Lesotho Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No/1
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Lesotho, a passport valid for at least six months following departure, and with at least two blank pages, is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

Visitors travelling via South Africa need to comply with South African passport and visa regulations.

Visas

Nationals from Ireland, the UK and the USA do not require a visa for Lesotho.

Nationals from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden can stay visa-free in Lesotho for up to 14 days.

1. Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia do need a visa to enter Lesotho. 

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Types and cost

Single-entry tourist/business visa: £100.

Validity

Single-entry visas: up to three months.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission).

Working days

Visa processing time is three working days.

Entry with children

Some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing single parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho in the USA
Telephone: (202) 797 5533. Website: http://www.lesothoemb-usa.gov.ls
Lesotho High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7235 5686. Website: http://www.lesotholondon.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1230 and 1400-1530.
Edited by Jane Duru
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