How much are the new driving permits?

State Minister with Directors of USPC and other dignitaries during the official launch of operations of UDLS Courtesy/ @UDLSOfficial via twitter

The Minister of Works and Transport Hon. Gen. Katumba Wamala communicated last week about the new guidelines regarding driving permits in Uganda. As the new process of issuing driving permits starts this month, there are some changes made that people should be aware of. One of the most important questions raised is how much are the new driving permits?

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Some of the changes that Ugandans should expect are that the cards will be valid for 5 years which is an addition to the 1 year and 3 year validity. Another new change that is expected is that the new permits will be in compliance with ISO requirements which aims at having one uniform card for the three regional blocks EAC, SADC, and COMESA.

Just as these changes were made, many Ugandans were left with the lingering question “How much are the new driving permits?” since it is expected that these new guidelines and the new management would cause the prices of driving permits to change.

How much are the new driving permits/licenses today?

Learner’s/Provisional Licenses60,000
New Full Driving License135,000230,000330,000
Driving License Renewal130,000210,000310,000
Duplicate Driving License121,000121,000120,000
Class Extension for each class121,000121,000121,000
Foreign Exchange230,000230,000330,000
Text Fees for each class25,00025,00025,000
Source: Uganda Driver Licensing System via

These were newly released driving license rates by the Uganda Driver Licensing System (UDLS) which launched officially yesterday. The new rates include those for 5-year validity and some more changes. Cash will not be allowed on the Uganda Driving Licensing System premises as people have been advised to pay in banks and use receipts at the UDLS offices main branch on Nasser road.

Those that completed the process at Face Technologies are advised to wait for the notification on when they can pick their license then go to UDLS offices at main Railway Station on plot 57 Nasser road.

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