Press Accreditation

Section 29 (1) Press and Journalist Act 1995 provides that;

No person being an employee of a foreign mass media organisation or working as a freelancer for that mass media shall practise journalism in Uganda unless he or she is in possession of an accreditation card issued by the council.

Section 29 (2) states that;

The accreditation card reffered to in his section shall be issued upon payment of fees and upon such terms as may be prescribed by the council.
The Media Council works hand in hand with Media Centre on matters of accreditation of foreign journalists. This therefore means that accreditation forms can be acquired from either Media Council or Media Centre offices.
There is however no harm if the journalists use either the Media Centre or the Media Council as their first point of contact.
Press accreditation process is considered complete at the Media Council offices after payment of the prescribed fees and issuance of an accreditation card.


(I) A letter from an employer to theExecutive Director Uganda Media Centre stating the purpose of visit.
(II) Two-passport size photographs and a Scanned Copy of your Passport Can be attached physically or electronically.
(III) Form G is filled stating the particulars of the applicant. (Down load Form G)
(IV)  On approval by the Secretary a fee of $175 Dollars per person is paid for a period not exceeding 3 Months. Beyond 3 months up to 6 months of stay $225 Dollars per person is paid.

After Filling Form G Send application to these email Addresses and and

or +256 312 226 125 +256 312 226 125




The Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system with effect from 01 July 2016.  All persons intending to come to travel to Uganda are required to apply and obtain a visa online. Applications should be filled at the following link: