Old Booklet Logbook? How To Pay Motor Third Party Insurance In Uganda

Last Updated on December 25, 2020 by KWS Adams
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You might already be knowing how much is motor third party insurance in Uganda right? But how about obtaining one if your vehicle is not yet online, or still possessing the old booklet logbook? If you’ve been denied a 3rd party due to the above and wondering what next, this post has some good news for you.

When James contacted an Insurance broker to secure the third party for his Toyota Hilux, he was amazed when the lady at the Insurance company told him how what he wanted wasn’t possible. From the exchanges between the two, James ended up calling the person who had sold to him the used vehicle, who later told referred him to me since he knew I would not only explain, but also, be able to help out.

Within a few days after my meeting with James, he was able to able to pay his double cabin’s motor third party insurance and was happy once again. If you are like James, I will too help you if you are ready to read this entire post since it contains what you are looking for. But before getting started, I would also like to introduce you to EFRIS, a solution to e-Invoicing and e-Receipts. Take your time and learn how to get started with this new URA service.

What is motor third party insurance?

According to Britam, “motor third-party insurance is an insurance policy purchased for protection against the claims of another, in case anything happens to you” as you drive including the vehicle. And since you can’t guarantee your road safety 100%, you definitely need to purchase a policy for your vehicle, besides it is mandatory according to the Uganda road traffic rules where it is an offense to drive a vehicle without insurance.

The Booklet type logbooks

Many years back, motor vehicles in Uganda were issued with the old booklet type of logbooks. As technology became part of our living, URA made some changes where the new paper type logbook was introduced there by phasing out the former. When this came into force, owners were called and encouraged to transit their vehicle logbooks (cards) to the new system. After a few years of the new system, a new policy came into force where such vehicles which are still offline (not on the new online system) are being denied motor third party insurance.

How to pay motor third party if you have an old booklet logbook?

Gone are the days when people would say I want to stay with such and it happens. In order for anyone to be able to purchase the insurance, of course, you need to transit to the new logbook (validating). Transiting to the new system means validating your vehicle particulars to your TIN under the motor vehicle, and a process that can only be done by the person appearing in the card as the owner, and or processing an Absentee transfer.

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Once you are done with the above, follow procedure’s below to buy insurance right from your mobile phone, be Airtel Money, or MTN Mobile Money.

Pay from Airtel Money

  • Dial *185# OK
  • Input “7” for Financial services
  • Input “7” for Financial services
  • Input “6” for Insurance
  • Input “1” for Motor third party
  • Enter the Vehicle registration number

You will be able to your vehicle details including registered owner and amount to pay. You can then confirm using your Airtel money PIN to complete the transaction. Alternatively, dial *175*7*6*1# for direct USSD access.

Pay from MTN Mobile Money

  • Dial *165# OK
  • Input “5” for Payments
  • Input “5” for Fees and taxes
  • Input “5” for Motor Third Party
  • Enter the Vehicle registration number

You will be able to your vehicle details including registered owner and amount to pay. You can then confirm using your MTN Mobile Money PIN to complete the transaction.

Obtain your insurance sticker

Now that you have successfully paid and received a confirmation message on your mobile, you can visit any Insurance office of choice, for example, Britam, Excel, Old Mutual, etc, present the message, and obtain your sticker.


It is very possible for anyone to buy a motor 3rd party if your vehicle or motorcycle is online, or has been transited to the news system. Using the Absentee transfer method allows you to transfer the car through a court order, assuming the current owner is untraceable.

However, it is important to note that the process is not free since certain terms and conditions apply, in addition to ensuring that all associated fees including declaring stamp duty have been paid and cleared.

Still failed to do the above or finding it difficult, don’t hesitate to reach out to me so I can assist where I can. You can also leave your feedback using the comment form below and I will be happy to respond out of the experience.

Old Booklet Logbook? How To Pay Motor Third Party Insurance In Uganda

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