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Procedure NameLiquor License


Trading License

Responsible Agency       

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade


Inter-ministerial Building

Block 8 Level 1

P.O Box 451

Mbabane, Eswatini

Phone: +268 2404 3201/6


Legal base of the Procedure

The Liquor Licenses Act, 1964

The Liquor Licenses Regulations 


SZL 100-400 (varies based on enterprise and opening hours)

Required Documents


Type of information

1 Completed trading license application form


Bank statement, proving the directors have enough funds to run the company


Lease agreement/proof of ownership of the company location


Company tax registration


Certificate of inspection by the health department or city council


Memorandums and articles of association (3 copies)


Trading license 

In the case of a Restaurant Liquor Licence application
8 King’s Consent: Section 8 of the Trading Licences Order/Recommendation letter from Swazi Commercial Amadoda On Swazi Nation Land


Citizenship certificate-ID and graded tax-copies- (Directors) Temporary resident permit (if you are not Swazi)


Certificate of incorporation


Minister’s authority For farm or private property


Buy Liquor Act No. 30 or 1964 at the Ministry of Justice, AG's Office

Advert copy, in the case of a special sitting


Police Report

15 Other requirements

Process Steps

Step 1

The applicant completes an application form to be submitted to the licensing officer along with all other required documents.

Step 2 Advertisement for the license is done within 3 working days, the advertising fee is E100.00/200.00 payable at the Regional Revenue Office where the application is submitted.

Step 3

After 3 working days the trading license will be issued.


The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Liquor licences are issued twice a year in May/June and also in November/December of each year.22-04-202022-04-2020Ministry of Commerce Industry and TradeThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Liquor licenseLicensing RequirementMinistry of Commerce Industry and TradeWith respect to a License prescribed to be grantable by the Board, any individual desiring to obtain a new License, or the renewal of an existing License, or the transfer of an existing License from the holder thereof, or the removal of an existing License from the licensed premises to other premises, shall on or before the first day of October, if the application is to be heard at an annual meeting, or the first day of April, if the application is to be heard at a mid-year meeting, lodge a written application with the Chairman of the Board at the office of the Minister for Home Affairs and copies thereof with the Commissioner of Police and the Senior Medical Officer of Health.Liquor licences are issued twice a year in May/June and also in November/December of each year.The Trading Licenses Order 20 of 197509-09-9999Good