Visa Application Process
An Uganda visa application requires a valid passport for all travel to east Africa, it should have 6month validity before the expiration date after returning from your trip.
In certain cases, foreign passport holders require entry, re-entry, or departure permits and/or visas to enter a country.
The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Uganda, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to volunteer in an NGO?
You are required to apply for your visa before arrival at the Entebbe International Airport.
Depending on your country of origin, should you arrive without a visa, you will be disappointed when you are not allowed entry into Uganda.
So you are encouraged to apply online and receive your approval which you will have to show upon arrival.
Contacting the relevant authorities/embassies in good time to check and arrange the necessary permits and visas prior to your departure.
Don’t trust websites (such as Wikipedia) as information can be outdated.
All travelers must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket.
Or proof of other means of transport enabling the traveler to leave the country in which your adventure tour terminates.
Alternatively, you must have proof of sufficient funds (e.g. credit card) enabling you to purchase an air ticket to leave the country.
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveler and that Steady Safaris Limited will not be held responsible for travelers being denied entry into east Africa.
Should the tourist not be in the possession of the relevant visas to any East African country they are intended to visit. We advise you to visit the Uganda immigration website for a smooth application and guiding information.
Besides the entry restrictions with effect from 25 June 2021, entry to Uganda will be possible for persons from countries who have been fully vaccinated against the Sars‑CoV‑2 coronavirus with one of the vaccines approved by the World Health Organization. Fully vaccinated persons will then once again be able to enter Uganda for the purpose of visits and as tourists. From 23 June 2021 fully vaccinated persons will also be able to apply for any necessary visas from the Uganda immigration website.
How to find the diplomatic embassies contact details