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Transportation of Radiation Sources - Permit


The Radiation Protection Regulations, 2008 require that any person that transports radioactive materials should acquire a permit to transport the radioactive materials.

This is to insure that the movement of radioactive and nuclear materials is monitored and that these materials are transported in a safe and secure manner.

Who is eligible?

Only organisations that possess a License for possession, use and sale of Radiation Sources may apply for a Permit to Transport Radiation Sources.


How do I get this service?
  1. Download and complete the relevant sections of the Application for License/Permit to Import/Export/Transport/Possess and Use Radioactive Sources/Generators/Equipment (Form 02).
  2. Submit the application, applicable fee and the supporting documentation listed below to the office of the Radiation Protection Inspectorate at the address listed under “Where can I find more Information?”
  3. The application and supporting documentation will be assessed at that time.
  4. If the application is successful a Permit to Transport Radioactive Sources will be issued at the office of RPI within 24 hours.
What supporting documents are required?
  1. Valid road-worthiness certificate for the vehicle to be used for transportation of the radiation sources; and
  2. Document describing safety measures put in place during transport of radioactive sources


How long will this service take?

After complete documentation has been submitted to the RPI representative, the assessment process can be completed in approximately 30 minutes.

How much does it cost?

Notification fee of P50. The fees, payable by cash, cheque, or adjustment voucher paid to the Radiation Protection Inspectorate are stipulated in the Radiation Protection Regulations, 2008. The schedule of fees is reviewed annually.


Where can I obtain this service?

Plot 132, Unit B, Gaborone International Finance Park

Where can I get more information on this Service


Radiation Protection Inspectorate

Private Bag BO 1

Bontleng Gaborone, Botswana

Plot 132, Unit B, Gaborone International Finance Park

Tel: (267) 318 8388

Fax: (267) 395 7025

e-mail: rpibots [at]

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except public holidays


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