A Learners driving permit or call it a provisional drivers license is the first step towards getting a new drivers license in Uganda. This is a step which introduces you to this world and is strict to driving under instruction. “L” plates must be added onto the vehicle to let other road users know that a “learner driver” is in control.
This is made possible with a supervisor and as far as the traffic and road act is concerned, holders of provisional drivers license are not allowed to drive without a supervisor. Lets take a look at what the entire learners driving permit process.
Who qualifies to get a Learners driving permit?
- Must be aged 25 years
- Ugandan residents / Aliens with work permit, refugee ID, residence permit, etc
- Sound mind and ability to see well with no restrictions unless specified
Steps to get a Learners / Provisional driving permit
Step 1: Pay for provisional drivers license
- Visit https://ura.go.ug/
- Click on “eServices”
- Click on “Payment registration”.
- Check “NTR”, and select “Learners / Provisional driving permit” under “NTR Head”.
- Fill in your names and all other information as required.
- Select “payment mode” of choice e.g “cash” and select bank of choice.
- Click accept and register and print out the bank payment slip.
- Pay the associated fees in the bank.
Step 2: Download UCDP1 Form
This is the application for Driving Permit (Medical Form).It should be filled, signed and stamped by a Medical practitioner.
Step 3: Submit documents to Face Technologies
Attach the above and submit to Kyambogo Face technologies office or any other countrywide. You will be issued with a Paper Learners Permit upon payment of the associated fees.
You are supposed to start your driving lessons before or after getting the learners permit. When you are fully ready to convince the Inspectorate of vehicles (IOV) and pass both the oral and theory test, you can proceed to Naguru Driving test center and do the drivers test.
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