How to Obtain a Birth Certificate In Uganda

Obtain a Birth Certificate In Uganda By Online

  1. Check out the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) with the necessary documents
  2. Visit the customer service desk and ask for the application form. Go through the instructions and ensure that you fill it out accurately : Notice of birth of an infant
  3. Fill out the form and send all the necessary documents to the officer attending who will process and verify the birth on The (NIRA) electronic system.
  4. For births that have been held in a medical facility the notification record must contain a form that has been signed and stamped by the hospital administrator or superintendent.
  5. For births that have taken place in the community, the notice Record should include an official document certified and signed by a Division Town Clerk, Sub County Sub county Chief and should include the following details of the birth:
    • Date of birth.
    • Timing of Birth.
    • Registration Number.
    • The name of the child.
    • Names of parents
  6. Then you will be given a registration number for the birth certificate of the child . It is recommended that you be able to find the registration number when you pick the certificate.
  7. After you have paid the application fee through an authorized bank, you will receive the certificate.


  1. Go to the Uganda Registration Services Bureau a government agency that records births has employed traditional birth attendants, in council, parish, and sub-county officials, as they notify
  2. Send the agent complete information about the questions that he/she may ask you regarding the child’s birth. The agent will input into mobile phone issued through the URSB and transmit the information of a baby’s birth via SMS message sent to the server central in the URSB office in Kampala
  3. After confirmation and processing, birth certificate will be produced at the town and sub-county council offices. They will be certified by the registrars. They will then be issued to the persons who have registered at the community level via the parish chiefs as well as notifiers.
  4. Once you have paid your application fee through an authorized bank, you will receive the certificate

Required Documents For Obtain a Birth Certificate

  • A Birth Notification Record.
  • An NIRA Birth declaration form 3 filled out and completed by the guardianship parents or parents of the child.
  • This is known as the National Identification Number (NIN) of Notifier.
  • A photocopy copy of the National ID of the Notifier.
  • Evidence of Payment from a bank that has been designated

Office Locations and Contact

National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) (HEADQUARTERS)
National Independence Grounds, Kololo Airstrip
P.O.Box 26529, Kampala-Uganda
Tel(Reception): +256 312119600
For more information regarding National Identification Registration
Call: +256 312119631/+256 312119639
For inquiries regarding Birth, Death as well as Adoption Order Registration
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


  • All children born in Uganda




  • Birth Certificates Valid Forever

Documents to Utilize

Birth announcement of child

Processing Time

  • It takes 7-10 working days to process the birth certificate. Uganda Registration Services Bureau to take care of Birth Certificates.


  • The search to obtain a birth certificate begins in the birthplace by missionary and government hospitals offering birth certificates of a short length for all children born there.
  • People that were born in hospitals or clinics need to visit the headquarters of division or sub-county to obtain a birth certificate.
  • The children born in hospitals of the town council are required to obtain their birth certificate from the clerk’s office of town council.
  • Only the bureau that is located within George House has the mandate to issue lengthy birth certificates. Therefore, any person who needs one will have visit their offices equipped with the certificate of birth in a short format.

The Information You Need

  • Names of the parents in full
  • Birth date/place of birth for the child
  • The gender of the child
  • Birth date of the baby
  • Number of registration for the child

Documentation is needed

  • Birth certificates are an official document used to document the birth of a person and to identify them by name, location the date of birth and parentship.

Other uses for the Document/Certificate

  • Birth certificates can be used to prove identity
  • Birth certificates are required for applications for identification document e.g identity card licenses or passport
  • Birth certificates are required for applying to schools.

External Link

mobile birth registration in Uganda



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