Visa Requirements

Visa office opens from 0900hrs to 1200hrs from Monday to Friday.

Requirements for visa application

 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 licence, certificate of incorporation, share certificate of host if operating a business [except for tourists]

7.     If previously applied for visa please attach a 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 3 months - P1000

  (b)  3 months to 2 years - P1500

   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; P1500

   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; P1000

   1.     Waiver from department of labour or copies of work and residence permits.

2.     Employment offer letter or confirmation of employment.


Investors; P1500

   1.     Copies of work and residence permits.

2.     Certificate of incorporation, trade licence, share certificate & list directors.

3.     Financial statement.


Tourists; P500

   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.


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