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Preparing for unaa San Francisco

How To Prepare For The 2022 UNAA San Francisco Convention

The annual Uganda North American Association (UNAA) convention that attracts lots of Ugandans from all over the world will take place in San Francisco on September 2nd to September 5th , officials have confirmed.

The three-day event attracts businessmen, officials from both Uganda government and the United States among others and according to UNAA Vice President Ms. Joan Bavuga, the event is also ideal for business networking.

“We are encouraging Ugandans to come and sell their businesses.  Partnerships between our people in diaspora and those back home is one of the core achievements out of the UNAA over the years,” Ms Bavuga told TheLocal on Wednesday.

“Despite the covid setbacks, we are committed to promoting the social, cultural and economic development of the Ugandan community,” she added.

Below is a circular signed off by Mr. Lambert Etibot, Executive Secretary UNAA shows a step-by-step process for UNAA’s Ugandan visitors for the San Francisco events:

1. Go to a Postbank near you and ask for UNAA Deposit Slips or ask for someone who handles UNAA registration matters.

2. Pay Your Registration Fee: $210 (Ends January 31st)

For Vendors, Vendor Fees are as follows: $300 standard fee and $500 premium fee (Registration Included)

3. Postbank will then notify the UNAA Executive of the Registration payment and an Invitation letter will be issued and sent to the payee.

4. The Payee then follows the Non-immigrant Visa application process on the US Embassy Website to 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.

5. 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.

Note: Early bird registration ($180) is for UNAA members and ends on January 31st, 2022.


Lambert Etibot

Secretary, UNAA 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 (36)

  1. Nabagereka Aidah

    25 Apr 2022 - 15:27

    Is registration still taking place or it ended

  2. Richard

    16 Jul 2022 - 22:32

    Hullo I would love to know if registration is still on or it’s now late

  3. Nantongo Felisha Joanita

    25 Jul 2022 - 17:11

    What are the dates for next years UNAA

    • unaa-admin

      25 Aug 2022 - 02:08

      Labor day weekend (Beginning of Sept)

  4. Ashiraf

    25 Jul 2022 - 21:40

    When do registration start/end?

    • unaa-admin

      25 Aug 2022 - 02:09

      Its still ongoing

  5. Namilimu zulaika

    27 Jul 2022 - 08:32

    Is the registration still on? I guess I’m late

    • unaa-admin

      25 Aug 2022 - 02:00

      Yes its still going on

  6. Mwesigwa George

    31 Jul 2022 - 16:13

    Is the registration still ongoing? I would like to be part of this convention

    • unaa-admin

      25 Aug 2022 - 02:03

      Yes its still ongoing

  7. Niwagaba Barnabas

    09 Aug 2022 - 18:57

    The us is already know unaa gave me invitation and I have already paid form visa then what are other documents needed by embassy and unaa?Thank you

  8. Nansubuga Jane Rose

    01 Sep 2022 - 15:42

    Can I start the process for next year’s convention please?

    • unaa-admin

      02 Sep 2022 - 13:16

      Yes Please

  9. Patrick Baguma

    03 Sep 2022 - 12:33

    Does the early bird fee for next year’s convention apply as of now, and if so, how much is it?

    • unaa-admin

      09 Sep 2022 - 01:15

      Yes it does apply

  10. Patrick Baguma

    03 Sep 2022 - 13:05

    Is the early bird fee applicable as of now and if so, how much is it?

  11. Twesigye Enock

    08 Sep 2022 - 10:41

    When is the next conversation for 2023

    • unaa-admin

      09 Sep 2022 - 01:12

      Labor day weekend (Sept 1st – 4th 2023)

      • Charles lubega mulamula

        04 Jan 2023 - 21:34

        Where do i register for membership? I am doing this before closure date.

  12. Noah kazibwe

    04 Oct 2022 - 17:49

    Where is the next anna convention going to take place

    • unaa-admin

      07 Oct 2022 - 00:28

      It will take place in Dallas

  13. Namaganda christine

    23 Oct 2022 - 15:51

    Hallo, can I pay for the Dallas UNAA CONVENTION 2023? COZ I missed for san francisco

    • unaa-admin

      24 Oct 2022 - 15:07

      Registration details will be sent out shortly

  14. Busingye Robert

    07 Nov 2022 - 22:57

    When is the 2023 UNAA convention (Dates), when does registration start and end and How much will it cost for me to attend (regisation fees)

    • unaa-admin

      22 Nov 2022 - 00:24

      Around the first week of September, details will be communicated soon.

  15. Waibi Abdul Twaliki

    04 Jan 2023 - 05:09

    I want to join the expo 2023 how much is registration and what are other requirements

  16. Ruth

    06 Jan 2023 - 02:34

    There’s need for clear registration information for 2023 UNAA Convention. The information on the website is for 2022. Admin, help. We wanted to start on the process early enough.

  17. Muguzi junior beckham

    01 Feb 2023 - 21:52

    I want to know next year registration and o apply thank u sir, madam

    • unaa-admin

      02 Feb 2023 - 14:25

      The unaa convention usually takes place the first week of September (Labor day weekend) every year.

  18. Lubega Kasimu

    04 Apr 2023 - 04:06

    Hello I paid for the registration already but am not receiving the email…… Wat can I do plz

    • UNAA

      07 Apr 2023 - 00:43

      It usually takes about a week or two for the processing but please send your information to [email protected] for a follow up.

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