Services to Non- Batswana

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- Congo
  • Congo (Republic of)
  • Côte d’Ivoire 
  • 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
  • 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

Countries Whose Citizens Do NOT Require Botswana Visa

  • 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

General Requirements for Visa Application

  • Fully completed VISA Application Form (Form 1)
  • Certified (notarized) copy of passport page of applicant (showing names, validity & photograph of bearer)
  • The original passport may be sent at the same time with the application or once the visa is approved
  • Cover letter from the applicant
  • If applicant previously applied for a visa, PLEASE ATTACH THE COPY OF THE VISA OUTCOME.
  • If coming by road, specify on the cover letter and include your contacts, e.g. telephone number.
  • Travel schedule/flight itinerary/hotel bookings
  • Include a prepaid/self-addressed shipping label or envelope to return your passport
  • The passport must have the validity of six months and more with three or more unused pages.
  • 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.

Requirements for Minors Traveling 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.

Additional Requirements

Visitors

    • Invitation letter from the host
    • Sworn statement from the host (personal appearance of the host to the nearest immigration office in Botswana to fill in the affidavit)
    • A copy of hotel/lodge bookings or state residential address where the applicant will be staying
    • A certified copy of the host, national identity/residence permit, work permit/exemption certificate/naturalization certificate
    • Copies of certified marriage and birth certificates (in case of married couples/defendants)
    • Certified copies of ordination certificates of religious leaders
    • Business profile if coming to establish a business (host)
    • Confirmation of employment or business registration
    • Recent Bank statement (1st page)
    • Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence
    • CHF 24.30 for single entry for a period up to 3 months
    • CHF 40.50 for multiple entry for a period up to 3 months
    • CHF 121.50 for multiple entry for a period over 3 months up to 2 years for dependents of residents

 Investors

    • Copies of work and residence permits
    • Certified copies of certificate of incorporation, trade license, share certificate, list of directors, bank statement
    • CHF 81.00 for multiple entry for a period up to 6 months
    • CHF 202.50 for multiple entry for a period up to 5 years

Business

    • Invitation letter from the host or facilitator in Botswana
    • Business profile if coming to establish a business
    • Certified copies of ordination certificate for religious leaders
    • Labour clearance/exemption if coming for a month or more
    • Meeting schedule if coming to attend or organize a meeting
    • Certified copies of Certificate of Incorporation, Trade License, Share Certificate of host if running a business
    • Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence
    • CHF 40.50 for single entry for a period up to 3 months
    • CHF 81.00 for multiple entry for a period up to 3 months
    • CHF 121.50 for multiple entry for a period up to 6 months to 1 year

Employment

    • Waiver from the Department of labour and social security or copies of work and residence permits
    • Letter of confirmation of employment/contract of employment or offer letter
    • Copies of RELEVANT qualifications

Tourists

    • Tour plan or copy of travel schedule
    • Confirmation of bookings at hotels/lodges
    • Confirmation of employment or business registration
    • Recent Bank statement (1st page)
    • Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence
    • CHF 24.30 for single entry for a period up to 1 month
    • CHF 40.50 for multiple entry for a period up to 3 months

 

Important to Note

    • 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.

   Type of Visa

    Cost ( 2022 – 2023) 

Diplomatic Visa(DV)
  • Gratis
Business Visa (BV)
  • P500.00 (CHF 40.50) single entry-for a period up to 3 months;
  • P1,000.00 (CHF 81.00) multiple entry – for a period up to 3 months;
  • P1, 500.00 (CHF121.50) multiple entry for a period up to 6 months to 1 year
Investment Visa(IV)
  • P1,000.00 (CHF 81.00) multiple entry for a period up to 6 months;
  • P2,500.00 (CHF202.50) multiple entry  for a period  up to a 5 years
Employment Visa (EV)
  • Gratis
Tourist Visa (TV)
  • P300.00 (CHF 24.30 ) single entry-for a period up to 1 month;
  • P500.00 (CHF 40.50) – multiple entry for a period up to 3 months
Visitors Visa (VV)
 
  • P300.00 (CHF 24.30) single entry for a period up to 3 months;
  • P500.00 (CHF 40.50) multiple  entry for a period up to  3 months;
  • P1, 500.00 (CHF 121.50) 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 24.30) single entry for up to 1 week;
  • P500.00 (CHF 40.50) multiple  entry for a period up to 3 months;
  • Up P1, 500.00 (CHF 121.50) multiple entry for a period over 3 years for Tour Operators and Transporters
Bank details for the payment of  Visa Fee

Bank name : UBS

Iban number :  CH23 0027 9279 2057 9301 A

Account number :  279-205793 01A

Clearing : 279-205793

Where to send your Application 
Send your duly completed application to the Embassy at the following address:

PERMANENT MISSION OF BOTSWANA 

10 ALLEE DAVID MORSE

1202 GENEVE

Attention : Immigration Office

 

 

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