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(last modified: 10/05/2021)

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Costs

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Timeframe ( ver detalles )

Espera hasta paso siguiente

LSL 900
0 mn  -  5 mn
0.5 day  -  3 days

Contact details

Entity in charge

eLicences


Expected results

eLicenses - Electronic confirmation

Requirements

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Lease - certified (simple copy)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Sublease - certified (simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Health inspection certificate (simple copy)
only for special activities
Sole trader
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
National ID Card (simple copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport - certified (simple copy)
Company
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
National ID Card (simple copy)
of director(s) and shareholder(s)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport - certified (simple copy)
of director(s) and shareholder(s)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (simple copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company extract (simple copy)

Cost LSL 600

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LSL 600
for a company general dealer
or  LSL 300
for a sole proprietor general dealer
Payment methods: credit cards

Time frame

Local licensing board seats every thursday.
Attention at counter: Max.   15mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   0.5 day - Max.   3 days

Legal justification

1. Trading Enterprises Order 1993
Trading Enterprises Order 1993
Articles 14, 16, 28 on the obligation to have a license and payment of license fees
2. Trading Enterprises Regulations 1999
Trading Enterprises Regulations 1999
Articles 10, 11, 15, 16schedule2.a on information to provide and health certificate, on application form and requirements (enclosures to the form), on application fees (not applied) and license fees
3. Trading Enterprises (Amendment) Regulations 2011
Trading Enterprises (Amendment) Regulations 2011
Articles 2, 1stschedule on public health inspection ("when necessary") and licensing fees.
4. Memorandum Trading Enterprises Regulations as Amended 2012
Memorandum Trading Enterprises Regulations as Amended 2012
Article 1 on special activities which may require a certificate of inspection
5. Business Licensing and Registration Act 2019
Business Licensing and Registration Act 2019
6. Business Licensing and Registration Regulations 2020
Business Licensing and Registration Regulations 2020

Additional information

There is no receipt upon submission of the documents. However, the officer registers the name of the applicant and the date of deposit. The application will be assessed by the licensing board (which meets every Thursday). The applicant comes and checks the status of the application after the meeting of the board.

The trade licences are issued in relation with the activity (see List of activities below). Some trade activities are prohibited for foreign enterprises (see Reserved licences below).

Recourse: One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC)

Entity in charge

One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC)

Kingsway Road LNDC Phase II 1st floor, Maseru 100
Tel: +266 22324667
Website: www.obfc.org.ls

Unit in charge

Licensing Unit

Mon: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Tue: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Wed: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Thu: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30
Fri: 08:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:30

Person in charge

Solomon Maleke

Business Licencing Manager
Tel: +266 58004858
Email: malekesolom@gmail.com
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