Civil Registration

Civil registration is the official recording of one’s particulars in the official form provided by the law and recognized both nationally and internationally. Birth, death, adoption and marriage are part of a broad civil registration system also referred to as the registration of civil events. This section is mandated under the laws mentioned below to ensure that all the materials related to the above are delivered to all the gazzeted registration centers and ensure that the reports and returns are submitted back to the section quarterly. The section has so far developed guidelines on procedures for registration and now is in the process of piloting mobile registration. It is therefore our mandate to ensure that all marriages occurring in Uganda are registered. Despite several challenges, the section has done its best to serve the public with due diligence. The objectives and functions of the Civil Directorate include registration of all marriages, licensing churches to celebrate marriages and solemnizing civil marriages. Collection and accounting for all revenue generated from the provision of these services.