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Uganda Visa Requirements: Check the Expiration Date on Your Passport!

by David Pacella | April 9th, 2010

Why get help from a professional visa expediting company when you apply for a visa? Consider the case of Mr. Charles Herman.  Last summer, Mr. Herman planned a trip to Uganda to attend a friend’s wedding.  However, getting there proved to be more of a hassle then he bargained for.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Mr. Herman checked the Uganda visa requirements at the US Department of State web site. He saw that he could get a Uganda visa at the airport on arrival and that his passport needed to be valid for three months after his arrival date. He figured he was set.

However, when he went to the airport, he was not allowed on his flight. Uganda actually requires that your passport be valid for 6 months after the date you enter the country. Mr. Herman was able to make it to his friend’s wedding, but only by entering through Kenya and paying a whopping extra fee of $855.66, which the airline refused to refund.

Where did Mr. Herman go wrong? He relied exclusively on the Department of State’s website for information on Uganda visa requirements, and it gave him the wrong information.  (The page has since been corrected.) When it comes to something really important like another country’s entry requirements, it’s best to check both the US Department of State’s site, and, if possible, the web site for the embassy of the country you are visiting.

You could also use a professional visa expediting service like  When you apply for a visa with us, you work with a trained, professional visa specialist. We offer clear, easy-to-follow instructions that make filling out the required paperwork a snap, and we forward your application to the appropriate embassy or consulate for the fastest possible processing.

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