General information (important)

Nationals of the countries listed below are exempted from visa requirements for travel to Uganda. They do, however, need to have a current passport issued by their respective countries.

Members of COMESA: Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Others exempted are: Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malta, Sierra Leone, Singapore Solomon Islands St Vincent & the Grenadines, Tonga, Vanuatu, Italy (Only diplomatic passport holders) and Cyprus.

Visa Requirements:

One dully filled Application form by each applicant,

Every section of the application form must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
2 passport size photographs
You must submit original Passport valid past the date of your expected departure from Uganda.
Correct visa fee, letter of invitation/introduction, if traveling on business.
Applicants may be requested to submit additional supporting documentation.
An international Inoculation Certificate against yellow fever.
A prepaid self-addressed USPS Express Overnight return envelope only must be included with applications sent by mail.
N.B. You are advised to ensure that your passport has a validity of at least six months from the date of your intended travel. Processing time for a visa is 5 working days.
Visa fees and other details

a) US$ 50 for single entry: Valid for three months from the date of arrival.

b) US$ 100 for multiple entries: Valid for six months from the date of arrival.

c) An expedited service fee of $30 (cash/money order) for walk-ins will be accepted.
Visa fees must be paid by money order payable to UGANDA EMBASSY, on submission of visa application. Personal Checks are not accepted. Please note that the visa fee is non-refundable.

NB: Failure to complete the application form fully may result in the issuance of a visa being delayed or refused. The visa enables the holder to proceed to a port of entry where he/she must comply with the laws and regulations governing the admission of persons to the Republic of Uganda.

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