Botswana Visa Requirements

Botswana Visa Requirements

Botswana only has two categories where you as a traveller would fall under. Either you don’t require a visa to gain entry into the country or you do require a visa. If you do require a visa, you have to pre-apply for the visa in your home country before landing at the airport or the border post. Below is an up to date list of the countries nationalities that do and don’t need visas.

 

 

Countries that do not require visas to enter Botswana:

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

ANGOLA

ARGENTINA

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRIA

BAHAMAS

BARBADOS

BELGIUM

BELIZE

BRAZIL

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

BULGARIA

CANADA

CHILE

COSTA RICA

CROATIA

CYPRUS

DENMARK

DOMINICA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ESTONIA

FIJI

FINLAND

FRANCE

GAMBIA

GERMANY

GREECE

GRENADA

GUYANA

HOLY SEE

HONG KONG

HUNGARY

ICELANDIRELANDISRAEL

ITALY

JAMAICA

JAPAN

KENYA

KIRIBATI

LATVIA

LESOTHO

LIECHTENSTIEN

LITHUANIA

LUZEMBOURG

MALAWI

MALAYSIA

MALDIVES

MALTA

MAURITIUS

MEXICO

MONACO

MOZAMBIQUE

NAMIBIA

NAURU

NETHERLANDS

NEW ZEALAND

NORWAY&COLONIES*

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PARAGUAY

PERU

POLAND

PORTUGAL

ROMANIARUSSIASAMOA

SAN MARICO

SEYCHELLES

SIERRA LEONE

SINGAPORE

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

SOLOMON ISLANDS

SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)

SPAIN

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

ST. LUCIA

ST. VINCENT&THE GRENADINES

SWAZILAND

SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND

TANZANIA

TONGA

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

TUVALU

UGANDA

UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

URUGUAY

VANUATU

VENEZUELA

ZAMBIA

ZIMBABWE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Countries that do require visas to enter Botswana:

AFGHANISTANALBANIAALGERIA

ANDORRA

ARMENIA

AZERBAIJAN

BANGLADESH

BELARUS

BENIN   IRAN

BHUTAN

BOLIVIA

BOSNIA &   HERZEGOVINA

BURKINA FASO

BURKINA FASO

BURUNDI

CAMBODIA

CAMEROON

CAPE VERDE

CENTRAL AFRICAN   REPUBLIC

CHAD

CHINA

COLUMBIA

COMOROS

CONGO (DEMOCRATIC   REPUBLIC OF)

CONGO (REPUBLIC OF)

COTE D’IVOIRE (IVORY   COAST)

CUBA

CZECH REPUBLIC

DJIBOUTI

ECUADOR

EGYPT

EL SALVADOR

EQUITORIAL GUINEAERITREAETHIOPIA

GABON

GEORGIA

GHANA

GUATEMALA

GUINEA

GUINEA BISSAU

HAITI

HONDURAS

INDIA

INDONESIA

IRAQ

JORDAN

KAZAKHSTAN

KOREA (DEM. PEOPLES   REP)

KUWAIT

KYRGYZSTAN   (KIRGHIZIA)

LAOS (PEOPLES DEM.   REP)

LEBANON

LIBERIA

LIBYA

MACEDONIA      TOGO

MADAGASCAR

MALI

MAURITANIA

MICRONESIA

MOLDOVA

MONGOLIA

MONTENEGRO

MORROCO

MYANMAR (BURMA)

NEPALNICARAGUANIGER

NIGERIA

OMAN

PAKISTAN

PALAU

PANAMA

PHILLIPPINES

QATAR

RWANDA

SAO TOME &   PRINCIPE

SAUDI ARABIA

SENEGAL

SERBIA

SOMALIA

SRI LANKA

SUDAN

SUMATRA

SURINAME

SYRIA

TAIWAN

TAJIKISTAN

THAILAND

TUNISIA

TURKEY

TURKMENISTAN

UKRAINE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

UZBEKISTAN

VATICAN CITY

VIETNAM

YEMEN

 

Requirements for Visa Application:

Visitors:

  • Completed immigration supplementary form by the applicant (Visa form).
  • Letter of support from the host.
  • Two passport size photos (identical).
  • Visa fee
  • Return visa or residence permit from his/her country of residence.
  • Return air ticket.
  • Confirmation letter from the country if the person is coming for business purposes

Employment (additional):

  • Waiver from Labour and Immigration department.
  • Copy of acknowledgment slip for residence permit application.

If a person visiting Botswana wants to stay more than three months, he must apply before entering Botswana to the Chief Immigration Officer, P. O. Box 942, Gaborone, Tel. (267) 361-1300.

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.

The fee for Visa applications is £50.

Validity:

Entry visas obtained at border posts are valid for a between 30 and 90 days. Extensions may be obtained from any immigration office in Botswana. No visitor is allowed more than a 90-day stay in every calendar year, unless permission has been granted in the form of a waiver pending the outcome of a residence permit application. If a person wishes to stay more than three months they must apply before entering Botswana to the Chief Immigration Officer.

Visa Application Form:

www.botswanaembassy.org