Visa applications in Uganda via VFS Global

From 24 July 2019 you will be able to apply for a visa for the Netherlands or the Caribbean part of the Kingdom at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre (VFS Global) on Lugogo Bypass in Kampala.

External service providers

Our external service provider, VFS Global, will forward your application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. It will be the ministry that assesses your application.

VFS Global will charge an extra service fee of 70,843 UGX in addition to the regular fee charged for a Schengen visa or Caribbean visa.

Making an appointment

If you live in Uganda and want to apply for a visa for the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius or St Maarten, you can make an appointment online.

You will also still be able to submit your visa application to the embassy in Kampala.

Improved visa service

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is using external service providers to open more and more front desks in locations closer to customers. It is also keen to digitalise the application process wherever possible. In the future, this will allow applicants to complete more stages of the application process from the comfort of their own home, such as uploading scans of the required supporting documents, paying online and making an appointment to provide fingerprints. This will make the visa application process better, simpler and more modern.