How to Applying for Work Permit In Uganda

Applying for Work Permit In Uganda By Online

  1. Prepare and gather the necessary documents for the category you’re applying for.
  2. Send your application along with proof of payment in Department of Immigration office. Department of Immigration office.
  3. After the application has been submitted the application will be reviewed by an immigration officer who will confirm the information submitted and to give approval to the application.
  4. You will then be informed via email in the event that the permit is read to be collected after processing

Work permit for investors

  1. Investors submit their application along with the necessary supporting documents and forms to UIA.
  2. In the UIA The applications are evaluated and approved through The Executive Committee.
  3. The process of evaluating the project could require visiting the site of the project to see the investment in the field and the the number of new jobs (local or foreign) generated.
  4. After approval by UIA after which the request for work permits will be sent to the Immigration Office, who is then able to grant the final approval.


Appeal/ Problem Cases
  • A candidate whose rejection is appealable before the minister for Internal Affairs. The appeal must be filed within one month from the time the applicant receives notification of the rejection. Appeal requests are addressed to the Minister for Internal Affairs . appeals can be made through USappeal of $500 is not refundable.

Required Documents For Applying for Work Permit

Documents that are required as pre different work permit classes

Office Locations and Contacts

Directorate of Citizenship and control of immigrationHead Office
Plot 75 Jinja Road
P. O. Box 7165/7191
Kampala Uganda Uganda
Contact number: + 256 414 595 945
Fax: +256 414 348 707
Passport Control office: +256-414-342561
Legal Department: +256-414-222573
Immigration Department: +256-414-231641


  • A foreign national with an interest in working in Uganda


fees as defined by the ministry of interior affairs Directorate of citizenship and immigration


  • The validity of a work permit lasts for 2 years.

Processing Time

  • Between 1 and 4 months.


There are various kinds of work permits that are available to Uganda

  • A2 (Parastatal service) Candidates must be employed by the Government, such as those employed by government tertiary institutions.
  • The class B (Agriculture) The applicants must be those who intend to put money into the industry of animal husbandry or farming.
  • Classes C (Mining) Candidates must be investors who intend to enter into the venture of prospecting for minerals , or mining operations in Uganda.
  • Classes D (Business) Candidates must be individuals who plan to conduct trade or business in Uganda.
  • The class is E (Manufacturing) Candidates must be individuals who intend to establish a manufacturing company in Uganda.
  • Classes F (Professionals) The applicants must be members of a professional association who intend to perform their occupation in Uganda.
  • Classes G1 (Missionaries, Volunteers and NGOs) Missionaries, Volunteers, NGOs and missionaries
  • Class G2 (Expatriate employees) Expatriate employees.

The Information You Need

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address
  • Sex
  • Profession/Occupation
  • The place of birth
  • Birth date
  • Height
  • Hair colour
  • Eye colour
  • The nationality of the origin
  • Current nationality or status of nationality
  • specifics of appointment
  • The business plan is to be conducted in Uganda.
  • Land in Uganda was acquired for the purchase of which authorization was obtained.
  • Business or trade which the applicant is planning to operate in Uganda
  • Information regarding license (if the license is required to conduct the business or trade) that is in the possession of the applicant
  • Capital sums held by the applicant in his own name and at his total and unrestricted disposal

The Document is required

  • Foreign nationals with an interest in working in Uganda must be issued an official work permit/entry permission that is issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Ministry of Internal Affairs

Other uses for the Document/Certificate

  • A work permit is a way to claim benefits from employment in Uganda.
  • It can also be used to sign employment agreements and also to sue employees in the case of violation of the contract.

External Links

Directorate of Citizenship and immigration
East African



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