Uganda Visa – How to apply for a Ugandan visa

Is a family member or yourself entering Uganda? If so, you will need to obtain a Uganda Visa for tourism, business, and official purposes. Also, you will need to verify if your passport is in order and up to speed. Uganda requires certain guidelines regarding passports. These guidelines include a validity time frame of 6 months after you depart Uganda, and a minimum of (2) blank visa pages to accommodate for visa stamps.

Uganda Visa Requirements and Process

Regarding a Uganda visa, for a tourist visa, you will have to provide the documents required by Uganda Immigration. These documents include your signed United States passport with at least 6 months validity, a Uganda visa application form, an itinerary of your trip, (2) passport photographs and proof of a yellow fever vaccination. Also, you should provide a copy of your hotel reservations with the applicant’s name on the reservation for the hotel, or if staying with family or friends a notarized letter of invitation from them is required.

If traveling on business to Uganda, you will need to provide everything needed for a tourist visa with one addition. A business letter must be included from your employer and written on your employer’s letterhead. The letter should include a description of the applicant, a description of the business actions that will take place, and declare the type of visa along with desired validity length.

For an official visa, you will need to provide a Uganda visa application form, an original and signed United States passport, and an itinerary of your trip. Also, a State Department Letter from the United States Department of State. The State Department letter should include your detailed purpose of travel to Ivory Coast, names and addresses of establishments you will visit, and the dates of the trip. The letter should address the “Embassy of Uganda, Washington, D.C.”

Uganda Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Uganda
5911,16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
United States
Consulate General of Uganda
New York
Uganda House, 336 East, 45th Street
New York, NY 10017 -3489
United States

Additional Uganda Information

Capital Kampala
Currency Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Language English, Swahili
Electricity Voltage: 240 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type G
Country Code +256
Time Zone EAT