Fees levied by MDAs

 Fixed Rates Tax and Fees Levied by Various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government  

The below Tariffs for different licenses, permits, ownerships, certifications, legalization of documents and visa services (Tourist and Business) are based on the Circular No. WM/82/08-01/43/2019 dated on 07/01/2019 issued by the Minister of Finance Development of Somaliland, the Presidential Letter No. JSL/XM/WM/222-249/012019 circulating enforcement of the Budget 2019, the Somaliland Legislative House Approval No. GW/KF-38/826/2018 dated on 30/12/2019 and the Enforcement Letter No. WM/02/08-01/23/2019 dated on 03/01/2019 of the Ministry of Finance Development.

 

  No Ministry/Organization Type of License/Permit

(Nooca Liisanka/Ruqsadda)

Tariff rate for

Initial Issuance

Tariff rate for Annual Renewal
  1 Ministry of Agriculture Development Ownership certificate    
  1.    Irrigated farm 100,000 slsh per ha 50,000 slsh per ha
  2.    Rain-fed farm 50,000 slsh per ha 25,000 slsh per ha
  3.    Animal fattening farm 200,000 per ha 100,000 slsh per ha
  2 Ministry of Justice & Judicial Affairs Type of License    
 
  1. General Lawyer
1,500,000 slsh 1,000,000 slsh
 
  1. Sharia Lawyer
600,000 slsh 300,000 slsh
 
  1. Criminal Lawyer
500,000 slsh 300,000 slsh
 
  1. Sharia Office (Ma’duun)
1,500,000 slsh 1,500,000 slsh
 
  1. Marriage Lawyer
500,000 slsh 300,000 slsh
 
  1. Public Notary
1,500,000 slsh 1,000,000 slsh
 
  1. Real Estate Service
1,500,000 slsh 1,000,000 slsh
 
  1. Lawyers Association
1,500,000 slsh 1,000,000 slsh
 
  1. Law Firm Service
$500 $315
 
  1. Legal Translation Service
1,000,000 slsh 1,000,000 slsh
 
  1. NGO (Registered by MoP&ND)
1,500,000 slsh 1,000,000 slsh
  3 Ministry of Public Works, Land & Housing House Category (Public Real Estate) Monthly Rent  
  1.    A.1 1,000,000 slsh  
  2.    A.2 600,000 slsh  
  3.    A.3 540,000 slsh  
  4.    A. 4 320,000 slsh  
  5.    A.5 300,000 slsh  
  6.    B 240,000 slsh  
  7.    C 150,000 slsh  
  8.    Stores (Bakhaarada) $1,200  
  4 Ministry of Finance Development Type of Goods    
  Heavy tractors   15%
  Drilling rigs   15%
  Delivery Order “DO”   15%
  Minerals Export Duty   10%
  4 Ministry of Transports & Roads Development      
  5 Ministry of ICT      
  6 Ministry of Energy & Minerals      
   

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

Authentication Service, Types of Documents and Requirements

 

NO DOCUMENT REQUIREMENT TARIFF
1 Birth Certificate Original,

  • Signature of  the Director General of  the Ministry of Health Development when initially  issued by National Public Hospitals
  • Signature of  Director General of Ministry of Interior when  initially issued by the  Local Government
Somalilander 

 

Foreign Passport
$3 $10
2 Marriage Certificate Original,

Signature of  the Director Genial of  the Ministry of Justice

$5 $10
3 Death Certificate Original,

Signature of  the Director General of  the Ministry of Justice

$1 $2
4 Education Credentials Original,

Signature of the Director General of the Ministry of Education & Science

$3 $5
5 Court Judgment Original,

Signature of  the Director General of the Ministry of Justice

$5 $7
6 Trade License & Trade Related Documents Original,

Signature of  the Director General of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Tourism

$40 $70
7 Investment Documents Original,

Signature of the Director General of the Ministry of Investment Promotion

$15 $20
8 Vehicle Movement Permit Original, $30 $50
9 Business Registration Original,

Signature of  the Chairman of Somaliland Chamber of Commerce

10 Letter  of Authorization Original,

Signature of the Director General of the Ministry of Justice & Judicial Affairs

11 Police Testimony Original,

Signature of  the  Criminal Investment Department (CID)

12 Recommendation Letter Original,

Signature of  the Concerned Statutory Governmental Institutions (MDAs)

VISA SECTION
No Type of Visa Duration Cost
1 Tourist single 30 days $50
2 Business single 30 days $60
3 Business multiple 90 days $148
 

Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs & Family

No Foreign employees working in Somaliland Annual Work Permit Fee
1 Telecommunication Companies $200
2 Private Health Services $150
3 Construction Companies and Decoration Services $120
4 Factories $120
5 Private Universities $100
6 Private Schools $60
7 Hotels and Restaurants $50
8 Subordinate Staff (Watchmen and Cleaners) $20

