How to Transfer of Research Permit for Mineral Substance In Benin

Transfer of Research Permit for Mineral Substance In Benin By Yourself

  1. The applicant who is eligible should make a visit to at the Ministry of Water and Mines MEM General Directorate of Mines office For office locations and contact information, click here for contact information.
  2. Make your intentions known to the MEM receptionistor secretariat front desk. Collect all of the required application forms and fill them in accurately.
  3. Complete the forms and submit them together with the documents as listed in the section on required documents below, at the MEM receptionistor secretariat, to be recorded and registered and receive an acknowledgement slip.
  4. The file you submit will be sent into the General Directorate of Mines office to be evaluated by the department that is part of it that will then conduct their investigation of the impact the research could have or might not impact on the environment or the local population. It will also make recommendations to the interministerial panel which will meet to evaluate the potential of the service requested.
  5. In the event that the commission finds the research continues to be beneficial and caused any significant impacts on the environment or for the local population the permit for research is renewed and available to the applicant within two months, based on the acknowledgement slip and identification documents.

required Documents For Transfer of Research Permit for Mineral Substance 

  • A request to transfer the exploration permit should be addressed to the Minister responsible of mines. It should contain the following information:
    • Mineral substance (s) that the permit was requested;
    • Description of boundaries of the perimeter, as well as the date of its installation, in the event of a landmark being used.
    • The overall program and possible order of the research to be conducted.
    • The minimal amount of financial benefit the applicant must commit to his job during the first year of duration of the permit.
  • Copy of article of association between the two companies
  • A tax certificate that is less than three monthsago;
  • A certificate of non-bankruptcy that is valid for less than 3 months ago;
  • Copy of the latest balance sheet of both companies;
  • Evidence of the financial and technical capability of the licensee;
  • The list of permits issued in the past and concessions granted to the beneficiary
  • A duplicate of the permit to conduct research
  • An authentic copy of the agreement or contract executed with the beneficiary
  • A receipt of payment for fixed duty at Treasury. Public Treasury.

Note

  • The file is made available with the form of five (05) copies, including the original copy.

Office Locations and Contacts

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

Evening: 15h00hrs-18h30hrs

Eligibility

  • Anyone who is legal or natural who wishes to transfer their research permit to another in order to allow him to carry on or begin the look for minerals within a particular region.

Fees

  • The processing fee is 7,000,000 CFA.

Validity

  • The validity period for permits is 3 (03) years. It is renewed twice over an amount which is 3 (3) years each interval.

Processing Time

  • The processing time is 2 months.

The Information You Need

  • The full name of the applicant/researcher
  • Contact details
  • Mineral substance you want to study
  • The area in which research will take place.
  • The duration of the research
  • The minimal amount of financial benefit that the applicant agrees to put into his/her job.
  • Description of boundaries of the perimeter as well as the date of its installation, in the event of a landmark being used.
  • The overall plan and the probable sequence of research to be carried out.
  • Justifications for renewing the permit
  • The applicant’s declaration

The Document is required

  • A research permit for mineral substance can be a legally binding document that is issued to a legal entity or a business/company through the department of mines and water giving researchers the right to look for minerals within a specific region.
  • If one wishes to transfer their permit to another researcher, the ministry must be first informed, and will then take care of the transfer , and then issue an additional permission to researcher in order to allow him to continue or begin the search for the mineral.

External Links

  • Government Service Portal:¬†Link
  • How to Transfer of Research Permit for Mineral Substance In Benin
    How to Transfer of Research Permit for Mineral Substance In Benin

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