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Uganda - Contracting a Civil Marriage

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  1. An Intending couple should appear in person before the Registrar of Marriages for their district for an interview.
  2. The intending couple should fill a Notice of Marriage before a Registrar of Marriages Marriage Notice
  3. You will then be issued an assessment forms to make payments at any bank of their choice.
  4. The register will then make a public notification of the Marriage by publishing it on the Registrar of Marriages’ notice board for 21 calendar days.
  5. If there are no objection to the notice of marriage, the marriage will be registered and the ceremony should takes place after 21 calendar days but not before the lapse of 90 calendar days. Marriages are celebrated from Monday to Friday, between 10 am and 4 pm, The parties appear with two witnesses before the Registrar who performs the ceremony and thereafter issues them with a Marriage Certificate


  • If there is an objection, a caveat is placed and the matter is referred to court for settlement
  • Alternatively, a client can exercise the self-assessment option by logging on to the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) website at
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Proof of nationality for example a voter’s card, passport or national identification card.
  • An LC 1 letter to prove residence in any district of Uganda for at least 15 days in the district in which the marriage is intended to be solemnized.
  • 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.

Where parties are between 18 and 21 years, they should in addition to 2 above submit:

  • 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

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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

Other branches:
Posta Uganda Main office,
Kampala Road Booth 2 & 3.
UIA Offices, Twed Plaza
(1st Floor) Lumumba Avenue.
Nakivubo – Sekaziga House Floor 1, Nakivubo mews.
Mbale – Plot 3, Park Crescent.

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:
Mbarara– Plot 1, Kamukuzi Hill
Gulu – Plot 6B Princess Road
Arua – Plot 42/44 Packwach road

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

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  • Intending couples should be single, above 18 years and not parties to subsisting marriages




  • After 90 days it expiries then the registration starts again

Documents to Use[edit]

Notice of marriage

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • After 21 days of public notification

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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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names of the couple
  • Date of birth of the couple
  • Residential address of the couple
  • Religion of the couples
  • Parents names of both the couples
  • Nationality of the couples
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Registration of a marriage is a legal obligation for couples who intend to get married in Uganda, for the marriage to be recognised as a legal marriage

Information which might help[edit]

Enter other informations which might help

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.

External Links[edit]

Registration Service
uganda Revenue Authority

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