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Botswana - Trader Identification Number

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Apply In-Person

  1. To apply for the Trader Identification Number (TIN), you should submit your application to the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS). Please view the BURS contact details via this link:Link
  2. Obtain the application form for ASYCUDA Trader Identification Number (TIN) from the BURS office or download it from the BURS website:Link ( Scroll down to locate “TIN Application Form” and click on the hyperlink to download the form)
  3. Complete the application in duplicate and provide all the required details as intrusted in the application
  4. The visit the BURS office and submit the complete application to the officer at the service desk
  5. The Officer will verify if your application is complete as required and forward it for processing
  6. The application will be assessed and if it meets the required BURS standards for registration it will be processed and you will be registered for certification
  7. You will then be allocated a unique Trade Identification Number (TIN) after registration


Required Documents[edit]

  • Complete application form
  • Valid identification document

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS)
Plot 53976, Kudumatse Drive
Private Bag 0013
Tel: 363 8000 / 363 9000Fax: 363 9999 / 395 3101
Contact details: Link



  • To be issued a Trader Identification Number (TIN), you must be registered with BURS


  • Contact the relevant authority for fees details


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form: Link


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Processing Time[edit]

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  • All importers and exporters with an annual threshold of at least P20 000.00 or more
  • All Clearing agents are required to register irrespective of the threshold.

Required Information[edit]

  • Business/ Organisation Name
  • Address Basic Statistic Industrial Code
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number
  • E-Mail
  • Tax’s Payer Identification Number
  • VAT Registration Number
  • Declaration


Need for the Document[edit]

  • The TIN is used to identify registered importers and exporters with an annual threshold of at least P20 000.00 or more and all Clearing agents

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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