Obtain Certificate of Incorporation

Agency: Uganda Registration Services Bureau Period: 1-3 Days Cost: USD 470

Registration is an administrative process conducted by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau, which is autonomous from the Ministry of Justice and handles company registration-related issues.

 A Certificate of Incorporation is processed and issued withing 16 working hours if all the following requirements are met.

Documents required for registration of a Foreign Company

  1. Form 19 – Particulars of Directors and Secretaries of the company
  2. Form 20 – Statement of all Subsisting Charges created by the company
  3. Form 21 – Names and postal addresses of persons resident in Uganda authorized to receive service on behalf of the company
  4. Form 22 – Full address of the registered or principal office of the company
  5. Certified copies of Articles and Memorandum of Association or Constitution or other Incorporation documents from home country.
  6. Passport (3 copies)

A foreign company should also make returns on any changes or alterations in the above particulars

In case of alterations

  1. Form 7Particulars of the directors and secretary of the company is required to be filed within 14 days of company registration.
  2. Return of Allotment
  3. Form A9 Notice of the situation of the Registered Address of the company. This form must be filed with the Registrar of Companies within fourteen days of incorporation.
  4. Company Annual Returns
  5. Company Resolutions – The Business Registry can register resolutions of the Company general meetings and board meeting

Fee schedule for company registration:

  • Filing Fees:     UGX 25,000
  • Filing Form 7:  UGX 20,000
  • Filing Form A9: UGX 20,000