How to Correction of Information on an ID Card In Uganda

Correction of Information on an ID Card In Uganda By Yourself

  1. The applicant must visit National Identification and Register Authority Office (NIRA) branch office near to them and ask the form for application : Application form
  2. Fill in the form completely and attach all required documents. send them to the officer who will check the authenticity of your documents.
  3. The application fees must be paid.
  4. NIRA NIRA personnel will verify your biometric information. You will be issued an alert number, and be advised of the date and time to pick up the new national ID that has been corrected.

Application for online use

  1. The applicant must visit The National Identification and Register Authority Office (NIRA) website with any browser go towards NIRA then click on the FORM.
  2. It should display a drop-down menu click on the Formulas for Registration of Persons.
  3. You will be taken to a page that shows the complete list of forms available. Download form 2 : form 2
  4. Complete all required details accurately and then confirm the form. After that it is time to complete the payment slip.
  5. Go to the official Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) websiteand click on the e-services section. When you are on the e-services webpage go to Payment Registration under the section for payments.
  6. Choose DT as the payment type and then select Other NTR.
  7. Click NIRA under the Ministry section, and then Miscellaneous payments as Department.
  8. Make sure to choose Correction of Errors – New ID Required in the Tax Head option.
  9. Complete the remainder of the form and confirm that all information is correctly filled in and print your receipt for payment.
  10. Visit the bank to make the payment. Take all the necessary documents for the application . Then, visit the NIRA office close to you for processing.
  11. NIRA NIRA personnel will collect your biometric information Your details will then be verified, purposely acknowledged, and the application will be accepted. You will receive an application number as well as be informed of the time and the location where you can pick up your new ID card.

Required Documents For Correction of Information on an ID Card

Change the name on ID card

  1. A deed-poll (which is available through a lawyer ) must be authorized by Uganda Registration Services Bureau [URSB]
  2. Copies of Uganda gazette with the charge of name
  3. Copy Identification document e.g. birth certificate or marriage certificate
  4. Form that is accurately dulled and filled in
  5. A bank statement (proof for payment)

Correcting spelling error

  1. Copies of supporting documents e.g. Birth certificate, marriage certificates baptism certificate, academic document and work documents etc.
  2. A statutory declaration , duly acknowledged by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB).
  3. Afficiently filled in application form
  4. A bank statement (proof of the payment)

Moving residence

  1. An official letter addressed to the L.C.I chairperson, signed by DISO (including phone numbers) assuring the status of citizenship, residence, and the length of time one has resided at the residence.
  2. Completely filled out application form
  3. A bank statement (proof for payment)

Office Locations and Contacts

National identification and Registration Authority
National Independence Grounds, Kololo Airstrip
P.O. Box 26529 2, Kampala-Uganda
Tel (Reception) +256 312119600

For Information regarding national identification registration
Call: +256 312119631/+256 312119639

To inquire about Birth, Death, and Adoption Order Registration
Call: +256 312119601

For more information regarding Public Relations
Call: +256 312119605

P. O. Box 7279 Kampala Uganda
Phone (0417) 442054 or 442055 and 443150 Fax: (0414)334419
Web portal: URA
URA Toll-free Helpline 0800117000

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) branch offices: Branch Offices


  • All Uganda citizens with an ID card that is valid and current have to update the details on their ID cards


  • Fees are UGX 50,000.


  • National Identification card is valid for life.

Documents to Utilize

Processing Time

  • Within one month , if all the data is in order


  • You can change the details of your national identity card by filling in the NIRA beginning with 1(Notification of correction – error in the information on the Register)
  • If you wish to correct names, correct a error in date of birth or make a change to your name, others. NIRA Form 1 is the one you must fill out
  • Additionally, you’ll be required to bring an unsigned and dully filled form 1, along with a payment bank slip, and your authentic national identification card at NIRA office. NIRA office.
  • Your information will be checked and your application will be acknowledged as accepted. You will be issued an identification number, as well as be advised of the time and the location where you can pick up the ID Form.

The Information You Need

  1. Name of the person who is applying
  2. Birth date of the applicant
  3. National identification number
  4. The full name of the applicant is preferred name
  5. The name that is currently in use for the applicant
  6. Note Error to be changed

The document is needed

  • The ID card serves to prove one’s status as a Uganda citizen. All Ugandan citizens of the age of 18 and over are required to carry an ID card that is valid.

Information that could be helpful

  • If you want to correct the information on your ID card You’ll be charged the amount of UGX 50,000. (The amount is due to the nearest URA income collection institution, such like Bank of Africa, Diamond Trust Bank, Stanbic, Barclays, Orient, etc. Remember, the fees do not include bank charges.)

Other uses for the document/certificate

There are numerous situations in which you have to prove who you really are. Identity cards will permit you to show this proof in a various ways.

  1. Proving Age
  2. Traveling internationally within the East African Region (as per the protocol signed by the government allowing using the National Identity Card across the region)
  3. Every day for identification purposes to police officers.
  4. Accessing financial services e.g. opening the bank account.
  5. Processing land transactions
  6. Confirming the right to work.
  7. The access to public services to those who have a right to.
  8. The identification of you as a citizen to the purpose of casting a vote.

External Links



Leave a Comment