Uganda - Apply for Transfer of Vehicle ownership in absence of previous owner
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
One has to go to the Commissioner for Oaths (any advocate/lawyer who has been granted the authority to be a Commissioner of Oaths, high ranking officials at police station who are sometimes given the authority to act as Commissioners of Oath or every magistrate, the chief registrar of the High Court, the deputy and district registrars), inquire about swearing an Affidavit and do as guided. Then get the sworn in duly embossed Affidavit before the Commissioner for Oaths and present it to the licensing officer at Uganda Revenue Authority. The same should be accompanied by the a copy of a Public Notice ran in the daily newspapers declaring their intention to transfer the motor vehicle, and calling on the registered owner to declare their objection if any to the High Court within 2 weeks (should be done before the Oath).
One should as well take a Court Order instructing the Licensing Officer to transfer the vehicle to their names. As the applicant, one should present herself/himself with their original identification documents to the Licensing Officer. One should additionally take with you the original registration book with the transfer forms (Old Form 3) that were issued by the original owner in case they are all available. One should also be willing to avail the motor vehicle to the Licensing Officer for inspection. One should present a paid up assessment which they should have picked from the Licensing office (Please note that this will not be available online). And after all the above, the Licensing officer will then process and issue a new Registration Book in the names of the applicant (current owner).
- Identification documents
- Old log book
- Affidavit letter
- a court order instructing the Licensing Officer to transfer the vehicle to their names
- a copy of public notice ran in the daily newspapers declaring their intention to transfer the motor vehicle
Office Locations & Contacts
- Postal Address
- P.O.Box 7279,
- URA Headquaters
- Plot M193/M194,
- Nakawa Industrial Area,
- P.O. Box 7279,
Phone: +256 414744000, 0800117000 (toll free)
Website: http://www.ura.go.ug .
The available person who bought the vehicle lastly with all proof. It applies where the previous vehicle owner is absent.
Fees is not specified .
No expiration date
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One has to go to the Commissioner for Oaths to obtain an affidavit. Then proceed to Uganda Revenue Authority with the required documents
- Full names
- phone number
- physical address
- model of vehicle.
Need for the Document
Transferring absentee motor vehicle, also known as the transferring of a vehicle in absence of the previous owner through Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). The previous motor owner is the one who is in the vehicle logbook and it so happens that some people end up missing after selling cars with every fruit to trace them yielding no results sometimes as a result of death or even missing with no clue. In such a case, the Uganda laws authorizes the person who bought the vehicle lastly with all proofs to go on and transfer the motor car/cycle into his or her names but only after fulfilling certain procedures
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