How to Obtain Ordinary Mineral Export Permit In Malawi

Obtain Ordinary Mineral Export Permit In Malawi By Yourself

  1. Make an application by visiting the Ministry of Natural Resources Environmental Affairs office, then head directly to the department’s mining section.
  2. Visit the department’s service representative at the reception to request the application form for export and Declaration , and then fill them out.
  3. Fill out the form and send all required documents to the department of mines officer for confirmation and payment of the necessary application fee.
  4. When the request is valid, the department will send an inspector from geological survey department to examine the shipment
  5. The inspector will conduct the inspection and , based on the results, give a recommendation regarding the values of consignment and seals. The inspector will then issue you the certificate of inspection.
  6. The department of mines, through the commissioner determines whether to give the permits or not, and if the consignment does not qualify, it will be impounded.
  7. If they are in agreement to issue an export permit by the commissioner on the basis of the inspection report that was submitted by the inspector
  8. Check out the department of mining and get your permit

Required Documents For Obtain Ordinary Mineral Export Permit

  • Export Application Form
  • Declaration form
  • Identification documents
  • Form for requesting inspection
  • Tax Identification Number

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Natural Resources Environmental Affairs
Lingadzi House, City Centre
Private Bag 394
Lilogwe3, Malawi
Tel: (+256) 0997812595
Fax: (+256) 1773379


  • Exporters who are planning to export mineral products


  • Contact the authority responsible to inquire about fees and bank information.

Documents to Utilize

  • Application for the Grant of Export Permit PDF

Processing Time

  • Within two weeks


  • Please fill out the application in the correct manner to avoid delays
  • The grant of a licence is not made to non-residents of Malawi in the event that they were not normally residents of Malawi for a period which was four consecutive years prior to the date of his application for the granted right or license is made.

The Information You Need

  • Names
  • Address
  • Details about mineral
  • The reasons for export
  • Estimated value
  • Port of exit
  • Declaration

The document is needed

  • The export permit permits you to legally export .operating without this permit is unlawful and punishable under the law.

External Links

  • Malawi Trade Portal: Link



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