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Semi-Precious Stone Dealer’s Licence Application


The service is to issue Semi-Precious Stone Dealer’s Licence which allows citizens, non-citizens or businesses to purchase and sell semi-precious stones for the purposes of trade.

Who is eligible?

Citizens and non-citizens.

How do I get this service?
  • Download, complete the Semi-Precious Stones Dealer’s License Form and submit with supporting documents to the nearest office.
  • Compile and submit a business report on where the stones will be sourced and how the value will be added e.g. cutting, polishing.
What supporting documents are required?
  • In the case of companies: certified copy of valid identities of shareholders and Certificate of incorporation.
  • In the case of individuals: certified copy of valid  National identity card (Omang) or Copy of Passport for non-citizens .
  • Business report.
How long will this service take?

Thirty (30) days.

How much does it cost?

No cost.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Department of Mines

Government Enclave, Block 6, Khama Crescent

(Housed at Ministry of Basic Education building floor 4)

P/Bag 0049



Tel. (+267) 365 7000

Fax. (+267) 395 2141

Email: mines [at] (mines[at]gov[dot]bw)

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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