Reserve a Business Name

Agency: Uganda Registration Services Bureau Period: 1 Day Cost: UGX 24,000 - 59,000

There are three basic types of companies registered in Uganda (Secs. 4 & 5)

  • Private Limited Liability Companies (Limited by shares or by guarantee). It includes a single member company. It has 1-100 members.
  • Public Companies (Open to public subscription). It has membership of 7 to infinite
  • Foreign Companies (Incorporated outside Uganda and establishing office in Uganda
  • What is the purpose of the procedure?

    To formalize businesses through allowing them to operate with unique names

  • What is the result of the procedure?

    A document (Certificate of registration) for a business name is issued with a unique name and number.

  • What you need to know/have before you start?

    For Sole Proprietorship simply follow procedures 1 to 4 above.
    For Partnership, obtain a partnership deed (from your lawyer) then register the deed and pay stamp duty

  • How to pay and how long will it take?

    Payment assessments are done using the URA portal of fees charged. Once the payment assessment has been done, a choice of payment method is made (bank, mobile payment) and a Payment Registration Number (PRN) issued.
    Payment is then made against the PRN using the method and bank of choice.