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A registration officer in charge of a registration area shall register deaths and shall enter in the register, or cause to be entered, the prescribed particulars of every death notified.


Registration of death occurring in Uganda

  1. Visit the district area civil register office where the death occurred or where the deceased resided
  2. Inform the register officer of what has happen to the best of your knowledge and ability, give the prescribed particulars, which shall be entered forthwith by the registration officer in the register.notification of death
  3. You shall certify to the correctness of the entry by signing or affixing a mark on the register.
  4. The death shall be registered immediately it occurs and in any case, not more than three months from the date of that death.

NOTE : A death shall not be registered after the expiration of three months from the date of that death except upon the applicant complying with such requirements as may be provided for in the regulations.

Registration of deaths occurring outside Uganda.

  1. In case of a death occurring abroad, the person giving notice of the death should visit the National Identification Register Authority office (NIRA) or the district area Register officer where the deceased lived, with the following required documents
    • certificate of death issued by the appropriate authority in the country in which the death occurred, with an English translation of the certificate, if it is not in English;
    • where there is a Uganda Mission in the country in which the death occurred, a certification by an officer of the Mission that the officer is satisfied, from the evidence produced to that officer and inquiries which the officer has made, that the particulars of the death given are correct; or
    • Where there is no Uganda Mission in the country, any other evidence as the Minister may prescribe in the Regulations.
  2. He/she shall certify in writing, to the registration officer, the correctness and authenticity of the evidence produced.
  3. Upon receiving the information required above the registration officer shall enter the particulars of the death in the register in the prescribed manner.

Required Documents[edit]

Registration of death in Uganda

Any Identification document for the Person reporting the death

Registration of deaths occurring outside Uganda.

  • Death certificate
  • Certification letter of the death occurred from either the Uganda embassy/consulate
  • Any Identification document for the Person reporting the death

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA)
National Independence Grounds, Kololo Airstrip
P.O.Box 26529, Kampala-Uganda
Tel(Reception): +256 312119600
For Inquiries on National Identification Registration
Call: +256 312119631/+256 312119639
For Inquiries on Birth, Death and Adoption Order Registration
Call: +256 312119601
For Inquiries on Public Relations
Call: +256 312119605.

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Plot 5 George Street, Georgian House
P.O.Box 6848 Kampala Uganda
URSB General Line: +256 414 233 219
Registrar General: +256 414 235 915
Fax: fax Line: +256 414 250 712
E-mail : [email protected] 
Website:  URSB

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
P.O BOX 7279
TEL: 0417-442054.
E-mail: [email protected]



  • The next of kin or the relative of the deceased present at the time of death of the deceased or dwelling or being in the same area as the deceased
  • the occupier of the house in which to the person’s knowledge the death took place or an inmate of the house in which the death took place or any person finding or taking charge of the body of the deceased person or causing the body of the deceased person to be disposed of, in that order
  • A medical officer if the death occurred in the hospital
  • A officer of the law if the death occurred in a prison or an accident


  • Registration of a death that occurred in Uganda is free of charge


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Notification of death


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Processing Time[edit]

  • Every death shall be registered immediately it occurs and in any case, not more than three months from the date of that death.

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  • Upon registering the death of your loved one, you will be issued with a burial permit by the issuing authority, you can then proceed with the burial arrangements
  • The burial permit I required when apply for the death certificate

Required Information[edit]

Regarding the deceased

  • Name, Sex, Date of birth or age, Place of usual residence

Regarding the death

  • Date of death, Date of registration, Place of occurrence, Cause of death, Certifier, Type of place of occurrence (hospital, home, etc.)

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Registration of every death within Uganda is free and compulsory.

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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.

External Links[edit]

CVRS System
Uganda revenue authority



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