How To Renew A Driving Permit in Uganda

How to get a new driving permit in UgandaYou can renew a driving permit in Uganda by submitting in all required document at Face Technologies Kyambogo office or any other branches countrywide. Please take note that your renewal of driving permit will not be effected or processed unless you show proof payment of the required monies depending on the license extension period e.g 1 or 3 years.

However, it is very important for one to understand the entire Uganda driving permit process since which includes the following below;

What is a Driving permit?

A Driving permit may simply be referred as that legal documents which authorizes or permits one to ride, drive and or operate a particular motor cycle, motor vehicle, engineering plant, tractor, truck, car and all others. In Uganda, driving permits are categorized into forms including;

  • Learners (provisional drivers license)
  • Full driving permit
  • International driving permit.

Learners permit (provisional driving license)

A Learners or call it a provisional driving 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.

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How to get a Learners driving license in Uganda

  • Pay for provisional drivers license (learners) fees at any local bank (Check how to make a payment below).
  • Download, print and fill FORM UCDP 1 – Application for Driving Permit (Medical Form)
  • Attach the above and submit to Kyambogo Face Technologies office or any other countrywide.
  • You will be issued with a Paper Learners Permit.

Note: 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.

New Full driving permit

Obtaining a New full driving permit is the last step towards real driving on Ugandan roads. A full driving permit grants one permission to drive all motorized vehicles falling in the class of permit one has been awarded. Depending on ones choice, you indicate the class of permit you want to get an the initial stages of the entire process i.e when processing a learners permit. Full driving permits are issued for certain duration for example 1 year or 3 years.

How to get a New Full driving permit in Uganda

  • Pay for Full / New driving permit fees either for 1 year or 3 years at any local bank of choice (Check how to make a payment below).
  • Download, print and fill FORM UCDP 1 – Application for Driving Permit (Medical Form)
  • Attach the above and submit to Kyambogo Face Technologies office or any other countrywide.
  • You will be issued with a Full Driving Permit within between 30 minutes to an Hour.

Note: You are limited to driving those vehicles corresponding to the class of permit obtained for example class A is limited to motorcycles only. In order to obtain an additional class, you need to follow a set of procedures as you will see below. You are ready to drive once this step is completed.

International driving permit

An international driving permit allows one to drive across the boarders of mother country. This kind of drivers license is issued by those IDP agencies and requires one to have a native (local) permit in order to qualify.

How to get an International driving permit Uganda

You can obtain an international driving permit in Uganda online or offline by contacting authorized agencies. Having a Ugandan issued driving permit is mandatory and a pre-required in addition to paying the IDP fees which may vary depending on who you are dealing with.

IDP processors (online / offline)

  • http://aau.co.ug/ (Automobile association of Uganda)
  • https://www.e-ita.org/ (ITA idp)
  • https://www.aaa.com/ (AAA IDP)
  • https://www.international-license.com/

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Note: Different international driving processors have different requirements and payment fees which the applicant must fulfill in order to get the IDP. Please refer to each providers site for additional faqs.

New Uganda Driving Permit Fees

  • Learners / provisional permit 30,000/= paid the bank and 30,000/= paid at face technologies.
  • Full /New permit 3 years 150,000/= / 1 year 55,000/= paid in bank and 80,000/= paid at Face technologies
  • Renewal of permit 3 years 130,000/= / 1 year 50,000/= paid in bank and 80,000/= paid at Face Technologies
  • Duplicate Driving permit (lost DP) 41,000/= paid in bank and 30,000/= paid at Face Technologies
  • Extension (add class) 41,000/= paid in bank and 30,000/= paid at Face Technologies
  • Foreign permit exchange 3 years 150,000/= / 1 year 55,000/= paid in bank and 80,000/= paid at Face technologies
  • Driving permit / class extension testing fees 25,000/= paid in bank.

Note: Rates above are quoted at post publication date and are subject to change without any notice. Always refer to URA web portal for current fees and Kyambogo Face Technologies just n case.

