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WARNING AGAINST FRAUDULENT ELECTRONIC VISA (e-Visa) APPLICATION PORTALS

Thursday, 7th March 2019
The official electronic visa application portal for the Republic of Uganda
The Uganda Embassy in Berlin, on behalf of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, informs the general public and its esteemed clients that the official electronic visa application portal for the Republic of Uganda is: www.visas.immigration.go.ug. The Embassy takes this opportunity to warn its esteemed clients of the existence of Scam sites which either charge clients exorbitantly or defraud them totally.

The Official portal for visas to the Republic of Uganda (www.visas.immigration.go.ug) provides a range of services including issuance of all types of visas to Uganda, Work Permits, Certificates of Permanent Residence, Students Passes and Dependants passes at official fees.

The official fees for visas to Uganda are as follows:
  • Diplomatic visa (for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders) - USD 0.0
  • Uganda Ordinary/Tourist Visa - USD 50
  • East Africa Tourist Visa - USD 100
  • Transit Visa - USD 50
  • Multiple-Entry Visas for six Months - USD 100
  • Multiple-Entry Visas for twelve Months - USD 100
  • Multiple-Entry Visas for 24 Months - USD 150

The fees for other Immigration facilities for the Republic of Uganda are available at www.immigration.go.ug/ or in the application portal against each service. Visas take less than three working days and the Government of Uganda does not charge any additional fees for fast tracking visas.

The unofficial websites are designed to confuse clients and appear as though it is legitimate whereas not. While the unofficial site has three steps and has No official logo, the genuine official application site has the DCIC Logo and Uganda Court of Arms and is done in four Steps which are: (1.) Selecting the Application type; (2.) Fill the form; (3.) Add documents and (4.) Submit your application.

The following sites are unofficial and are being used for charging travellers extremely high fees or conning them of their money for the services offered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control) without its authorisation:

Our esteemed Clients are henceforth advised to desist from submitting electronic applications for Ugandan Visas through any other site other than the official e-visa Application Portal for the Republic of Uganda (www.visas.immigration.go.ug). Anyone who submits through any other site does so at his own risk.

The Government of Uganda SHALL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE for any inconvenience, loss (monetary or otherwise) or refused entry arising from using unofficial/fraudulent sites.

Source: Uganda Embassy, Berlin

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