How to Reserve Name for a Company In Uganda

Reserve Name for a Company In Uganda By Online

  1. Request an application form at the Uganda Registration Service Bureau or download it using the following link: Business registration Form(select the option to reserve your name.)
  2. Complete the application form and submit it to assessment window of the Uganda Service Registration Bureau (USRB)
  3. Make the payment for the name reservation fee at the bank and collect the bank slip to make the payment.
  4. Go back to the USRB office and present the bank slip or receipt to the attending officer in the Name Search window.
  5. When the payment has been confirmed and the name suggested will be subjected to a lookup within the database of business registrations. If the name is found to pass the similarity offensive, defensive and desirability tests it is then reserved for 30 days.
  6. You will receive a reservation numbers that you can be able to use to check the status of your reservation.

Note: There are name-reservation books that allow you to find and determine if the name you are looking for was approved or denied and for what reason.

Required Documents For Reserve Name for a Company

  • Identification documents
  • Evidence of payment
  • Prove that the business has been registered.

Office Locations and Contacts

Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB)Plot 5 George Street, Georgian House,
P.O PO Box 6848 Kampala Uganda
Phone: +256 414 233 219
Call Centre: +256 417 388 100.
Whatsapp: +256 712 448 448
Call Toll Free 0800 000
Fax: +256 4144 250 712


  • Any business owner who would like to have a name reservation are eligible to apply for this service.


  • Cost: UGX20,000


  • 30 days from the date of the issue

Documents to Utilize

Click here to download and select Reservation of Name : Name reservation application form

Processing Time

  • Time The duration is 2-4 days

Documentation is needed

  • The purpose of having a company name reserved allows businesses to be formalized by allowing businesses to be operated under distinctive names.

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