Uganda has a ‘Special Pass’ which allows the applicant to conduct short term business activities for a period not exceeding 3 months. The applicant, on this pass, can temporarily conduct business, trade or profession in Uganda. This is often used as an interim work permit whilst the long term work permit is pending. The Special Pass can only be extended once.
The Special Pass is however slowly being phased out in Uganda, it is there for important to contact IBN prior to your suggested project or attendance in Uganda for this matter, to receive an update on whether the Special Pass may still exist.
There are different types of longer term work permits namely, Class A to Class G2. Work permits are differentiated between by means of activity and or the industry the applicant will be working in. Class G2 is the most popular work permit applied for in Uganda and is for person’s intending to work as employees whether for gain or not in Uganda.
Class C permits are for prescribed professions intending to invest in the prospecting business of Minerals or Mining in Uganda.
Class G1 permits are for person’s who want to work for an NGO, as a volunteer or as a Missionary in Uganda.