Formalities for travelling to Uganda - visa and passport


The issuance of the visa on arrival has been suspended since 1 July 2021. Since then, all passengers who want to stay in Uganda must arrive with the agreement of the visa obtained online. The deadline for obtaining an E-visa for Uganda is 3 working days. Ce système électronique e-visa mis en place par les autorités ougandaises est valable dès sa date d’émission avec une durée de validity de 90 jours. Votre arrivée au pays doit s’effectuer durant cette période et la durée de votre séjour est établie selon les dates enregistrées pendant la commande en ligne.

The facts about Uganda before arriving in the country

Uganda is a country in East Africa, in long form the Republic of Uganda or the Republic of Uganda. It is part of the Great Lakes region of Africa. Surrounded by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, Kenya to the east, Rwanda to the southwest, South Sudan to the north and Tanzania to the south, the country encompasses a large part of the Lake Victoria.

What is the former name of Uganda?

Uganda's name is taken from the Kingdom of Buganda. The country that was once the cover of the regions in the southern part of Africa, whose capital and largest city is Kampala. Uganda is a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

What is the size of Uganda and its city Kampala Uganda?

Uganda has an area of 241,550 km² of landThe country is about the size of the United Kingdom. Its capital, Kampala, has an area of 195 km² of land (19,500 ha).


How do I get to Uganda?

As a French national, you will need a visa electronics before arriving at the point of entry into Uganda. Whether you are going for business, study or tourism, the length of your stay is also required during the form filling process.

How do I get a visa for Uganda?

To obtain permission or the visa that allows you to stay in Uganda, you must apply for a application on the internetbefore you leave.

Online steps to apply for a visa to Uganda

  • Gather all necessary forms

A copy of a colour scan, in optimum quality, of the identity page of your passport, another copy of a colour scan, in optimum quality, of an identity photo with French standards, a copy of a colour scan, in optimum quality, of your international vaccination booklet, including the yellow fever vaccine and finally, a confirmation of the flights (round trip)

  • Filling in the form

There will be several pieces of information to fill in for the Ugandan authorities. You will also need to provide your passport details such as passport number, date of birth, address, full name. At the end, you must scan a passport photo online that meets the required standards.

  • Paying the costs

Set the price of the visa using a MasterCard or visa. Subsequently, this request for visa will be sent to the Ugandan authorities to analyse your profile.

  • Recovering the visa for Uganda by email

The issuance of the visa is sent by email to the address you provided in the online order. Once received, it is recommended to print the E-visa.

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