As a new investor, you will need to go through the following steps to start up your investment in Uganda:
For more information please visit the official website of the Uganda Investment Authority(UIA) Website : http://www.ugandainvest.com/
Step 1 : Register your company in Uganda
Register your company in Uganda at the Registrar General's office
Duration: 2-14 days
Costs: Stamp duty on nominal capital 0.5 percent
Step 2 : Get your Investment License
Apply for an investment license using UIA, This status eases bureaucratic procedures
Duration: 3-5 days
Step 3 : Secure necessary secondary clearances
As you proceed to implement your project, you may require certain secondary permits or clearances depending on the nature of your investment e.g. for mining activity, air transport, banking, forestry.
Details can be obtained from UIA.
Step 4 : Access to utilities
Installation of phones and telecommunications facilities.
Operators: Uganda Telecom Limited, Celtel, MTN
Duration: MTN, Celtel: immediately. UTL : up to 1 month
Connection to power supply network.
Operators: Uganda Electricity Board
Duration: 1-4 weeks and to 2-4 months for new installations
Installation of water and sewerage services
Operators: National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC)
Duration: 1 week and to 2-4 months for new installations
Costs: Varying installation costs, hookup $150
Step 5 : Immigration
Immigration Authority. Work permits required for all foreign staff
Duration: 1 visit/month
Costs: up to $300 (per permit per year)
Step 6 : Tax registration
Uganda Revenue Authority.
Registration as tax payers, receipt of tax identification number
Duration: 2 visits, 2/3 days
Uganda Export Promotion Board: