Overview of the Business Registry

It is the registry operated by the Directorate of Business Registration of Uganda Registration Services Bureau.


SERVICES OF THE BUSINESS REGISTRY.
We provide the following Business Registration Services:

 
1.    COMPANY REGISTRATION SERVICES

New company registration
•    Public Limited Companies
•    Private Limited Companies (The companies limited by shares including single member companies and companies limited by guarantee)
•    Foreign Companies
•    Unlimited Companies

Registering events and occurrences in the life time of the company.
•    Company Resolutions arising from Company meetings.
•    Company Forms as provided in the law.

The Laws Applicable:
  • The Companies Act No.1 of 2012
  • The Companies (General) Regulations SI 110-1
  • The Finance bill 2013-viz the Taxes and Duties (Provisional Collection) Order No. 27 of 2013
  • The Companies (High Court)(Fees) Rules SI 110-4
  • The Insolvency Act, 2011
  • Capital Markets Authority (Amendment) Act 2011
  • The Insolvency Regulations No.36 of 2013
 
2.    BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION SERVICES.

  •  New Business names Registration (Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships)
  • Change of particulars of Registered Business Name.
  •  Cessation of Business Name.
  • The Laws Applicable:
  • The Business Names Registration Act, Cap 109
  • The Business Names Registration (Amendment) Rules, 2005 SI 53/2005
  • The Business Names Registration (Appointment of Registrar) Order SI 109-2
  • The Finance bill 2013-viz the Taxes and Duties (Provisional Collection) Order No. 27 of 2013
  • The Business Names Registration (Appointment of Registrar) Order SI 109-2
  • The Partnerships Act, 2010

 
3.    LEGAL DOCUMENTS REGISTRATION SERVICES.

     Our services include the following types of documents:
•    Constitutions
•    Deeds
•    Agreements; eg. Joint Venture Agreements, Tenancy Agreements, Sale Agreements, Contracts, Memorandum of Understanding.

The Laws Applicable

•    The Registration of Documents Act, Cap 81
•    The Registration of Documents (Fees)(Amendment) Rules 2005

 
4.    REGISTRATION OF COLLATERAL SECURITY INTERESTS.

We register Chattels, Mortgages and Debentures.

The Laws Applicable
•    Companies Act 2012
•    Chattels Transfer Act, Cap 70

 
5.    INFORMATION SERVICES.

Uganda Registration Services Bureau maintains registers and data records in the registrations and as such, the Business Registry is a clearing house for the information and data on these registrations.
The Laws Applicable
•    The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act, Cap 210
•    The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act (Commencement) Instrument, 2004. SI 48/2004

 
6.    BUSINESS REGISTRATION ADVISORY SERVICES.

Uganda Registration Services Bureau provides technical advice on the business registration it carries out.

The Law Applicable
•    The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act, Cap 210
•    The Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act (Commencement) Instrument, 2004. SI 48/2004

 
7.    ASSESSMENT OF FEES.

Uganda Registration Services Bureau as by law is an agent of the Uganda Revenue Authority for assessment of fees payable for the services it offers.

Laws Applicable
•    The Stamps Act, Cap 342
•    The Stamps (Amendment Act) 2002
•    The Stamps (Amendment) Act 2009
 

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Working Hours

Week Days

 Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Weekends

 Saturday and Sunday: Off

Public Holidays: Off

Any exceptions will be communicated.

 

Contact Us

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Plot 5 George Street, Georgian House
P.O.Box 6848 Kampala Uganda


Telephone:   URSB General Line:  +256 414 233 219
Telephone:   Registrar General:   +256 414 235 915
Fax:   General  fax Line:   +256 414 250 712


E-mail: ursb@ursb.go.ug
 Website: 
http://www.ursb.go.ug