How to Contracting a Civil Marriage In Uganda

Contracting a Civil Marriage In Uganda By Online

  1. The couple that is planning to marry must show up in person to the Registry of Marriages in their respective district to be interviewed.
  2. The couple who are planning to marry should complete the Notice of Marriage before the Registrar of Marriages Marriage Note
  3. Then you will be issued an assessment form to make your payments at any bank they choose.
  4. The register will then issue an announcement to the public about the Marriage by putting notices on the Registrar of Marriages’ notice board for 21 days.
  5. If there aren’t any objections to the marriage certificate the marriage will be legally registered and the wedding ceremony be performed within 21 calendar days, but not earlier than ninety calendar days. Weddings are held on a Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm The couples appear with two witnesses in front of the Registrar, who conducts the ceremony, and then issues the couple with the Marriage Certificate


  • If there is a disagreement to the proposed caveat, it is inserted and the issue is sent to the court to settle the matter.
  • A client may also opt for self-assessment by logging into the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) website at www.ura.go.u

Required Documents For Contracting a Civil Marriage

  • Identification of nationality, for example the voter’s card, passport or national identity card.
  • The LC 1 letter to show residency in any district in Uganda for minimum 15 days within the district where the marriage is planned to be sworn in.
  • A passport size photo to identify you.
  • Marriage affidavits that meet S.10 and S.10 of the Marriage Act
  • For foreign nationals, you must provide a certificate issued by the Civil Registration or Vital Statistics Office confirms that the person has not been married.

If the parties are between the ages of 18-21 old they should , in addition to the 2 above, submit:

  • Birth certificates to establish parentage.
  • A written consent from the mother or father or legal guardian
  • A photocopy of the identity of the authority that consents

Office Locations and Contacts

Uganda Registration Services BureauPlot 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 Line for fax: +256 414 250 712.
E-mail :
Site: URSB
Others branches:
Posta Uganda Main office,
Kampala Street Booth 2 and 3.
UIA Offices, Twed Plaza
(1st Floor) Lumumba Avenue.
Nakivubo – Sekaziga House Floor 1, Nakivubo mews.
Mbale – Plot 3, Park Crescent.
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs:
Mbarara- Plot 1, Kamukuzi Hill
Gulu — Plot 6B Princess Road
Arua – Plot 42/44 Packwach road
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA):
P.O BOX 7279
TEL: 0417-442054


  • Intending couples must be single over 18 years old and not a part of existing marriages.




  • After 90 days, the registration expires then registration is renewed.

Documents to Utilize

Notification of Marriage

Processing Time

  • After 21 days from the date of public notice

The Information You Need

  • The full name of couple
  • The date of birth of the couple
  • Address of the couple’s residential address
  • The religion of couples
  • Names of parents for both couple
  • The nationality of the couple

Documentation is needed

  • Marriage registration is a legal requirement for couples planning to marry in Uganda for the wedding to be recognized as legal marriage

External Links

Registration Service
uganda Revenue Authority



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