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Useful facts, information and hints and tips about life in Uganda.

Permits

Read about all the different permit options for immigration to Uganda.

Services

Read about our services, how we assist with all Uganda permits and visas as well as relocation issues.

Foreign Exchange

Exchanging money can be a daunting experience. Our well-informed experts can save you avoidable charges.

Travel Visas

Learn here about obtaining your travel visa for Uganda, special passes and the entry requirements.

Work Visa Uganda – Work Permit Uganda

Work Visa Uganda – Need advice and assistance? Intergate Immigration are here to help you with the correct type of work visa for Uganda, the submission and securing process, as well as any relocation needs.

Intergate Immigration is a South African based company established in 2005. Our client base includes top multi nationals as well as thousands of individuals.

Intergate looks after growing numbers of clients seeking to invest in, work in and relocate to Uganda.  We assist our clients with:

  • Advice as to the correct type of work permit or work visa.
  • The compilation of the work permit or visa application.
  • The processing visa applications and work permits.
  • Various relocation needs such as accommodation, schooling and settling in services.

There is little doubt that a work visa for Uganda can be time consuming and arduous. The appointment of a professional company to assist you  can only increase your chances of success. Our goal is to provide you with the right advice, a timely process and ensure we not only meet, but exceed your service expectations.

Our roots are firmly entrenched in the international passage of people from one country to another and we are proud of our standing as one of Southern Africa’s premier immigration consultancies.

Working in Uganda

Work Visa Uganda MapThe vast bulk of applications for temporary residency are for a Work Visa, although other types of visas and permits can be applied for.

Please note that all foreign nationals who are seeking to work in Uganda must have the relevant work visa or permit. There are different classes and categories of work permits and visas as below:

1. CLASS A WORK VISA  – GOVERNMENT & DIPLOMATIC SERVICE

For applicants who are contracted by the Government of Uganda or for diplomats appointed for service in Uganda.

2. CLASS A2 WORK VISA – GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

For applicants who are appointed on government contracts including persons serving in Government tertiary institutions.

3. CLASS B WORK VISA – INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE

For applicants who are investing into the agricultural industry.

4. CLASS C WORK VISA – MINING

For applicants who are intending to invest into the prospecting for minerals or mining in Uganda.

5. CLASS D WORK VISA – BUSINESS AND TRADE

For applicants who intend to conduct business or trade in Uganda

6. CLASS E WORK VISA – MANUFACTURERS

For applicants who intend establishing and investing in a manufacturing business in Uganda.

7. CLASS F WORK VISA – PROFESSIONALS

For applicants who are members of prescribed professionals who will practice such profession in Uganda.

8. CLASS G1 WORK VISAS – VOLUNTEERS, NGO WORKERS, MISSIONARIES

For applicants who intend to carry out work in the capacity of a volunteer NGO worker or missionary.

9. CLASS G2 WORK VISAS –  EMPLOYEES

For applicants whose intention it is to work in Uganda as employees -please note this is applicable whether the employment is for financial gain or not.

EMPLOYMENT OF EAC NATIONALS UNDER THE EAC (East African Community )

There are various categories of workers who are permitted to obtain work visas for Uganda within the protocol the EAC Common Market. These include Chairman of companies, Civil engineers, Aircraft and ship controllers and technicians.

Applications must still be made under within the correct category of work visa as above. In addition, such applications must be made (where the applicant has obtained a work contract of more than 90 days)  within 15 days of the date of having concluded the contract of employment.

In the event the employment is not for a period of more than 90 days a special pass must be sought. A special pass is also provided to EAC nationals pending the approval of their work visa or permit.

Getting started with your Work Visa Uganda

Before we make any formal application for a work visa Uganda on your behalf we offer a free consultation process to guide you as to the correct type of work permit or work visa application as well as your elegibility.

Simply email us here or telephone us on + 27 (0) 21 424 2460.

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