Uganda Tourist Visa – Single Entry : A Guide to Tourist Visa Requirements

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Uganda Entry Tourist Visa – Single Entry

Uganda Entry Tourist Visa

To apply for a visa to Uganda, you can visit Ugandan Immigration online and attach the required documents. You’ll need to provide a passport with a bio-data page that’s valid for at least six months, a recent passport-sized photograph, and a yellow fever vaccination certificate. You may also need to provide the following documents: A letter of invitation, Proof of travel, A business letter, A recommendation letter from two referees in Uganda, and A cover letter stating the reasons for multiple entry.

This visa is granted to travelers coming to Uganda for tourism, medical treatment, family visit etc. this is a single entry visa and can be granted up to 3 months.

NOTE: Visa Approval Authorisation validity is 90 days (three months) from the day of Approval. After that, the Approval Authorisation is automatically cancelled and invalidated and the applicant needs to make a new application. Applicants should always travel within three months of visa approval to avoid this inconvenience

Where to apply: the visas are available online through the Immigration portal.



  1. Tourism
    1. Passport copy (bio-data page) with at least 6 months validity
    2. Tour plan
    3. Travel itinerary / booking
    4. Recent Passport-size Photograph
    5. Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)
    6. Hotel booking or reservation (if any other accommodation, provide an address)


The visas cost USD 50.

  1. Visa Fees are non-refundable and all payments are subject to a bank charge.
  2. Language; all documents attached should be in English.
  3. Other documents may be required during the process

Steps for Application

A guide on how to apply, renew or replace any immigration facility.

  • Step 1: Log into the Immigration Portal and select start new application
  • Step 2: Accept the terms and conditions displayed in the Disclaimer.
  • Step 3: Select the visa or permit type, category and sub category
  • Step 4: Complete the application form
  • Step 5: Upload the required documents; a six-digit application ID eg. (234790123) is automatically generated as the reference number
  • Step 6: Make payment for applications that require prepayment.
  • Step 7: Upon approval, for application that don’t require top up payment, an approval letter will be generated and emailed to the applicant on the home page
  • Step 8: Upon approval, make a top up payment for applications that require a top up payment. After payment an approval letter is generated and emailed to the client
  • Step 9: Report to the immigration office/ border for biometric capture with all documents uploaded, payment receipts, approval letter and passport


The initial period granted at entry may be extended for another 60 days in 2 intervals. This can be done online or manually at the Headquarters and the Regional Immigration offices

Visa Extensions

If you wish to extend your stay in Uganda beyond the validity of your tourist visa, you can apply for a visa extension through the Uganda Immigration Department. Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis, and additional fees may apply.


Securing a tourist visa to Uganda is a straightforward process, but it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the requirements and procedures before you travel. By following the steps outlined in this guide and ensuring that you have all necessary documents in order, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on your Ugandan adventure and explore all that this beautiful country has to offer.

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