Every year, hundreds of thousands people visit Uganda for the purposes of either spending a holiday, traveling, visiting friends/family, touring the country, and/or investigating the possibilities of carrying on any business, trade or profession in Uganda.
Visitors who wish to stay in Uganda temporarily can obtain a Visitor’s Visa in two manners:
1. Apply and Purchase Abroad
You can apply and purchase a single journey or multiple entry visa abroad in many countries such as Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russian Federation, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA. This is usually done by applying either in person, with two passport pictures and an application that you can download from the link VISA APPLICATION or the Embassy website in your country of origin. You can also look for instructions as to how to mail the application via express mail and receive it back in a short period of time.
2. Obtain at Point of Entry
You can apply for a single journey visa at the point of entry such as the border or Entebbe Airport. No pictures or mail are required, thereby lowering your cost. Usually, the airline or bus company you travel with will provide you with an entrance form upon arrival at a border town or Entebbe International Airport. However, forms are also available inside airport and bus terminals. Complete the entrance form with proper passport information and dates. The cost of a Visitor’s Visa will be $50 USD upon entry and will allow you to remain in Uganda for up to 90 days.
- Items needed to obtain a Visa upon entry into Uganda.
- Valid Passport issued by your country of origin.
- International Health Certificate showing that you have had a yellow fever shot.
- Return Ticket to country of origin: This is usually not asked for, but can be.
- Enough funds or ways to obtain funds: In some rare situations, you might be asked if you have sufficient funds with you while you are in Uganda.