Renewal of Operator Permits
Any operator who wishes to convey goods or passengers for reward within Malawi or across the border needs to apply for a local- or cross-border road transportation permit. A permit will not be renewed if the operator is presently suspended or has any outstanding contraventions.

The following permits cannot be renewed: Abnormal, Short-term- and Special Journey Permits. New applications for these permits must be completed. A new permit will not be issued if the operator is presently suspended or has any outstanding infringement notices.

Checklist IconCHECKLIST FOR A RENEWAL OF A PERMIT. DO YOU HAVE?
Process IconAPPLICATION PROCESS
  1. To avoid filling in forms in the queue, download and print the Operator Permit Application form form now and complete it before you arrive at the
  2. Visit your nearest DRTSS office.
  3. Go to the Vehicle Applications Office or Vehicle Examiner’s Office.
  4. Submit your application at the counter.
  5. A deposit slip will be printed which will indicate the amount to be paid at the bank. No money is to be paid at the DRTSS office.
    • Please verify that the deposit slip is correct and reflects your details as well as an accurate description of the transaction you wish to complete before making the required payment.
  6. Once payment is made, you may return to the DRTSS office with the stamped deposit slip and collect your operator permit.