How to Apply for Goldsmith’s License In Uganda

Apply for Goldsmith’s License In Uganda By Yourself

  1. An application to apply for a Goldsmith’s License should be made to the Commissioner using the prescribed form.
    • The Act provides that no person can make an item out of any precious mineral, or any other substance that contains any precious mineral, unless the person is able to obtain an Goldsmith’s License.
  2. Visit the office and fill out an exploration license application from the appropriate department.Visit their website at the next Link Link
  3. Contact the official at the office regarding the documents that should be included to the application form that you have completed. Fill out the application according to the requirements, with pertinent information and information.
  4. When you have completed the application form according to the requirements to apply, attach the necessary documents along with the completed application form.
  5. Pay the fees prompted according to the requirements. Once you have paid your application and the documents you have attached will be sent to different verification processes and verification.
  6. The Commissioner gives the goldsmith’s License in accordance with the provisions of Section 73(2). In accordance with The Mining Regulations, 2004 Section 75(1) The issue of a license to a goldsmith must be on the form XV that is outlined in the Regulations.
  7. After all the steps are completed and the required documents are to be in order Your application will be deemed approved and your Goldsmith’s permit will be given following the prior notification.
  8. After paying USh.2,598,536 in cash, the Goldsmith License shall be issued to the applicant by the office of the Directorate of Geological survey and mines once they have completed the steps mentioned above.

Required Documents For In Uganda By Yourself

  1. An app
  • Completely filled out application form
  • An official copy of the company Registration certificate, or Certificate of Incorporation
  • Letter of appointment from the candidate (consultant)
  • Prospecting report that has been approved in the Department of Geological Surveys or the prospecting waiver.
  • Surveyed coordinates, sketch plan and area that is being used to calculate.
  • Certificate of archaeological clearance from Department of National Museum, Monuments and Art Gallery.
  • Removal from Department of Wildlife and National Parks in the event that the area is part of the national park
  • The detailed Feasibility Report contains

Office Locations and Contact

Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines
Plot 21-29, Johnstone Road
P.O. Box 9, Entebbe, Uganda
Phone:+256 414 320656, +256 312 262902
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (excluding the public holidays and weekends)
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
Amber House, Lot 29/33 Kampala Road
P.O.B Kampala, Uganda
Telephone: +256 414 344 414
Fax 1:+256 414 2234 732
Fax 2: +256 414 230 220
Atomic Energy Council:
Plot 40,Bukoto Street
P.O. 7044 KampalaP.O. Box 7044, Kampala Uganda.
Phone:+256-414-696-333/5(toll free)
Website: link


  • Anyone who wants to mine any precious mineral or any substance that contains the mineral of any kind is eligible for a goldsmith’s license.


  • The license fee required to obtain a Goldsmith License is USh. 2,598,536


  • It is a Goldsmith License Valid for a duration of two years

Processing Time

  • The maximum processing time needed to obtain this Goldsmith License is 5 days


  • All applicants who want to be involved in Goldsmith business have to sign up with Atomic Energy Council , and be aware of the regulations regarding mining minerals in Uganda.

The Information You Need

  • Applicant particulars
  • Consultant particulars
  • Mining company particulars
  • Mining site detail (size, location)
  • The mineral which is planned to be extracted

Need to have the Document

  • It is illegal to manufacture anything made using any precious mineral, or any other substance that contains any precious mineral unless that person is a holder of an Goldsmith’s License.

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