How to Register a Birth In Uganda

Register a Birth In Uganda By Yourself

  1. Check out the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) with the documents required
  2. Contact the customer service desk and request the application form . Read through the instructions, then complete it precisely : application from
  3. Fill out the form and send all the necessary documents to the officer attending who will confirm and process the birth on The (NIRA) electronic system.
  4. If a birth has been held in a medical facility A notification record should contain a form that has been signed and stamped by the hospital administrator or superintendent.
  5. If a birth has taken place within the community, a notice Record must be an official document sealed and signed by a Division Town Clerk, Sub County Sub county Chief and should include the following information about the event:
    1. Date of birth.
    2. Timing of Birth.
    3. Registration Number.
    4. Child’s name.
    5. Names of parents


  1. Go to the Uganda Registration Services Bureau a government agency that is responsible for recording births, has employed traditional birth attendants, in conjunction with parish, sub-county and council officials. They have been notified.
  2. Give the agent all complete information about the questions they will ask about the child’s birth. He/she will log into a mobile phone issued from the URSB and transmit the information of the newborn baby via SMS message sent to the server central located at URSB headquarters in Kampala
  3. After verification and processing, birth certificate will be produced at the town and sub-county council offices, and certified by the registrars. The certificates will then be issued to the people who have registered at the parish level, through the parish chiefs and notifiers.

Required Documents For Register a Birth

  1. Birth Notification Records.
  2. An NIRA Birth declaration form 3 filled out and completed in the presence of one parents or guardians of the child.
  3. This is known as the National Identification Number (NIN) of Notifier.
  4. A photocopy copy of the National ID of the Notifier.
  5. Evidence of payment from a bank that has been designated (if appropriate)

Office Locations and Contacts

National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA)
National Independence Grounds, Kololo Airstrip
P.O.Box 26529, Kampala-Uganda
Tel(Reception): +256 312119600
For inquiries about National Identification Registration
Call: +256 312119631/+256 312119639
For inquiries regarding Birth, Death or 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 848 Kampala Uganda
URSB General Line: +256 414 233 219
Registrar General: +256 414 235 915
Fax: Fax Line +256 414250 712
Webdite URSB


  • All children born in Uganda



Birth registrations are valid forever, but the details i.e. Names listed on the birth certificate can be changed by applicants at the legal age, or by their parents/guardians

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Processing Time

The birth registration process is immediate.


  1. The search for a birth certificate of a birth certificate starts in the hospital where the child was born by missionary and government hospitals that issue brief birth certificates to any baby born there.
  2. Patients that were born in hospitals or clinics need to visit the headquarters of division or sub-county to obtain a birth certificate.
  3. People born in hospitals of the town council are required to obtain their birth certificate from the clerk’s office of town council.
  4. The only bureau located in George House has the mandate to issue lengthy birth certificates. Therefore, any person who needs one will need visit their offices and present the certificate for birth with a shorter length.

The Information You Need

  1. Names of the parents in full
  2. Birth date/place of birth for the child
  3. The gender of the child
  4. The time of birth of the baby
  5. Number of registration for the child

The Document is required

  • The registration of the birth of an infant is required, which allows parents in obtaining the birth certificate of the child.

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