Any person intending to enter into Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes and in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities. Foreign nationals intending to enter Uganda for purposes of employment should comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda.

All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country. Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the country’s ports of entry.

Visa feesSingle entry: U$ 50 per individual multiple entry visa 6-12 months U$ 100Multiple entry visa 24 months U$ 150 Multiple entry visa 36 months U$ 200


  1. Visas do not permit gainful or voluntary employment in Uganda
  2. Entry into or exit from Uganda should be made only through gazetted ports of entry/exit
  3. Visa ExemptionsNationalities that do not pay for Visa while entering Uganda i.e. nationals of countries that do not pay for Uganda visasCOMESA (Angola, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe)EAC (Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya,  Burundi)

OTHERS (Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga.

Any other exemption as may be specified on arrival

  1. Every intending visitor is required to carry a genuine passport/travel document with validity beyond one year.
  2. All arriving visitors will be required to fill in arrival declaration cards on arrival and should comply with other immigration formalities including the provision of required biometric information.        Arrival/ departure declaration cards are available at the arrival lounge.
  3. Immigration authorities at the port of arrival reserve the right of admission.
  4. A visitor’s pass for a specific duration will be granted by the Immigration authorities on arrival to permit the holder’s stay in the country for the period granted in the pass.
  5. Arriving visitors should not carry or convey substances or goods prohibited by customs. (Contact Uganda Revenue Authority for details on prohibited   substances)
  6. Visitors should not overstay their visitors pass otherwise they will be subjected to a fine of U$ 30 per day and other appropriate legal action including prosecution and deportation.
  7. Engagement in employment on the basis of visitors pass is strictly prohibited. Offenders will be prosecuted.
  8. Where visitors seek to stay longer than the period granted in the visitor’s pass on arrival, an extension of the period should be sought from the Immigration Headquarters in Kampala or respective regional offices before the expiry of the initial visitor’s pass.  Save for EAC nationals, extensions  sought by other foreign nationals shall not exceed six months in aggregate

Visa Extension

Requirements for extension of visitor’s pass Fill extension of visitor’s pass formAttach Covering letter from applicant or host if applicableAttach immigration status of host (if applicable)Attach Copy of confirmed return air- ticketAttach Copy of passport/travel document provide Original passport for endorsement of facility foreign nationals entering and residing in Uganda must comply with immigration legislation and other national laws of the country during their stay in Uganda.

For More Information Visit The Directorate of Citizen and Immigration Control, Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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