How to Renew of Mining License In Benin

Renew of Mining License In Benin By Yourself

  1. A person who is eligible for the permit must make a visit to The Ministry of Water and Mines, aka MEM General Directorate of Mines office within three months prior to expiration of their permission permit in force. Check out the office location and contact section for location and contact details.
  2. Make your intentions known to the MEM receptionistor secretariat front desk. Take all of the required application forms and fill them in accurately.
  3. Send the completed forms, with the accompanying documents as specified under the section below on required documents in the MEM receptionistor secretariat to register and receive an acknowledgement slip.
  4. Your application will be sent into the General Directorate of Mines office for review and recommendation by the department in charge who conducts an investigation study of the location to assess the impacts mining operations causes to the environment as well as the surrounding communities, and then prepare a report as well as its recommendation.
  5. The recommendations gathered during the site study will be considered according to the plan for development and exploitation of the site and the environmental protection program and the groundwater program for the rehabilitation of abandoned sites.
  6. The application file, along with the investigation study report, and the recommendations will be forwarded to the interministerial panel which will meet to evaluate the viability for the service requested.
  7. When the commission finds that requirements for renewing the permit have been fulfilled according to law on mining, your request is approved and you will be issued the renewed and signed permit from the ministry on the acknowledgement slip, and the identity document.

Required Documents  For Renew of Mining License 

  • A request to renew the mining licence addressed to the Minister responsible of mines
  • The balance sheet of the past three years.
  • An amalgamation from all reports on activity
  • A tax certificate that is less than 3 months
  • A non-bankruptcy declaration that is less than three months old
  • An example of full annual reports on activities the applicable
    • The area that is exploited
    • The royalty payable on the surface
    • The mining royalty that was paid
    • List of equipment exempt from taxation
    • Other taxes that are paid
    • 8The development of the work
    • The social-community work that is executed
  • Copy of operating licence
  • A receipt of payment for fixed duty due towards the Public Treasury

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Water and Mines MEM
General Directorate of Mines Department
Address: ADJIBI building, Boulevard Saint Michel de Cotonou
Tel: +229 21 32 22 73
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 8h00hrs – 12h30hrs

-Evening: 15h00hrs-18h30hrs


  • Anyone who is a legal or natural person or business that holds an Mining Exploitation permit and wishing to continue their mining activities


  • Processing fee of 25,000,000 FCFA

Processing Time

  • The processing period is two (02) months.

Requirements Information

  • Names of all applicants
  • Contact details
  • Residence address
  • The reason for the request
  • The type of mineral you would like to mine
  • Address and location of the site that is intended to be mined
  • Research work details
  • A map of the area impacted by the permit on the largest scale possible.
  • The details of the current permit

The Document is required

  • The renewed mining license is granted to the owner of the mining permit which is nearing expiration in order to permit that holder continue mining of a mineral in the zone.

External Links

  • Government Service Portal: Link
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