How to Apply for Public Special Motorcycle (Boda-Boda) PSV License In Uganda

Apply for Public Special Motorcycle (Boda-Boda) PSV License In Uganda By Online

  1. An applicant who meets the required requirements can apply to the Transport Licensing Board at the Ministry of works and Transport by providing the following documents
    • Personal address
    • National ID Number
    • The log book of the Motorcycle
    • Driving/Riders Licence
    • Original and photocopy of the identification document
    • Original Health Examination Certificate issued by the hospital of county and over.
    • A health certification issued by the health officer of the municipality council.
    • 2 passport photos on white backgrounds
  2. A Transport license officer is expected to get and scrutinize the above documents, if they are satisfactory, he will give the application form the applicant.
  3. Select and complete the application form available from the Ministry of works and transport.
  4. After filling out the application complete the application and pay 10,000/= for a special passengers (PSV).Mode of payment is paying through the Bank or debit transfer, as specified on the application form.
  5. Once you have made your payment and filed a successful application and have been approved, you will be issued the payslip that is used as proof of your payment. It should be attached to your application.
  6. It is the BodaBoda Special passenger Vehicle Licence is issued within 2 working days.Instructions on how to collect the License will be sent by text message or email..
  7. The person is required to physically appear when taking their Public Motorcycle (BodaBoda) Licence. Identification proof is required at the time of taking the Bodaboda Licence.

Application online

  1. Download and fill out Registration form from the link below. Fill out a Form for Registration or download the forms out of the Transport Licensing Board offices in Kampala, Mbarara, Fort Portal or Mbale.
  2. Present motorcycle to be inspected at the SGS Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers located in Kawanda (Luwero Road), Nabingo (Masaka Road), Namulanda (Entebbe Road), Namanve (Jinja Road) Upcountry centres in Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu and any mobile station at various locations periodically.
  3. If the vehicle has passed the tests, and it is deemed fit to be used as the boda-boda model, an inspection report will be issued.
  4. Visit URA’s website at URA Portal ( or visit the TLB offices to obtain tax assessment forms.
  5. Pay at the bank and receive receipts for payment.
  6. You can visit the Transport Licensing Board with:
    • Log Book.
    • If the Log Book does not bear the name of the applicant, it is necessary to obtain a lease agreement with the an investment financier.
    • Bank receipts for payment of PSV License fees as well as Advance Income receipts
    • Tax (where there is no Tax Clearance Certificate has been issued by URA).
    • Report of inspection from SGS
    • Certificate of Third Party Insurance
  7. The licence will be issued and processed within one week.

Required Documents For Apply for Public Special Motorcycle (Boda-Boda) PSV License

  • Certificate of Fitness.
  • Certificate of insurance for motor third party.
  • Motor Registration book for vehicles.
  • Certificate of competence

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Works and Transport. Transport Licensing Board,
Head Office Address
Off Jinja Road/ Old Port Bell Rd,
P.O. Box 7174 Kampala, Uganda
Tel phone: +256 414-320135/0414-321364
Fax: 0414236369
Site: Ministry of works


Any person who owns private motorcycles and who wishes to transport passengers on BodaBoda for a fee in Uganda is qualified for this licence.


Licences as well as Income Tax

  • PSV Licence PSV Licence costs sh10,000 Ugshs each year.
  • Driving permit for 30,000 Ugshs
  • The Advance Income Tax is 20000 Ugshs.

Renewal Fee

  • 30,000 Ugshs.
  • Ahead Income Tax in the amount of 20000 Ugshs


  • Validity: 1 year

Processing Time

Maximum Processing Time: 2 Hours.


Taxis on motorcycles (bodabodas) aren’t allowed to be operated within Uganda without a specific licence for passenger-service vehicles (PSV) license.

Requirements Information

  • The motorcyclist’s bio-data,
  • The plate that is on the motorcycle’s Licence plate.
  • Chassis and engine number.
  • Type and the Make of BodaBoda
  • Division and the village of operation.
  • Contact number and contact address
  • Name of the owner
  • Name of the driver/riders
  • Number plate
  • Stage name.

The document is needed

The goal is to regulate the public service motorcycles (boda bodas) as well as to improve the efficiency of the bodabodas of Uganda.

Information that can be useful

  • Boda-Boda services can be chaotic (to the point that they are frequently viewed as a threat) due to an absence of clear enforcers of operating regulations and a high standard of service delivery.
  • Insufficient regulation of the industry makes it hard to regulate the activities and, consequently, lessen undesirable behavior of Boda-Bodas and accidents, as well as reduce the amount of unlicensed drivers.
  • Despite being seen in many circles as a threat many people still use the Boda-Boda services and take rides on them as they offer distinct services.
  • The majority of passengers and operators don’t have health insurance. Insurance companies consider them to be high risk and hesitate to cover the operators as well as their passengers.

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