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Lesotho Visa and Passport Requirements

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


To enter Lesotho, a passport valid for at least three 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.


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, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland can stay visa-free in Lesotho for up to 14 days.

1. Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, 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: US$150, multiple entry visa US$250.


Single-entry visas: up to three months.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission) or the e-Visa service:

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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 797 5533.
Address: NW, 2511 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20008,
Opening times:

Lesotho High Commission in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7235 5686.
Address: , 7 Chesham Place, London, SW1 8HN,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1230 and 1400-1530.

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