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Uganda - How to Print Certificate of a Stamp Duty

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In person application

  1. On payment of the stamp duty fee at any designated bank of your choices, visit the Uganda Revenue Authority branch office (URA) near you with the acknowledgment payment receipt (bank slip)
  2. Approach the service desk ,the attending officer will then Type in the Acknowledgement number and enter your issued barcode number onto the URA computer system and then print out the certificate and issue it to you immediately

Online application

  1. Applicant should start by visiting the Uganda Revenue Authority branch office (URA) near you, approach the services desk and request for a barcode for the instrument on payment of the stamp duty fee at any designated bank of their choice.
  2. Then Visit the URA web portal URA and on the home page click on e-services, stamp duty then select Stamp Certificate issuance.
  3. Type in the Acknowledgement number and the barcode number obtained from URA office.
  4. Click on show details, the system will display the certificate for you to print.


  • The certificate is only printed once, if by any reason you close without printing you will need to apply for Duplicate at a cost.
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Bank slip (prove of payment)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

P. O. Box 7279 Kampala Uganda
Telephone (0417) 442054, 442055, 443150
Fax: (0414)334419
E mail: [email protected]
Web portal: URA

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) branch offices :
Office contacts

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

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Immediately

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  • The certificate is only printed once, if by any reason you close without printing you will need to apply for Duplicate at a cost.

Required Information[edit]

  1. The Acknowledgement number
  2. The barcode number
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Need for the Document[edit]

Stamp duty is a tax that is levied on documents such as cheques, receipts, supplies to government, marriage licenses, and land and property transactions.

Information which might help[edit]

Why do you need to legalize your documents?

  1. It makes the document admissible as evidence in the courts of law hence legal and binding.
  2. The stamp duty service provides security of any property document presented since your interests are protected under the stamp duty law.
  3. It makes some documents honorable whenever they are presented to the public and private.
  4. Stamp duty services enhance your decision making process for any transaction since declarations are processed faster.

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.

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