REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO UGANDA

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 should comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda.

  1. All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country.
  2. Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the countryÔÇÖs ports of entry.
  1. Visa fees

Category of visa

Cost

Single entry

U$ 50 per individual

Multiple entry visa 6-12 months

U$ 100

Multiple entry visa 24 months

U$ 150

Multiple entry visa 36 months

U$ 200

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

  1. Entry into or exit from Uganda should be made only through gazetted ports of entry/exit
  1. List of visa exempt nationalities i.e. nationals of countries that do not pay for Uganda visas

COMESA

EAC

OTHERS

Angola
Eritrea
Malawi
Madagascar
Seychelles
Swaziland
Zambia
Comoros
Kenya
Mauritius
Zimbabwe

Tanzania
Rwanda
Kenya
 Burundi

Antigua
Barbados
Fiji
Grenada
Lesotho
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands, The Grenadines
Vanuatu
Cyprus
Bahamas
Belize
Gambia
Jamaica
Malta
Singapore
St. Vincent-Tonga.

Any other exemption as may be specified on arrival

  1. Every intending visitor is required to carry a genuine passport/travel document with validity beyond one year.

 

  1. All arriving visitors will be required to fill in arrival declaration cards on arrival and should comply with other immigration formalities including the provision of required biometric information.        Arrival/ departure declaration cards are available at the arrival lounge.
  1. Immigration authorities at the port of arrival reserve the right of admission.

 

  1. A visitorÔÇÖs pass for a specific duration will be granted by the Immigration authorities on arrival to permit the holderÔÇÖs stay in the country for the period granted in the pass. .
  1.  Arriving visitors should not carry or convey substances or goods prohibited by customs. (Contact Uganda Revenue Authority for details on prohibited   substances)

 

  1. Visitors should not overstay their visitors pass otherwise they will be      subjected to a fine of U$ 30 per day and other appropriate legal action including prosecution and deportation.
  1.  Engagement in employment on basis of visitors pass is strictly prohibited. Offenders will be prosecuted.

 

  1. Where visitors seek to stay longer than the period granted in the visitorÔÇÖs pass on arrival, extension of the period should be sought from the Immigration Headquarters in Kampala or respective regional offices before expiry of the initial visitorÔÇÖs pass.┬á Save for EAC nationals, extensions┬á sought by other foreign nationals shall not exceed six months in aggregate

REQUIREMENTS FOR EXTENSION OF VISITORÔÇÖS PASS

  1. Fill extension of visitorÔÇÖs pass form
  2. Attach Covering letter from applicant or host if applicable
  3. Attach immigration status of host (if applicable)
  4. Attach Copy of confirmed return air- ticket
  5. Attach Copy of passport/travel document
  6. Provide Original passport for endorsement of facility
  7. All foreign nationals entering and residing in Uganda must comply with immigration legislation and other national laws of the country during their stay in Uganda.