 

 

 

 

Immigration & Border Control Department:

 

Amendment to the Somaliland E-Passport Issuance Procedure:

 

Compliant with the Letter of the Reference No. WM/02/08-01/344/2019 dated on 26/2/2019 and the Circular with the Reference No. WM/02/08-01/122/2019 and which the Minister of Finance Development read with the Presidential Decree No. JSL/M/XM/249/38/032011 dated on 09/03/2019, the Somaliland E-Passport issuance procedure has been amended which makes the current price as indicated in the table below. With consideration to the importance of the Passport Issuance for the revenues collection, the economic status of the people in Somaliland and the need that the citizens should afford to have the passport issued for them, the Minister of Finance Development reduced cost of the ordinary passport to more extent and at the same time set different reasonable prices depending on the purpose and the applicants or holders as well as the first time issuing and the renewing cost.

 

No Type of Passport Fixed Tariff Rate
Holder/Applicant New Passport Renewal
1 Ordinary Passport Adult $80 $60
2 Ordinary Passport Young/Children $40 $30
3 Service Passport Civil servants Free Free
4 Service Passport The Army Free Free
5 Diplomatic Passport Diplomats Free Free
6 Sportive Teams attending contests abroad   Free Free
7 Students leaving for scholarships   $30

According to the Circular Number WM/02/08-01/807/2020 dated on 15/05/2020 issued by the Ministry of Finance Development under the Title “Enforcement of Tariffs for Trade Permits and Licenses, the following tariff fixed rates are imposed.

No Ministry/Organization Local Foreigner
Sole Partner ship Sole Partnership
  Social Enterprise $200 $400 $1,500 $3,000

 

 

Ministry of Education & Science

 

No Education Service Permit/License Local Foreign New   Annual Renewal 
Sole Partnership Sole Partnership    
1 University education $400 $500 $2,000 $3,000    
2 Professional Institute (A) $250 $400 $1,200 $1,700    
3 Professional Institute (B) $120 $200 $1,000 $1,200    
4 Secondary Educational Service $150 $200 $1,000 $1,500    
5 Intermediate, Elementary Education and KG Service $100 $150 $800 $1,500    
 

Ministry of Energy & Minerals 

 

 

 MINERALS LICENSES

 

No Type of License New Annual Renewal Local Joint venture  Foreigner
1 Dealer 3,000,000 slsh 2,000,000 slsh ü    
2 Dealer Processing & Analysis 3,000,000 slsh 3,000,000 slsh ü    
3 Reconnaissance 6,000,000 slsh 4,000,000 slsh ü    
4 Reconnaissance   $700   ü  
5 Reconnaissance   $1,000     ü
6 Exploration $5,000 $5,000 ü    
7 Small-scale mining $3,000 $2,000 ü    
8 Large-scale mining $50,000 $30,000 ü    
9 Retention $500 $500 ü    
 

PERMITS

 

10 Quarry $1,000 $1,000 ü  
11 Artisanal mining 100,000 slsh $1,000 ü  
 

RENT

 

No Rent Surface rent Annual Renewal
1 Exploration rent $20/40km $40/km
2 Small-scale mining rent $1,000/km $1,000/km
3 Large-scale mining rent $250 $250
 

 

No Transit/transit shipment Type Transit shipment
1 All minerals except precious and gemstone Permit $20/Ton
   

ENERGY LICENSES

 

   
No Description New Tariff New License Annual Renewal
1 Vertical integrated companies 30KM<50KM $300 $180
2 Vertical integrated companies 50KM<100KM $500 $300
3 Vertical integrated companies 100KM<500KM $1,000 $500
4 Vertical integrated companies 500KM<1MW $2,000 $1,000
5 Vertical integrated companies 1MW<5MW $5,000 $2,000
6 Vertical integrated companies 5MW<10MW $10,000 $3,000
7 Vertical integrated companies 10MW<25MW $15,000 $4,000
8 Vertical integrated companies 25MW<50MW $20,000 $5,000
9 Vertical integrated companies 50MW<75MW $30,000 $7,000
10 Vertical integrated companies 75MW<100MW $50,000 $10,000
11 Vertical integrated companies =100MW $60,000 $15,000
12 Vertical integrated companies >100MW $70,000 $20,000
         

For further information of the Domestic Revenue Taxes, related penalties for failure of paying or lateness, calculations, exempted tax etc., please refer to the English Version of Somaliland Inland Revenue Act No. 73/2016 http://slmof.org/inland-revenue-laws/ or the Official Version of the Law in Somali http://www.somalilandlaw.com/SL_Inland_Revenue_Law_0317som.pdf

NOTE. The English Version is translation made for the English speaking foreigners but the official law remains in the Somali Version.