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2023 UNAA Convention Registration Guidelines


Below is a step-by-step process for our Ugandan Conventioneers:

  • Go to a Postbank near you and ask for UNAA Deposit Slips or ask for someone who handles UNAA registration matters;
  • Pay Your Registration Fee:
    *$210 (Prices go up in February)*

NOTE: *Early Bird Registration $180* is only available for Members in North America and paying online at:

For Vendors, Vendor Fees are as follows:
* $500 Premium Vendor* (Registration Included)
* $300 Standard Vendor* (Limited Availability)

  • Postbank will then notify the UNAA Executive of the Registration payment and an Invitation letter will be issued and sent to the payee.
  • The Payee then follows the Non-immigrant Visa Application process on the US Embassy Website to apply and generate a deposit slip. Print the deposit slip and take it to Centenary Bank to make a payment for a Visa Interview.

After 24-48hours, the Payee can then schedule an Interview appointment. (Interview Dates tend to be overbooked, so be prepared to reschedule your interview to an Earlier Date)

  • The Payee then prepares for his/her Interview.

*Disclaimer:* UNAA has no control over the visa process nor does the organization guarantee visa approvals, early registration is thus recommended.

All applicants are advised to periodically check with the Embassy for available slots once an interview has been scheduled, as dates might be subject to change pending open slots.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you,

Lambert Etibot

UNAA SECRETARY, On behalf of the Ugandan North American Association Leadership.

UNAA Admin

UNAA is the largest non-political formal association of Ugandans in the Diaspora. Our organization aims to promote the social, cultural and economic development of the Ugandan Community in North America and beyond. The Ugandan Community in North America numbers over 120,000 individuals.

Comments (132)

  1. Ssenakiro Ricky

    10 Jan 2023 - 09:45

    Thanks for the work u do for us and mostly the information u send to us, Everytime if you got new info.
    But I just wanna know if its ok to pay my registration this time, and I travel in September? Does this work out??
    I’ll appreciate your feedback
    Thank regards Ricky

    • unaa-admin

      10 Jan 2023 - 11:19

      Yes you may pay for the UNAA Convention registration at this time since registration is open. Upon making the payment, we shall send you an invitation letter for use at the embassy. Please visit the convention page https://unaaonline.org/unaa-dallas-2023/ to make the payment or visit a post bank branch near you to make a payment incase you cant use VISA or Mastercard.

      • Nansimbe Gloriah

        15 Jan 2023 - 07:15

        Hello sir/madam lets asume am denied the visa is this money for resgiration refundable or. Thank you and i will be glad for the response

        • unaa-admin

          16 Jan 2023 - 06:23

          The fees are non refundable.

  2. Alfred

    10 Jan 2023 - 15:40

    Thanks for the information always given to us I would like to know if it’s possible to pay to process my travels to America by this organization
    If they is any ways to help me please am waiting for your response

    • unaa-admin

      11 Jan 2023 - 00:32

      Unfortunately, UNAA can only offer guidance on how you can go about the process but we dont offer processing for travel.

      • Namusanga Ibrahim

        24 Apr 2023 - 11:10

        It’s April 24-2023..Is it’s still positive or okay.. To register now still for the convention. Will I be able to receive visa appointment

        • UNAA

          27 Apr 2023 - 07:11

          You can still register but UNAA doesnt guarantee visa appointment or visa approval.

          • Milly Nabunjo

            14 May 2023 - 07:14

            Can I pay from uae

          • UNAA

            01 Jun 2023 - 07:40

            Our UNAA website payment systems allow individuals from anywhere in the world, including the UAE, to make payments.

    • Racheal Mpanga

      16 Feb 2023 - 22:51

      Is it advisable to schedule for visa interview now or I should wait between June – August?

      • unaa-admin

        27 Feb 2023 - 09:09

        Kindly use the us embassy website for more information as regard that.

  3. Jumba Patrick

    11 Jan 2023 - 12:05

    The guidelines seem to be easy that one can do it by themselves, pay in post bank, then u send me an invitation, I schedule an appointment for the interview……….. What’s that so called paper work people talk about?

    • unaa-admin

      12 Jan 2023 - 06:21

      We are glad that you find the guidelines easy to use, the people who talk of extra paperwork have hidden agendas and are not part of UNAA.
      So follow only our guidelines always and use the information on the website.

