Hiking the Rwenzori Mountains

Following Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, the Rwenzori Mountains are Africa's third tallest mountains. Its highest point, Margherita, lies at 5,109 meters above sea level. Perhaps one of Rwenzori's distinctive characteristics is its snow-capped top, which is unusual in a location that absorbs a lot of sunlight for much of the year.

Because of their remarkable ecology, the Rwenzori Mountains are also a nature reserve. Most hikers intend to conquer the summit of Mt. Stanley. To reach all three peaks, it takes at least 10 days of trekking and resting at several camps. Aside from the Rwenzori Mountains, Mt. Muhabura, Mt. Moroto, Mt. Sabyinyo, Mt. Elgon, and Mount Gahinga may all be climbed.

At Uganda Immigration Services, we are a professional visa specialist dedicated to offering quick and simple Uganda visa services for all of your travel plans. This article covers everything from visa procedures, and visa requirements, to travel insurance and visa service costs.

Hiking the Rwenzori Mountains

Uganda Visa Requirements For The United States Minor Outlying Islands

For citizens from the United States Minor Outlying Islands, do you need a visa to travel to Uganda?

The Government of Uganda does not grant visa-free entry to citizens from the United States Minor Outlying Islands. Therefore you must apply for a visa before going to Uganda.

To apply for a tourist visa to Uganda, you can apply for one of the three types of visas that we will cover in this section. In addition, we also encourage you to apply for a visa through the Uganda Immigration Services website to receive 100% support at reasonable costs.

  • Transit Visa - This visa is for citizens from the United States Minor Outlying Islands who are holding an ordinary passport when their flight stops or transits at Uganda airport once for 7 days before moving to their next destination.
  • Tourist Visa - Applicants apply for this visa if they wish to visit Uganda for tourism purposes. This visa is valid for up to 90 days (3 months) along with a single entrance to Uganda.
  • East Africa Visa - This special visa allows international travelers multiple access points to Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya. Within 90 days, all tourist attractions and activities are accessible for holders of this visa. Keep in mind that this visa cannot be extended.

A tourist visa to Uganda requires you to prepare a number of documents as well as meet some visa criteria. The visa requirements are shown below:

  • Applicants must hold an original and valid passport.
  • Passport validity must be at least 6 months or more.
  • The passport should have at least 02 pages available to receive visa stamping.
  • To enter Uganda, you must also obtain the Yellow Fever vaccine and obtain a certificate of vaccination.
  • A copy of the biographical page from the applicant’s passport.
  • 02 passport-sized photographs on white background.
  • Confirm your traveling information:
    • State the purpose of your trip to Uganda.
    • Verify your date of arrival and departure from Uganda.
    • Hotel / Lodges reservation.

However, one thing to note for applicants is that the service we provide is visa assistance, however, we cannot guarantee you will pass 100% for visa approval if there is any wrong information or a certain reason that causes your visa to be rejected.

Uganda Visa Requirements For The United States Minor Outlying Islands

How To Apply For An Uganda Visa Online

Completing the above visa criteria will give you more peace of mind when applying for a visa and it will save you time if Uganda Immigration officers request you to submit more information.

The visa application process is done completely online and you only need 15 minutes to complete it. To apply for a visa, do the following:

  • Step 1: Applicants first will begin with the Uganda e-visa application form here.
  • Step 2:
    • Select the number of applicants.
    • Select the available visa type.
      • Transit visa.
      • Tourist visa.
      • East Africa visa.
  • Step 3:
    • Provide sufficient and relevant information, and ensure they are correct as well.
      • Full name.
      • Gender.
      • Date of birth.
      • Nationality.
      • The number of your passport.
  • Step 4:
    • Double-check your information, and select your preferred method of payment.
    • Complete the visa application by submitting the form.

Rush Visa Service

Applicants who wish to acquire their visa urgently within 24 to 48 hours can adjust the visa processing time with the Rush Visa service. Applicants are required to pay an additional service fee when selecting this service.

  • Normal Processing - Your visa approval is guaranteed within 03 working days at no extra charge.
  • Urgent Processing - Urgent processing guarantees your visa approval within 48 hours at the cost of $79.
  • Super Urgent Processing - Super Urgent processing guarantees your visa approval within 24 hours or on the same day after submission.

Applying For An Uganda Visa For The United States Minor Outlying Islands

Uganda Visa Fee For The United States Minor Outlying Islands

When applying for a visa on our service's online platform, note that you need to pay 2 additional fees, Service Fee and Government Fee.

Before traveling long distances to Uganda, we recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance or COVID-19 insurance as it will save you from troubles related to financial risks. Moreover, having insurance will make it easier for you to get a visa.

When paying for the visa cost, Uganda Immigration Services provides the most common and convenient methods of payment for international travelers. Our system has approved the following payment methods:

  • For online methods, we accept American Express, Visa, Paypal, and Mastercards.
  • For direct deposit, we accept the Bank of Cyprus.

Finally, with the goal of making your journey to Uganda more convenient, our service also assists you with the pick-up service and Uganda eSim. These are 2 free services included when you apply for a visa on our website.