New Driving Permit Fees in Uganda Updated 2021 for New Licence, Renewal, Duplicate, Extension and Foreign Exchange

Last Updated on May 27, 2021 by KWS Adams
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These are the new Uganda driving permit prices for 2021 for a new driver’s licence, renewal of expired/lapsed permit, extension to another class, foreign drivers license exchange, and duplicate (lost license). The new driving licence charges came into effect when Uganda driver licensing system took over from the defunct Face Technologies.

The fees shown below are paid strictly at the bank, and vary depending on the type of driving license one is processing. Payments are made to a URA bank account in any of the URA-supported banks of choice depending on the type of licence which is being processed.

In order to make any payment to the bank, you first of all need to generate a payment registration number which you take to the bank of choice and make the payment, and it begins by visiting the URA web portal and registering a Payment PRN.

Updated driving license fees in Uganda 2021

Type of Permit AppliedAmount paid in BankAmount Paid at Uganda Security Printing Company
Learners / Provisional Driving Permit60,000 paid in the bankNone
Testing fees for each class25,000 paid in the bankNone
Full / New Driving permit 1 year135,000 paid in the bankNone
Full / New Driving permit 3 years230,000 paid in the bankNone
Full / New Driving permit 5 years330,000 paid in the bankNone
Renewal Driving permit 1 year130,000 paid in the bankNone
Renewal Driving permit 3 years210,000 paid in the bankNone
Renewal Driving permit 5 years310,000 paid in the bankNone
Duplicate Driving permit121,000 paid in the bankNone
Driving permit Extension each class121,000 paid in the bankNone
Foreign Driving permit conversion / exchange 1 / 3 years230,000 paid in the bankNone
Foreign Driving permit conversion / exchange 5 year330,000 paid in the bankNone
Production fees for drivers license80,000 paid in the bankNone
Production fees for learners drivers license30,000 paid in the bankNone

Key points to note

  • Production fees are paid by those who had paid but not completed the process with Face Technologies whose contract expired.
  • The extension is subject to qualifying and passing the class test
  • A duplicate driver’s license is upon providing a newspaper advert and police report.
  • A new drivers license application form available for download from works.go.ug website is required in order to process your application for a learners / full drivers license.
  • A copy of your national identity card for nationals and a passport for foreigners is required.
  • Proof of enrollment at any of the licensed driving schools is required when going for a learners drivers license.
  • A drivers school certificate is showing completion of the driving course is mandatory for full drivers license.
  • The driving permit is now known as the drivers license
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The above prices may be subjected to change at any time since they are determined by the government, or by Uganda driver licensing system which is powered by the Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC).

Kindly be informed that Face Technologies is no longer the driver’s license issuer in Uganda. The South Africa origin company which has been operating in Uganda for many years ever since the computerized driving permits were introduced in Uganda stopped operations on February 28, after its contract expired.

Driving permits which are current known as drivers licenses in Uganda are now being issued by the new firm, Uganda Security Printing Company.

New Driving Permit Fees in Uganda Updated 2021 for New Licence, Renewal, Duplicate, Extension and Foreign Exchange

56 thoughts on “New Driving Permit Fees in Uganda Updated 2021 for New Licence, Renewal, Duplicate, Extension and Foreign Exchange

    1. You need to generate a payment prn, go to bank and pay, visit UDLS and download the medical application form, attach your original driver’s license and proceed to UDLS

    1. Sorry Mukisa. There is currently no provision for renewal of driver’s licence in installment. All you need is to generate the renew prn, and go to the bank before 21 days. Pay, attach the medical application form and submit to UDLS

  1. My Learner’s got expired and I haven’t paid for full permit. when I get the money, can I just pay for the full permit and head down to your offices?

    1. Currently No. UDLS only renewed driver’s licenses for those who are present themselves. Also a national ID matching your names or close is mandatory.

  2. I registered for a new permit in December 2020 but I have not been able to pick it till date and i understand that new management took over, I just want to know if I will still be able to pick it anytime from the new management, thanks

    1. If you had paid all associated fees, and also have the temporary driving permit issued by Face Technologies, simply visit UDSL offices on Nasser road and pick the permit. However, if you had not paid, you will be required to pay production fees, or any other associated fees.

  3. Am nabil bagaiga I got my first driving permit in 2015 then I went in sudan and stayed there for 5 years I came back wen it is expired I went for renewal in 2019 they told they can no longer renewal that permit so we made another one
    Can the give me back my first driving permit coz I need to put CH

    1. Yes please. You can now get your previous permit including all classes which were in and the validity. What changed is that you will need to start fresh since your driver’s license is lapsed. You can contact me and i help you

  4. Can I train on how to drive heavy machinery, get certification and then use it to get my cdl license or ch. I am now having class b 4 years

  5. How long does it take an expired permit to be permanently removed when u take long without renewing it.

    1. 2 years. After the two years, it becomes lapsed and you are subjected to a restart of the entire process with option to retain your years and license classes.