  4. Kafumbe Godfrey

    11 Jan 2023 - 21:40

    Hello Good morning am called Godfrey i want to take these opportunity to ask ,i want to travel to european country any idea please how can i start any one can help me

  5. Tulyagyenda willy

    12 Jan 2023 - 07:52

    How much someone needs to have in hand in order to travel to us, I mean visa charged,

    • unaa-admin

      14 Jan 2023 - 03:41

      Visit the American embassy website for that information

    • Hope Mugwanya

      13 Feb 2023 - 08:24


      • unaa-admin

        27 Feb 2023 - 09:08

        Any UNAA payments are received through the website payment system or if your in Uganda, at Post Bank.

  6. Norman

    12 Jan 2023 - 13:18

    Do you’ve any UNAA representative in Uganda I can contact?

    • unaa-admin

      14 Jan 2023 - 03:42

      We dont have any but you can seek assistance from the director of communications on [email protected]

  7. Grace Wanjiru

    14 Jan 2023 - 00:13

    Hallo. …. I can’t see the standard vendor stuff as indicated on your page.

    • unaa-admin

      14 Jan 2023 - 03:44

      Vendor prices are for those that wish to book a space and showcase their products and services at the UNAA convention.

  8. Nakitende Hasifah

    15 Jan 2023 - 05:29

    Hello I want to travel with unaa any one can help me thank you

    • unaa-admin

      16 Jan 2023 - 06:19

      Please use the information on our website for guidance, Thanks

    • Natukunda

      30 Jan 2023 - 14:02

      Hi I would like to ask u if I pay that registration money , can that make me a member of UNA that if next year if I want to come I will just have to login or I will have to pay new money for registration thx

      • unaa-admin

        02 Feb 2023 - 14:22

        Every year and convention carries its own fees and subscriptions, you will have to pay next year.
        Convention registration doesnt qualify you to become a unaa member.
        You have to pay for unaa membership as a separate entity.

  9. Nansimbe gloriah

    15 Jan 2023 - 07:30

    Hello sir/madam thank you for the information but my question does also this invitation expire after 90days lets asume i pay now and the convetion is in september what will i have to do

    • unaa-admin

      16 Jan 2023 - 06:25

      The invitation doesnt expire until after the convention held during the year.
      Once you pay, you will get an invitation letter that you will use at the embassy interview.
      Please read the convention guidelines for further guidance.

    • Pacotoo Rocky

      12 Mar 2023 - 13:09

      I would like to know more about UNAA convention

  10. Namugamba jackline

    15 Jan 2023 - 12:09

    Is it possible to get invitation indicate April and travel soon before September

    • unaa-admin

      16 Jan 2023 - 06:26

      As per the guideline, UNAA is a separate entity from the US embassy and we cant guarantee viass or travel date changes.

  11. Kemigisa Grace

    15 Jan 2023 - 13:08

    If the cost for has been dictated , does that mean non vendors are not entitled to attend the convention?

    • unaa-admin

      16 Jan 2023 - 06:26

      There are fess for non vendors too clearly listed on the same page

  12. Charles Luyombya

    16 Jan 2023 - 13:10

    Thanx for the information being given to us, one question from my side I would like to attend the convention but right now am in Dubai how can I do this?. Thanks you

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 03:26

      You can pay for the convention registration, UNAA will send you an invitation letter that you can use at the embassy.
      You might be required to travel back and do the visa interview in Uganda.

      • Ataho Samuel

        27 Jan 2023 - 04:41

        Hi good morning , is it possible to get someone who is in Uganda now to pay for me, because I am not Uganda now and where I am ,I can’t get post bank , thanks

        • unaa-admin

          02 Feb 2023 - 14:18

          That is possible , as long as we get the proof of payment indicating the details of the person your paying for.
          you can also make online payments via our website.

          • Moris

            15 Mar 2023 - 02:34

            I would like to know about UNNA STUDENTS Registration…..

          • UNAA

            07 Apr 2023 - 00:36

            Its a convention registration tailored for those still in school. A valid student ID is required for this registration.

  13. Luswata Robert

    16 Jan 2023 - 13:40

    Thanks for the service you provide.

    How much fees are to be paid after early bird expires..?!
    Do you provide list of hotels in Dallas UNAA recommends..?!

