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Type of Uganda Visas

Ordinary/Tourist eVisa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 3 to 4 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 4,900/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to visit Uganda for tourism, sightseeing or visiting family & friends
Multiple Entry eVisa
  • Processing time: 8 to 10 days
  • Validity: 6 months, 12 months
  • Entry: Multiple
  • Fees: INR 8,900/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who wish to enter Uganda more than once during the period of validity
24 Months Multiple Entry eVisa
  • Processing time: 8 to 10 days
  • Validity: 24 months
  • Entry: Multiple
  • Fees: INR 12,400/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who wish to enter Uganda more than once during the period of validity
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Documents required for Uganda Visa:

  • Uganda Ordinary/Tourist Visa:
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      Single Entry

      • Passport copy (bio-data page)
      • Recent Passport-size Photograph
      • Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever) Single Entry
      • Passport copy (bio-data page)
      • Recent Passport-size Photograph
      • Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)

      Multiple-Entry

        6 Months

      • Passport (Bio-data page)
      • Recent Passport size Photograph
      • Police clearance from Interpol or home country
      • Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)
      • Recommendation letters from referee one (1) in Uganda
      • Cover Letter stating reasons for Multiple Entry
      • Recommendation letters from referee Two (2) in Uganda
      • Proof entries and exits into Uganda in the last one year
      • 12 Months

      • Passport (Bio-data page)
      • Recent Passport size Photograph (not older than 6 months)
      • Police clearance from Interpol or home country
      • Vaccination certificate (Yellow Fever)
      • Recommendation letters from referee one (1) in Uganda
      • The passport (Bio-data page)
      • Cover Letter stating reasons for Multiple Entry
      • Proof entries and exits into Uganda in the last one year
      • Recommendation letters from referee Two (2) in Uganda
      • 24 Months

      • Passport (Bio-data page)
      • Recent Passport size Photograph (Not older than 6 months)
      • Police clearance from Interpol or home country
      • Vaccination certificate (Yellow Fever)
      • Recommendation letters from referee one (1) in Uganda
      • Cover Letter stating reasons for Multiple Entry
      • Recommendation letters from referee Two (2) in Uganda
      • Proof entries and exits into Uganda in the last one year
      • Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Uganda Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Uganda?

    Yes, all Indian passport holders require a visit to visit Uganda. All visitors from India need to obtain entry visas online, prior to arrival. It is the simplest and the fastest way to get your visa. Once your visa application is approved, you will receive the visa approval via email right in your inbox.
    The type of visa to enter Uganda will depend on several factors such as nationality, purpose of your planned visit and duration.

  • add What is an eVisa?

    An Electronic Visa or "e Visa" is an electronically issued and stored authority for travel to The Republic of Uganda, which replaces the traditional paper visa process in most cases, relieving applicants from necessity to stand in queues in Uganda consulates or at the border.

  • add What is a Uganda eVisa?

    AnUganda visa is a legal document which lawfully allows its holder to enter and stay within the country for a certain number of days as mentioned on the visa.Indians are now eligible for an eVisa,

  • add What is the validity of a Uganda Visa for Indians?

    Tourist and business single entry visas are only valid up to three (3) months upon arrival. For all the multiple entry visas, however, you can be granted validity for either six months, one year or 2 years after arrival.

  • add What is the eligibility criteria for a Multiple entry visa?

    There are three sub-categories; 6 months and 12 months and 24 months

    • First time applicants can only be granted a 6 months Multiple-Entry Visa and must have proof of having travelled to Uganda, at least five times within a period of one year immediately preceding their application.
    • They should always ensure to apply for a 6 months Multiple-Entry Visa. They will be able to apply for more time upon expiration of the 6 months.
    • Applicants who have continually travelled to Uganda over a period of more than one year can apply for a period exceeding 6 months, that is, 12 and 24 months. And they must also have proof of continuous legal travel in and out of the country to that effect.
    • For any of the applications, whether 6 months or more, one must have proof of continuous travel into the country in the stated period of time if their application to be considered.
    • Any person who applies for a period beyond which they do not qualify, will if approved, only be granted a visa commensurate to the time they qualify for.

  • add What is the eVisa processing time?

    The Uganda visa is processed online within 10 working days.

  • add How will I receive the Uganda visa online?

    The decision taken on the application will be sent electronically through the email provided by the applicant.If approved, an approval letter will be sent as an attachment to the email provided. The eVisa must be presented upon crossing the state border of Uganda along with the valid travel document.

  • add How can I apply for an Uganda visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a Guyana visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Guyana visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add When can the earliest possible application be made for a Uganda visa online?

    We recommend that you apply for eVisa online at least 10 days prior to your entry in Uganda. However it is not possible to apply more than 30 days before your date of entry to Uganda.

  • add Which are the entry requirements after you arrive in Uganda?

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay period
    • Printed Uganda visa approval
    • Return ticket to your country
    • Accommodation proof
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Uganda
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Documents relating to your business trip
    • Note: It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority to enter the Republic of Uganda. The Immigration Officer at the Entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil Immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitors in the United Republic of Uganda would be contrary to the National Interests.

