Business Registration

The Bureau is mandated under the Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act Cap 210 to register all business entities in Uganda which are required by law to be registered. The directorate of Business Registration is responsible for the registration of :

  • Public/Private companies
  • Foreign companies
  • Legal documents (e.g Constitutions, agreements, deeds, powers of attorney, etc)

Benefits Of Registering a Company

  • Obtain legal Identity/status
  • Safeguard your business name by acquiring a trade name.
  • Access opportunities like loans, tenders, financing etc.
  • Business formalization creates more employment opportunities through business expansion.
  • Enables registration for licenses e.g Investment, trading and taxation licenses.
  • Better marketing and advertising opportunities for increased clientele
  • Improved competitiveness in the regional market

Benefits Of Registering a Document

Registered documents are admissible in the court of law since they have evidential value in the eyes of the law. This means that un-registered documents are not readily acceptable and admissible in a court of law.
Registered documents safeguard the interest of a buyer since they take effect against every un-registered documents relating to the same property. In other words, the registration of documents preserves the title of the buyer.
Registering your document puts it on the government record which renders credibility to the document and makes it a notice to the public at large in respect to the subject matter of the document.

  • Obtain legal Identity/status
  • Safeguard your business name by acquiring a trade name.
  • Access opportunities like loans, tenders, financing etc.
  • Business formalization creates more employment opportunities through business expansion.
  • Enables registration for licenses e.g Investment, trading and taxation licenses.
  • Better marketing and advertising opportunities for increased clientele
  • Improved competitiveness in the regional market

Registering a Document

Before you present a document for registration, please ensure that the major features of the document are clearly and properly represented on each copy of the document.
The document should be presented in triplicate (3 copies) and should be duly witnessed.

Certification of Documents

To have a document certified:

  • Present copies of the document to be certified;
  • Pay the certification fees; and
  • Hand in the documents and payment receipt at the Business Registry.



Service Details Costs (Ugx. & US$)
Continuous filing on companies Registration of Documents 20,000/=
Company Resolutions 20,000/=
Company Forms 20,000/=
Stamp duty on transfer of shares 1.5% of amount being transferred
Registration of transfer of shares 20,000/= Plus
1% of amount of shares being transferred
Annual Returns 50,000/=
Registration Of Legal Documents Powers of Attorney and Constitution 50,000/=
Affidavits and Statutory Declarations 30,000/=
Other Services Search Fees 25,000/=
Certification of company documents 20,000/=
Registration Registration Fees 24,000/=
Change of particulars 10,000/=
Search 2,000/=
Filing Fees 1,000/= per copy
Cancellation of Entry 5,000/= per copy
Change of Address 5,000/= per copy
Rectification of register 10,000/= per copy
Notice of cessation 10,000/= per set
Certification 5,000/=
Incorporation of Companies with Share Capital Name reservation 20,000/=
Registration fees of nominal capital of 1M-5M 50,000/=
Registration fees of nominal capital exceeding 5M 1% of Share Capital
Stamp duty 0.5% of share capital on new companies with share capital above 5M
Foreign Companies Registration of certified copy of memorandum or equivalent $250
Any other document (forms) $55
Certification, per copy $10
Registration of Charges Registration of mortgage/charge 50,000/=
Registration of series of debentures 50,000/
Inspection of register 20,000/=
Registration of receiver or manager of property 25,000/=


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