Uganda Introduces Online Visa Application


Joining the likes of Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe the Ugandan Government has introduced the online visa processing system for visitors to the country. Visiting the Pearl of Africa for business or pleasure has never been easier. Choose Uganda as your next holiday destination and experience true African hospitality.

ome to the source of the world’s longest river (river Nile), the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas, vast and diverse natural wildlife reserves; blessed with tropical, all-year-round summer weather, a diverse cultural heritage of over 50 local tribes, snow caped mountains, natural water rafting spots, vibrant night life. A wealth of unexploited natural resources and a young, educated population.

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 decision taken on the application would then be sent electronically through the email provided by the applicant.

If approved, the approval letter would be sent as an attachment and if rejected, the reason(s) would be stated to the applicant. “Print it out and present it together with a valid passport/travel document at the port of entry,” the statement reads in part. On arrival in Uganda, a printed copy of the letter along with a valid passport /travel document will be asked to be presented.

Information about documents required in the online visa application process can be found on the website provided by the tourism board. However, travellers will still be able to get visas on arrival in the country, though they will go through the electronic application process at the port of entry. This will only apply for the next few months, after which all visa applications shall be online.

This article was written by Monica Ashley Le-Coure.


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Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people and enjoying their food and culture. She enjoys tackling complex strategic challenges in the passion-to-entrepreneurship pipeline, particularly focused on the implications of 4th Industrial Revolution and workforce automation on Africa's travel and tourism industry. Miriro is currently the Managing Editor of Nomad Africa magazine.

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