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Uganda - Convert or Exchange Foreign Driver License

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  1. Pick up the application form [this form is NOT for sale] from any of these places; TLB branch offices, Banks, Face Technologies Offices and or download it from the URA Portal on this linkAppllication
  2. Fill the application form, sign it and ensure you are examined by a registered medical practitioner for physical examination
  3. Then go to TLB office for the process of verification of your foreign permit
  4. Go to the bank (of your choice) and pay appropriate URA Fees for Permit Exchange, fee to URA account (the bank will provide the account number)
  5. Go to Face Technologies Office with the bank receipt, together with your existing permit (the one you want to Exchange)
  6. Face will capture your Biometric features and then proceed to pay the required fee (cash) to Face Technologies for Permit production
  7. Face Technologies will issue the New Permit after payment of the required fee
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Required Documents[edit]

  • A valid driver’s licences from your home country
  • Application fees i.e. bank slip and cash
  • Application Form TR VII
  • Form UCDPI (Medical form)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Plot 5 George Street, Georgian House, Kampala
P.O.Box 6848 Kampala Uganda
URSB General Line: +256 414 233 21
Call Center: +256 417 338 100
Email: [email protected]
URSB Fax: +256 414 250 712<br<

Off Jinja Road/ Old Port Bell Rd,
P.O. Box 7174,
Kampala, Uganda
General Phone: +256 414-320135/0414-321364
Minister: 0414-235730
Minister of State (Works): 0414-349487
Minister of State (Transport): 0414-320026
Permanent Secretary: 0414-259322
Fax: 0414236369
Email: [email protected]

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

Face Technologies Offices
Kyambogo Industrial Area, Uganda, Kampala
Customer care (+256)777 064227
Website: Computerized driving permit]
Contact Numbers
CDP Offices
Kampala    +256 39-3-518-615 / +256 39-3-518-586
Mbarara    +256 39-3-260-067
Fort Portal    +256 39-2-175-626
Jinja    +256 39-2-001-082
Mbale    +256 39-2-001-083
Gulu    +256 39-2-175-596
Arua    +256 39-3-260-038

Queries: [email protected]

web:Uganda embassy/consulate world wide

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  • Foreigner drivers with a valid driver’s licences from their home country


Convert or exchange foreign drivers licences fees (URA)

  • 1year = 55,000 UGsh
  • 3years = 150,000 UGsh

Convert or exchange foreign driver’s licences fees (face technology)

  • 1year =60,000 UGsh
  • 3years = 60,000 UGsh


  • Convert or exchange of a foreign drivers licences validity varies depending on the duration you pick i.e. between 1 and 3 year

Documents to Use[edit]

Following link has application form that can be used :Application Form

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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  • Foreigners who wish to drive in Uganda are required by law to convert or exchange their home country valid driver licences if their don’t have a valid international drivers licences (IDL)
  • Foreigners who have a valid IDL are required by law to always have a valid driver’s licences from their home country to be able to drive in Uganda

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names of the applicant
  • Driver’s licences number
  • Date/place of issue your foreign drivers licences
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Date of birth/place/age
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Foreigners who wish to drive in Uganda are required by law to convert or exchange their home country valid driver licences or an expired IDL, if their don’t have a valid international drivers licences(IDL)

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • Driver’s licences can be used as proof of identity.
  • Driver’s licences can be used to settle an insurances settlement

External Links[edit]

Ministry of works and transport
Uganda computerised driving permit
Uganda revenue authority
Uganda registration services
Ministry of international affairs

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