How to Acquire Uganda Visa

Are you interested in visiting Uganda? Regarded as the pearl of Africa, Uganda is a beautiful country full of natural scenic attractions, friendly people and wildlife including half of world’s mountain gorillas, more than 1000 birds as well as chimpanzees, rhinos and lions, buffaloes. Kampala is the capital city located 40 km (about 1 hour drive) from Entebbe international airport.

When you are planning to go on a visit to Uganda, you will have to apply for a visa. You can apply for a Ugandan visa online at Uganda e-immigration system or go to the nearest Ugandan embassy/ immigration office in your country or city. Visa can also be obtained upon arrival at Entebbe international airport if you have the required documents for visa application.

If you are visiting Uganda for a safari/ vacation, there are two types of visas you can choose.

The single entry Uganda visa cost is $50 and is valid for 30 days in Uganda only.

The east African single tourist visa cost is $100 valid for 90 days and allows tourists to travel freely between Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

What do you need to apply for a visa? (Single entry visa)
Original passport valid for at least 6 months after entry into Uganda

2 passport size photographs of the person applying

Yellow fever vaccination certificate

Visa application online
Firstly, download the application forms and fill it completely at Uganda immigration website or you can fill in the visa application electronically form without downloading it. You must attach 2 recent size photos of a passport format and add documents required and submit. Your visa will be processed but upon arrival at Entebbe you have to undergo a certain process of verification before you can acquire a visa and travel at will in Uganda.

The East African single tourist visa
This visa is granted to people who want to visit Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda for safari. This saves you from incurring costs of visa when entering into any of these countries. You can apply for the east African visa at the immigration websites of Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. The country you choose to apply for is the one you should land and start your safari. This is because you have to collect your visa upon arrival at the airport.

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