Services to Non- Batswana

1. Countries Whose Citizens Do NOT Require a Visa to Enter Botswana

Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
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
Romania
Russia
Samoa
San Marico
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea (Republic of)
South Sudan
Spain
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Yugoslavia
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

 

2. Countries Which Require a Visa to Enter Botswana

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Colombia
Comoros
DRC- Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo (Republic of)
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Djibouti
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji Island
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan (Kirghizia)
Laos (Lao People’s Dem. Rep.)
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Guinea Bissau
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan (Kirghizia)
Laos (Lao People’s Dem. Rep.)
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea (Dem. People’s Rep. of)
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Philippines
Rwanda
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sumatra
Suriname
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vatican City
Vietnam
Yemen

 

3. General Requirements for Visa Application

  1. Fully completed VISA Application Form (Form 1)
  2. Certified (notarized) copy of passport page of applicant (showing names, validity & photograph of bearer)
  3. The original passport may be sent at the same time with the application or once the visa is approved
  4. Cover letter from the applicant
  5. If applicant previously applied for a visa, PLEASE ATTACH THE COPY OF THE VISA OUTCOME.
  6. If coming by road, specify on the cover letter and include your contacts, e.g. telephone number.
  7. Travel schedule/flight itinerary/hotel bookings
  8. Include a prepaid/self-addressed shipping label or envelope to return your passport
  9. The passport must have the validity of six months and more with three or more unused pages.
  10. Applicants who would not be collecting their visa (endorsed in the passport) should write a letter authorizing someone to collect their visa and passport. The letter should include full names, ID or passport numbers and contact numbers.
  11. REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS TRAVELLING THROUGH ALL BOTSWANA POINTS OF ENTRY
  • Minors travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates
  • In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. Temporary guardianship must be given if both parents are not travelling with the minor, as well as the abovementioned requirements.

 

4. Additional Requirements

 

Visitors

  1. Invitation letter from the host
  2. Sworn statement from the host (personal appearance of the host to the nearest immigration office in Botswana to fill in the affidavit)
  3. A copy of hotel/lodge bookings or state residential address where the applicant will be staying
  4. A certified copy of the host, national identity/residence permit, work permit/exemption certificate/naturalization certificate
  5. Copies of certified marriage and birth certificates (in case of married couples/defendants)
  6. Certified copies of ordination certificates of religious leaders
  7. Business profile if coming to establish a business (host)
  8. Confirmation of employment or business registration
  9. Recent Bank statement (1st page)
  10. Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence
  11. CHF 24.12 for single entry for a period up to 3 months
  12. CHF 40.20 for multiple entry for a period up to 3 months
  13. CHF 120.60 for multiple entry for a period over 3 months up to 2 years for dependents of residents

 

Business

  1. Invitation letter from the host or facilitator in Botswana
  2. Business profile if coming to establish a business
  3. Certified copies of ordination certificate for religious leaders
  4. Labour clearance/exemption if coming for a month or more
  5. Meeting schedule if coming to attend or organize a meeting
  6. Certified copies of Certificate of Incorporation, Trade License, Share Certificate of host if running a business
  7. Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence
  8. CHF 40.20 for single entry for a period up to 3 months
  9. CHF 80.40 for multiple entry for a period up to 3 months
  10. CHF 120.60 for multiple entry for a period up to 6 months to 1 year

 

Employment

  1. Waiver from department of labour and social security or copies of work and residence permits
  2. Letter of confirmation of employment/contract of employment or offer letter
  3. Copies of RELEVANT qualifications

 

Investors

  1. Copies of work and residence permits
  2. Certified copies of certificate of incorporation, trade license, share certificate, list of directors, bank statement
  3. CHF 80.40 for multiple entry for a period up to 6 months
  4. CHF 201.00 for multiple entry for a period up to 5 years

 

Tourists

  1. Tour plan or copy of travel schedule
  2. Confirmation of bookings at hotels/lodges
  3. Confirmation of employment or business registration
  4. Recent Bank statement (1st page)
  5. Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence
  6. CHF 24.12 for single entry for a period up to 1 month
  7. CHF 40.20 for multiple entry for a period up to 3 months

 

Notes

  • Visa fee is non-refundable.
  • Allow at least 21 working days for visa processing.
  • Personal checks are not accepted.
  • All copies must be notarized.
  • All supporting documents must be in English. Translations must be notarized by a relevant authority.
  • No visa fee charged for Diplomatic Passport and the United Nations Laissez Passer holder travelling on official business
  • International Health certificate of vaccination for Yellow fever is required from travelers from or through the countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas.
  • Malaria shots are advised.

 

5. Visa Fees 2020/21 

   Type of Visa

Revised  Fees

Diplomatic Visa(DV)

Gratis

Business Visa (BV)

  • P500.00 (CHF 40.20) single entry-for a period up to 3 months;
  • P1,000.00 (CHF 80.40) multiple entry – for a period up to 3 months;
  • P1, 500.00 (CHF120.60) multiple entry for a period up to 6 months to 1 year.

Investment Visa(IV)

  • P1,000.00 (CHF 80.40) multiple entry for a period up to 6 months;
  • P2,500.00 (CHF201.00) multiple entry  for a period  up to a 5 years

Employment Visa (EV)

Gratis

Tourist Visa (TV)

  • P300.00 (CHF 24.12) single entry-for a period up to 1 month;
  • P500.00 (CHF 40.20) – multiple entry for a period up to 3 months.

 

Visitors Visa (VV)

 

  • P300.00 (CHF 24.12) single entry for a period up to 3 months;
  • P500.00 (CHF 40.20) multiple  entry for a period up to  3 months;
  • P1, 500.00 (CHF 120.60) multiple entry for a period over 3 months up to 2 years for dependants of residents.

Study Visa (SV)

Gratis

Transit Visa ( TRV)

  • P300.00 (CHF 24.12) single entry for up to 1 week;
  • P500.00 (CHF 40.20) multiple  entry for a period up to  3 months;
  • Up P1, 500.00 (CHF 120.60) multiple entry for a period over 3 years for Tour Operators and Transporters.

 Send completed applications to:

Permanent Mission of Botswana
Rue de Lausanne 80
1202 Geneva

For more information and inquiries:
Tel.: (41) 22 906 1060
Fax: (41) 22 906 1061