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


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


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

Foreign Exchange

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Travel Visas

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

Special pass for Uganda

A special pass for Uganda has most bearing when it is the case that the actual work permit applied for (or indeed other type of permit) may not be issued in time.

Who can apply for a special Pass for Uganda?

Applicants who have pending a work permit application, except under work permit class G category, can apply for a special pass for Uganda whilst awaiting the outcome of their work permit application.

In addition, other applicants can be hired for employment on a short contract not exceeding three months and may also apply for a special pass for Uganda providing entry is made upon approval and payment is made for the facility

Requirements for a special pass for Uganda

1. Applicant should complete special pass formSpecial pass for for Uganda
2. Attach covering letter from employer
3. Attach copy of Contract/Appointment letter
4. Qualifications
5. Copy of passport
6. Original passport
7. Confirmed return ticket

Upon approval and payment, the relevant immigration facility sought will be endorsed on the passport of the applicant.

A Special Pass may also be issued to a visitor who is already in Uganda, thereby giving the visitor the opportunity to extend a Visitor’s Visa for an additional 90 days.

Next steps

Start your special pass for Uganda application here by emailing us or telephoning + 27 (0) 21 424 2460.

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