Uganda Visa For Japanese Citizens - Requirements & Fees

Kibale National Park, which covers around 790 square kilometers and was established in 1932, is situated in western Uganda. A research facility is built here to study more about primates, ecosystems, and wildlife. Kibale's southern part shares boundaries with Queen Elizabeth National Park, forming a 180-kilometer wildlife passageway connecting the Ishasha segment to the far southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Kibale National Park is among Africa's top safari places for chimp tracking and other primates, as well as a gorgeous tropical rainforest. It offers a warm environment practically all year.

The Uganda visa for Japanese citizens can be obtained easily online at Uganda Immigration Services. Our well-trained and experienced visa experts can support you in completing your visa application while guaranteeing that your personal details are safe at all times.

Uganda e-visa for Japanese citizens

Uganda e-visa for Japanese citizens

Uganda Visa Requirements For Japanese Citizens

Since 2016, Uganda has launched an e-visa model for international tourists. An electronic visa is issued through an electronic system instead of being affixed to a passport or issued separately. Procedures for registration and transaction of visa fees are done 100% online.

Uganda issues the 3 most popular tourist visas for tourists from Japan as follows:

  • Transit visa (single-entry)
    • Japanese travelers need this visa only if they need to stop in Uganda during their transit to another place. This visa allows you to stay in Uganda for 7 days temporarily.
  • Tourist visa (single-entry)
    • Within 90 days with a 3-month validity period, travelers from Japan are allowed to freely explore the land of Uganda, tourist activities, and wildlife.
  • East Africa visa (multiple-entry)
    • Applying for this visa will allow Japanese travelers to explore the East Africa region freely. Within 90 days, you are allowed to travel freely between Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Japanese travelers can also register for tourism activities in the 3 countries above.

For more details about the payment, please read our Uganda e-visa fees policy. 

Do Japanese citizens require a visa to visit Uganda? Yes, a visa is REQUIRED for Japanese citizens when traveling to Uganda. To make the visa application process more convenient, we recommend that Japanese applicants prepare the following criteria in advance:

  • A Japanese passport should have at least 2 blank pages for the visa stamp.
  • Passport validity is more than 6 months.
  • Japanese citizens need to have a Yellow Fever vaccine and a certificate.
  • Accommodation booking, flight confirmation, and travel plans for issuing e-visa.
  • A scanned copy of the biographical passport page
  • A recent photograph of the applicants.

Uganda visa requirements for Japanese citizens

Uganda e-visa requirements for Japanese citizens

How To Apply For An Uganda e-Visa From Japan

This procedure of visa application is done entirely online and through our service in 03 simple steps:

  • Step 1: Within the Uganda Immigration Services homepage, select "Apply Visa".
  • Step 2: Select a suitable visa for your trip to Uganda, and fill out your personal details in the form.
    • Your information must be the same as on your passport.
    • For the processing time service, please see our Rush Visa service below.
  • Step 3: After filling in all the information, you only need to pay to complete the visa procedure.

The process of information verification and visa approval will take about 3 days. The time may be extended if there is an incident during the verification process, such as missing or incorrect information.

Rush Visa Service (Processing time)

  • Normal Service - Your visa will be confirmed and shipped to you in about 3 business days.
  • Urgent Service - Within 48 hours, your visa will be confirmed and emailed.
  • Super Urgent Service - Within 24 hours of application, your visa will be confirmed and emailed. There is a service fee included.

Uganda visa for Japanese citizens

Uganda e-visa for Japanese citizens

Uganda e-Visa Fees For Japanese Citizens

Japanese citizens must submit the Service Fee and Government Fee for their application to proceed.

We suggest Japanese travelers purchase Travel insurance or COVID-19 before traveling to Uganda. Travel insurance primarily covers two aspects of your trip: your reservations and your medical expenses while traveling.

Does travel insurance cover Covid-related issues or not?

  • Yes, many travel insurance policies cover coronavirus treatment fees. However, some companies are offering exemptions for existing coverage. You should contact your insurance department about this policy when choosing your coverage.

Visa service fees can be paid through the following 2 portals:

  • Online portals: Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, and American Express.
  • Direct deposit: the bank of Cyprus

In addition, customers are also supported with 2 more add-on services: pick-up service and Uganda eSim when they apply for a visa on Uganda Immigration Services.