Important Visa Information

Visa Info


The Government of Uganda introduced an online visa/permit application system with effect from 1st July 2016. 

The Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System performs checks against law enforcement databases. 

All travellers seeking admission to Uganda are required to obtain a visa using this system prior to being granted boarding

All persons intending to travel to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, and/or medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online. Applications should be filled here.

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.


Nationalities that do not require a Visa to enter Uganda:


  • Angola, 
  • Comoros, 
  • Eritrea, 
  • Malawi, 
  • Madagascar,
  • Mauritius,  
  • Seychelles, 
  • Swaziland, 
  • Zambia, 
  • Zimbabwe


  • Burundi,
  • Kenya, 
  • Rwanda, 
  • South Sudan,
  • Tanzania


  • Antigua, 
  • Bahamas, 
  • Barbados, 
  • Belize, 
  • Cyprus, 
  • Fiji, 
  • Gambia, 
  • Grenada, 
  • Italy (only diplomatic passports)
  • Jamaica, 
  • Lesotho, 
  • Malta, 
  • Sierra Leone, 
  • Singapore, 
  • Solomon Islands, 
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 
  • Tonga, 
  • Vanuatu

Any other exemption as may be specified on arrival.