Everyday Life

• You should be aware that to live legally in Uganda, nationals of other countries should
hold a residence document (2.1).
• Employing someone who is living illegally in Uganda can mean very stiff fines. You are running the risk of being reported (this does happen!) or of police checks in various public places where any person you employ is likely to be.
• Word of mouth between neighbours, a friend is often the system that works the best.

Household items in good condition are recycled
Grass Roots
m: 0774169978
(recycles glass jars, plastic supermarket bags, plastic containers) Drop the item at Prunes Restaurant every Saturday Morning.
Amani domestics (U) Ltd
Housemaids, Housekeepers, Nannies, Elderly carers, Gardeners.
Kitamirike way plot 611, Bunga-Kawuku Kampala
t:0701339909, e: oliviaboth@yahoo.com
Posta Uganda
35, Kampala Road, t: 0414255511/5
w: www.ugapost.co.ug, e: upl@ugapost.co.ug

Post office is open from 8am until 5pm from Monday to Friday and Saturday 9-2pm.

Most postal delivery to Uganda is to post boxes or private bags located in the Post Offices – so unless you can use your work address for mail delivery, you will need to rent a post box from your nearest post office (there are post offices in all the main suburbs of Kampala). Post Uganda have now launched a postal delivery
service for an annual pre-payment of ugx 250,000
see www.ugapost.co.ug/node/16 for details.

FedEx Express (Pax Transport Limited)
6, Third Street, Industrial Area
(opp. Umeme Head office) t: 0312374222 / 0414252094
e: info@paxtransport.com
w: www.fedex.com/ug/contact

Mitchell Cotts Uganda Limited
Plot No. 24A Nakasero Road
P.O Box 7032
Kampala Parking is entirely managed by Multiplex Ltd and Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA).Copies of the Highway Code are available from Prestige Driving School in Bugolobi market.
Parking tickets
Parking costs increased from 1st September. Parking in central Kampala costs ugx 1,000 per hour for the first hour, thereafter ugx 800 every 30 minutes. Parking tickets are available from the parking attendants.
You can also pay for your parking using your mobile. For MTN subscribers – dial *185# and *185*5*2# for Airtel subscribers then follow prompts. The default charge is Shs. 2000 and after 10cases of defaulting your car might get clamped.
Speed Limit: : 50km/h in built up area and 100 km/h for high way roads unless otherwise indicated. Traffic police are now equipped with speed guns. Get a copy of the Highway Code from Prestige Driving School and keep it in your car.
Alcohol test: The legal blood alcohol limit in Uganda is 0.8%.equivalent to about 1 glass of beer or wine.
Cosco Parts and Auto Workshop Ltd.
538 Bombo road, m: 0718355366
e: Cosoparts@coscoparts.com
Auto Mobile Association of Uganda
63 Yusuf Lule Road, Nakasero
t: 0414255917/ 0414250745
e: aauganda@aau.co.ug
w: www.aau.co.ug
Motor Serve Ltd
62 Ggaba Road, Opposite KIU – Kasanga
t: 0772 447688 / 0704 546400
e: motorserve@gmail.com
Toyota Uganda Limited
1 First Street, Industrial Area
t: 0414349425, 0312301500
e: toyota@toyotaug.co.ug
w: www.toyota.co.ug
Pallmax East Africa Ltd
t: +256 771 856 249, +256 752 545 049,
Auto Nagoya customs ware house
Kawempe, t: 039 2175052 / 0751 703282
Japan Auto Traders (U) Ltd, COIN lCD
Jinja Road, , t: 0312265398,
e: masood182@hotmail.com
iDrive Uganda Adventure
Plot 5, Kiwafu Jinja Road
t: +256775793657, m: +256793491829
e: nicky@lodgeuganda.com
w: idrive-africa.com
Carparking in Kampala
Add *185*5*2#
for airtel Customers
Registration conditions:
Car clearance usually starts when the unit(car) is received at a registered customs, car bond where documents including transit documents(T1’s) are validated.
Customs agent will then put up an MVR-7001 online, and a SAD i.e. IM4 tax document captured to show tax assessment for the particular car.
The followings documents shall then be assembled and lodged in to customs.
Certificate of Incorporation (for companies)
Copy of passport (for individuals)
Motor vehicle application forms MV-7001 and acknowledgement receipt (obtained from the ura web portal and signed by client)
Vehicle export certificate, registration certificate (applies to UK origin), certificate of ownership (applies to Kenya origin)
De-registration certificates or vehicle log book (applicable to other countries)
Customs export entry from country of export
Previous registration number plates (if shipped with vehicle)
Vehicle owner must possess an active Tax identification Number (TIN)
If customs is satisfied with the declarations and submissions then the car is released to the owner and a new Ugandan logbook and number plates are issued.
For more information, check out
www.ura.go.ug, Toll free: 0800117000
Don’t forget to insure the vehicle with a Ugandan
insurance company.
Motor vehicle Declaration
Motor Vehicle is categorized into:
Used Unit (8 years + of Usage), New Unit.
Used Unit: Valued based on customs value and Subjected to 25% Environmental tax
New Unit: valued based on unit commercial invoice
Requirements for declaration
Authorising letter (Unit owner issues an authorizing clearance letter to its clearance agent).
Once unit has been confirmed for entry by the customs business center, approval for first time registration is triggered off from the URA web portal and notification is sent to the clearing agent and importer confirming approval of application and assigning number plates. On acquisition of number plates the number plate manufacturer sends a notification to URA’s licensing office for the log-book to be printed. In order to have the unit exited, the clearing agent is required to present the following documents at the car bond: Log book, Reciept of No plate fee, No. plates along with other transit documents.
Number Plate Manufactures
GM Tumpeco
428 Nakawa Jinja Road
e : sales@gmtumpeco.co.ug
t: +256-312-341299/300 /+256-41-4505664/6/80
Driving Licence
Anyone over 18 years old who holds a valid driving licence is authorised to drive a vehicle in Uganda.
Steps to get a permit
You pay Shs49,000 at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). Of this amount, Shs24,000 is for a learners’ permit. Shs25,000 is for test fees.
Visit any medical practitioner for certification.
You then pay Shs30,000 at Face Technologies. Your biometrics are taken and you are issued a learners’ permit.
You pay Shs49,000 at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). Of this amount, Shs24,000 is for a learners’ permit. Shs25,000 is for test fees.
You then pay Shs30,000 at Face Technologies. Your biometrics are taken and you are issued a learners’ permit.
You take this to the Inspectorate of Vehicles (IOV) for a driving test.
When you pass the test, you are informed. Likewise when you fail, you are told. For the successful learner, the IOV documents your results and sends them to URA in three days.
At the lapse of the three days you go back to URA and pay for a “full’ permit.You either pay Shs80,000 for three years or Shs56,000 for one year.
One week later, you go to Face Technologies and pay Shs60,000. You are issued a temporary drivers’ permit which is valid for one month.
A week later, you can pick your new permit.
Face Technologies Ltd
M505 Devon Kyambogo, Jinja Road
w: www.facegroup.co.za
You’re instantly receipted a temporary driving permit and an actual card after a month.
For Non Nationals
Necessary documentation
• You can drive in Uganda on a foreign licence for 3 months, after which you need to get a Ugandan licence.
• Download and fill in form TR VII from the www.ura.go.ug website. Under e-services, payment registration, NTR, choose the validity of permit required (1 year 55,000 ugx, 3 years 150,000 ugx), pay at a bank and take the receipt and form together with your original permit to Face Technologies in Kyambogo, where you pay ugx 60,000. You will be given a temporary permit and your licence will be ready after a week. If your original licence is not in English, you must get a translation from a recognised translation service, eg the Dept of Languages at Makerere University.
Access the internet and go to the URA web portal; http:ura.go.ug register and obtain a ten digit Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
Upon successfully getting a TIN, a message containing the TIN, pass code and effective date of registration is sent to you. Use this message to go to the URA web portal and on the left hand side find an icon ‘create account’. Once you click this, input you TIN, pass code and date of registration and submit. URA will send you a password. When you get this, go back to the web portal and click login and input your TIN and password.
This will prompt you to create your own password.

