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Passport / Visa Services  

Visa Information

An applicant for a visa shall have to submit an application on the on-line system in the standard visa application form. For this purpose, the applicants may log on to https://indianvisaonline.gov.in

 It should be ensured that applications for visa contain the full particulars regarding the intended purpose of the visit; the name and address of the party / person the applicant wishes to contact; the places to be visited; the scheme or project, if any, under which the applicant wants to hold discussions; and any other relevant detail for establishing the bonafides of the visit.

VISA SERVICES

 

INTRODUCTION:

Welcome to visa services section of High Commission of India, Kampala. Please note that all foreign nationals require visa to travel to India. There is no facility for visa on arrival in India and therefore appropriate visa must be obtained before entering India. Please go through this page carefully for proper understanding of visa procedure in order to ensure that your visa application is complete in every respect. This will help in easy and correct submission of visa application in the first instance and avoid unnecessary delay in processing of your application. An incomplete application is liable to be rejected.

HOW TO APPLICY REGULAR AND E-VISA 

The High Commission of India follows Online Visa procedure and handwritten / manually typed visa applications are not accepted. 

a.   For e-Visa- Coordinates of e-visa system are given below and any queries regarding e-visa may directly be sent to them:

Website:

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html External website that opens in a new window

E-visa status enquiry

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/StatusEnquiry External website that opens in a new window

E-mail Address:

indiatvoagov.in

Contact Number:

+91-11-4300666

E-Visas are processed and administered by Ministry of Home Affairs of India and High Commission of India has no control over processing of E-Visa applications.

b.    For Regular visa- please visit the following link:

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html# External website that opens in a new window  and click on “Regular visa application”. Select “Uganda-Kampala” as an option for the “Mission Field”.

  • [Note: Please use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer browsers. Online visa form is not compatible with Safari browser. It may not work on mobile phone browsers or Apple devices].
  • Completely fill up the visa application form, without leaving any column blank.
  • Please indicate your permanent address as that of your native country. 
  • Upload your photo vertically and not horizontally. Please save / submit your application and take a printout only after you have uploaded your photograph. You will have to re-fill the application form if you fail to upload your photograph.
  • Once the online application is completed press ‘submit’ after which an application ID No. starting with UGAK…..…. will be generated, which should be noted carefully and quoted in all references in this regard made to the High Commission.
  • Thereafter, the online application form must be printed and duly signed on page 1 and page 2 (declaration) and submitted to the High Commission of India, Kampala personally along with One latest photographs (2” X 2”), prescribed visa fee, passport in original and the required documents for processing of visas.
  • NOTE: Kindly provide your latest and complete contact details on the visa form. Suppression of facts and false / incomplete / inaccurate information will not only result in delay / denial of visa but may also debar the applicant from getting visa in future. Visa application may be accepted, modified or refused by the High Commission of India and its decision in the matter shall be final. The High Commission reserves the right to withhold any application submitted for an in-depth examination. Personal interviews by the Visa Officer with applicants is required. Validity of regular visa is effective from the date of issue and not from the date of travel. Visas are not issued from a future date to match applicant’s itinerary.

 

3.Visa fee and Mode of payment of regular visa:

  
Visa fees chart in respect of Uganda and Burundian national.  In case the application is rejected, visa fee will be non-refundable.

Sl. NoVisa Type / Duration/Entries Visa Fees

01.

Tourist Visas (T)

 

 

Up to 1 year/Single or

Multiple Entry

UGX -380,000/-

 

More than 1 year and up to 5 years / Multiple Entry

UGX 745,000/-

02

Business Visas (B)

 

 

 

Up to 1 year/Single or

Multiple Entry

UGX 11,000/-

 

03

Entry Visas (X)

 

 

Up to 6 months / Single or Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

More than 6 months and up to 1 year / Multiple Entry

UGX 455,000/-

 

 

 

More than 1 year and up to 5 years / Multiple Entry

  UGX 745,000/-

 

04

Employment and project Visa

 

 

Valid as per term condition

UGX-11,000

 

05.

