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Uganda - Obtain a Death Certificate

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A death certificate is an official document issued by the government, which declares cause of death, location of death, time of death and some other personal information about the deceased.


  1. An applicant should visit the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) with all the required documents and bank slip for the application fees
    • Note : Visit any bank of your choice request for the account number of NIRA and deposit the application recommended fees
  2. Approach the service desk at the NIRA offices request for an application form , fill in all the information correctly and submit the filled form with the required documents to the attending official
  3. The official will then verify and process all the document, and will then inform you when to come and collect death certificate.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Certificate of cause of death which should be Filled and signed and stamped by the authorised authority:Certificate of cause of death
  • A NIRA Death notification Form 12 complete and signed by the Notifier:Notification of death
  • The applicant original national identification card
  • A Police Report where Applicable.
  • National ID of the Deceased.
  • Bank slip of the application fees

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] 

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

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  • Relatives or next of kin of the deceased




  • Death Certificate is Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Certificate of cause of death :Form 13
  • Death notification Form 12 :Form 12
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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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  • A notification Record for a death that has occurred in a medical facility shall include a document duly signed and stamped by the Hospital- administrator or superintendent.
  • For a death that has occurred in the community, a death notification Record shall include a document signed and stamped by the Division – Town Clerk, Sub county – Sub county Chief, and shall have the following particulars of the event:-
  • Date of death.
  • Time of death.
  • Name of Deceased.
  • Place of Death.
  • Once the notification documents are verified to be true the authority will register the death of the deceased person and consequently issue a death certificate signed by the notifier of a deceased’s death.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names of the deceased
  • Place of death
  • Sex/age of the deceased
  • Full names of the deceased *children/parents/spouse/siblings
  • Occupation of the deceased
  • Cause of death
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • A death certificate is an official document issued by the government, which declares cause of death, location of death, time of death and some other personal information about the deceased.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The National Identification and Registration Authority is the organization tasked to ensure registration of births and deaths and issue their certificates.
  • One in pursuit of a certificate of death of a deceased has an obligation to first notify the authority of the death of any deceased person, pay a prescribed fee and obtain a death certificate.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Serve as proof for legal purposes These reasons may include accessing pension benefits, claiming life insurance, settling estates, getting married (if a widow or widower needs to prove that their previous partner has passed)

External Links[edit]

Uganda Revenue Authority
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