Contact the Ugandan Embassy, Consulate or High Commission in your country to learn of visa and passport requirements. Currently the only vaccination required to enter Uganda is yellow fever, however you may prefer to get other vaccinations such as typhoid, hepatitis, measles, tetanus, polio, meningitis, tuberculosis, mumps, rubella, etc. Generally two passport photos along with a valid passport are sent to the Ugandan embassy/consulate, with included proof of yellow fever vaccination and visa application fee (e.g., $90 US Dollars for 6 months of multiple entries). Use the letter mailing address and cell phone number provided in the Communication Section below for your application. Visas may be available at the airport for purchase on entry; however, as visa rulings can change frequently, it is best to contact the embassy/consulate in your country to learn of the latest requirements before arrival. A third alternative is to allow your professional and licensed travel agent to handle your visa arrangements.
To assist you in receiving correct information for your country of origin, some contact information for diplomatic missions abroad are listed below. This is current as of late 2004; please conduct an internet search for up-to-date information if this has expired (and please contact your Volunteer Coordinator so that this page may be updated).
Host Family Address:
If you need an address for visa application purposes, please use:
35Kms Masaka-Mbarara Road
P.O. Box 1220
Ugandan Diplomatic Missions Abroad
Belgium- Av de Terurn 317, 1150 Brussels; tel: +32 11 762 58 25 (3 lines)
Canada- 231 Cobourg St, Ottawa KIN 8J2; tel: +1 613 613 7797
Denmark- Sofievej 15, DK-2900, Heller up, Copenhagen; tel: +45 31 62066
France- 13 Av Raymond Poincare, 75116, Paris; tel: +33 53 70627
Germany- Dorenstrasse 14, 531 Bonn; tel: +37 0228 355027 38
UK- Uganda House 58/5 Trafalgar Sq, London WC2; tel: +44 20 7839 5783
5911 16th St, NW, Washington, D.C.
20011; tel: +1 202 726 7100
Return to Volunteer Manual
U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Uganda are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy, where they may obtain updated information on travel and security in Uganda. Contact information is as follows:
Street Address: The U.S. Embassy
Mailing Address: P.O. Box
Telephone: (256) (041) 259-791/ 2/ 3 / 5
(256) (for after-hours emergencies)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 07:30-4:30
U.S. citizens may complete a registration form on-line at:
http://usembassy.state.gov/, or may request one by contacting the Embassy by phone. It is suggested that you visit the site and fill in the form prior to your arrival in Uganda. Biographic information, passport data, and itinerary may be faxed to the Embassy.
U.K- British citizens may contact the British High Commission in Kampala for registration or in an event that they would need assistance.
|British High Commission Contact Details:
|British High Commission |
Plot 4, Windsor Loop Road,
P. O. Box 7070, Kampala.
Tel: + 256 (0) 31 2312000 Fax: + 256 (0) 41 4257304 General Enquiries
Canadian citizens visiting or residing in Uganda are encouraged to participate in the Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA) program. Registered Canadians will be updated as to safety issues by the Canadian High Commission while they are in the Uganda. Contact details are as follows:
Street Address: The Canadian High Commission
Jubilee Insurance Centre
14 Parliament Avenue
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20115 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: (+256-41) 258-141 and 348-141 or (+256-31) 260-511
Fax: (+256-41) 349-484
Cellular phones: (+256-75) 758-141 or 735-768
Internet Address: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/nairobi/uganda_office-en.asp
Hours of Operation:
Passport, citizenship and registration services:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Immigration/visa services and education inquiries:
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Diplomatic Bag schedule for visa applications to and from Canadian High Commission in Nairobi:
Receipt from Nairobi: Monday mornings
Dispatch to Nairobi: Friday afternoons
After-hours emergency contact information
For emergency assistance after hours, please contact one of the following:
- A Canadian official in Kampala at (+256-75) 758-141, (+256-41) 222493
Canadian citizens can create a registration file online at http://www.voyage.gc.ca/main/sos/rocapage-en.asp or can visit the office upon their arrival in Nairobi to fill out a form in person. If you wish to register by mail, you can print the form from the above website. When registration occurs online or via mail, the visitor must visit or contact the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi upon their arrival to request activation of their registration.
For Embassy/High Commission contacts for other countries, visit Embassy World to search for the appropriate one (http://www.embassyworld.com/).