Address and Contact:

Embassy of France
P. O. Box 7212 / Kampala
Tel. (256) (414) 304 500
Fax. (256) (414) 304 520
E-mail :

The visa section is open to the public as follows:

By appontment strictly:
Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Applicants for visas are received on appointment made online only.

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Appointments are made online only. Please click here.

In the absence of available slots before the scheduled departure date, thank you for not making appointments online. If this is the case, thank you for contacting by e-mail the Visa Section of the Embassy.

Attention: the Visa section only receives applications from persons who have obtained asylum in Uganda or from holders of work permit / residence permit / dependant pass or student pass duly issued by the Ugandan immigration department. Therefore, applicants for family reunion are required to make a separate appointment. In this case, the visa section should be contacted by email ( ) or telephone and an appointment will be arranged as soon as possible.

Public holidays

Please note that the visa office will be closed on the following public holidays:

  • January 1 : New Year
  • January 26 : Liberation Day
  • March 25 : Good Friday
  • March 28 : Easter Monday
  • May 16 : Pentecost
  • June 3 : Martyrs Day
  • June 9 : Heroes Day
  • July 6 : Eid El Filtr
  • August 15 : Assumption Day
  • November 11 : Armistice 1918
Visa Rates:

The payment of the visa fee is received in ugandan shillings only.
The visa fee may vary according to the chancellery exchange rate valid at the time of the payment.

Short stay:

  • Children under 6 years: Free
  • Children between 6 and 12 years: 35 Euros
  • Adults 12 years and above: 60 Euros

Long stay:

  • 99 Euros, regardless of age

The fees paid during the visa application are not refundable.


Please note that issuance of visas generally takes a minimun period of 48 hours. This period may be longer than 10 working days for certain nationalities. Visa applications can not be submitted more than 3 months before the date of departure.

Visa applicants need a valid passport whose date of expiry must be beyond at least 3 months from the date of expiry of the visa requested. For non Ugandans resident in the country, the expiry of your residence permit must exceed at least six months of the date of expiry of the visa requested.

Please click here to learn more about the process of obtaining a visa.

The list of documents required for the application depends on the type of visa requested.

Please follow this link to download the form relevant to the required visa type

Please follow this link to download documents relevant to the required visa type.

Note again that visa applicants must make an appointment, online, for an interview with the visa officer.

When crossing a border point, an immigration officer may ask you to submit documents in relation to your stay in France, and a guarantee of return to your country of residence.

The Embassy also issues visas to the following other countries:
  • Metropolitan France and overseas Departments and Territories.
  • Greece, Spain, Portugal (only transit visas and short stay);
  • Burkina Faso, Togo (visa valid for up to 2 days), Mauritania, Gabon, Djibouti, Cote d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic (only short-term visas).
If you want to study in France, you can contact:

The Embassy Department for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs or
Alliance française de Kampala

Check the French version of this website where you can as well download the visa form.

Visas to Senegal

As from April 1st, 2014, the Embassy of France in Uganda is no longer authorised to issue visas to Senegal.
Whoever needs to travel to Senegal should therefore log on the website, apply on line and travel to Senegal with the temporary visa which will be directly provided to him once the registration is done. This authorisation will allow the applicant to travel and to obtain his visa when arriving at the Senegal’s borders.

Dernière modification : 01/08/2016

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