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Procedure NameCabotage Permit



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/ (+268) 2518 5050/6060

Fax: (+268) 2404 2170

Legal base of the Procedure

Road Transportation Act of 2007


For 3 months - SZL 1,000.00

For 6 months - SZL 2,000.00

For 12 months - SZL 3,000.00



Required Documents


Type of information


Valid Certificate of Fitness of Vehicle

Other documents necessary for the application
2 Vehicle registration certificate



Process Steps

Step 1

The applicant obtains an application form from the Ministry of public Works and Transport for the cabotage permit.

Step 2

The applicant states how long the vehicle will be operating in the country.

Step 3 The receiving officer inspects the documents foreign registered motor vehicle. 
Step 4 The applicant then recives form of completion of inspection if approved.
Step 5 

The applicant then pays for the permit. 

Step 6

The applicant receives the permit. 

Step 7 A copy of the approved permit is filed for record keeping.




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NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Cabotage PermitLicensing RequirementMinistry of Public Works and TransportA cabotage permit is a permit used by foreign registered vehicles to operate in the country.The price of attaining this permit varies on the amount of time needed to work in the country. For 3 months it is E1,000.00. For 6 months it is E2,000.00. For 12 months it is E3,000.00. The Road Traffic Act, 200709-09-9999Good