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Botswana Visa and Passport Requirements

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

Passports

To enter Botswana, a passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. Outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds are also required.

Visas

Visas are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Botswana of up to 90 days.

Visas are also not required by transit passengers, provided they are continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft, and do not leave the airport.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the high commission/embassy to check visa requirements.

A tourism levy of US$30 applies to all visitors except those from residents and citizens of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states. This can be paid on arrival by cash or debit/credit card.

Visa Note

Those nationals who do require a visa for Botswana must include a copy of their travel itinerary with their application, along with a letter of support from their intended host and return visa or residence permit from his/her country of residence.

Travelling with minors: As of 1 October 2016, those travelling with children under the age of 18 will need to supply an unabridged birth certificate showing the details of both parents. If the child is flying with one parent only, a parental consent affadavit signed by the absent parent will need to be produced. If the father is not named on the birth certificate, an affadavit will not need to be produced. 

Types and Cost

Visitor visa: US$107.

Validity

Up to 90 days.

Application to

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

Working days

Allow 21 working days for visa processing.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your stay beyond 90 days, you must contact the Department of Immigration to request an extension.


Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Botswana High Commission in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7647 1000
Website:
Address: , 6 Stratford Place, London, W1C 1AY,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 244 4990.
Website: http://www.botswanaembassy.org
Address: NW, 1531-33 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC, 20036,
Opening times:

Mon, Wed and Fri 1000-1300 (enquiries); Mon-Thu 0900-1600 (visa drop off); Mon-Fri 1400-1600 (visa collection).

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