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Uganda - Apply for Motor Vehicle Logbook

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Apply In Person

  1. To Apply for Motor Vehicle Logbook, the applicant has to approach the Uganda Revenue Department 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 photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting it.
  6. After acquiring the vehicle, the applicant needs to have it inspected at the Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety or other designated inspection centers. The inspection ensures the vehicle meets the required safety and emission standards.
  7. Purchase motor vehicle insurance from a licensed insurance provider. Third-party insurance is mandatory in Uganda, while comprehensive insurance is optional but recommended.
  8. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned officer.
  9. The applicant has to pay the prescribed fee as requested by the authority.
  10. 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.
  11. An acknowledgment receipt will be provided. Please save it for future reference.
  12. Then the application will be processed further. All the updates on the application status will be sent via SMS to the applicant’s mobile number.
  13. Once the process gets completed, the applicant gets a call from the office regarding the application.
  14. 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
  • Passport size photographs
  • Proof of ownership (sales agreement, bill of sale, etc.).
  • Valid identification (national ID or passport).
  • Proof of vehicle inspection.
  • Motor vehicle insurance certificate.
  • Evidence of paid import duty and taxes (if applicable).
  • Any other documents (if required)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Revenue Department
PLOT M193/M194,
P.O.BOX 7279,
Phone - 0800117000
Contact link


  • The applicant should use the vehicle for business purposes, such as for commercial transportation, delivery services, or any other activity related to your business. Personal use may not qualify.
  • The applicant needs to provide proper documentation for the vehicle, including proof of ownership or a lease agreement.


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


  • The Motor Vehicle Logbook must be renewed every five years.

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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.

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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
  • Nationality
  • Gender/age
  • Residential Address
  • City
  • ZIP code
  • Mobile No
  • Email Address
  • Fax
  • Postal address
  • Declaration
  • Date
  • Signature

Need for the Document[edit]

  • In Uganda, a motor vehicle logbook is an official document that serves as legal proof of ownership and registration of a motor vehicle. It contains essential details about the vehicle and its owner, and it is issued by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) after the successful registration of the vehicle.

Information which might help[edit]

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when applying for a Motor Vehicle Logbook in Uganda:

  • The Motor Vehicle Logbook is a legal document that proves ownership of the motor vehicle.
  • The Motor Vehicle Logbook must be kept in a safe place and must be produced to the authorities when requested.
  • The Motor Vehicle Logbook must be renewed every five years.

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.

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