The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is a semi-presidential republic with the president as head of state. Local currency is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX), the official languages are English and Swahili. Uganda is a member of the United Nations (UN), the AKT-Group and other international organisations.
Uganda ranks among the countries with the lowest GDP-levels in the world. The main economic pillar is the service sector with a share of 52% of the GDP, followed by agriculture at 22% of the GDP, however employing as many as 82% of the country's working population. Uganda's natural resources include copper, cobalt, gold and wolfram, but the main export product to this date remains coffee. The country's main foreign trade partner is Kenya.
Uganda has a mixed legal system, based on english law and african unwritten law. Other than that, muslim law and hindu law is widespread.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Companies Act of 2012 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses:
- Private Limited Liability Company
- Public Company
Additionally, foreign branch offices may operate in Uganda.
What is a commercial register?
In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.
Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.
We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.
The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is responsible for registration in the commercial register. The URSB was established in 1998 and is directly subordinate to the Ministry of Justice. Copy right claims are also registered with the URSB.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Information on the directors and shareholders of international companies is not publicly available, therefore just the information on directors and shareholders of local companies is included in the extract.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 14 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Legalization of extracts from Uganda
Uganda did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all ugandan documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Uganda can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- Check potential employers
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
There is no risk involved for you as we provide you with the documents in question on a fixed price. If requested, we will have the extract verified and apostilled. The documents are sent to you by mail. Special fees for the apostille apply.
- Quick and reliable inquiry processing
- Convenient order via online form
- Required document is sent as a PDF-file via e-mail
- Notarised translation
- No charge if required information is unavailable
- Apostille for extracts from commercial registers
- Confidentiality and personal data protection
- Quality service and happy customers
We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
- Commercial register extract sample (if available)
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Uganda||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Uganda||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|