BOTSWANA ENTRY VISAS
Botswana Entry Visa is an authority given to foreign nationals to enter Botswana. Almega assists with visa documentation, collection and application assistance through to visa issuance and delivery.
Types of Botswana Entry Visas
- Official Visa
- Diplomatic Visa
- Visitors Visa
- Study Visa
- Tourist Visa
- Transit visa
- Emergency visa
- Employment Visa
- Business and Investment Visa
Passports – All visitors must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months, except those with United Nations Convention travel documents. Visitors must also have outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds to finance their stay. Valid entry visas are mandatory; Entry visas are valid for a maximum of 90 days, although 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.
Visa Application Form – You must provide two fully completed copies of the visa application forms attached before. The application forms must:
Include answers for all fields, displaying your full name as it appears in your passport and signed
Proof of Travel Arrangements – You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:
Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket showing entry and exit dates
Show the traveler’s full name OR group travelling together (as printed in their passport)
Urgent /Emergency Applications – For urgent visa applications which carry a tight deadline, we offer a Pre-Check service to save applicants valuable time. Once you have collected the required documents for your visa application and completed the visa application form, simply scan these items and email them over to our team.
N.B Those who have Botswana permits but decide to stay outside the country for more than six months are required to apply for a visa when they come back to Botswana.
LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT REQUIRES VISA TO ENTER BOTSWANA
All Citizens of Commonwealth countries do not require visa except those from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Foreign nationals whose countries have signed a Visa Abolition Agreement with Botswana are also not required to apply for a visa.
COUNTRIES WHICH 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.
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 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 Viet Yemen
Notice on Visas to Botswana: Applicants are advised to give twenty-one (21) working days to process the application. Any visa granted on this application will be subjected to compliance with the immigration regulations of the Republic of Botswana. In the case of a lost or damaged visa or permit, the applicant will be required to pay a fee, to have their visa or permit reproduced.
- Visa fee is non-refundable.
- Allow at least 25 working days for visa processing.
- Yellow fever vaccination is not a requirement to enter Botswana.
- Malaria shots are advised.
APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF STAY BEYOND THE 90 DAYS Please be informed that with effect from 01 June 2007 all visitors to Botswana who wish to stay beyond 90 days with a valid passport for extension are required to submit applications are required to submit applications for extension, 14 days before that 90 days elapse.
NB: The host should accompany the applicant during request for extension of days.