How Much is Botswana Work Permit

An official document that gives permission to someone who is foreign to work in a country.

Permit to Work is a systematic process designed to identify, communicate, mitigate and control risk in hazardous areas, nonstandard situations and potentially hazardous conditions, such as shutdowns, to prevent accidents. Permit to Work systems are essential to frontline worker

How much does it cost?

Three (3) months Emergency Work Permit

  • BWP 1,000.00

Up to seven (7) days Emergency Work Permit?

  • No cost

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The cost associated with this service is BWP 3000.00 per applicant.

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How much does a work permit cost in Botswana?

P 1,500

It’s P 1,500 for: The initial work permit application. Renewal of a work permit. An exemption certificate.

How do I get a work permit in Botswana?

Work Permit Application

  1. Download, and complete the Work permit application form and submit supporting documents to the nearest Labour Office.
  2. Collection of Work permit after notification if approved.
  3. Applicant can check after the service collection period.

How long does a work permit last in Botswana?

5 years

Employment permits are issued based on the validity of the contract of employment for up to a maximum of 5 years.

How much is the general work permit?

Corporate Workers Visa: R 11, 500.00 to R 15,000.00. Critical Skills Visa: R 11, 500.00 to R 15, 000.00. General Work Visa: R 11, 500.00 to R 15, 000.00.