Requirements

  1. The 21 days’ notice should have been published by the CAO of the District and there should have been no objection to the intended marriage.
  2. Request letter written by Couple (ordinary letter)
  3. Forwarding letter by CAO to Hon Minister through Registrar General.
  4. Certified copies of the following documents (certified by the CAO of the particular district)-:
  • Marriage notice form completed and signed by one of the parties to the marriage
  • Proof of residence of the parties
  • Copies of valid passports, refugee IDs or National IDs (for Ugandans)
  • Registered Affidavits sworn by the couple in support of request with details stating why the license should be granted The affidavits should be registered with the Registrar of Documents
  • Documents to support the reasons stated in the affidavits eg payments receipts).
  • Proof of marital status from the country of origin, where one of the parties to the marriage is non Ugandan. Translation from Makerere University Institute of language in case such proof is not in English
  • Proof of payment of the prescribed fees

Fees

Marriage fees

UGX 260,000 where one of the applicants is a Ugandan or a Refugee

USD 210 where none of the applicants is a Uganda or a refugee

License fees

UGX300, 000 shillings where one of the applicants is Ugandan

USD 200 where none of the applicants is Ugandan

Guidelines

  1. Client makes written request to the Hon. Minister for Justice through the CAO and through the Registrar of Marriages
  2. Request is officially forwarded by Chief Administrative officer to the Hon. Minister for Justice through Registrar General with certified copies of the following documents-:
  • Registered affidavits and documents in support of the couple’s claim
  • Proof of payment of the prescribed fees.
  • Marriage notice form completed and signed by one of the parties to the marriage.
  • Proof of residence of the parties.
  • Copies of valid passports, refugee IDs or National IDs (for Ugandans)
  • Proof of marital status from the country of origin, where one of the parties to the marriage is non Ugandan. Translation from Makerere University Institute of language in case such proof is not in English
  1. The entire application will be reviewed by the Registrar of Marriages and if in order, forwarded to the Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs through the Registrar General for consideration.
  2. Client will be called to collect license within 5 working days