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Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Permit Application

  • These permits are issued for goods and passenger vehicles registered locally and its validity period can be 1 month, 3 months and 12 months. 
  • For Botswana vehicles intending to enter Zimbabwe, the permit is also endorsed at no extra cost.
Who is eligible?
  • Citizens 
  •  Non-citizens with locally registered vehicles.
How do I get this service?
What supporting documents are required?

The following documents are required:

  • Copy of vehicle registration document (Blue Book).
  • Copy of valid vehicle roadworthiness certificate.
  • Copy of valid vehicle permit.
  • Applicable valid identity document.
How long will this service take?


How much does it cost?
  • 1 month           :BWP260.00
  • 6 months         :BWP520.00
  • 12 months       :BWP1690.00

All fees are inclusive of the BWP130.00 application fee.

Where can I obtain this service?

Department of  Road Transport and Safety  Offices - Permit issuing offices

  • Gaborone Old Supplies Office
  • Francistown
  • Ghanzi
  • Lobatse
  • Kanye
  • Molepolole
  • Mahalapye
  • Tsabong
  • Kasane
  • Maun 
  • Selebi Phikwe
  • Serowe
  • Palapye
Where can I get more information on this Service

Department of Road Transport and Safety

Tshomarelo House

Botswana Savings Bank

Private Bag 0054


Tel:267 3688600

Fax: 267 3914338

Opening hours are from 07:30Hrs to 16:30Hrs

Monday -Friday except holidays

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