Saudi Arabia visa requirements for Uganda citizens

Saudi Arabia is a favorite destination for Ugandan citizens, and its attractions draw tourists from all over the world. For citizens of Uganda who wish to enjoy Saudi Arabia’s fascinating history and culture, obtaining a visa is a prerequisite.

Saudi Arabia Immigration Services will offer valuable advice for Saudi Arabia visas for Ugandan citizens. Let's explore!

Do Ugandan citizens need a Saudi Arabia visa to visit?

Uganda is not on the exempt country list for a Saudi Arabia visa, so a Saudi Arabia visa for Uganda citizens is REQUIRED.

Currently, only citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council, such as Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and the UAE, do not need a visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Can I apply for a Saudi online visa as Ugandan citizen?

The Saudi Arabian government has taken several measures to make the visa application process more accessible and streamlined. One of these measures is the introduction of the Saudi Arabia electronic visa, which is available to citizens of 49 countries for short trips. However, Ugandan citizens are NOT ELIGIBLE for this type of visa, so they must apply for a visit visa through the embassy or a consulate in person.

How do Ugandan citizens apply for a Saudi visa?

Ugandan nationals have two options for applying for Saudi Arabia visas:

  • Applying in person at the embassy or a consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Through the Embassy's authorized travel agencies.

The application process involves providing basic personal information, such as name, address, and passport details. The visa fee is payable at the time of application, and processing times vary depending on the embassy or agency.

For information on the Saudi embassy in Uganda or the closest Saudi Embassy, go to the list of embassies.

It's critical to allow adequate time for visa processing. To be well-prepared for a smooth visa application process, Ugandan citizens should possess a current passport, have Saudi Travel Insurance with COVID-19 coverage, and maintain trip records in advance. Check the Saudi Immigration Services website for the most up-to-date details on visa criteria and eligible nations before submitting an application.