How to Apply for registration of death In Uganda

Apply for registration of death In Uganda By Online

The registered officer responsible for registration of a registration area must record deaths and enter into the register or permit to be entered the required details of each death notifying.

HOW to apply

Registration of death that occurs in Uganda

  1. Visit the civil register office in the area where the death took place or where the deceased lived.
  2. Inform the register officer of what has happen to the best of your knowledge and ability, give the prescribed particulars, which shall be entered forthwith by the registration officer in the register.notification of death
  3. You must confirm that the entry is correct by signing the register or affixing an inscription in the registry.
  4. The death must be recorded as soon as it occurs, and in all cases not later than three months after the date of the death.

Note :A death shall not be recorded after the expiration of 3 months from the date of death, except in the event of the applicant adhering to the requirements that can be specified by the rules.

Death registrations taking place outside of Uganda.

  1. In the event of the death of a person who died abroad the person who gives notice of the death must visit NIRA National Identification Register Authority office (NIRA) or the area register officer of the district in the area where the deceased resided and present the following documents
    • the death certificate issued by the relevant authority in the country where the death took place, along with the English version of the document, in case it’s non-in English;
    • in the case of an Uganda Mission in the country where the death took place the certification of someone from the Mission of the Mission that it is convinced with the evidence provided to the officer, and the questions that the officer has made, that the specifics of the death are true or
    • If there isn’t an Uganda Mission in the country or any other proof as the Minister can prescribe within the Regulations.
  2. The applicant must confirm in writing to the registration officer that the authenticity and accuracy of the document produced.
  3. After receiving the required information above, the registered officer will make the entry of the death into the register in the manner prescribed.

Required Documents For Apply for registration of death

Death registration in Uganda

Any ID document that can be used to identify the person reporting the death

Registering of death that occur outside of Uganda.

  • Death certificate
  • The death certificate was issued by the Uganda consulate/embassy
  • Any identification document that identifies the person who is claiming the death

Office Locations and Contacts

National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA)(HEADQUARTERS)
National Independence Grounds, Kololo Airstrip
P.O.Box 26529, Kampala-Uganda
Tel(Reception): +256 312119600
For inquiries regarding National Identification Registration
Call: +256 312119631/+256 312119639
For information regarding Birth, Death, and Adoption Registration of Orders
Call: +256 312119601
For more information on Public Relations
Call: +256 312119605.

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Lot 5 George Street, Georgian House
P.O.Box Box 6848 Kampala Uganda
URSB General Line: +256 414 233 219
Registrar General: +256 414 235 915
Fax: Fax Line +256 414250 712
E-mail :
Web site: URSB

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
P.O BOX 7279
TEL: 0417-442054.


  • Next of Kin, or the family member of the deceased at the moment of death of the deceased or living within the same place as the deceased
  • the person who is the owner of the house that to the person’s awareness, the death occurred or an inmate in the house where the death took place , or any person who is able to locate or take control of the remains of the decedent or making arrangements for that body or the remains of the dead to be destroyed and in the manner that is appropriate.
  • A medical professional if the death occurred within the hospital
  • An officer of the law If the death took place in a prison, or in an accident


  • A death registration that took place in Uganda is absolutely free

Documents to Utilize

Notice of Death

Processing Time

  • Each death must be recorded the moment it occurs and, in any event no later than three months after the date of the death.


  • After you have registered the death of a loved person You will be granted a burial permit by the authority that issued it, you will then be able to begin funeral arrangements
  • The burial permit was required to obtain the death certificate.

Requirements Information

Concerning the deceased

  • Name and date when you were born or reached age where the residence is usually

Concerning the death

  • The date of death and date of registration, Location of occurrence, the cause to die, certifier Place of event (hospital or home, etc.)

The document is needed

  • Every death registered in Uganda is completely free and mandatory.

External Links

CVRS System
Uganda revenue authority



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