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Uganda - Contracting a Civil Marriage

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  • Intending couple should appear in person before the Registrar of Marriages for an interview.
  • They should show up with the required documents in the next section.
  • Where parties are between 18 and 21 years, they should submit the additional documents:
    • A birth certificate to prove parentage
    • A consent letter from the father or mother or legal guardian
    • A photocopy of the identification of the consenting authority
  • The intending couple fills in a notice of marriage before a registrar and is given assessment forms to make payments at any bank of his choice.
  • The notice of marriage is pinned up on our notice board for 21 calender days.
  • If there is no objection to the marriage, the ceremony takes place between 21 and 90 days on Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • If there is an objection, a caveat is placed and the matter is referred to court.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Proof of nationality for example a voters card, passport or national identification card
  • An LC 1 letter to prove residence in Kampala district for at least 15 days
  • A passport size photograph for identification
  • Marriage affidavits that conform with S.10 of the Marriage Act
  • In case of foreign nationals, a letter from your Civil Registration or Vital Statistics Office confirming that the party is not married

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

For ANY inquiries, Please Call any of the numbers below and you can also write to:

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

URSB Fax: +256 414 250 712

Director Business Registration: +256 414 258 819

Director Civil Registration: +256 414 341 663

Director Intellectual Property: +256 414 258 818

Email address:


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Should be single, above 18 years and not parties to subsisting marriages.


Fees payable: Ug shs 85,000.


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

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Time frame: 21 - 90 days

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Celebration of civil marriages is governed by the marriage act cap 251 Laws of Uganda. The Registrar General is gazetted as the registrar of marriages for Kampala capital city whereas the chief administrative officer is gazetted as the registrar of marriages for districts outside Kampala. Civil marriages take place at the offices of these registrars.

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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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