Registering a U.S. firm on the National Supplier Database

In December 2016, the Government of Uganda finalized the implementing regulations for the 2013 Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act:

Section 10 (2)(n) of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act, 2013 the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) must “ensure the establishment of a central database of persons involved in petroleum activities.”

The Petroleum Authority requests firms seeking to be placed on the National  Supplier Database attest that their registration documents are authentic.  The Petroleum Authority has notified the Embassy that notarizing this attestation at the U.S. Embassy would satisfy the Petroleum Authority’s requirement.

** Please note:  U.S. Embassy personnel cannot notarize documents on behalf of U.S. firms.  Firms cannot have their registration documents directly notarized because the notary was not present during the incorporation process.  Instead, they must present a document, which attests that they presented their registration to the notary.  Please leave a space for the company representative to sign (in front of the notary) and for the notary to sign and stamp.  **

For further questions about the notarization process, or to schedule a notary appointment, please email with your requested appointment date and time.  We offer notary services Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 -11:00 a.m.  This service cost $50 per notary.

Once you’ve notarized the document, please email a scanned copy of the notarized attestation document along with a copy of your company’s registration documents to the PAU’s administrator Christine Nakyonyi:

Please find additional information about our notary services on our website:

For any further questions, please notify the Commercial Section: