Company Register 45% open

Uganda

What data is expected?

A list of registered companies and key data about each company. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Physical company location
  • Unique identifier per company
  • Company owner
  • Date of registration (and dissolution)
  • Financial statements per company, per year
  • Register available for entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge No One has to pay to gain a 'search permission' for registered business names and type. A user asked URSB on an access to information platform for a list of businesses: Dear Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), I am software developer building a business directory. I need a list of all registered businesses in Kampala and Wakiso districts, their contacts and addresses. Any format is fine, but CSV is more preferable. Yours faithfully, Francis Zziwa. ------------------------- From: Provia Nangobi Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) April 18, 2016 Dear Francis, Unfortunately such information can only be provided specifically in relation to particular companies after payment of the statutory search fees. Our information is aggregated so there is no way we can separate it to suit your request although if you are specific to particular information/companies you will be able to access it. (we are only in the second phase of digitizing all our information). Regards, Provia Nangobi Senior Public Relations Officer Uganda Registration Services Bureau From: Provia Nangobi Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) April 18, 2016 Dear Francis, Unfortunately such information can only be provided specifically in relation to particular companies after payment of the statutory search fees. Our information is aggregated so there is no way we can separate it to suit your request although if you are specific to particular information/companies you will be able to access it. (we are only in the second phase of digitizing all our information). Regards Provia show quoted sections -- Provia Nangobi Senior Public Relations Officer Uganda Registration Services Bureau http://askyourgov.ug/request/a_list_of_registered_businesses
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available No Even though URSB also runs a separate portal where licensed businesses can be searched http://www.businesslicences.go.ug/index.php, that is only possible after filling a 'search form and getting permission, at a fee http://ursb.go.ug/services/business-registration/company-search/
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes There is an online registry where, all latest registered companies are logged. The registry however, as mentioned above, is not freely accessible to the public. The data is real time as there is online registration.
In an open and machine-readable format Other Once a search fee has been paid and permission has been granted to access the registry, a person meets the cost of making a copy of the businesses one is searching
Digital data No One needs permission to gain access to the business register after paying a fee
Print data Yes A search can be done on Company, Document and Business names following these guidelines: 1. Fill the search requisition form or Apply for a search by correspondence 2. Payment of the necessary fee 3. Access the record for search at the Business Registry office or get a response by Letter.
location http://ursb.go.ug/services/business-registration/forms- - Uganda Registration Services Bureau Website , http://www.businesslicences.go.ug/index.php - Uganda Business Licensing Information Portal
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Searching the URSB website All these guidelines and instructions are found on the URSB website
characteristics Name of company, Physical company location, Unique identifier per company, Company owner, Date of registration (and dissolution), Financial statements per company, per year, Register available for entire country Important to note however is the fact that URSB does not freely publish this data where it can be accessible by the public
Controlled access No
Collector name Uganda Registration Services Bureau

Meta data

Data location   http://ursb.go.ug/services/business-registration/forms- - Uganda Registration Services Bureau Website
   http://www.businesslicences.go.ug/index.php - Uganda Business Licensing Information Portal
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Other
Reviewer   Bernard Sabiti
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed May 02 2018 11:16:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)