  • add What are the advantages of applying for a Uganda Visa online?

    • Uganda Visa for Indians can be applied online from anywhere, anytime
    • No personal presence of the applicant required
    • Minimum document requirement
    • Convenient and cost effective i.e. lowest Uganda visa price
    • Electronic visa can be sent anywhere in the world through Email

  • add Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for persons accompanying me?

    Yes. Each traveller must have a separate e-Visa.

  • add Can I get a refund if I do not use my visa?

    No. We cannot refund payments for unused e-Visas. The fee is a processing fee.

  • add Do I need any vaccination while travelling to Uganda?

    All travellers to the Republic of Uganda must have a valid Yellow Fever Immunization certificate. Vaccination is required at the time of visa application and during travel to Uganda.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?

    It is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Uganda Tourist Visa?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Uganda visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office, no need to submit physical documents and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Uganda Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Uganda Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Uganda Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Uganda Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Uganda visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Uganda visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Uganda Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Uganda visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Uganda Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Uganda

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Uganda Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Uganda Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Uganda ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Uganda
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Uganda Travel guide

Mountains soaring amidst terraced hilltops and lush green foliage are what predominantly dominate Uganda. Uganda is a trajectory of diverse landscapes, wildlife and water bodies that soothe the eyes of the tourists. Uganda houses Africa’s tallest mountain range-the Rwenzoris, source of the Nile- the longest river of the world. There is ample opportunity to explore nature and seeking adrenaline rush in the form of outdoor activities. The diverse and resplendent nature of Uganda provides great options to go on a safari and brush with the mountain gorillas amidst their misty habitat. Read more

  • Safe, small and a salubrious spring-like climate, Uganda is a treat for those travellers who love to glimpse nature from dawn to dusk. Home to 10 national parks, over 1000 species of birds and several endangered species of animals like the hippo, gorillas, rare golden monkey, chimpanzees Uganda is a tribal nation where you can experience different habitats and culture by every hour that you spend there. The best time to visit Uganda to enjoy the wildlife are during the dry seasons- June to August and December to February. The rainforests are wet all through the year and therefore one cannot avoid rain completely.
  • Petty crimes and violence do erupt at regular intervals and it is advisable for tourists to travel during daylight in known areas. It is advisable to avoid large crowds and travel by road during night outside major towns. Uganda is a multilingual country and English and Swahili are the official languages. English is widely spoken as it was inherited from the colonial rule. India is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Uganda.
  • Air India, Etihad Airways are major airlines that fly to Uganda. While there are no direct flights available, major airlines offer stopover at Addis Ababa, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi and Dubai. For tourists, Ugandan traffic can be chaotic and overwhelming. It is best to hire the services of the tour operators or guided tours who will take you around the safest route and will go a great job of covering attractions. Avoid car rentals and buses as they are unsafe options.
  • What to see in Uganda?

  • The Rwenzori Mountains or the “Mountains of the Moon” are a must on your sightseeing itinerary. The mountains form an impenetrable rocky chain along the Western Edge of Uganda and are capped with fog, thick clouds and snow. A nature trail down the foothills take you through glistening streams, thick vegetation and villages bustling with activity. A longer expedition could lead you to the Afromontane forest through bamboo heathers, and the trekkers could try to scale the Margherita Peak- the third highest in Africa.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – undoubtedly the crowd puller of Uganda is the trump card in its tourism selling points. Home to the practically extinct mountain gorillas- a world heritage site, the 331 sq km step mountain rainforest is a great attraction with over 120 species of mammals.
  • Murchinson Falls created by the River Nile through a tight squeeze between 7 m wide gap guarantees a lovely shower and thunder that a waterfall could pack. Embark on a boat cruise down the river to encounter elks and hippos or soak yourself wet at the top. The surrounding national park is also an open savannah to explore with its habitat of lions, elephants, buffaloes and more.
  • Ethical companies take you on a Pygmy tour that involves an interaction with the Batwa community that was evicted from their forest home when it became a national park. You cannot leave Uganda without straddling the equator in the giant concrete spot that is marked with a big “O”. Given that the country lies exactly in the equatorial belt, you will cross it at some point, but it is worth spending a few minutes to take a photo of yourself.
  • Visit the loveliest lake in Uganda- Lake Bunyonyi that means the place of many little birds. The shore is a contorted shoreline bordering 29 islands and surrounded by steep terraced hillsides.
  • A trip to Africa will be incomplete without a rendezvous with the largest river- The Nile. Book yourself on to a rafting trip that offers many combos where you can enjoy a sunset river cruise, river boarding, kayaking or even go on a day raft trip.

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Uganda Facts and Figures

Region:
Eastern Africa
Major cities :
Mbale, Entebbe, Jinja, Fort Portal, Lira
National Day:
October 9
Capital:
Kampala
Time in Uganda:
IST (-) 2.30 hours Read more
Language:
Swahili (Official language), English, Ugandan
Area:
241,037 km²
Population:
42.86 million
Days of the weekend:
Saturday and Sunday
Currency:
Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Main Airlines:
Uganda National Airlines
International Airports :
Entebbe International Airport, Arua Airport, Gulu International Airport
Best time to visit:
June to August and December to February
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