Planning Your Trip

We’re looking forward to seeing you! Here we have provided some required information that might help you with a smooth start to your trip.

Entry Visas

If you plan to attend the 2024 Data Protection Africa Summit in Kampala, Uganda and you require a visa, please see below.

Invitation Letter

For participants requiring a visa to enter Uganda, an official invitation introduction letter will be provided upon request after confirmation of fee payment. This letter  is to support a participant’s visa application process and does not guarantee visa issuance. Decisions on visa issuance rests solely with the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control of Uganda.
Participants from countries that do not require a visa will not need an introduction letter.

Visa Exempt Countries

If your nationality is one of the list, you don’t need to apply for a Visa for entering in Uganda:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Bahamas
  3. Barbados
  4. Belize
  5. Botswana
  6. Burundi
  7. Comoros
  8. Cyprus
  9. Democratic Republic of Congo
  10. Eritrea
  11. Fiji
  12. Gambia
  13. Ghana
  14. Grenada
  15. Ireland
  16. Jamaica
  17. Kenya
  18. Lesotho
  19. Madagascar
  20. Malawi
  21. Malaysia
  22. Malta
  23. Mauritius
  24. Rwanda
  25. Seychelles
  26. Sierra Leone
  27. Singapore
  28. Solomon Islands
  29. South Sudan
  30. St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  31. Swaziland
  32. Tonga
  33. Trinidad and Tobago
  34. United Republic of Tanzania 
  35. Vanuatu
  36. Zambia
  37. Zimbabwe

Source: https://www.immigration.go.ug/services/visa-exempt-countries

Uganda Tourist Visa – Single 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.

Requirements

              Business (meetings, conferences)

    1. Passport copy (bio-data page) with at least 6 months validity
    2. Letter of invitation with clear address and clearly stating business in Uganda
    3. Recent Passport-size Photograph taken in the last 6 months
    4. Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)
    5. Immigration status of host if individual

Fees

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
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Renewal

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

Source: https://www.immigration.go.ug/services/tourist-visa