How to replace a Lost driving permit in Uganda?

You can replace a lost driving permit in Uganda by submitting in all required documents to any of the Face Technologies centers across the country. Replacing a lost or stolen license involves different steps which one must fulfill in order to qualify for a duplicate permit.

  • Place a lost advert in any of the local newspapers eg Bukedde, Monitor, New vision etc.
  • Obtain a police letter (To whom it may concern)
  • Pay for Duplicate fees at any local bank of choice (Check how to make a payment below).
  • Download, print and fill FORM UCDP 1 – Application for Driving Permit (Medical Form)
  • Attach the above and submit to any Face Technologies office countrywide.
  • You will be issued with a Duplicate within between 30 minutes to an Hour.

Note: Duplicate driving permits are issued to permits which are still valid at the date of processing. In case of expired but lost driving permits, you will be required to pay driving permit renewal fees in addition to the advert and police letter while omitting the duplicate fees.

Requirements for Renewing a Driving permit in Uganda

  • Pay for Renewal fees either for 1 year or 3 years at any local bank of choice (Check how to make a payment below).
  • Download, print and fill FORM UCDP 1 – Application for Driving Permit (Medical Form)
  • Attach the above and submit to Kyambogo Face Technologies office or any other countrywide.
  • You will be issued with a Renew within between 30 minutes to an Hour.

Note: Renewal is done when the expired original is available and presented to Face Technologies. In case of lost license, refer to processing a duplicate.

How to add Class in Uganda driving permit

You can add class B, A, CM, CH or any other by undergoing and fulfilling the necessary requirements and steps as show below.

  • Undergo all class tests and obtain a certificate of completion at known schools
  • Pay for Testing fees at any bank of choice.
  • Make a photocopy of your original permit
  • Submit all documents to IOV testing center and book
  • Do both theory and practical tests and pass them depending on class of choice.
  • Pay for Extension of the classes you are adding at any local bank of choice
  • Download, print and fill FORM UCDP 1 – Application for Driving Permit (Medical Form)
  • Attach the above together with a stamped copy of permit and the original permit and submit to Kyambogo Face Technologies office or any other countrywide.
  • You will be issued with a License containing all the classed you have added within between 30 minutes to an Hour.

Note: The IOV will tell you when your competence will have reached Face Technologies centers when you complete the add class examination. Not until that day, it is when you will go to Face Technologies with those documents.

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Uganda Driving permit classes

Class B driving permit Uganda

  • A (Motocycles)
  • B (Cars not more than 7 passengers or 3.5 tonnage)
  • CM (7 Tonnage Trucks)
  • CH (Heavy goods trucks)
  • DL (Not more than 14 passengers)
  • DM (Coasters)
  • DH (Buses)
  • E (Extra pullers)
  • F (Pedestrian controlled vehicles)
  • G (Lifters)
  • H (Tractors)
  • I (Boats)

Note: Obtaining any of the above classes has its own pre-requirements. You should know the requirements of the class of permit you are applying for in order to ensure you have all it takes.

How to make License payments

Make Uganda driving permit payment

  • Visit URA web portal
  • Click ‘”eServices”
  • Click ‘Payment Registration”
  • Select “NTR”
  • Select your payment head under “NTR Head”
  • Type your names and all other details.
  • Select payment mode eg Cash
  • Select bank of choice eg Stanbic bank
  • Enter given text
  • Click “Accept and register”
  • Print payment slip on next page.

Note: You can now fill in the form and take it to the bank to make a payment. After, you will be issued with a payment slip which you should attach to your document and submit to Face technologies. Also note that you can make payment via MTN mobile money, Airtel money, Msente, POS, Visa / Mastercard and etc.

Winding up

Obtaining a driving license in Uganda is a very easy process to those who follow the right procedures. Be new, renew, extension, duplicate or foreign dp processing, fact is that anyone above aged 18+ qualifies.

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