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.


  1. A letter from an employer to theExecutive Director Uganda Media Centre stating the purpose of visit.
  2. Two-passport size photographs and a Scanned Copy of your Passport Can be attached physically or electronically.
  3. Form G is filled stating the particulars of the applicant. (Form G)
  4. 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

or +256 312 226 125 +256 312 226 125

APPLICATION FOR UGANDA VISA ONLINE                                               

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:

Uganda Drone Laws/UAVs

1. Drone Laws In Uganda
3. Commercial Uganda Drone Laws
4. Flying Drones In Uganda
5. Contact Information

General Uganda Drone Laws

Drones are currently banned from being imported to Uganda, however work is under way on new legislation that would allow drones to come in with certain conditions. Drones already in the country must be registered with the Uganda Aviation Authority, contact information for the Aviation Authority is listed at the bottom of this page. For those who already have drones in Uganda there are several Uganda Drone Laws and regulations that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following laws when flying in Uganda,

    Do not fly your drone over people or crowds of people
    Respect other peoples privacy when flying your drone
    Do not fly your drone near military installations, power plants, or any other area that could cause concern among local authorities
    Do not fly your drone near airports or in areas were aircraft are operating
    You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
Commercial Uganda Drone Laws

The same ban applies to drones for commercial use in Uganda, however for drones already in the country please adhere to the above Uganda Drone Laws when flying for commercial use in Uganda.
Contact Information 

Call: +256 414 352000