Go to the ‘login’ icon again and input your TIN and password. After logging to your account, you will be led to the motor vehicle registration where you will select ‘add vehicle details’ for vehicles already in use or MVR Agent registration for newly imported vehicles. This will take you to the ‘Applicant details’ at the top of the webpage. You will be required to select the URA office where you will collect your registration book. You will also select ‘vehicle details’, input the details such as the make of the vehicle, chassis and engine numbers as provided in the log book.
Select next which will take you to registration details.
Here you will in put the registration number, date of first registration, type of registration (first time registration) and serial numbers at the back and front of the registration plates and there after submit the form. The system will then generate an acknowledgement receipt and URA will compare if the information provided matches with that in the system. If all tallies, the old logbook will be withdrawn and the new one issued but if not, you will be required to take your vehicle to the URA office for verification.
In case you cannot trace the owner who sold the motor vehicle to you yet that person did not transfer it into your name; place a notice in the newspapers for 14 days and swear an oath/affidavit with court and go to the URA office to facilitate you with registration.
You will need to pay stamp duty of Uganda shillings 5,000 on the sales agreement.
Mobile Information
• On your Smartphone, Android or IPhone, you can download the app googlemaps
• You can pick up a detailed map identifying routes in Kampala from our offices
(Expats in Uganda).
• Aristoc sells a comprehensive A-Z mapbook of Kampala.
Air Serv Limited
Hangar One Old Airport Entebbe, Uganda, P.o. Box 7548, Kampala
t: +256414321251/2 or 0312263897
m: 0772705185 / 0787337113
w: www.airserv.co.ug, e:info@airserv.co.ug
Asante Aviation Ltd
2nd floor, Forest Mall, Lugogo. t: 0312265201, m: 0715707690
e: asantekampala@yahoo.com
Brussels Airlines
1Lumumba Avenue, Rwenzori House.
t: 04144234201/2,
e: infoug@brusselsairlines.com
Delta Air Lines Inc.
26,Buganda Road Park Royal Shopping Mall
t: 0312 202089/ 0414 288935
e: sales@deltaairlinesco.ug
Ethiopia Airlines
United Assurance Building, 1 Kimathi Avenue. t: 0414254796
Kimathi Avenue, FNC building,
t: +256 417 710 444, +1 407 261 3982,
w: www.emirates.com/ug
Kenya Airways Ltd
14 Parliament Avenue.
t: 0312360127
e: Entebbe.office@kenya-airways.com
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
14 Parliament Avenue,
t: 0414338000/4
Qatar Airways
1st Floor Rwenzori towers, Nakasero Road
e: ebbreservations@ug.qatarairways.com
Rwandair Express
Lumumba Avenue, rwenzori courts
t: 04144344851/2
w: www.rwandair.com
e: sales.kampala@rwandair.com
South African Airways
Worker s House,
1Pilkington Road. t: 0414255501
e: saakla@flysaa.com
Turkish Airlines,
Ruth Tower, Clement Hill Road. m:0788006296
w: www.turkishairlines.com

Airport Express
t: 0392 174749, 0756 568950
w: www.entebbeairportexpress.com
Whitelines School Bus
1st Floor, Suite 2 Suzie House, Gaba Road,
t: 0392109862, M:0776222502/503/504
e: operations@whitelines.co.ug
w: www.whitelines.co.ug