganda E-Immigration System www.visas.immigration.go.ug.

VISA & CORRESPONDING FEES

Category/description of visaCost
Single entryUS$ 50 per individual
Multiple entry visa 6-12 monthsUS$ 100
Multiple entry visa 12-24 monthsUS$ 100
Multiple entry visa 24-36 monthsUS$ 100
Students (Entry Visa for students who are not nationals of East African Cooperation.)US$ 100
TransitUS$ 100
East African Tourist Visa (Three months Multiple Entry for Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda)US$ 100
Residents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda travelling to any of the three countries can now enter the alternative Partner State without paying for visas.Fee Nil

Note: visas do not permit gainful or voluntary employment in Uganda

LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT PAY FOR UGANDA VISAS

COMESAEAST AFRICAOTHERS
AngolaTanzaniaAntigua
EritreaRwandaBarbados
MalawiKenyaFiji
MadagascarBurundiGrenada
SeychellesLesotho
SwazilandSierra Leone
ZambiaSolomon Islands, The Grenadines
ComorosVanuatu
KenyaGhana
MauritiusCyprus
ZimbabweBahamas
Belize
Gambia
Jamaica
Malta
Singapore
St. Vincent-Tonga

WORKING & LIVING IN UGANDA

PERMITS

WORKING IN UGANDA
All foreign nationals intending to work in Uganda must ensure that they are in possession of the relevant work permit. The classes of work permits are listed below. For the requirements for the different categories, please log onto the Immigration Uganda website: www.immigration.go.ug or www.visas.immigration.go.ug


CLASS A (GOVERNMENT & DIPLOMATIC SERVICE)
Applicants should be persons contracted for service in the Government of Uganda or diplomats accredited for service in Uganda.

CLASS A2 (GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS)
Applicants should be persons on Government contracts, including persons serving in Government tertiary institutions.

CLASS B (INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE)
Applicants should be persons intending to invest in the business of agriculture or animal husbandry.

CLASS C (MINING)
Applicants should be persons intending to invest in the business of prospecting for minerals or mining in Uganda

CLASS D (BUSINESS AND TRADE)
Applicants should be persons intending to carry on the business or trade in Uganda

CLASS E (MANUFACTURERS)
Applicants should be persons intending to engage in manufacturing business in Uganda

CLASS F (PROFESSIONALS)
Applicants should be members of prescribed professionals intending to practice such profession in Uganda

CLASS G1 (VOLUNTEERS, NGO WORKERS, and MISSIONARIES)

CLASS G2 (EMPLOYEES)
Applicants should be persons intending to work as employees whether for gain or not in Uganda. Applicants under this category can only enter Uganda after grant and payment for their work permits


WORK PERMIT RENEWAL

  • Fill work permit form
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of permit in the passport and copy of bio-data page of the passport
  • Bank statement
  • Proof of Ugandans’ trained
  • List of Ugandans’ employed

 CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE

  • Fill CR form
  • 3 passport size photos
  • LC1 recommendation letter
  • Covering letter
  • Medical report
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of ownership of property (if any)

CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE DUE TO MARRIAGE

  • Requirements as above plus:
  • Marriage certificate copy (at least 3yrs)
  • Copy of spouse’s Uganda passport

Source: Immigration Uganda, Website: www.immigration.go.ug