Joining the likes of Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe; the Ugandan Government has introduced the online visa processing system for visitors to the country. Beginning this month, all Uganda Online Visa Applications should be filled online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ and relevant information about documents required in applying can also be found on this website.
The new system applies to all the categories of visa on offer: the Multiple-Entry, Diplomatic and Official, Ordinary and East Africa Tourist Visa (Multiple Entry valid for 90 days to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) Transit.
In a statement issued by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), persons intending to visit Uganda on holiday, business, study, visit and medical grounds are required to apply and obtain the visa online. The applicant will be informed of the decision taken via email.
If approved, the approval letter would be sent as an attachment and if rejected, the reason(s) would be contacted to the applicant. On arrival in Uganda, a printed copy of the letter along with a valid passport /travel document will be asked to be presented.
The government is making an exception for travellers throughout the month of July only, to still be able to get visas on arrival in the country although they will have to go through the electronic application process at the port of entry.