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Visa Application

Application for a Uganda Visa

Underlying the Uganda Visa Policy is the principle of reciprocity, that all countries that require visas for Ugandans are also visa prone in Uganda. Countries exempted from visas are:

  • ANGOLA
  • ANTIGUA AND BERMUDA
  • THE BAHAMAS
  • BARBADOS
  • BELIZE
  • BURUNDI
  • COMOROS
  • CUBA
    (DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL / SERVICE
    PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY)
  • CYPRUS
  • ERITREA
  • FIJI
  • THE GAMBIA
  • GRENADA
  • ITALY
    (DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY)
  • JAMAICA
  • KENYA
  • LESOTHO
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAWI
  • MALTA
  • MAURITIUS
  • RWANDA
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • SINGAPORE
  • SOLOMON ISLANDS
  • ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
  • SWAZILAND
  • SYCHELLES
  • TANZANIA
  • TONGA
  • VANUATU
  • ZAMBIA
  • ZIMBABWE

Please note that nationals of the countries listed above should possess current passports issued by their respective countries.

Single Entry Visa

The High Commission only issues single entry visas which are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Multiple Entry Visa

Issuance of multiple visas by Uganda High Commission, Ottawa was suspended until further notice. Multiple entry visa applicants are advised to apply for this category of visa while in Uganda at the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Ministry of Internal Affairs Kampala.

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;

  • 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.

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 in Kampala including but not limited to Work Permits, Special Passes, Citizenship, and frequently asked questions.

Visa Processing Fees

Single Entry Visa: (50 USD)

The High Commission only issues single entry visas which are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

Student Entry Visa (Non Nationals of East African Cooperation) (100 USD)

Payment is by postal money order or bank draft in the names of "Uganda High Commission - Ottawa". Please download and fill in the Visa Application Form and send it, together with your passport, two recent passport-size photographs and a pre-paid, self-addressed Xpresspost envelope or Courier Envelope. i.e. Fedex, Purolator, DHL, etc.

*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.

Download Visa Application Form

If you have read and agreed to the above requirements, click to Download the Visa Application Form.

 

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