How To Register For A New Uganda National ID

Last Updated on August 27, 2022 by KWS Adams
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By filling out the Uganda National ID application form that is available in PDF, you have successfully started the process.

How long does it take to get a new National ID varies depending on the location where one applies from. If for example, you apply from any of the NIRA district offices across the country and the five KCCA Divisions of Kampala, your ID may be out faster compared with those who apply from Diaspora offices as it involves shipping of the ready documents.

If you have no NIRA Uganda national ID card and looking for how to register and obtain one, this updated guide for 2022 will help you find an express way to obtain the ID card.

Requirements for New National ID Registration in Uganda

ID Card Registration for citizens by birth

  • An LC I letter detailing the applicant’s parents’ names, tribe, clan, and this letter should be stamped by the DISO.
  • Photocopy of parents’ National IDs if they are alive, in case they are deceased, the letter of recommendation should clearly indicate so.
  • Any other supporting document like a birth certificate.

ID Card registration for citizens by registration

  • An LC I letter detailing the applicant’s parents’ names, tribe, clan, and this letter should be stamped by the DISO.
  • Photocopy of parent’s National IDs if they are alive, in case they are deceased, the letter of recommendation should clearly indicate so.
  • Any other supporting document like a birth certificate.
  • Copy of Certificate of Citizenship by naturalization or certificate of citizenship by registration as appropriate
  • Any other supporting documents e.g. copy of the birth certificate, passport, Marriage certificate, academic documents, driving permit, baptism card, voter’s card, etc.
  • Copy of NID of parents (Where available).

ID Registration for dual citizens

  • Copy of Certificate of Dual Citizenship issued by DCIC
  • Passport(s) of the applicant
  • Copy of NID of parents (where available).

Where To Register For A New Uganda National ID?

You can register for a new Uganda national ID at any of the NIRA district offices across the country and the five KCCA Divisions of Kampala (Rubaga Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, Central Division, Nakawa Division).

All you need to have is all the required for new ID registration ready and walk into any of the offices above. You will be given a registration form (if you didn’t download the NIRA forms for the national ID PDF), fill in all details, and submit it for verification.

How Do You Get A Ready National ID Card In Uganda?

You can get your newly issued ID card from any of the NIRA district offices across the country and the five KCCA Divisions of Kampala (Rubaga Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, Central Division, Nakawa Division) for those in Uganda.

And for those who applied through their respective Uganda embassies in the diaspora, you are ready to pick up your ready ID’s from the same location and office where you were interviewed from. Depending on the location, checking out the MOFA website will help find if your name is on the list of issued IDs. If you live in Washington, DC – USA, check out this link for the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda to see if your ID is pending collection.

How To Check My National ID Card In Uganda

  • Dial *216# on your mobile

Using the NIRA USSD code on your phone allows you to get quick access to application requirements, the status of the application, replace id, correction of ID information, check NIN, etc,  and is free of charge.

Associated fees for New National ID

#Sub CategoryTax Head
1Change of informationNew ID First Enrollment (Free) New ID Replacement UGX 50,000
2Correction of ErrorsNew ID required UGX 50,000 New ID not required
3New alien’s ID cardUSD 100
4Confirmation of a person’s Information in the registerUGX 1,000
5Renewal of IDRenewal of National ID UGX 50,000 Renewal of Alien’s ID USD 100
How To Register For A New Uganda National ID

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