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Visa & Passports

Visas and Passes

  • Any person intending to enter into Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes and in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines, and formalities.
  • Foreign nationals intending to enter Uganda for purposes of employment are required to comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda.
  • All visa prone nationalities are required to obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country.
  • Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the ports of entry in the country.
  • All travelers to the Republic of Uganda MUST have a valid Yellow Fever Immunization card.
  • Online visa applications are possible, visit the Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/

Visa & corresponding fees

Category/description of visa

Cost per individual

Single entry

US$ 50

Multiple entry visa 6-12 months

US$ 100

Multiple entry visa 24 months

US$ 150

Multiple entry visa 36 months

US$ 200

Students (Entry Visa for students who are not nationals of East African Cooperation.)

US$ 100

East African Tourist Visa (Three months Multiple Entry for Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda)

US$ 100

Residents of Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda traveling to any of the three countries can now enter the alternative Partner State. without paying for visas.

Fee Nil

Note: visas do not permit gainful or voluntary employment in Uganda

Entry into or exit from Uganda should be made only through gazetted ports of entry/exit

List of visa-exempt nationalities i.e. If your nationality is one of the lists, you don't need to apply for a Visa for entering in Uganda


East Africa


  • Angola
  • Eritrea
  • Malawi
  • Madagascar
  • Seychelles
  • Swaziland
  • Zambia
  • Comoros
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Tanzania
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Burundi
  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Lesotho
  • Sierra Leone
  • The Solomon Islands, The Grenadines
  • Vanuatu
  • Ghana
  • Cyprus
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • The Gambia
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • Singapore
  • St. Vincent-Tonga
  • Ireland
  • Libya

Note: visas do not permit gainful or voluntary employment in Uganda

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