Business Registration

OVERVIEW
It is the registry operated by the Directorate of Business Registration of Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

SERVICES OF THE BUSINESS REGISTRY
We provide the following Business Registration Services:

1. COMPANY REGISTRATION SERVICES New company registration
  • Public Limited Companies
  • Private Limited Companies (The companies limited by shares including single member companies, and companies limited by guarantee)
  • Foreign Companies
  • Unlimited Companies
Registering events and occurrences in the life time of the company.
  • Company Resolutions arising from Company meetings.
  • Company Forms as provided in the law.
Law Applicable:
  • The Companies Act No.1 of 2012
  • The Companies (General) Regulations, 2016
  • The Companies (Single Member) Regulations, 2016
  • The Companies (Powers of the Registrar) Regulations, 2016
  • The Insolvency Act, 2011
  • The Insolvency Regulations No.36 of 2013
  • The Capital Markets Authority (Amendment) Act 2011
  • The Finance Act, 2013
2. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION SERVICES.
  • New business names registration (Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships)
  • Change of particulars of registered business name.
  • Cessation of business name.
Law Applicable:
  • The Business Names Registration Act, Cap. 109
  • The Business Names Registration Rules, S.I. 109-1
  • The Business Names Registration (Amendment) Rules, 2005 S.I. No. 53 of 2005
  • The Partnerships Act, 2010
  • The Partnerships Regulations, 2016
  • The Finance Act, 2013
3. LEGAL DOCUMENTS REGISTRATION SERVICES.
  Our services include registration of the following types of documents:
  • Constitutions
  • Deeds
  • Agreements; e.g. Joint Venture Agreements, Tenancy Agreements, Sale Agreements, Contracts, Memorandum of Understanding.
Law Applicable
  • The Registration of Documents Act, Cap. 81
  • The Registration of Documents (Fees)(Amendment) Rules 2005
4. REGISTRATION OF COLLATERAL SECURITY INTERESTS.
We register Chattels, Mortgages and Debentures.

Law Applicable
  • The Companies Act, No. 1 of 2012
  • The Chattels Transfer Act, Cap. 70
5. INFORMATION SERVICES.
Uganda Registration Services Bureau maintains registers and data records in the registrations and as such, the Business Registry is a clearing house for the information and data on these registrations.

Law Applicable
  • The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act, Cap. 210
  • The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act (Commencement) Instrument, 2004. S.I. No. 48 of 2004
6. BUSINESS REGISTRATION ADVISORY SERVICES.
Uganda Registration Services Bureau provides technical advice on the business registration it carries out.

Law Applicable
  • The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act, Cap. 210
  • The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act (Commencement) Instrument, 2004. S.I. No. 48 of 2004
7. ASSESSMENT OF FEES.
Uganda Registration Services Bureau is by law an agent of the Uganda Revenue Authority for assessment of fees payable for the services it offers.

Law Applicable
  • The Stamps Act, 2014
  • The Stamps (Amendment) Act, 2016