Uganda implements online E-Visa as of July 1st, 2016

Visitors to Uganda must now apply for their visas online by following the link below:

Step 1: Choose the type of visa: “Ordinary” (single entry) and East Africa Tourist Visa are the most common.

Step 2: In the field marked Contact in Uganda (person, organization, hotel, travel agency…) enter your local operator or hotel contact.

Step 3: Upload clear copies of :
Copy of the passport (Bio-data page)
Copy of recent Passport size Photograph
travel itinerary
Vaccination Certificate (Yellow fever)
Return Ticket

Step 4: Once the online application form is completed and submitted, the applicant will receive a bar-coded email notification of approval. This can take 3 or more days. Once received, this bar-coded email should be printed and brought to Uganda for presentation upon arrival.

Upon arrival at any border (entry point), the bar-coded email along with passport and original yellow fever certificate must be presented. The Immigration officer will scan the barcode, take fingerprints and a photograph and collect the $100 visa fee ($USD cash only, in excellent condition and dated 2006 or later). The visa will be printed and pasted into the passport.

NOTE: The online system and obtaining visas on arrival are working CONCURRENTLY. Visas will be available on arrival until July 31, 2016. After this date, all visas must be obtained online using the E-Visa system.