New Zealand citizens can obtain a visa on arrival when traveling to Uganda. However, bear in mind that applying for a visa on arrival still requires travelers to go through the typical visa application procedure as well as the necessary paperwork upon reaching Uganda. This option can be particularly beneficial for those who have made spontaneous travel plans or have not had the opportunity to apply for a visa in advance.
However, we strongly recommend that New Zealand citizens consider applying for an e-visa (electronic visa or online visa) instead of opting for a visa-on-arrival. The e-visa system allows travelers to apply for their visa online before their trip to Uganda. There are several advantages to consider choosing the e-visa option:
- Convenience: With an e-visa, New Zealand citizens can complete the entire application process from the comfort of their own homes. They can avoid long queues and waiting times at the airport or embassy.
- Time-saving: Applying for an e-visa significantly reduces the processing time compared to traditional paper visa applications.
- Accuracy and reliability: The online application system ensures that the information provided is accurately recorded. Mistakes or errors that can occur with manual paper applications are minimized, reducing the chances of visa rejections or delays.
- Peace of mind: By obtaining an e-visa prior to travel, New Zealand travelers can proceed with their journey with confidence, knowing that their entry into Uganda has been pre-approved.