You should check with the Ugandan Embassy or High Commission in your home country about the current status of visa requirements but at the time of writing, and for the past few years, Westerners have been able to obtain a visa at the point of entry into Uganda.
Most Western passport holders are required to carry an International Certificate of Yellow Fever vaccination, return flight details, and sufficient funds to be in country (though these are rarely asked for). A 90 day tourist visa will cost 50 US$.
For Visa‟s you will need to fill in a visa application form- available at the airport- and 2 passport sized photographs need to be brought with you. It is advisable you bring a couple of spares as well for emergencies. Passports should have at least 12 months left before they expire at the time of travel.
Visa information for visitors:
Getting Uganda visa is essential if you are to legally have access to Uganda or Rwanda. Exploring Uganda has become easier than ever before whether for pleasure or business reasons.
How to apply for Uganda and Rwanda visas
Unlike before, applying for Uganda visas has been made simpler and no need for you to walk into the closest Ugandan embassy. In July, 2016, the government of Uganda launched electronic visas and obtaining visas has been made easier.
Visitors can now apply for visas online where you can fill in the application form and in Rwanda, you can visit or www.immigration.go.ug to obtain Uganda electronic visa or permit application system or respective countries’ embassies.
What you should have to apply for a Uganda
- A valid passport; all applicants interested in obtaining Uganda visas should have valid passports at least for another six months from the date of your arrival in Uganda.
- Copies of passport’s information page
- Passport size photo and should be current
- Yellow fever certificate and while children below 5 years should be vaccinated against polio.
- The above requirements apply for travelers on Uganda safari or Rwanda safari. For a transit visa (each at $100), you may need a letter stating your transit reasons and the destination country and the East Africa visa plus itinerary and return flight ticket.
- After filling your details, you take a step to select the type of vias and processing time. Processing time exists in 3 options; standard processing taking 6 business days, rush processing time for 4 business days and super rush processing time which takes 2 business days.
- The visa type has 3 speed options. The East Africa visa usually costs a little more.
- Once you have chosen the type of visa, the next step is paying for it and you can do so by credit/debit or PayPal.
- Lastly, applicants can upload some documents.
- Note, all visa types offer a single entry apart from the East Africa visa (obtainable at US Dollars 100) that permits multiple entry of at least 2 East African Community member states. Multiple entry business visas can be secured at $50 and single-entry tourist visa at $50.
- Countries exempted from obtaining visas to enter Uganda include Zambia, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Seychelles, Ghana, Antigua, Comoros, Lesotho, Barbados, Bahamas, Kenya, Jamaica, Vanuatu, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Mauritius, Grenada, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Angola, Madagascar.