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Procedure NameCross Border Permit for Vehicles Transporting Goods



Responsible Agency       

Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Address: Ground Floor

                 Ministry of Public Works and Transport Headquarters Building 

                 Mhlambanyatsi Road 

                 Mbabane, Swaziland


Phone: (+268) 2409 9000 

Fax: (+268) 2404 2170

Legal base of the Procedure

Road Transportation Act of 2007


SZL 150 for application form

SZL 30 for test form

SZL 100 road transport permit

SZL 250 consignment note book


Required Documents


Type of information

1 Recommendation from Freight Transport Association

Valid Certificate of Fitness of Vehicle

3 Vehicle Registration Certificate
4 Purchase a Consignment Note This is bought after you have received the cross boarder permit for E100


Payment receipt

Other documents necessary for the application


Process Steps

Step 1

The applicant obtains an application form from the Transportation department; and where the vehicle does not have valid Certificate of Fitness for the vehicle,  a vehicle testing form or can be found here.

Step 2

The applicant makes payment at the Road Transport Department and receives receipt of payment.

Step 3 The applicant completes the form and submits accompanying documents.
Step 4 The applicant submits the application together with the supporting documents to the Registry Officer. The RO verifies the applications as being complete and registers in log-book.
Step 5 

The Technical Officer reviews the application,

-if satisfied, prepares the permit, signs and stamps

- if incomplete or missing/incomplete information supplied the applicant is advised accordingy. 
Step 6

The applicant receives the permit and may proceed to border if approved.

Step 7 A copy of the approved permit is filed for record keeping.
Step 8 Applicant buys a consignment notebook from the Road Transportation Department for E250.  
Step 9 Applicant may proceed to border.  




The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
A customs road manifest is a document used to list the cargo on a vehicle, for the use of customs and other officials.21-02-202021-02-2020Eswatini Revenue AuthorityThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Cross Border Permit for Vehicles Transporting GoodsPermit RequirementMinistry of Public Works and TransportThe certificate is obtained from the Road Transportation Department headquarters in Mbabane, and is typically immediately on presentation of completed form and all supporting documents. The permit is handwritten on serialized pre-printed paper.This process represents the procedure for obtaining a Cross Border Permit for Vehicles. It is applied for annually and is applied to a specific vehicle for transport of any number of consignments. It is typically applied for by owner and operator of the vehicle. A charge of E150 is levied against the cost of processing the permit.Road Transportation Act, 200709-09-9999Good