East Africa Tourist visa

Going on an exotic tour in Africa? Three East African countries - Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya - in 2014 introduced the joint visa system - The East African Tourist Visa ("EATV"), which gives the right to visit any of these countries (or all three at once).

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You can apply for an EATV online shortly before your trip. We tell you how to do it and what rules you need to follow.

East Africa Tourist visa requirements

The East Africa Tourist visa can only be issued for tourist purposes. It does not allow you to study or to be employed.

To obtain the EATV, you need to fill out a simple electronic form and pay the visa fee. The approved East Africa Tourist Visa will be mailed to you within several business days.

The EATV must be issued by the first country of entry. In all three cases, the application process is slightly different:

Documents required for East Africa Tourist visa application

The document package differs slightly depending on the country issuing the visa. Here is a complete list for all cases:

Documents required for Uganda visa:

Documents required for Rwanda visa:

Documents required for Kenya visa:

Note that if any of your passport data changes after the visa is issued, it will become invalid. If you lose or change your passport, you will need to obtain a new visa.

East Africa Tourist visa photo requirements

The specified requirements are applicable for Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda online visa photos:

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East Africa Tourist visa cost

Whichever country you use to process your travel permit, the East Africa Tourist visa price will be the same: $100 + $1 of processing fee. It is three times cheaper than applying for visas to Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda separately, in which case you have to pay about $50 each time.

You can pay East Africa Tourist visa fees online with MasterCard, Visa, or any other credit card. The price is non-refundable.

East African Tourist visa length of stay

The EATV allows travelers to stay in the countries for up to 90 days per six-month period.

The validity period for the East Africa visa begins on the planned date of entry indicated in your application form and not on the date of issue.

The EATV allows you to cross the borders of Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda more than once. However, if you decide to travel to a country not on the list (for example, Tanzania), the visa will expire.

Please note that you cannot extend the East African Tourist visa.

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