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The type of Permits provided for under the enabling legislation is Domestic Road Transportation Permits, Cross Border Road Transportation Permits and Abnormal Load Permits.

The Road Transportation Act and Regulations of 1977 (Act No 74 of 1977), provides for permits authorising the transportation of passengers for reward travelling on public roads within the borders of Namibia. (Domestic Road Transportation Permits)

The Road Traffic and Transport Act, 1999 (Act 22 of 1999) allow for Bi-lateral and Multi-Lateral Cross-Border Road Transport Agreements. These agreements are entered into between Namibia and any other country or countries whereby arrangements are made for the control and regulation of road transport between Namibia and such country or countries.

Bi-lateral Agreements exist between Namibia/Zambia and Namibia/Zimbabwe, whereas Multi-Lateral Agreements exist between SACU Member Countries being Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

The issuance of the Road Transportation Permits is performed by the Transport Regulation and Competent Authority Sub-division under the Division Transport Information and Regulatory Services of the Roads Authority.

All new applications, Transfer of Permits, Application for Additional Routes, and Changes to Routes will be published in the Government Gazette.

Domestic Road Transportation Permit

Domestic Road Transportation Permits.pdf

      Application Form provided....  please download here

Cross Border Transportation Permit

Cross Border Road Transportation Permits.pdf
     Application Form provided - please download here

Abnormal Load Permit

Abnormal Load Permit.pdf

    Application Form provided - please dowload here


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