Restricted Entry

Entry may be refused to passengers not holding sufficient funds, return or onward tickets, and other necessary travel documents.

Passport valid past the date of expected departure from Uganda required by all.

Required for all except the following:
(a) nationals of Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe;

(b) transit passengers continuing to a third country by the same or first connecting flight within 24 hours, provided holding confirmed tickets and travel documents and not leaving the airport.

Requirements for a Business Visa:

  • Letter of Invitation
  • Original Passport
  • Passport size photograph
  • Certificate of Incorpoagention of business entity
  • Current Bank Statement
  • Hotel booking
  • Return Air ticket
  • If Non-Nigerian then a resident visa  from the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Visa fee (USD 50)
Requirements for a Tourist Visa:
  • Original valid passport
  • Passport size photograph
  • Current bank statement
  • Hotel Booking
  • Return Air ticket
  • Name and address of tourist agent
  • If Non-Nigerian then Resident visa from the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Visa fee (USD 100)
Visas may be issued at the point entry on arrival to Uganda; check with your local High Commission for further details.

Single-entry: Three months from the date of issue;
Multiple-entry: Six months from the date of issue.

Application to:
Consular section at the High Commission (see Contact Addresses section).

Application requirements:
(a) Passport valid past the date of your expected departure from Uganda.
(b) Copy of the foreign passport(Data page)
(?) Completed application form (the form is available on the site).
(d) One recent passport-size photo (with full name printed on the back of one).
(e) Visa fee 

Note: Working journalists require a letter of accreditation issued by the Secretary of the Media Council, Dept of Information, PO Box 7142, Kampala (tel: (41) 232 734; fax: (41) 256 888 or 342 259).

Working days required: Three