Uganda Visa

All U.S. citizens need a Uganda visa for entry into the country. Americans can get a visa at Entebbe Airport on arrival or in advance at the Uganda Embassy or Consulate.

Some airlines won’t let passengers who don’t have a visa board the plane, so if you plan to get your visa on arrival, make sure the airline you are using will let your board.

If you are entering Uganda by land, you may be allowed to enter the country on a temporary pass, but you will be required to get a visa shortly after arriving, so the U.S. Department of State recommends obtaining your visa before traveling to Uganda.

If you secure your travel visa prior to arriving, the length of stay you are permitted will not appear on your Uganda visa. Immigration officials in Uganda will determine how long you are allowed to stay in the country when you arrive.

It is important that you don’t stay in Uganda after your visa has expired. If you overstay your visa you will be fined $30 a day, according to the U.S. Department of State, and you may be detained until you pay your fine.


To secure a visa, you will be required to provide a variety of forms and supporting documentation, so your application can be processed. The items you must submit vary based on the type of visa for which you are applying.

However, below is a list of documents that are commonly required when applying for a Uganda visa.

  • Completed application form.
  • Two passport photos
  • U.S. passport that will be valid after your scheduled departure date from Uganda
  • Applicable visa fee
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • If you are applying for a business visa, you must provide a letter of invitation
  • You may be required to provide additional information based on the purpose of your travel, and visa requirements can change at any time. For the most up to date visa requirements, visit the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda.

    Submitting Your Application

    After you have compiled your application materials, you can submit them to the Uganda Embassy or Consulate in person or by mail.

    If you choose to submit your Uganda visa application by mail, you must include a prepaid, self-addressed USPS Express Mail envelope, so your passport can be returned to you when your visa is issued. It takes an average of five business days to process visa applications, so be sure to plan accordingly.


    Payment of all visa fees is payable by money order or cash when applying in person. Other forms of payment will not be accepted, and all fees are non-refundable.

    The cost of a single entry visa valid for three months is $50, and the cost of a multiple entry visa valid for six months is $100. There is a $30 expediting fee if you submit your application in person.

    Visa Service

    If you want help preparing and submitting your Uganda visa application, a professional visa service like “company name” can help. Visa companies are authorized by foreign embassies and consulates to submit applications on behalf of their clients.

    They are experts in the application process, and they will make sure your application is completed correctly, so there are no delays with the issuance of your visa.

    Visa services have databases of the most up to date visa requirements, making it easy for you to identify the documents you need to submit with your application.

    They also have representatives available to answer all of your questions, so you can get the information you need quickly.

    After you have completed your application and sent it to the visa company, a representative will review it to make sure it is complete and accurate before submitting it to the embassy or consulate for processing.

    After your Uganda visa is issued, it will be returned to you, so you can leave for your trip as planned.