When – Where do I get my Uganda Tourist Visa?

Posted by on November 26, 2017

When – Where do I get my Uganda Tourist Visa? Online from Uganda Immigration

When – Where do I get my Uganda Tourist Visa? Costing 50 USD per person.


The Easiest Way to obtain a Ugandan Tourism Visa is on Arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

When - Where do I get my Uganda Tourist VisaWhen – Where do I get my Uganda Tourist Visa?  There are three ways for you to obtain a Ugandan Tourist Visa.  You can do so on online and use your credit card with a fee added.  This might be ideal for those that want everything in place prior to their arrival.

Then there is the Ugandan Visa on arrival at points of Entry such as Entebbe International Airport which is the easiest, most secure and most convenient for Travelers including those going on a Safari in the Pearl of Africa.

You can also apply for a Ugandan Tourist Visa through the Ugandan Embassy in your country.  This is the most time consuming and most expensive way unless the Embassy is close by.  For Example in the USA you send your passport the Ugandan Embassy with overnight mail and also have a return envelope inside for them to use to return passport to you.  That alone is substantially more than the on arrival visa cost of 50 USD.

Uganda Immigration has an online Tourist Visa system in place.  It has received mixed reviews from online users and those involved in the Tourism Industry. Rwanda as of January 1 – 2018 is going to Visa on arrival for visitors from all countries. 

Kenya also issues visas on arrival.  Uganda will for the foreseeable future have on arrival visas available for visitors to the Pearl of Africa.  Tourism is the number two earner of income for Uganda, stick to what works, keep it simple, stay with on arrival Visas.  The online systems in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda have been buggy and have frustrated those applying online.

The East African Tourist Visa – can also be obtained at the point of Entry in Uganda such as Entebbe but you have to ask for it.  Please note that the 100 USD Visa is obtained from the country that is your first to visit in East Africa.  Presently there is no central East African Visa application online it has to be done through the Country you will first visit.


 Apply online for your Ugandan Tourist Visa


e-tourism-visa-ugandaFor most visitors, the economical and efficient way is to buy the Ugandan Tourist Visa on arrival.  For those that want the assurance of having a visa in hand, there is the online way. For the latter, read on and click on the Link that will get you to the Ugandan Immigration Web Page.

How does the Uganda 50 USD online Tourist E-Visa work?

Simply fill out the online application, upload any supporting items, pay with your credit card (there is a credit card fee) and a few years later you have an email with a barcode in it.

This email. printed out,  is what you present upon arrival to the immigration officials where it will be scanned and the visa will be pasted into your passport as you are welcomed to Uganda.

The Process for applying for an East African Tourist Visa is quite similar and you can find the information here that you need.

  • Apply online for your East-African-Tourist-Visa
  • Apply for your East African Tourist Visa online if Uganda is your first Country of Entry in East Africa. Visa will be good for Uganda – Rwanda and Kenya.
  • You will receive an email with a barcode upon successfully applying for your visa from Uganda Immigration. Put the Email into your passport when traveling into your passport for safe keeping.
  • Upon arriving in Entebbe International Airport hand the Immigration Official your passport and email with the barcode.  They will scan the barcode and paste the visa sticker into your passport. Welcome to Uganda.

The new E-Visa should speed up the process of your processing time at Entebbe airport since you will not need the normal interview.  We hope that the new application E-Visa system will work out for Visitors and Uganda Immigration and those of us in the Tourism Industry. We will notify you on this page if the present on arrival Visa System is scrapped and replaced by the online E-Visa system.  The scrapping of the system would make it harder for those who do not have a computer – are not computer savvy, etc.

apply-VisaApply for your Ugandan 50 usd Tourism E-Visa: Click on the link and you will be on the first page of your application process The application takes in several pages but should be finished in about 10 minutes.

Be sure to look for your Email from Uganda Immigration, check your junk mail folder if you do not see it. Please remember that the East African Visa can also be applied for here if Uganda is your first country of Entry – the cost is the same for either Ugandan or East African Tourist Visa – 50 USD per person. We wish you success in filling out the forms – if you need help – please contact us if you are our client.

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