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 03:29

      All the information is on our website
      UNAA convention will be held at Hilton Anatole Dallas Texas.
      Use the link to get your hotel room.

  14. Natukunda Claire

    18 Jan 2023 - 01:36

    Thanks alot for the information it’s Natukunda Claire in ug,when does the registration end since early bird is only for members in north America????n how much do I have to pay since am in Uganda

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 03:31

      The fee for Ugandans is $210 and the early bird ends at the end of the month January.
      Details on when registration ends, will be communicated

  15. JOSHUA

    19 Jan 2023 - 01:42

    Helo I would like to know the deadline for applications

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 03:33

      Details will be communicated, but the ealier the better due to embassy backlogs.

  16. Emmanuel ochieng

    19 Jan 2023 - 02:39

    Gd morning sir/madam I would like to travel to US Vai U N A A organization, is it ok to apply next month February and travel within this year? Thanks lot waiting for your response

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 03:34

      UNAA can write an invitation to use at the embassy but we dont guarantee visa issuance or travel plans

  17. Emmanuel ochieng

    19 Jan 2023 - 02:40

    And again how long does it take for someone to get there if all goes well

  18. Kakembo joseph

    19 Jan 2023 - 21:57

    hallo sir/madam
    ma question is, if l payed now ma regestration fee and l recieved ma invitation eary how long does it take to pay visa fee coz l might not have the visa fee from dat moment l want to know what it takes to pay the visa fee in which period the moment l recieve the invitation or l can spent amonth to pay visa fee.

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 03:36

      Please visit the American embassy website for issues as regard visa payments and wait times. UNAA has no control of American embassy policies.

  19. Kakembo joseph

    19 Jan 2023 - 22:15

    Hallo sir/madam,
    ma question is, if l payed ma regestration fee and l recieved ma invitation eary, how long does it take to pay visa fee coz l might not have the visa fee from that moment. l want to know what it takes to pay the visa fee, in which period the moment l recieve ma invitation or l can spent amonth to pay the visa fee.

  20. Evelyn Doreen

    20 Jan 2023 - 04:39

    1. Does a non member Ugandan quality to pay the early bird $180?

    2. Who qualifies to be an UNA student?

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 08:31

      Yes they qualify as long as they are in the diaspora. The $180 early bird is for people in the diaspora.
      In Uganda the fee is $210
      A student is anyone going or currently enrolled in school with proof of a student ID.

  21. John mugerwa

    20 Jan 2023 - 10:47

    How much is a single room reservation at Anatole hotel dallas couse I tried to inquire from their website but in vain

  22. John mugerwa

    20 Jan 2023 - 10:53

    Ar hotel reservations funds also non refundable just in case u fail to get a visa

    • unaa-admin

      20 Jan 2023 - 14:30

      A hotel is a business and not in any way associated with the visa processing.
      There are no refunds but you can check the hotel website for more details about their refund policy.

      • Eric

        24 Jan 2023 - 16:13

        Kindly when the whole process is done and one gets to Dallas for the convention what are the benefits associated along with this program

  23. Nantongo Lynn

    20 Jan 2023 - 17:55

    Hello Sir/ madam
    May i please know how long will the convention take.

  24. Janat Jani

    23 Jan 2023 - 01:30

    Good morning. I already made payments but I haven’t received an email from you . My email address is [email protected]. The email address you gave us to send our payment receipt doesn’t work. Could you kindly send the correct one. And when do I hope to receive my invitation please

    • unaa-admin

      02 Feb 2023 - 14:13

      What email address did you use to send the receipt?
      All our emails are working just fine and we have not had any issues.
      Please send a copy to [email protected]

  25. Janat

    23 Jan 2023 - 04:51

    How long does it take to receive an invitation after making payments?

    • unaa-admin

      02 Feb 2023 - 14:13

      It takes less than a week to have the letter

  26. Nakate milika

    25 Jan 2023 - 11:19

    I paid paid already for visa application last year ,can I use that chance but unaa payment by yet

    • unaa-admin

      02 Feb 2023 - 14:16

      Kindly rephrase your question as its not clear

  27. Charles

    26 Jan 2023 - 09:28

    Again I want to know wether it’s the organization to cover the hotel bookings or it’s me to book it
    Thanx please

    • unaa-admin

      02 Feb 2023 - 14:17

      You have to make your own hotel booking

  28. Emmanuel

    28 Jan 2023 - 15:29

    Well weve jus made a payment of 1 cart online but charged us for 2 person’s please its strictly 1 person Emmanuel we beg for a refund thex will be grateful if ma wish is granted

    • unaa-admin

      02 Feb 2023 - 14:19

      Send the proof of payment to [email protected]. A refund will be issued upon confirmation.


