Notarial and documentary services in Uganda
Document services available at the British High Commission in Kampala.
The British high commission can provide a limited range of document services for British nationals in Uganda.
For legal reasons, we cannot provide notarial services, administer oaths or take affidavits in Commonwealth countries. You should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Uganda.
See also our information on changes to notarial and documentary services in Uganda.
For information about documents relating to marriage, such as affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.
If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, see [other services provided by the British embassy in Uganda
Legalise a document
This service is for customers who require confirmation that the signature or seal on a document is genuine. It does not certify the authenticity of a document or give approval of its content. UK public documents can be legalised by the Legalisation Office.
Services provided elsewhere
We no longer witness life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.
Certifying copies of British passports and other documents can be done by a local Notary Public.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.
This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the High Commission by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British High Commission will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the High Commission will be accepted.
Published: 4 April 2013
Updated: 23 March 2015
- Updated guide for documentary services provided by the British High Commission in Kampala
- The Consular section in Kampala no longer certifies copies of British passports.
- First published.