UDLS Licence Application Requirements

UDLS Licence Application Requirements

This article will give you a complete guide about the UDLS Licence Application Requirements. The post also gives you complete Uganda Driver Licensing System (UDLS) insight on everything you need to know before applying for Licence.

UDLS Licence Application Requirements!

1. Learner/Provisional Driving Licence

  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of Enrolment from a licensed driving school
  • Duly filled application (medical) form for a Learner Driving Licence
  • Proof of Identification

2. Full/New Driving Licence

  • Proof of payment
  • Original Learner Driving Licence stamped by the Inspectorate of Vehicles (IOV)
  • Proof of Identification

3. Renewal of an Expired Driving Licence

  • Original Driving Licence/police letter
  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of identification


If your Driving Licence has not been renewed within a period of two years from the date of expiry It is categorized as a “lapsed” Driving Licence Renewal of a “lapsed Driving Licence.

  • Original lapsed’ Driving Licence or police letter (if original Driving Licence is lost)
  • Copy of the Driving Licence or police letter stamped by IOV
  • Proof of Payment
  • Proof of identification

4. Replacement of a Lost Driving Licence

(Applicable to only lost and valid licences)
  • Police Letter
  • Proof of payment
  • Proof of identification

5. Class Extension

  • Original valid Driving Licence
  • Proof of payment
  • Copy of Driving Licence/ original Learner
  • Driving Licence stamped by IOV
  • Proof of Identification

6. Foreign Exchange

All foreign conversion applicants should have received their Driving Licence at the minimum required 18 years of age as set out by Ugandan law
  • Original valid foreign Driving Licence.
  • Proof of payment
  • Duly filled application(medical form) for a Driving Licence
  • If Driving Licence is not in English, translation from the corresponding embassy OR the Makerere University School of Languages:
  • Proof of Identification
  • Proof of legal stay in the foreign Driving Licence issuing country at the time of acquiring the Driving Licence

i. Nationals: passport (or national ID for Kenyans and Rwandans)

ii. Foreigners; student visas, diplomatic visas, resident or work permits, and dependant passes

For proof of Identification, consider the following:

i. Ugandans-National ID or NIN

ii. Foreigners – Original valid refugee ID/Original valid passport and valid visa/ Original valid National ID for Kenyans and Rwandans

Acceptable visas include;

Work permit, dependant pass student pass, diplomatic visa, or certificate of residence

UDLS Tollfree: 0800211002