A driving permit can only function for a given period of time and you’ll need to go for renewal, or you could lose it and need a replacement.
Since we’ve already shown you how to apply for a driving permit and the charges, let’s walk you through how to replace or renew a driving permit.
Driving permit renewal
There is something you need to know first – when a permit expires, the Road and Traffic Safety Act, 1998 requires that you renew it within a period of 5 years.
So, if you’re going to renew a permit that has been invalid for more than 5 years, you’ll be charged like a person acquiring a new driving permit. Read about the process here.
Below are the requirements you need to renew a driving permit:
1. Expired (original) driving permit
2. Valid National ID
3. Payment Slip of Shs130,000 (for 3 years) or Shs50,000 (for 1 year) for permit renewal fees payable to URA. [You can get the payment slip via URA eServices portal or you can get one at any URA revenue collection bank such as Bank of Africa, Diamond Trust Bank, Stanbic, Barclays, Orient, etc.]
4. Shs80,000 cash payable at the Face Technologies offices (See locations here)
You’ll then be verified and a new permit will be processed within 60 minutes if you are in Kampala or wait for up to 48 hours for upcountry offices.
Replace a lost permit
To replace a lost driving permit, you’ll need the following:
1. Valid National ID
2. A newspaper announcement of the lost permit
3. A police report of the lost permit
4. Payment Slip of Shs130,000 (for 3 years) or Shs50,000 (for 1 year) for permit renewal fees payable to URA
5. Shs80,000 cash payable at the Face Technologies offices
The time for you take to replace a lost driving permit is the same as what it takes to renew a driving permit.