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Postal and Courier

A brief description of the service

Postal and courier services are two distinct but related systems for sending and delivering mail, packages, and other items from one location to another. They play a crucial role in facilitating communication and trade by ensuring efficient and reliable movement of goods, services, and information. Postal Services are often government-owned, and responsible for the provision of the universal postal service (delivery of mail to all citizens regardless of their geographical location, at affordable rates). Courier Services are usually provided by private companies and focus is on speed and reliability with options for express or same-day delivery.

The License categories/types

License Category Description Annual License Fees(USD)
1 Domestic (City to city) Courier License Operates from one city/town to another, for example Kampala to Gulu, Kampala to Mbarara 400
2 Domestic (National) Courier License Operates within the whole of Uganda 1000
3 Regional Courier License Operates in the East African Region (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) 2500
4 International Courier License Operates internationally with both worldwide and domestic networks. 5000
5 Postal-Reserved National Operator Charged with the responsibility of ensuring provision of universal postal services as an obligation (USO) and has the widest international and domestic coverage. 50,000

Applications forms

All new and renewal license applications are routed through the online portal ie

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