The Pearl of Africa

Uganda is one of the Best countries to do Business in Africa because it has a stable Macro-Economic Policy, a Growing Internal Market with a Population of about 42 Million people and Accessible Regional Markets.

Uganda offers a wide range of business opportunities in many different sectors that include; Food processing, Real Estate & Construction, Manufacturing, Tourism and hospitality, Transport, Trading, Information technology services, Energy Sector.

Uganda has an Open Approach towards foreign Companies and Company Registration in Uganda is quite straight forward and Foreigners can register and own companies 100 %.

The Tax regime in Uganda is Simple and transparent and the Tax rate for personal Income ranging from 5 to 30 %, Corporation Tax is at 30% and Vat at 18%.

Company Registration in Uganda Summary Table

EntitySubsidiary CompanyBranch Company
How Long does the Company registration process Take?10 Days10 Days
How long Does it take to Open Bank Account? 5 Days5 Days
After how Long can you Invoice and Hire 15 Days15 Days
Minimum Number of Directors and Shareholders 2 –
Foreigner Can own the Company 100%YesYes
Can the entity hire expatriate staffYesYes
Tax Registration Certificate requiredYesYes
Access to Uganda double Tax treatiesYesYes
Can bid for Government Contracts?YesYes
Can Secure Trade Finance?YesYes
Can Secure an Import and Export Licence?YesYes
Can Easily Convert into a PLC?YesNo
Can Secure Work permits for foreign Employees and Directors?YesYes
Multi Currency Bank Accounts Available?YesYes


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