Sunday, July 12

Passports

Overview

All Botswana citizens are required to have Botswana passport to travel abroad.

E-Passport Requirements for 16 years and Above

  • Valid Omang
  • Passport application to be completed at the embassy (note that the applicant should have their parents’ identity details such as Omang number, date of birth, place of birth, and residential address)
  • 2 full-colored passport photos
  • Previously held passport
  • BWP260.00 (CHF21.00) in cash

E-Passport Requirements for Minors (below age 16)

  • Passport application must completed in person at the embassy by a parent/guardian on behalf of the minor, who should also be present (note that applicant should be able to provide identity details for both parents’ such as Omang number, date of birth, and current residence address)
  • Birth certificate of the minor
  • Parent’s valid Omang
  • Proof of citizenship if parent/s were once foreign nationals (naturalization/registration certificate)
  • 2 full-color passport photos
  • Previously held passport
  • BWP100.00 (CHF8.00) in cash

For children with dual citizenship, the passport validity is restricted to when the child turns 21 years of age (for renunciation purposes).

Requirements for Lost E-Passport

  • Valid Omang
  • Police report
  • Passport application available at the embassy (note that the applicant should have their parents’ identity details such as Omang number, date of birth, and current residence address)
  • 2 full-color passport photos
  • BWP1260.00 (CHF101.30) in cash