  6. Is it possible to do upgrading and renew at the same time?
    How much does it cost?

  7. Hello, am Emily lost my driving permit in 2016 got a police letter and even published in news papers(I have a photocopy) but didnot duplicate and now I want to have a permit,what are the steps of getting one

  8. Hlo am trying to ask how much it may cost me to renew and put a class in my driving permit B To CM

    1. The two are different. Renew is paid seperately from adding a class. Therefore, when you check ura.go.ug, you will find different and seperate payment amounts. Kindly confirm the cost a d determine the much the entire process will cost you. Just in case you prefer me help out in the entire process, contact me but of course knowing that I will charge you for work done

  9. Hey i would like to renew my driving permit for 5years ..am requesting for the procedure to follow

    1. Visit ura website and generate a payment prn for renewal of driver’s licence 5 years. Pay to the bank and get a receipt. Attach the UDLS medical application form, your original expired driver’s license and your original national ID. Proceed to UDLS OFFICES and get your renew processed.

    1. Is there a way you can reach Kampala during the Covid lockdown? In case you are talking about the procedure, kindly visit any of the licenced driving schools and register. You will be issued with a recommendation to be attached when going for a learner. Process a payment prn for the learners, pay to the bank, download and attach the medical form and submit.

  10. HI, AM ELLY OSMAN BAKKABULINDI MAY I KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES A LAPSED PERMIT DATA TO BE SENT TO ANEW COMPANY ISSUING PERMITS FROM FACE TECHNOLOGIES.

    Thanks

    1. Which kind of data are you talking about? As far as I know, all of the permit data regardless of whether the issuer was face technologies or UDLS, the data is with ministry of works. Therefore, the long it takes that I don’t know what you are trying to mean. In case you were asking for renewing a lapsed driver’s license, the procedure is straight

      1. Hi iam Emmanuel Eyumu, my permit expired on 3rd/7/2021 how do i go about renewing it coz its the first time im renewing. I am also wondering if your offices are open during this lock down if yes where are you located. Thanks

        1. You need to generate a URA payment registration prn for renewing depending on the number of years you prefer. Pay to the bank and get a receipt. Download UDLS medical application form, attach the payment receipt, get your original expired driver’s license and your original national ID. Proceed to the UDLS OFFICES and get your renew processed.

  11. Am called Mariam, for how long does it take for one to get processed a new driving license and except Kampala is there any other place one can acquire the driving licence. Thanks.

    1. The longer it takes to process and obtain a drivers licence in Uganda varies depending on how you handle the task. Officially, it takes the applicant up to 30 days or 1 full month to qualify for the test once the provisional license is issued. And when you acquire the learners to when you do the test varies from person to person. On the other hand, Uganda Driver Licencing System offices in Jinja, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, Mbarara, Fort Portal and Kampala. Thanks for the comment.

  12. What about those who possess driving skills by their own ways, do they also still need to go back to driving schools?

    1. Well said, your own driving skills. In simple terms, you still need to obtain a certificate of completion of the driving training and which is obtained from an approved driving school. If you can tell them to simply issue you one without training, that is good to try.

  13. hi, i need to drop one of my names on my driving permit coz that does not appear on both national identity card and passport. what do i do?

    1. Perform a renew and provide your national ID,the name you don’t want will automatically be dropped. Kindly note that these days of UDLS, names are automatically matched with what NIRA has in their database.

      1. I’m Kibalama Julius Isaac, I applied and payed for the driving permit during the tenure of face technology but the problem have face some one took my ura receipts and left me with the learners’ permit which expired in february 2021 what can I do, please reply with [email protected]

        1. Visit the UDLS offices on nasser road and present that permit. In case you paid all associated fees, they will issue your license. But in case you had not fully paid, then you will need to pay production fees. Hope that helps.

        2. Hi,am Yusuf I want to extend class from B to CM what should I do I have so far renew it two time will they extend to CM

          1. If you are doing a renew and an extension, process the extension and process the renew. Submit at once and they will be processed. Or if I didn’t answer you well, try to break your question so I can answer you

          2. Hello , I lost my permit it was expiring April 2020. How can I get a new one .

            And is it possible during this lockdown

            1. You will need to process a duplicate driver’s license. You have to place an advert in the newspaper, attach a police report, pay renewal fees and submit at UDLS. Of course not, UDLS is not open during the covid lockdown. May be when they are open again.

    1. Paying using mobile money is very easy. Visit ura web portal and generate an assessment. Indicate that you want to be using mobile mobile by checking corresponding box. Generate the prn and dial your mobile money access ussd code. Pay and wait for the notification

  14. I’m Kawere Abdul kiboga I want to renewal my driving permit how can I do ? And how much should I pay in bank first ?

    1. The assessment price is determined by the number of years you want to renew. Kindly visit ura portal and see the price matching for the validity period you want.

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