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Business Registration

How to Register a Company

A Company is a legal person which has capacity and powers to act on its own (i.e the law sees a company in the same light as a natural person). It is created by the Companies Act No.1 of 2012 which provides the legal framework under which companies can be formed for legal purposes.

Registering a Local Company

To Register a Local Company limited by Shares, one needs to Reserve the name to be used and then file the following documents with the Registrar of Companies:

  1. Companies Registration Form (s.18)
  2. Memorandum and Articles of Association (if any)
  3. Other Company forms
  4. 1. A1 – Statement of Nominal Capital
    To register a Local company limited by guarantee, one needs to reserve the name to be used and then file the following documents with Registrar of Companies:
  5. Company Registration Form (s.18)
  6. Memorandum and Articles of Association;
    When you have all the documents ready, pick assessments forms from our office or do self- assessment and pay registration fees and stamp duty. Upon registration, the Registrar will issue a certificate on incorporation within two working days.                                                                                                                                                                    After the company has been registered, the following forms must be filed (Company Returns).
  7. Company Form 20 – Particulars of Directors and Secretaries (Within 14 days)
  8. Company Form 18 – Notice of Situation of Registered Office & Postal Address (within 14 days)
  9. Company Form 10 – Return of allotment (within 60 days)
  10. Form of Annual Return for a company limited by shares (to be filed once every year).

Registering a Foreign Company

A foreign company is a company which is incorporated in another country. If such a company wishes to carry out business in Uganda, it must be registered.
To register a foreign company, the following documents are required:

  1. Certified copies of Memorandum of Articles of Association/Charter/ Constitution and Certificate from the country of origin duly witnessed.
  2. Registration forms:
  •  Form 24 – Particulars of Directors and Secretary
  • 2.Form 13 – Statement of all subsisting charges
  • Form 25 – List of Names and Address of Persons Resident in Uganda authorized to accept service on behalf of the company.
  • Form 26 – Address and Principle Office of Company.
    When you have all the documents ready, do self-assessment or pick assessment forms from our office and pay the necessary fees. Upon registration, Registrar will issue a certificate of registration within two working days.Business Registrationreg COMPANY REGISTRATIONreg BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATIONreg PARTNERSHIPreg DOCUMENT REGISTRATIONreg CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTSreg ACTS & REGULATIONSreg FORMSUserHow can we help ?Get in touch with us right away+256 417 338