Students Visa

 

 

Valid for the duration of the course or 5 years, whichever is less/ Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

06

Medical Visas (MED X)

 

 

Up to 6 months/ single or Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

 

More than 6 months and up to 1 year / Multiple Entry

UGX 455,000/-

 

07

Conference/ Seminar Visa (c )

 

 

 

Up to 6 months/ single or Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

08

Journalist Visas (J)

 

 

 

Up to 6 months/ single Entry

(or Double entry with HOM's

Approval)

UGX 305,000/-

 

09

Research Visas (R)

 

 

 

Up to 6 months/ single or Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

 

More than 6 months and up to 1 year / Multiple Entry

UGX 455,000/-

 

 

More than 1 year and up to 5 years / Multiple Entry

 UGX 745,000/-

 

10

Missionary Visas (M)

 

 

 

Up to 6 months/ single or Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

 

More than 6 months and up to 1 year / Multiple Entry

UGX 455,000/-

 

 

More than 1 year and up to 5 years / Multiple Entry

UGX 745,000/-

 

11.

Mountaineering Visas (M)

 

 

 

Up to 6 months/ single or Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

 

More than 6 months and up to 1 year / Multiple Entry

UGX 455,000/-

 

12.

Intern Visas (l)

 

 

 

Up to 1 year / Multiple Entry

UGX 305,000/-

 

13

Film Visas (F)

 

 

 

Up to 1 year / Single or

Multiple Entry

(Maximum Duration of the visas will be 1 year)

UGX 455,000/-

 

14.

Transit Visas

 

 

 

Up to 15 days / single or Double Entry

UGX 85,000/-

 

        

4.Common documentation required for all categories of visa:

  • Original passport valid for at least six months from the date of travel.
  • Completed and signed visa application form with photo uploaded vertically.

 

Visa Fees

  • In case applicant was an Indian national before, proof of renunciation of Indian citizenship in the form of cancelled passport or Indian Citizenship Renunciation / Surrender Certificate is required.
  • Birth certificate of the applicant
  • Copy of birth certificate of the minor applicant. In case the status of minor’s father is unknown, a Statutory Declaration is required from the mother stating the same. 
  • No objection letter (letter of consent) signed by the parent and also signing on the visa application form.
  • Others documents are required for case to case basis

 

5.         How to submit the visa application

Printout of duly filled and signed visa applications along with the prescribed documentation, one photographs, prescribed fee may submit their applications in person between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM  from Monday to Friday at the High Commission of India, Kampala.

6. Approximate processing time and status enquiries

The approximate processing time of visa applications is 3 to 5 business days starting from the day completed application is received.

  • Applicants are advised to apply for visa sufficiently in advance so that it is processed in time.
  • Applications which need to be referred to the concerned agencies may take longer for which no fixed timeframe can be given. Applicants should not purchase air tickets before obtaining visa.
  • The High Commission of India cannot be held responsible for applications which are not finalized in time for your intended date of departure. For status of your application, you may drop an email at cons.kampalamea.gov.in.

 

7. Jurisdiction of High Commission of India:

The High Commission of India, Kampala has jurisdiction over Uganda, and Burundi and will be able to accept visa applications only from those who are present in its jurisdiction. Those who are not residing in the jurisdiction of this High Commission may contact the Indian Embassy / High Commission / Consulate General having jurisdiction over the area of their residence.

8. Vaccination requirement before entering India

To process the visa, it will be required to valid certificate of Yellow Fever vaccination from an authorized vaccination centre. Persons arriving from a country having public health risk may be required to undergo medical screening or additional measures as decided by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India.

9. Use of Satellite phones is illegal in India

All foreign nationals visiting India are advised not to carry / use Thuraya / Iridium satellite phones in India. These phones are strictly illegal in India and any violation in this regard shall have serious consequences and the users are liable for prosecution under Indian laws.

 
 
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