    02 Feb 2023 - 12:48

    I have paid and I need the invitation to start on my visa application

  30. Ataho Sam

    03 Feb 2023 - 04:45

    Hi good afternoon dear sir/madam ,I would to understand/ know these following things below 👇

    1.Arrival flight ✈️
    2Arrival city
    3.Departure city
    4.Hotel Address ( street address line 1 and line 2)

    The reason why I am requesting those details are so important in filling DS160 form ,so dear sir/madam kindly help me/ us
    Thanks 👍 you

  31. Kiganda William

    04 Feb 2023 - 05:15

    I paid my feez but I haven’t received my invitation

    • unaa-admin

      05 Feb 2023 - 23:44

      Forward a proof of payment to [email protected] and we shall follow up on this issue.

  32. Richard

    07 Feb 2023 - 12:03

    Is it a must i have to book hotel before embassy interview

    • unaa-admin

      10 Feb 2023 - 12:21

      Please visit the us embassy website for such details and guidance.


    08 Feb 2023 - 19:43

    can one do visa process from USA embassy in another country not uganda?

    • unaa-admin

      10 Feb 2023 - 12:22

      Yes you can but please visit the American embassy website for more details regarding that.

  34. Wakoba Martin

    10 Feb 2023 - 20:07

    Hullo UNAA, I intend to make payments by Monday 13-2-2023. I checked with a friend and he said bookings for interview at the embassy is like next year, what happens in this case if I pay and the interview period is after September? Kindly advise

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:04

      The convention fees are paid on a yearly convention basis, Kindly wait and make the payment for next years convention if you wont be able to have a visa appointment for this year.
      Once payments made for the current year are finalized, refunds will not be issued. Remember UNAA has no control over the embassy issuance of visas or policies.
      I hope that helps.

  35. Ntambi gilson

    11 Feb 2023 - 02:48

    Am gilson ntambi iwould like to join and no more about this program

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:05

      Please make use of our website for all the information your seeking.

  36. Chris

    12 Feb 2023 - 09:54

    Hello…I paid registration fees $210 on 30th January in the post bank and I was told to wait for 48hrs for the invitation through my email but up to now I haven’t received it.

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:06

      Please send your details to [email protected] for an intervention.
      Sorry about the late response.

  37. Racheal Mpanga

    16 Feb 2023 - 22:47

    Where & when will I get my UNAA invitation.

  38. Awoli Susan

    17 Feb 2023 - 14:18

    Hello greetings, here Awoli Susan .
    Le me take this opportunity to ask my question ⁉️. after conference meeting I’m I allowed to travel from Texas to Georgia state . because in Georgia is where I have my friend.

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:11

      As long as you have been granted entry into the USA legally, you can travel to any other state without any issue.
      Kindly note that you should avoid over staying your visa as it may cause future immigration issues.
      You can travel anywhere in the USA as long as your granted period of stay by US immigration has not expired.

  39. MP

    19 Feb 2023 - 05:42

    Hi , from experience kindly assist , the wait time for B1/B2 on the US embassy website right now is 210 days which means an interview will be scheduled after the dates of the convention . Is it already late for one to pay for the visa targeting UNAA 2023 , or an earlier date for an interview can be scheduled . Thanks

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:14

      UNAA has no control over the embassy policies or guarantee of a visa.
      Follow the embassy website guidelines before making the decision to pay.

  40. George Mwesigwa

    24 Feb 2023 - 00:22

    We are a group of 5 people. Can we pay as a group and get a single invitation?

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:15

      Invitations are on an individual basis.
      But you may pay an equivalent for the 5 people and get invites under the group or company name.

  41. Andrew Bahandagira

    25 Feb 2023 - 02:48

    Can i apply from 🇦🇪 as a vendor I do book interviews in Uae US embassy please advise me

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:16

      Its advisable to do your interview in your home country.
      You may seek further help from an immigration lawyer.

