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Things Required to Get a Work Permit in Uganda

If you are a foreign and need an opportunity to work in Uganda, this detailed information is for you.

It highlights everything you may need to know about things required to be issued with Uganda’s work permit. It is categorized according to the class you may be interested in.

 

Class A (Government & Diplomatic services)

Applicants for this class must be contracted for service in the government of Uganda or diplomats hired for service in the country.

Requirements:

  • Fill Entry / work Permit form
  • Attach photocopies of the passport
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Cover letter from the Embassy and a supportive letter from the ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Class A2 (Government contractors)

You need to apply for this permit if you are on Government contracts including those serving in Government tertiary institutions.

Requirements:

  • Fill Entry / work permit form
  • Attach photocopies of the passport
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Cover letter from the organization
  • Covering letter from the line ministry
  • Interpol letter from home country
  • Academic qualifications for professionals

 

Class B (Investment in Agriculture)

For any one intending to invest in agriculture or animal husbandry, this is the right permit to apply for.

Requirements:

  • Fill Entry / work permit form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of passport
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • Land title
  • Uganda Investment Authority License
  • Letter from Ministry of Agriculture regarding intended agriculture venture
  • Recommendation from LC’s or RDC’s office
  • Work plan / Feasibility study of the project undertaken
  • Security bond
  • Interpol letter from home country

 

Class C (Mining)

This is for those who are planning to invest in mining.

Requirements:

  • Fill Entry / wok permit form
  • Photocopies of passport
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • License issued by Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Articles and memorandum of Association
  • Supportive letter from Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Security bond
  • Uganda Investment Authority License
  • Interpol letter from home country

 

Class D (Business & Trade)

Applicants for this should be persons intending to start a business or trade in Uganda

Requirements:

  • Fill work permit form
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of the passport
  • Company’s bank statement
  • Uganda Investment Authority license
  • Articles and memorandum of association
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Income tax clearance
  • Trading license
  • Banking of Uganda Certificate of remittance of US $ 100,000
  • Letter of good conduct from home country / Interpol in country of origin
  • Security bond

 

Class E (Manufacturers)

Applicants should be those planning to engage in manufacturing business.

Requirements:

  • Fill work permit form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of passport
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • Security bond
  • Company’s documents: Articles, memorandum and certificate of incorporation
  • Investment license
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Bank statement
  • Trading license
  • Income tax clearance
  • Letter of good conduct from home country or Interpol in country of origin

 

Class F (Professionals)

Requirements:

  • Fill work permit form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of passport
  • Attach Covering letter
  • Qualifications
  • Registration with the relevant professional agency e.g. Association of medical Practitioners
  • Company documents
  • Letter of good conduct from home country or Interpol letter from home country
  • Security bond.

 

Class G1 (Volunteers, NGO Workers, and Missionaries)

Requirements:

  • Fill form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of NGO certificate
  • Criminal record report (from home country) or Interpol letter from home country
  • Attach Covering letter from institution / NGO
  • Covering letter
  • Appointment letter
  • Qualifications

 

Class G2 (Employees)

Class G2 is for anyone intending to work as an employee in Uganda. All Applicants under this category can only enter Uganda after grant and payment for their work permits

Requirements:

  • Fill EP form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of passport
  • Academic qualifications
  • Letter of good conduct
  • Appointment letter
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • Proof of failure to employ a Ugandan
  • Training opportunities for Ugandans
  • Investment letter
  • Income tax clearance
  • Articles and memorandum
  • Trading license
  • Security bond
  • Company’s Bank statement
  • Certificate of incorporation

 

Work Permit Renewal

  • Fill work permit form
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of permit in the passport and copy of bio-data page of the passport
  • Bank statement
  • Proof of Ugandans’ trained
  • List of Ugandans’ employed

 

Employment of EAC national under the EAC common market protocol.

  • Workers allowed to work in Uganda under the EAC Common Market Protocol include Chairmen of companies; Civil engineers; Aircraft and ship controllers and technicians.
  • You should fill work permit form and fulfill requirements under the specific category of work permit sought. (Refer to categories above)
  • EAC nationals who obtain work of more than 90 days should apply for work permit within 15 days from date of concluding contract of employment.
  • Special pass should be sought for employment of not more than 90 days.
  • Special pass will be issued to EAC nationals pending issuance of work permits.
  • Employers should furnish immigration with annual return of EAC workers in establishment.
  • EAC workers who change employment should notify immigration within 15 days of change of employment and should apply for new work permits.
  • If a worker ceases employment, for which work permit was issued, he/ she must notify immigration within 15 days of cessation and apply for pass to stay in Uganda or leave the country.

 

Certificate of residence

  • Fill CR form
  • 3 passport size photos
  • LC1 recommendation letter
  • Covering letter
  • Medical report
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of ownership of property (if any)

 

CR due to marriage

  • Requirements as above plus:
  • Marriage certificate copy (at least 3yrs)
  • Copy of spouse’s Uganda passport