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Transit Visa

This visa is granted to travelers transiting through Uganda to a third country and it is granted for a maximum of 7 days and is not extendable.

Where to apply: available online through the Immigration portal


  1. Attachments
    1. Copy of the passport (Bio-data page) with at least 6 months validity
    2. Copy of recent Passport size Photo graph
    3. Vaccination Certificate (Yellow Fever)
    4. A letter stating reason for transit and country of destination
    5. Proof of permission to enter the country of destination


USD 50.

  1. Visa Fees are non-refundable and all payments are subject to a bank charge.
  2. Language; all documents attached should be in English.
  3. Any other documents may be required during processing.


The visa is valid for only 7 days and cannot be extended with the country if it expires

  • Step 1: Log into the Immigration Portal and select start new application
  • Step 2: Accept the terms and conditions displayed in the Disclaimer.
  • Step 3: Select the visa or permit type, category and sub category
  • Step 4: Complete the application form
  • Step 5: Upload the required documents; a six-digit application ID eg. (234790123) is automatically generated as the reference number
  • Step 6: Make payment for applications that require prepayment.
  • Step 7: Upon approval, for application that don’t require top up payment, an approval letter will be generated and emailed to the applicant on the home page
  • Step 8: Upon approval, make a top up payment for applications that require a top up payment. After payment an approval letter is generated and emailed to the client
  • Step 9: Report to the immigration office/ border for biometric capture with all documents uploaded, payment receipts, approval letter and passport