Applying for visas for Uganda

Visas for Uganda have to be applied for using the on line application form from the Uganda Evisa Application System

You will need to have digital copies of the photo page of your passport, a recent passport photo, your yellow fever certificate and sometimes they also require a letter of invitation from the host diocese in Uganda. Please note that these files must be no larger than 250kb in size.

You will also need to have a credit/debit card handy to pay the visa fee before it will be processed. Make sure you take a note of your Visa Application ID as soon as you have submitted the form as we have occasionally had problems with email notifications from the system not being delivered.

For more information and help in applying for a visa for Uganda contact Chris Dobson


Applying for visas to visit the UK

Please note most visas are refused because applicants fail to supply all the relevant information and documentation. If you are inviting someone who struggles with English or has not travelled before it might be a good investment to get advice from a specialist company that advises people on how to obtain UK Visas.

  • All visa applications have to be made by the person who will be travelling.
  • Deaneries or individuals will need to write an official invitation letter to your prospective visitor in good time, as processing visas can take a fair while. This letter should come from yourselves, and be accompanied by bank statements showing where the funds will come from as well as a detailed programme for the visit as is possible which includes name and address of hosts.
  • It is helpful to also send a letter from the Diocese and Chris Dobson can provide you with a letter signed by him and Bishop Mike Hill if you contact him.
  • A template for visa letters is available from Chris Dobson.

Currently all visas have to be applied for on line and require someone with a credit or debit card who will be able to make the visa payment. Please note that the visa payment is not a guarantee of being granted one and is a non-refundable payment, so any mistakes in the application can be very costly.