Ministry of Internal Affairs Uganda
Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control
The following immigration information relates to border control, visas, and entry requirements to the Republic of Uganda.
- All members of delegations requiring visas to enter Uganda will be responsible for ensuring that they have the appropriate entry visa in time for their arrival. Further details are available on the Uganda Immigration website (www.visas.immigration.go.ug).
- For none visa-exempt nationalities and delegates holding ordinary passport, it is advisable that you submit your online visa application a fortnight before the expected date of arrival and the requirements generally are;
- Invitation for conference;
- Travel itinerary
- Passport copy (bio-data page with at-least 6 months’ validity)
- Yellow fever vaccination certificate
- Recent passport size photograph.
- Online payment of 5O USD.
- For the visa fee exempt countries, you are required to have an invitation or conference letter, valid passport, yellow fever vaccination and board the flights to a point of entry where the border control officers will allow entry. A list of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter Uganda is here below enumerated;
Antigua and Barbuda
|St. Vincent & the
Trinidad & Tobago
- All holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports from countries whose citizens are required to have visas to enter Uganda will be issued with gratis visas but will apply for visas on line at www.visas.immigration.go.ug, and will receive an approval notification which they print and travel with as travel authorization. On arrival at the point of entry, the visas will be endorsed in their passports.
- Note Verbale
- Diplomatic or official passport biodata and cover page with at-least 6 months’ validity.
- Please note that all UN passport holders are exempt from payment of visa fees.
- All delegates holding Ordinary Passports from countries whose citizens are required to have visas to enter Uganda will be required to apply for visas online prior to travel at www.visas.immigration.go.ug and will receive an approval notification which they print and travel with as travel authorization. On arrival at the point of entry, the visas will be personalized and endorsed in their passports at the point of entry.
- Further note that all online visa applicants can have their visas personalized and endorsed in their passports before they arrive at Uganda’s points of entry or at any of the following Uganda Missions abroad which include;
- New Delhi
- All delegates who will travel to the Republic of Uganda must hold passports with a validity period of not less than 6 months from their expiry dates and apply for online entry visas (for those countries whose nationals are required to have visas.
- Persons traveling to Uganda are required to receive yellow fever vaccination at least 10 days before. Proof of vaccination will be required at the point of entry.
- At the Point of entry, all delegates traveling to Uganda must present at Covid-19 PCR negative test certificate, taken at least 96 hours before arrival.
- Delegates are further advised to visit www.immigration.go.ug and www.mofa.go.ug for additional travel information.