Article 18 of Uganda's Constitution mandates the Government of Uganda to register all Marriages that occur in Uganda. This is done with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB).
Customary Marriages and civil marriages conducted at the district are registered with the Sub-County Chief/Town Clerk who issues a Customary/Civil marriage Certificate.
All other Marriages must be registered with the Registrar of Marriages in a book to be kept in his or her office for that purpose. For Kampala, the Registrar General is the Registrar of Marriages for Kampala. At other district levels, Chief Administrative Officers are Registrars.
If the marriage took place in a town or municipality, the couple should appear with all the required documents and two witnesses before a Sub-County Chief/Town Clerk of the area where the ceremony took place from and obtain a cover letter which is taken to URSB offices for the marriage to be entered onto the Marriage Register.