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Uganda - Apply for Security Bonds Management

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  1. To obtain a license or permit for bonded warehouse in Uganda, the applicant has to contact the Uganda Revenue Authority and submit a the Application form as prescribed by the Authorities .
  2. The Minister may appoint, by notice in the Gazette, any building to be a Government bonded ware-house for the warehousing of goods generally.
  3. The Minister may refuse to appoint any building as a bonded warehouse and may, at any time, revoke any appointment which has been made.
  4. The applicant should submit the copy of the certificate given by the Local Municipality office to the National building review board.
  5. If a company submits the form, the position of the individual submitting the form should be specified and the form should have the company stamp. This individual should be a director of the company.
  6. While submitting the application form, please make sure you have attached all the appropriate documents that are listed under the Required Documents section of this page
  7. Any person who uses a building or permits it to be used as a bonded warehouse without such building having been appointed as a bonded warehouse under this section, commits an offence and shall on summary conviction therefor be liable to a fine of one thousand dollars.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Customs agency license.
  • Application on the company letter head.
  • Permission letter from customs.
  • Bond instrument.
  • Stamp duty certificate.

Please note:

  • The agent must secure the bond document from the insurance company or their bankers.
  • The bond is executed and approved by URA Customs.
  • All bonds must be submitted to the Customs department- Trade division, Legal and Bonds office, Crested Towers 8th floor for approval.
  • Shareholders, Directors and employees must not have an interest in more than one clearing and forwarding company/firm

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Revenue Authority Headquarters:
Plot M193/M194, Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 7279, Kampala, Uganda.
Phone: +256 414744000, 0800117000 (toll free)
Email: [email protected]
Website: Uganda Revenue Authority

Other offices: Kampala South located at Old Kampala Mosque,
Kampala North located in Bwaise (Mulago Kalerwe Round about).

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Crested Towers (Tall Tower)
Tel: 041-7443000, 041-7443134

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Nakawa (HQRS)
Tel: 041-7440000, 041-7442042<br



  • Any person of 18 years is eligible to make an application for security bonds management.


  • License Fee: Stamp duty - 0.5% of the value of the bond
  • Application Fees: Nil


  • Validity: 1 Year

Documents to Use[edit]


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Maximum Processing Time: 2 Days

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  • No warehousing business shall be carried on in an appointed bonded warehouse except by a warehouse keeper licensed under the ordinance.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant.
  • Postal Address
  • Date
  • Signature of employer
  • Registered Address
  • Street/Road
  • Plot No
  • Telephone No.
  • Occupation
  • Name of surety

Need for the Document[edit]

  • To manage bond securities which are executed for the protection of the customs revenue and for the due compliance with the provisions of the EAC-CMA and Regulations

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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