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Uganda Work Permit for International NGO

Question:Hi,

I am an expat preparing for a position to live and work in Uganda on a 6 month contract with an international NGO operating in Uganda

1) Do I need to apply for a G1 class work permit in advance of my trip or do I come on a tourist visa and apply for a work permit while I am in Uganda?

2) In case of latter, how does the taxation work? If I am drawing a salary in Uganda in the interim period before getting my G1 class visa, while I am on tourist ( or business?) visa - how do I file for local taxation later?

I would appreciate your advice.

Thank You,
Radhika

Answer:
Yes, you need to apply for the G1 permit before you come.
Your guide to Working in Uganda
UGANDA WORK PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
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.

7. CLASS G1 (VOLUNTEERS, NGO WORKERS, MISSIONARIES)
Application 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

Please note that employment whether for gain or not is not permitted on the basis of a visitor’s visa. Kindly refer to requirements for volunteer work in Uganda

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