VISA REQUIREMENTS

Requirements For Visa Applications

 
  1. Fully completed immigration supplementary form 1. [by applicant]
  2. Applicant’s certified copies of passport pages - [ showing validity, photograph & history]
  3. Two recent coloured passport size photos
  4. Covering letter from the host.
  5. A certified copy of host’s national identity/residence & work permit/exemption certificate.
  6. Certified copies of trade license, certificate of incorporation, share certificate of host if operating a business [except for tourists]
  7. If previously applied for visa please attach the copy of the outcome.
  8. Employment/ business - relevant information/documents is required - [offer/invitation letter, contract & confirmation of employment including relevant qualifications].
  9. If coming by road please specify on the covering letter & include contact details [address & phone]
  10. Travel schedule /flight itinerary/bookings.

Additional requirements

Visitors; (a) less than 3months - BWP1, 000.00.

(b) 3 months to 2 years - BWP1, 500.00

  1. Sworn statement/affidavit from the host [personal appearance of the host for oath]
  2. A copy of hotel/lodge bookings or residential address of the host.
  3. Copies of marriage/birth certificates - [spouse/dependents]
  4. Certified copies of ordination certificates for religious leaders.
  5. Return visa or residence permit from country of residence
  6. Copies of admission letters and/or study permit for children of residents schooling outside botswana

BUSINESS; BWP1, 500.00

  1. Business profile if coming to establish business.
  2. Labour exemption certificate if coming for a month or more.
  3. Meeting schedule {if coming to attend or organize meeting}
  4. Confirmation of employment/ release letter from employment

EMPLOYMENT; BWP1, 000.00

  1. Waiver from department of labour or copies of work and residence permits
  2. Employment offer letter or confirmation of employment.

INVESTORS BWP1, 500.00

  1. Copies of work and residence permits.
  2. Certificate of incorporation, trade license, share certificate & list directors.
  3. Financial statement.

TOURISTS; BWP500.00

  1. Tour plan or copy of travel schedule.
  2. Hotel bookings.

NB:

Copies of all required documents should be certified by relevant authorities.
Please provide contact details for communication purpose.
Upon collection please bring documents of identification and original payment receipt.

Where can I apply for a visa?

There are 20 diplomatic missions in 17 countries around the world where visa applications can also be made: Australia,
Belgium, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town),
Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United Nations(New York), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

List of countries whose nationals/citizens do not require a visa for entry into Botswana.

  • Angola
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cuba
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Holy Sea
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates

NB: All countries that are not listed require visa for entry into Botswana.