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Visas and Immigration

Visa Formalities





1.          Delegates requiring visas to enter Uganda should apply for visas a fortnight before the expected date of arrival. Details of visa application requirements may be obtained from the official Uganda Immigration website ( Visa requirements for ordinary passport holders are;

a.          Invitation for conference - These will be provided after the confirmation of registration for the GSR 24.  Delegates can also send this confirmation to to get their cover letter.

b.          Passport copy (bio-data page with at-least 6 months validity)

c.           Yellow Fever Vaccination Card.

d.          Recent passport size photograph.

e.           Online payment of 50 USD.

ü  Delegates are encouraged to strictly apply for their visas through the Official Uganda Government visa portal and avoid online visa agents who charge exorbitant fees and cause delays in processing.

ü  The size of the required visa application documents for upload should range between 5KB and 200KB, using either JPEG or PNG formats.


2.          Applicants will receive an approval notification which they will print and travel with as travel authorization.


3.          On arrival at the point of entry, the visa stickers will be personalized and endorsed in their passports, delegates are reminded to input their details (names, date of birth) exactly as they appear in their passports to avoid complications during visa issuance.


4.          Upon arrival at the port of entry, delegates from visa exempt countries will be required to present;

a.   An invitation or conference letter.

b.   A passport (bio-data page with at-least 6 months validity) and

c.    Yellow Fever Vaccination Card.  

5.          All holders of Diplomatic and Official/Service Passports from visa prone countries will be issued with gratis visas. They, however, still need to apply for visas online at the official Uganda Immigration website


Their visa stickers shall also be endorsed into their passports upon arrival at the point of entry.


a.          Invitation letter – Cover letter – These will be provided after the confirmation of registration for the GSR 24.  Delegates can also send this confirmation to to get their cover letter.

b.          Diplomatic or official passport biodata and cover page with at-least 6 months’ validity.


6.          All UN passport holders are exempt from payment of visa fees.


7.          Successful online visa applicants can have their visas personalized and endorsed in their passports before they arrive at Uganda’s points of entry at any of the following Uganda Missions abroad;

a.          London

b.          Washington

c.           Ottawa

d.          New Delhi

e.           Beijing

f.            Guangzhou

g.           Brussels

h.          Pretoria

i.            Abuja

j.            Mogadishu

k.          Copenhagen

l.            Riyadh

m.         Ankara

n.          Paris

o.           Berlin


8.          Delegates are further advised to visit  and  for additional travel information or contact the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control on Telephone number; +256417102600 or email;


9.          The Ugandan online visa process typically demands a 72-hour turnaround time, its strongly recommended however, that delegates start their visa application process at least 15 days before their scheduled departure, to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances that might arise. 

10.       For any challenges encountered during the visa application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

Visa Exempt Countries

Citizens from the countries below do not require visas to enter Uganda.

  1. Malaysia
  2. Singapore


  1. Burundi
  2. Comoros
  3. Eritrea
  4. Gambia
  5. Ghana
  6. Kenya
  7. Lesotho
  8. Libya
  9. Madagascar
  10. Malawi
  11. Mauritius
  12. Rwanda
  13. Seychelles
  14. Sierra Leone
  15. Swaziland
  16. Tanzania
  17. Zambia
  18. Zimbabwe
  19. South Sudan


  1. Ireland
  2. Malta
  3. Cyprus
  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Bahamas
  3. Barbados
  4. Belize
  5. Cuba
  6. Jamaica
  7. Grenada
  8. St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  9. Trinidad & Tobago
  1. Fiji
  2. Solomon Islands
  3. Tonga
  4. Vanuatu
Click here to apply for a Visa Online


Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System

  1. Uganda Tourist Visa
  2. Diplomatic Visa
  3. Multiple-Entry Visa
  4. Transit Visas
  5. East African Tourist Visas