Visa Application

Uganda Visa Information

Applications for all Uganda Visas can now be submitted online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/
processing times for online applications may vary, applicants are advised to keep their travel dates in mind when using this system.

We are still accepting paper applications at the Ottawa Mission, processing times for all visa applications submitted to the Ottawa office take approximately 2-5 business days.


Single Entry Visa- 3Months  (Tourist, Visitor, Business, Transit)

  • 2 Fully Completed Application Forms (Download at the bottom of the page)
  • 2 Professional passport size photographs taken in the last 6 months (50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2- 3/4 inches)
  • 50USD Money Order or bank draft made out to Uganda High Commission
  • Valid Passport/Travel document/Certificate of Identity
  • Self addressed prepaid envelope
  • Holders of Canadian Travel documents must submit in addition to the above requirements a letter of invitation and valid Identification of their host in Uganda.
  • Applicants going for business,volunteer or internship purposes must include letter of support from inviting organizations
  • Applicants traveling with children below the age of 16 must provide letter of travel consent from parents/guardians, birth certificate /adoption paperwork, copy of ID if only one parent/guardian is traveling with the minor.
  • Applicants maybe required to submit other documentation as required bu the Consular Officer.

Multiple Entry Visa- 6 Months

  • Same requirements as Single entry Visa
  • 100USD Money order or bank draft made out to Uganda High Commission

East Africa Tourist Visa(EATV) -3 Months Multiple Entry

  • 2 Fully Completed Application Forms (Download at the bottom of the page)
  • Valid Passport/Travel document/Certificate of Identity
  • 2 Professional passport size photographs taken in the last 6 months (50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2- 3/4 inches)
  • 100USD Money order made out to Uganda High Commission
  • Letter requesting for EATV
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Self addressed Prepaid envelope
  • Application for EATV must be made the country which the applicant will be entering first.


Diplomatic Visa
  • 2 Fully Completed Application Forms (Download at the bottom of the page)
  • 2 Professional passport size photographs taken in the last 6 months (50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2- 3/4 inches)
  • Diplomatic note clearly highlighting the purpose of travel
  • Confirmation letter from host institution/Ministry/Department/Agency in Uganda

*Please send photocopies of supporting documents unless requested otherwise, the Mission will not be held accountable for any lost original documentation.
All visa processing fees are NON REFUNDABLE.


Working In Uganda

Visa applications for persons intending to take up employment in Uganda under Entry Permit Class G (Employees, Missionaries, Volunteers and NGO workers) shall only be processed after their applications for the Entry/Work Permit has been granted. Visa applicants are therefore advised to request their employing organizations/companies in Uganda to submit their applications for Work Permits to the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control Headquarters in Kampala for approval first.

Visa Extension

Any person intending to stay longer shall seek the extension of his/her visa at Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control Headquarters in Kampala or the nearest regional office.

Please note that telephone queries must be made by the applicant only

*Visitors from or passing through a yellow fever and cholera zone (most of tropical Africa and South America) must be able to produce a valid International Certificate of Vaccination. Air travelers who only pass through the airports of such a zone are exempt from the requirement. Also be advised that all travelers must be vaccinated against Typhoid and Hepatitis.

Visa Exemptions

Conventional holders of valid Travel Documents/Certificates  who are nationals of visa exempt countries do not require visas for travel to Uganda. Click the following link to see an updated list of visa exempt nationalities http://immigration.go.ug/content/visas-and-passes


More information on visa applications and visa categories can be accessed on www.mia.go.ug. This website provides comprehensive details on all immigration services provided by the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uganda.

Download Visa Application Form Below

If you have read and agreed to the above requirements

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