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Useful facts, information and hints and tips about life in Botswana.


Read about all the different permit options for immigration to Botswana.


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Travel Visas

Learn here about obtaining your travel visa for Botswana, special passes and the entry requirements.

Travel Visa for Botswana

Who needs to apply for a travel visa for Botswana?

Visitors to Botswana need to apply for a travel visa for Botswana in order to enter, in addition to those who hold permits but have been outside of Botswana for a period of 6 months or more.

There are exemptions to those who need to apply for a travel visa for Botswana and they can be found here, but these exemptions do include all citizens of commonwealth countries except Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

You can also view here for all citizens of countries that do require a travel visa.

What must you supply when applying for a travel visa for Botswana?

  • A completed application form;

    Image of a Travel Visa for Botswana application

    Applicants for a travel visa to Botswana need to complete the correct application form

  • The flight tickets and itinerary;
  • The Identity card of the applicant’s host in Botswana or, where it is a non Botswana who is host, a copy of their permits (residence and work);
  • An invitation covering letter from the host;
  • Where the host is running a business, copies of their business documents are required;
  • Proof of funds and accommodation such as a bank statement and hotel reservations;
  • Copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, and ordination certificate (pastors).

Where can I apply for a travel visa?

Applications need to be made prior to entry at one of Botswana’s diplomatic missions.

How long does a travel visa application take?

The processing time is specified as 7 days. However ample time should be allowed for.

How can we help?

Intergate Immigration and its appointed representatives are able to assist you with all the requirements for a travel visa for Botswana as well as the application and submission process. Simply use the links below to contact us or telephone +27 (0) 21 424 2460.

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