Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about e-Visa in Uganda

    1. What is the validity of the East Africa e-Visa?

    The Uganda East Africa Visa, also known as the e-visa program, was introduced in June 2016 following an agreement among Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. This electronic visa allows tourists from eligible countries to travel to any of these three countries using the same visa, irrespective of where it was obtained. The East Africa Visa is exclusively for tourism purposes and remains valid for 90 days from the date of entry into any of these countries. Applicants can conveniently apply for this visa from their countries without the need to visit the embassies of Uganda, Kenya, or Rwanda in their respective countries. All that is required is an internet-connected smartphone or computer and the necessary documents to complete the online application form. Applications for this visa must be submitted at any of the Republic of Kenya's, Rwanda's, or Uganda's diplomatic representations, as well as at the respective nations' immigration offices or online, if applicable. Uganda e-Visa: Those planning a trip to Uganda may get information on the visa application procedure on the Uganda Immigration Services website. Apply for an East Africa tourist visa online and enjoy a memorable time in Africa.
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    2. What is the East Africa Tourist Visa?

    The East Africa Tourist Visa is a unique program designed to enable travelers to visit multiple countries in the East African region using a single visa. This initiative aims to boost tourism and make travel more convenient for those interested in exploring various destinations across East Africa. This Joint Tourist Visa permits travelers to travel to Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. With the East Africa Tourist Visa, travelers can enter any participating country and then move freely within the region without needing additional visas or paying extra fees. This visa allows for multiple entries and remains valid for 90 days from the entry date. It's important to understand that this visa is strictly for tourism purposes and does not authorize employment or business activities. The East Africa Tourist Visa simplifies travel arrangements for those intending to discover the diverse attractions and natural beauty of East Africa. Whether it involves going on a safari in Kenya's Maasai Mara, trekking to see gorillas in Uganda, or exploring Rwanda's breathtaking national parks, this visa provides convenience and flexibility for travelers seeking to experience the richness of the East African region.
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    3. What happens if I forget to bring my Yellow Fever vaccination certificate?

    Uganda requires all visitors to provide proof of Yellow Fever vaccination before entering the country. Other nations demand vaccination confirmation from tourists from countries at risk of yellow fever virus exposure; a travel order may be required for those traveling to numerous countries. Travelers should consult the CDC's website for their destination to see if the Yellow Fever vaccine is necessary or recommended before entering. You can still proceed with your trip if you forget your Yellow Fever certificate when arriving at Entebbe International Airport. You will be required to receive the vaccination immediately upon arrival, but be aware that there is a service fee of approximately USD 50. In general, the vaccine takes 10 days to start working. Therefore, if you choose to get vaccinated on arrival, you will be without protection during the initial 10 days of your visit to Uganda. Getting vaccinated before your trip is strongly recommended to ensure complete protection from the start. It is crucial to remember that the particular repercussions will vary significantly based on the country's rules and the circumstances of your trip. To minimize problems, properly investigate your destination's immunization requirements and ensure you have all required papers before departing on your journey.
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    4. Can Kyrgyzstan get a Visa on Arrival in Uganda?

    Uganda tourist visas on arrival have been replaced by the electronic visas (E-Visas) program to enhance the processing experience. The traditional method involved potentially long queues and slower processes at the Immigration checkpoints. Moreover, insufficient documents can complicate the process further.  Therefore, it is recommended that travelers apply for a Uganda visa online. At Uganda Immigration Services, we provide comprehensive guides on visa requirements, Uganda e-visa fees, how to apply, and excellent 24/7 support for any concerns you may have.
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    5. How do Kyrgyzstan citizens check their Uganda visa status?

    The e-visa application process is conducted online; applicants can also monitor their visa status through the “Check Status” portal. It's important to note that this service is exclusively available to portal clients. To inquire about visa status, applicants need to provide the following information: Application reference number.  Applicant’s information.  Passport number. Contact email address.
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    6. What documents are required to obtain an Uganda e-Visa?

    Kyrgyzstan citizens should be aware of the necessary documents to complete the Uganda e-visa application: A passport valid at least 6 months from the entry date. At least  2 blank pages for visa endorsement purposes.  A recent digital portrait photograph. A copy of the passport's biographical page. A credit/ debit card for the e-visa payment.  Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is REQUIRED to enter the country. Verify accommodation and travel plan if required.  Valid contact information. Uganda Immigration Services provides 24-hour assistance with application and document preparation difficulties. Get your tourist visa to Uganda now!
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    7. What are the processing time and fees for Uganda e-visa?

    Kyrgyzstan visitors can acquire a Uganda tourist visa within 3 business days after submitting their application. The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system enhances the visa application process than the traditional visas on arrival.  Kyrgyzstan applicants can conveniently complete the Uganda e-visa application with any internet-connected mobile device or tablet. Rush Visa service provides the following Uganda online visa processing time options to accommodate the preferences and urgency of Kyrgyzstan nationals: Standard processing: The most economical service processes documents in 3 business days. Urgent processing: Applicants selecting this option can expect to receive their Uganda ETA within 48 business hours as soon as possible. Super-Urgent processing: Applicants can choose this option for fastest processing, which delivers results in about 24 business hours.
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    8. What is the duration of stay in Uganda with an e-visa?

    Uganda e-visa holders can stay in Uganda for up to 90 days (equivalent to 3 months). To ensure that the duration of your visit to Uganda meets the requirements, the appropriate visa type must be selected based on the purpose of the trip.  Uganda Immigration Services provides the following tourist visas in Uganda:  Tourist e-Visa (Single-entry): This single-entry visa is for tourism purposes and allows travelers to stay for 90 days (3 months) in Uganda. East Africa e-Visa (Multiple-entry): This visa grants multiple entries to visit Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda as often as desired within a 90-day stay in each country. Transit Visa (Single-entry): For short stays, this type of visa grants travelers a transit period of up to 7 days in Uganda. Read more about Uganda tourist visas and East African tourist visas, as well as how to apply for a visa online. 
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    9. Does Uganda require a visa for Kyrgyzstan citizens?

    Kyrgyzstan is not included in Uganda's list of visa-exempt nations. Thus, citizens of Kyrgyzstan must apply for a visa before traveling to Uganda.  Uganda Immigration Services provides an Uganda online visa application, allowing Kyrgyz travelers to travel to Uganda quickly and easily without visiting embassies or consulates. However, it is essential to remember that e-visa applications are only allowed for tourist and transit purposes. Applying for a Uganda e-Visa is entirely online and takes a few minutes. Applicants can quickly complete the application online on any smart device or mobile phone. Once approved, the visa application is processed within 3 business days and delivered to your personal contact address.
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    10. Can the Uganda e-Visa be extended before it expires?

    In certain situations, travelers in Uganda want to extend the duration of their e-visa. If your stay exceeds the duration permitted by your e-Visa, you may request a visa extension through the official Ugandan authority services. However, it's important to note that approval for extensions is not guaranteed. Thus, seeking guidance from the Ugandan Embassy or Consulate is strongly recommended before your e-visa expires. To complete the Uganda visa extension online, submit your application before expiration and allow sufficient processing time. Contact us immediately for the up-to-date Uganda e-visa extension processes and requirements. 
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