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Working in Uganda

All foreign nationals intending to work in Uganda must ensure that they are in possession of the relevant work permit. The requirements for the different categories / classes of work permits are here below listed.

CLASS A ( GOVERNMENT & DIPLOMATIC SERVICE ) - Applicants should be persons contracted for service in the Government of Uganda or diplomats accredited for service in Uganda.

CLASS A2 ( GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS ) - Applicants should be persons on Government contracts, including persons serving in Government tertiary institutions.

CLASS B (INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURE) - Applicants should be persons intending to invest in the business of agriculture or animal husbandry. 

CLASS C ( MINING ) - Applicants should be persons intending to invest in the business of prospecting for minerals or mining in Uganda

CLASS D ( BUSINESS AND TRADE ) - Applicants should be persons intending to carry on the business or trade in Uganda

CLASS E ( MANUFACTURERS ) - Applicants should be persons intending to engage in manufacturing business in Uganda

CLASS F ( PROFESSIONALS ) - Applicants should be members of prescribed professionals intending to practice such profession in Uganda

CLASS G1 ( VOLUNTEERS, NGO WORKERS, MISSIONARIES )

CLASS G2 ( EMPLOYEES ) - Applicants should be persons intending to work as employees whether for gain or not in Uganda. Applicants under this category can only enter Uganda after grant and payment for their work permits.

 

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