  42. ESTHER

    27 Feb 2023 - 07:07

    I was paid for the conference by the company i work for on 9th Feb , i sent numerous emails to the communication team with a POP, i haven’t recvd the invitation letter and now the company has been waiting for my feedback since they are the ones sponsoring me.
    Please let me get a feedback because i dont have an answer to give my boss.
    Thank you

    • unaa-admin

      27 Feb 2023 - 09:19

      Your emails were received and a reply was sent to you and the relevant authorities to intervene as regard this issue.

  43. Kimbugwe Ronald

    09 Mar 2023 - 04:49

    After paying for the registration fee and the visa fee, who pays for my Air ticket and accommodation?

    • UNAA

      14 Mar 2023 - 08:36

      The air ticket and accommodation is paid for by the traveler.

  44. Nakigudde Mariam Bonitah

    09 Mar 2023 - 12:02

    A we still registering till May
    Cos am a jounalist and am gonna be sponsored by my media house.

  45. Is it too late to join u?

    14 Mar 2023 - 08:11

    Is it too late me to apply for un na?

  46. Godrine Kaddu

    22 Mar 2023 - 02:59

    Hello I would like to know for those out of Uganda and we have residence for a given country like UAE are we allowed to apply online? Or we don’t qualify.

    • UNAA

      07 Apr 2023 - 00:37

      You are allowed to apply but you need to process your visa from Uganda

  47. Peninah Nassimbwa

    22 Mar 2023 - 10:05

    Thanks for the good job.
    How long does it take to receive the Email after registration?

    • UNAA

      07 Apr 2023 - 00:37

      Usually two weeks

  48. Lubega Kasimu

    23 Mar 2023 - 06:36

    How much is membership fee ?

    • Lubega Kasimu

      04 Apr 2023 - 04:52

      Hello….. I apid for the registration but not receiving my invitation, I need your help please.

    • UNAA

      07 Apr 2023 - 00:37

      Its $50 dollars per year

  49. Richard

    23 Mar 2023 - 10:42

    I Aready recived ma invitation and paid for visa buh the Appointments is in December am worried am not sure if I can rescadule to an earlier date or I can use That same invitation to explaine ma self at embessy since Unaa is held every year or can get invitation for next years covetion before I go for interview


    27 Mar 2023 - 04:19

    Good morning sir/madam,
    Am from uganda , i would like to know if i pay this month will i be able to attend the convetion in september. and if not when is the next convention.

  51. Kato Andrew

    28 Mar 2023 - 04:39

    Kindly update me if I can get a job through attending the convetion

    And you provide WhatsApp numbers for easy and smooth responses

    • UNAA

      07 Apr 2023 - 00:42

      UNAA doesnt have such programs. use the WhatsApp number on our website.

  52. Ssempijja Latif Sama

    14 Apr 2023 - 03:27

    Hello thanks for the update but I want to ask for what is the theme for 2023

    • UNAA

      03 Aug 2023 - 01:29

      Technology, Business & Culture Reimagined

  53. Magawa Marvin Robert

    19 Apr 2023 - 07:50

    Hulloo….I recently paid for the participation in the conference in post bank and I got the receipts but I don’t know how to get the invitation letter…..what can I do?

    • UNAA

      20 Apr 2023 - 03:25

      Kindly send your confirmation and copy of the receipt to [email protected]

  54. Namusanga Ibrahim

    24 Apr 2023 - 11:18

    Is it’s still ok in this April 2023..to register.. Will I be able to get visa appointment.. Incase after am luckily provided the invitation.. Thank

  55. Mulumba erias

    29 Apr 2023 - 07:30

    How early should i apply such.that i can get the embassy interview in time? Thx

    • UNAA

      02 May 2023 - 03:57

      *Disclaimer:* UNAA has no control over the visa process nor does the organization guarantee visa approvals, early registration is thus recommended.


    20 May 2023 - 16:10

    Hello UNAA,am susan from Nairobi Kenya,my question is,must I be a Ugandan to participate ?Can a Kenyan register for the convention?

    • UNAA

      01 Jun 2023 - 07:53

      Registration and attendance at the convention are open to everyone. However, participation in the UNAA election is restricted to individuals who are members in good standing.

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