Visa Information


COVID-19 Visa Information

*The following measures which have been decided to be in effect until the lifting of the state of emergency, based on “New measures for border enforcement (7)” (January 13, 2021) will remain in effect for the time being.

1. Temporary suspension of “Business Track” and “Residence Track”
2. Temporary suspension of new entry into Japan from all countries and regions 
3. Temporary suspension of exceptional measures for returnees and re-entrants to Japan after short-term business travels to all countries and regions

New procedure for Visa application at the Embassy of Japan in Uganda (Services Available By Appointment Only)

General Visa Inquiries 
JAPAN VISA INFORMATION HOTLINE (24 hours/7 days a week, English only)
 TEL: +256-(0)20-6300-927
*This hotline is designated for visa applicants residing in Uganda.
*If you are calling from Uganda, you will be charged a domestic call fee for your call.
*This Hotline will only provide general information regarding Japanese visas.
*The Hotline will not connect you to the Embassy's Visa Office VISA Section.
 If you need to contact the Embassy in regards to a pending visa application, please contact the Embassy directly at +256-(0)31-2261-564 during office hours.

General Information

Visa Fee: 103,000 Uganda Shillings, Payable in cash only at the time of collection

The processing period for visa issuance is 5 working days from the date of acceptance of application as long as there are no particular problems with the content of the application. Visa applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of their anticipated travel date.

For Visa Inquiries:


Visa Application Procedures

〇The Embassy of Japan in Uganda does not accept visa application through an agent.
〇Visa applicants must submit application documents directly to the Embassy by themselves.

General Information
Application for Japanese Entry Visa

1. Short-term Stay
(A stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include remunerative activities)
Outline of Application procedures
Visa Application Documents (Download)

2. Work or Long-term Stay
(A stay during which the applicant performs remunerative work in Japan or stay of over 90 days in japan, etc.)
Work or long-term stay

3. For Non Ugandans and those who reside in Uganda

To apply for the Visa, Non Ugandans who resides in Uganda must submit work permit or any other document as proof of legal residential status in Uganda.

Dear travelers to Japan: It is recommended to take out an overseas travel insurance
〇 An overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip.
〇 Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel insurance you purchased offers sufficient coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern.
〇 It is recommended to have an overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service. (We recommend that you check your insurance details before travelling. For example, perinatal medical care is not covered by travel insurance and can be expensive.)

Consular Services

Consular fees for FY 2021
(from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022)