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Uganda - Apply for Gold Trading License or Permit

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Apply In Person

  1. To Apply for Gold Trading License or Permit, the applicant has to approach the Uganda Registration Services Bureau link
  2. An application form will be provided to the applicant by the concerned officer.
  3. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary details in the application form. (Incomplete applications are not accepted)
  4. Make sure that the applicant has attached all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. The applicant has to attach the photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting.
  6. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned officer.
  7. The applicant has to pay the prescribed fee as requested by the authority.
  8. After receiving the application, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  9. An acknowledgment receipt will be provided. Please save it for future reference.
  10. Then the application will be processed further.
  11. Once the process gets completed, the applicant gets a call from the office regarding the application.
  12. The applicant has to visit the office to get the trading license.
  13. This entire process can be completed within 2 - 3 weeks or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • ID proof (Birth Certificate, national Identity card, etc)
  • Address proof – (Driving license, passbook, utility bill, etc)
  • Fee receipt
  • Tax Identification Number
  • Financial statement
  • Business plan
  • Any other documents (If required)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Registration Services Bureau,
Uganda Business Facilitation Centre Plot 1 Baskerville Avenue, Kololo
Phone: 0417338180
WhatsApp: 0712 448 448
Call Center: +256 417 338 100
Contact link


  • Any business person or individual who intends to Apply for Gold Trading License or Permit is eligible to make this application.


  • The applicant has to pay the prescribed fee as requested by the authority.


  • The license is valid for one year.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • This entire process can be completed within 2 – 3 weeks or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.

Related Videos[edit]

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  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Qualification certificate
  • Contact number
  • Email
  • Business plan details
  • Business number
  • Fax
  • Nationality
  • Other details
  • Declaration
  • Date
  • Signature

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A Gold Trading License or Permit in Uganda is a legal authority granted to individuals or companies that want to engage in the buying and selling of gold in the country. The license or permit is issued by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The purpose of the Gold Trading License or Permit is to regulate the gold trading industry in Uganda and prevent illegal activities such as smuggling and money laundering. The license or permit ensures that only reputable and financially stable companies and individuals are involved in the gold trade, and that the necessary taxes and fees are paid to the government.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]



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