SERVICES OFFERED BY NIRA:  

The National Identification and Registration Authority is mandated by the Registration of Persons Act 2015 to carry out different functions.  On the other hand, Vision 2040 reiterates Uganda’s desire to have world class infrastructure and services, and modern technology to improve productivity and production. Against this background, the core services of the National Identification and Registration Authority are:

  1. National Identification
  2. Alien Identification and registration services (This is yet to commence)
  3. Birth Registration
  4. Death Registration
  5. Adoption Orders registration and certification
  6. Replacement of Lost Card, damaged and defaced IDs
  7. Change of particulars on NIDs
  8. Confirmation of information in the register
  9. Access and use of information in the register

a)   Services offered at the NIRA district and division offices:

  1. National ID registration
  2. National ID card issuance
  3. Replacement of lost, damaged and defaced IDs (The process for replacement of national IDs can be done at any of the NIRA district and Kampala division offices)
  4. Minor changes in particulars and errors on the national ID
  5. Birth and Death registration offered at 5 regional centres including Kampala, Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu and Arua as well as the districts of Masaka, Kanungu, Isingiro, Katakwi, Moroto, and Soroti. Others are Lira, Iganga and the Five Divisions of Kampala.

b)  Services offered at the Kololo Headquarters:

  1. Adoption Orders registration and certification
  2. Change of particulars and correction of errors on National IDs for core information (Name and Date of Birth)
  3. Access and use of information in the register
  4. Confirmation of status of application
  5. Diaspora registrations