The hustle of lining up and haggling to get a VISA seems to be over now that applications are now click away. The Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system with effect from 01 July 2016 that will help Ugandans ease up and blend in the digital revolution.
In a letter obtained by this website, all persons intending to come to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit,medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online and all applications should be filled at the immigration website.
An applicant will then be notified and the decision taken on the application will be sent electronically through the email provided by the applicant. If approved, an approval letter will be sent as an attachment to the email provided. Print it out and present it together with a valid passport / travel document at the port of entry.
The types of Visa that can be applied on this new system include; Multiple-Entry, Diplomatic and Official, Ordinary, East Africa Tourist Visa (multiple entry valid for 90 days to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) and Transit visas
Through the month of July 2016, it will still be possible to get visas on arrival. However, the traveler will have to go through the electronic application process (as above) at the port of entry. This will only apply in the month of July 2016, after which all visa applications shall be online.