Visa Requirement in Botswana

A visa is an official mark made in a passport official document allowing you to travel to foreign countries which allows you to enter or leave a particular country, stay for a particular length of time, etc.: I’ve applied for an extension to my visa. an entry visa.

This is issued to people who intend to visit Botswana for recreational purposes, or for other short-term nonwork-related purposes. This visa allows entry into Botswana for up to one (1) month and is extendable on justification. The applicant must not engage in any employment while on a tourism visa, or else the visa will be rendered invalid.

Who is eligible?

All foreigners who require visas to enter Botswana as tourists are eligible for this service.

How do I get this service?

  1.  Any immigration office (contact information listed below), Botswana embassy, or consulate to fill and submit Form 1 (Application for Visa in person.
  2. Submit the required documents (listed below) with the application form.
  3. Check the outcome of your application from the office where the application was submitted after seven (7) working days.
  4. An approval/rejection letter is sent to the office where the application was made.
  5. If the Visa application is approved, it will be printed at the office where the application was made or if not printed the applicant can travel with the approval letter as proof of a Visa to Botswana and the Visa will be printed at the Airport/Immigration Ports of Entry.

What supporting documents are required?

The following documents are required to be submitted with the application form:

  1. Certified copy of pages 1 and 2 of passport showing validity period not less than six (6) months.
  2. Two recent colored passport-size photos.
  3. Covering letter indicating reasons for visit.
  4. Flight itinerary and accommodation bookings or residential address in Botswana.
  5. A re-entry permit to the country where the applicant is ordinarily resident if such a permit is required by that country.
  6. Trip itinerary.
  7. Intent to depart Botswana after your trip.

How long will this service take?

It takes seven (7) to fourteen (14) days after the date of application for the service to be completed and or one (1) day if it is a Visa on arrival.

How much does it cost?

The costs associated with this service are as follows:

  • Single entry for a period up to one (1) month is BWP 300.00(US$30.00)
  • Multiple entries for a period up to five (5) years is BWP 500.00 (US$50.00)

Where can I obtain this service?

All Regional Immigration Offices, District Immigration Offices, and Missions Abroad.

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Ministry of Nationality, Immigration, and Gender Affairs

Tel(+267) 361 1300

Toll-Free0800 600 777

Opening hours: 7:30 to 12:45, and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Do you need a visa to visit Botswana?

U.S. citizens are permitted stays up to 90 days total within a 12-month period without a visa. The total stay permitted for each visit is recorded on the entry stamp by Botswana immigration officials and may be less than 90 days.

Do Ghanaians need visas to Botswana?

Botswana Visa Information. The basic rule when comes to visas to Botswana is that visitors from Commonwealth countries do NOT require a visa before traveling to Botswana. However, citizens of Ghana, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka DO require a visa to Botswana.

How much is Botswana visa from Ghana?

Botswana Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of Ghana

Type of visaValidity Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.Total cost
Single Entryfor up to 1 month94.21
Multiple Entriesup to 3 months110.21

How much is the Botswana visa fee?

Fees for Consular and Immigration Services

ServiceUS $
8Tourist Visa$ 30 single entry up to 1 month
9Single entry Visitor Visa for up to 3 months$ 30
10Visitor Visa of more than 3 months$ 150
11Business Visa$ 50 single entry