Information about the eVisa for Uganda

The eVisa for Uganda is a mandatory electronic travel authorization for foreigners with a passport of any of the selected countries. It was introduced by the Government of Uganda to reduce unnecessary time at the immigration offices and make it easier to cross the border.

Depending on your need, you can apply for a Single Entry visa that is valid for 30 consecutive days or the Transit Visa that is valid for 24 hours. In case you want multiple entries, you can choose between a visa valid for up to 12 or 24 months.

You can also apply for the Uganda East Africa Tourist Visa which is valid for up to 90 days. It allows you multiple entries travelling within Rwanda and Kenya only if you arrive and depart from Uganda.

Requirements for the eVisa for Uganda

Before applying, prepare the following information:

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of your arrival
  • An up-to-date passport size color photo
  • An email address
  • Certificate of Yellow Fever vaccination
  • A valid debit or credit card
  • Travel itinerary
  • A Letter explaining why you are transiting and mention the destination country (Only for Transit)

Requirements for the Multiple Entry Visa

In case you want to apply for the Multiple Entry Visa, apart from the documents listed above you will also need:

  • Certificate of criminal record from the police of the origin country or Interpol
  • Recommendation letter by the first sponsor in Uganda
  • Cover letter showing the reasons for the multiple entry
  • Recommendation letter by the second sponsor in Uganda
  • Record of the entries and exits of Uganda in the last year

Be aware that getting an eVisa does not guarantee you entry to the country. The immigration officers will review your request upon your arrival with the right to deny you entering Uganda without any reason.

How to apply for an eVisa

Now that you have all the documents ready, you just need to follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Complete the form with your details as they appear in your official documents
  • Introduce the details of your valid credit or debit card
  • Once you have finished your application, we will send you an email with a link to check its status

As soon as it is approved, you will receive it directly in your email inbox. Due to the policy of Uganda, the visa will be approved approximately 90 days before your arrival.

Even if it is not strictly necessary, we always recommend carrying a printed version of the approved document with you.

Your privacy is our priority, this means we do not share any personal information with third parties. We only collect your details to ease the process so you can receive your eVisa in the most comfortable way possible.

If you have any other doubts, do not hesitate to contact us. Have a safe trip!