While Colombian citizens have the option to acquire a visa upon arrival in Uganda, this process involves waiting in line at the Immigration checkpoint and applying for the visa in person.
There is a possibility of encountering complications, such as insufficient documents or information, which can make the visa-on-arrival process more complex and time-consuming. Therefore, Colombian travelers should apply for a visa online. Uganda Immigration Services offers comprehensive visa information and application services 24/7 for Colombian tourists.
Colombian citizens need to obtain a visa to enter Uganda. In 2016, the Ugandan Government introduced an electronic visa (e-Visa) system, which allows eligible countries, including Colombia, to apply for visas online, eliminating the need to visit an Embassy or Consulate. For tourism purposes, Uganda Immigration Services offers the following types of e-visas:
Tourist e-Visa: The tourist e-visa permits visitors to stay in the country for tourism purposes for up to 90 days, and it allows for a single entry.
East Africa e-Visa: This type of e-visa allows travelers to visit Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda within 90 days and permits multiple entries.
Transit e-Visa: The transit e-visa allows visitors to transit through Uganda for a maximum of 7 days, and this visa cannot be extended.
Additionally, travelers can get a visa on arrival in Uganda. However, we highly advise you to select the online visa application approach. For better information, check the differences between Uganda eVisa and Visa on arrival.
Chadian citizens are not authorized to use a Uganda e-Visa to work in Uganda. The e-Visa is only valid for tourist and short-term business trips. Applicants seeking a work permit in Uganda must get a work visa or consult with the Ugandan Embassy for appropriate services.
It is essential to understand that working without a valid work visa in Uganda is unlawful and can result in deportation, penalties, or even jail. As a result, it is strongly advised to get proper guidance as well as the right visa type before traveling to Uganda.
Getting an Uganda e-visa online is simple and convenient, however, to ensure a smooth process. Applicants must complete a set of requirements. In this section, we will provide the basic requirements for Uganda e-visa:
A valid passport: Your passport must be at least 06 months remaining from the date of arrival in the country. An additional blank passport page is necessary for visa stamping purposes.
A copy of the biographical page of your passport.
A passport-sized photograph of the applicant.
Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination: Applicants REQUIRE to get this document before traveling to Uganda.
A credit/ debit card for e-visa payment.
If necessary, visitors may need to verify their travel plan as well as the date of arrival & departure from the country.
Please note that the above-mentioned information is the basic requirement, during the process, the Ugandan Authorities may request additional documents for verification purposes.
Should any issues or discrepancies arise, applicants are encouraged to promptly contact us for clarification. Kindly read our guide to apply for Uganda e-Visa.
To acquire a Ugandan e-Visa, two types of fees must be paid: a service fee and a government fee. The government fee is remitted to the Uganda Immigration Department for processing and issuing the visa, while the service fee is contingent on the number of applicants and the type of visa service requested.
Typically, the visa processing period ranges from 5 hours to 3 business days. However, those in urgent need of a visa should consider selecting the Rush Visa service, which offers three options:
Standard service, the most economical, provides the e-visa within 3 business days.
Urgent service delivers the e-visa within 24 hours.
Super-urgent service allows applicants to receive the Ugandan e-Visa within 05 working hours.
Visa payments can be made using various methods, including credit/debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal, as well as via wire transfer to our bank account. Moreover, travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling abroad, to prevent financial risk situations.
In this section, we will demonstrate the step-by-step process of how to complete the Uganda e-visa application online:
Click on the "Apply Visa" to begin the application.
Choose your nationality and specify the purpose of your visit; currently, only tourism is applicable for the Ugandan e-visa.
Complete the online application form, providing personal and travel details, including passport information and contact information.
Submit any required documents, such as a copy of your passport and a passport-sized photo.
Submit your application and pay the visa fee online using a valid credit card.
Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation email containing an application reference number. To track your e-visa application progress, select “Check Status” and provide your basic information and the reference number.
Typically, e-visas are processed within 5 hours to 3 business days, although processing times may be longer during peak travel seasons. Once your e-visa is approved, it will be delivered to you via email. Ensure to print a copy of the e-visa to carry with you during your visit to Uganda.
Chadian citizens are not eligible for visa-on-arrival services in Uganda. Uganda does not offer this facility to Chadian citizens or any other nationality. As such, Chadian citizens must secure a visa before their journey to Uganda, either by visiting the Ugandan embassy or applying online via the e-Visa system on the Uganda Immigration Services website.
Tourist e-Visa: Visitors can enter Uganda for tourism within 90 days. This visa grants a single entry that cannot be extended.
East Africa e-Visa: With this visa, visitors can travel to Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya for 90 days. The visa grants multiple entries for tourism purposes. This visa cannot be extended.
Transit e-Visa: The transit visa allows 7 days during the transition to the next destination of your trip. However, visitors are allowed to engage in tourist activities during this period.
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Chadian citizens are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Uganda. Uganda does not extend visa-free privileges to Chadian citizens, necessitating the acquisition of a visa in advance of their trip.
Uganda offers various types of e-visas, including those for tourism, short-term business trips, and transit purposes. Chadian citizens can acquire a visa by either visiting the Ugandan Embassy or using the online visa program provided by Uganda Immigration Services. Additionally, travelers are strongly advised to check the most up-to-date visa requirements and procedures on our website before traveling to Uganda.
Once your e-visa application is through, a confirmation email will be delivered to your email address. You will find your application reference number which is used to keep track of your application progress online. Here are the steps to check your Uganda e-visa status:
Within our homepage, navigate to the "Check Status".
A new page will open, prompting you to enter your visa application number and passport number.
The subsequent page will display the status of your visa application. If your visa application is approved, the page will show your visa details and the issuance date. If your application is still under review, the page will indicate that the process is ongoing.
If your visa application is approved, you can download and print a copy of the visa to get stamped at the airport.
Please note that the online visa tracking system is exclusively available for applicants who have applied through the Uganda Immigration Services website and does not apply to those who have used other application channels.
To obtain a Uganda e-Visa, Central African citizens are required to pay two types of fees: a government fee and a service fee. The government fee is remitted to the Uganda Immigration Department for processing and issuing the visa, while the service fee varies based on the number of applicants and the type of visa service requested.
The typical processing time for the visa ranges from 5 hours to 3 business days. However, applicants in urgent need of their visa can opt for the Rush Visa service, which offers three choices:
Standard service; your eVisa is sent within 3 business days via normal processing. This is the most cost-effective approach.
Urgent service ensures your eVisa approval within 48 working hours (02 business days).
Super-urgent service assures that individuals obtain their Uganda eVisa within 24 working hours.
Visa payments can be made through various methods, including credit/debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal, as well as by wire transfer to the designated bank account. Central African citizens can find more details regarding Uganda e-Visa payment on our website.