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Uganda - Reserve Name for a Company

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To reserve the name for a company:

  1. Obtain application form from the Uganda Registration Service Bureau or download it through this link: Business registration Form(select Reservation of Name.)
  2. Fill in the application from and submit it to the assessment window at the Uganda Service Registration Bureau (USRB)
  3. Pay the Name reservation fee at the bank and obtain the bank slip for the payment.
  4. Return to the USRB office and submit the bank slip/receipt to attending officer at the Name search window.
  5. Upon confirming of the payments, the suggested name is subjected to a search in the business registry database. If the name passes the similarity, defensive, offensive, and desirability tests, it is reserved for a period of 30 days.
  6. You will be issued with reservation number that you will use to check your reservation status.

NOTE: There are name-reservation books where you can search and check whether the desired name was approved or rejected and for what reasons.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Identification documents
  • Prove of payments
  • Prove of business registration

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB)
Plot 5 George Street, Georgian House,
P.O Box 6848 Kampala Uganda
Phone: +256 414 233 219
Call centre: +256 417 388 100
Whatsapp: +256 712 448 448
Toll Free: 0800 100 006
Fax: +256 4144 250 712

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  • All entrepreneurs requesting a business name reservation can apply for this services.


  • Cost: UGX 20,000


  • 30 days from date of issue

Documents to Use[edit]

Download through this link and select Reservation of name : Name reservation application form

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Period: 2-4 days

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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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]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Reservation of a company name is to formalize business by allowing them to operate with unique names.

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]

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