Visa Application Requirements

All Foreigners travelling to Uganda should obtain a visa from the Embassy before travelling. Only Nationals from the following countries are exempted from the visa requirement:


ANGOLA ANTIGUA BARBADOS BELIZE COMOROS CYPRUS ERITREA FIJI

GAMBI GRENADA ITALY JAMAICA KENYA LESOTHO MADAGASCAR

MALAWI MALTA MAURITIUS RWANDA SIERRA LEONE SINGAPORE

SOLOMON ISLANDS ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES SWAZILAND SYCHELLES

TANZANIA TONGA VANUATU ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE

The Visa Section at the Embassy opens to the public on Monday to Friday, from 10:00a.m. to 12:00pm only (The Embassy is closed on Public Holidays in Uganda and in Turkey).

The period for processing a visa application is two working days.
Applications for visas should be made in person. Passports should also be collected in person by the applicant or by an agent/person authorized by the applicant.

NB: Applicants are advised to submit their completed applications well in advance of the proposed date of travel. Visa application forms may be obtained directly from the Embassy or downloaded from the Embassy’s website (when available).


VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR:

A. ALL PASSPORTS (INCLUDING DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT HOLDERS):

  • 1. One duly filled application form by each applicant.
  • 2. Two passport size photographs attached to each application form.
  • 3. Passport valid for at least one year from the proposed date of entry.
  • 4. Bank receipt showing proof of correct visa fee payment into the Embassy’s Visa Account (Diplomatic Passport holders are exempted from this).
  • 5. Letter of invitation/introduction, if travelling on business or official purpose.
  • 6. Photocopies of passport (Pages 1, 45 and data page with picture) of the person who is inviting the applicant to be faxed from Uganda – If travelling for a visit.
  • 7. Applicants may be requested to submit additional supporting documentation.
For Tourist/Student Visas, the following are required:
  • 1. Applicant’s Bank Statements for the last three months.
  • 2. Sponsor’s Bank Statements (if any) for the last three months.
  • 3. Evidence of travel arrangements (booking details).
  • 4. Leave Approval Letter from your Turkish employer/educational institution.
  • 5. Please note that in addition to these requirements, you may be asked to give additional information by way of interview.