Documents Required When Registering a Vehicle in Uganda For The First Time

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Registering a new car in Uganda for the first time is hectic. This process requires that you have several documents for you to claim ownership.

Below we list documents required to register a car/vehicle for the first time in Uganda.

​MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION TYPE ​REQUIREMENT ​CATEGORY
First Time Registration ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Bill of Lading or Airway Bill, RTCD ​Mandatory
​Registration Book/ Cancellation Certificate; from the country of origin in case of used vehicles. ​​Mandatory
​The supplier’s original invoice ​Mandatory
​The certificate of origin and insurance Certificate ​Mandatory
​Verification Account from ICD in case of new vehicles, or from boarder posts ​Mandatory
​Translation of documents which are not written in English ​Optional
​Transit documents C63, T1 ​Mandatory
​Identification in case of individuals, Certificate of Incorporation in case of Companies ​Mandatory
​Appointment of a Clearing Agent Mandatory​

Please Note: ​Capturing vehicles of over 5 years and equal to or less than 10 years

  • ​​The user shall enter or capture the correct HS Code that is​​ not for used – Currently used to clear new vehicles.
  • ​The user shall then capture all the remaining particulars in the declaration correctly including capturing the motor vehicle registration form.
  • ​The user shall open the valuation note to enter the value information.
  • ​The user shall enter the AGE of the vehicle that is over 5 years and equal or less than 10 years in the box against supplementary value 1 line for AGE and YEAR OF MANUFACTURE.
  • ​Only figures greater than 5 and equal to or less than 10 shall be entered in the box above.
  • ​The user shall capture the information as required for supplementary value 2.
  • ​​Once the declaration has been properly completed, the user should expect the surcharge in this category to be calculatede and properly added on the summary of the declaration.
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