Information on the Botswana e-Visa

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Information on the Botswana e-Visa

The Botswana e-Visa is an online-obtained travel document that entitles the bearer to entry into the Republic of Botswana.

The e-Visa portal offers the following Botswana visa categories:

  • Tourist visa
  • Business visa
  • Transit visa
  • Study visa
  • Employment visa
  • Investment visa


During the application procedure, applicants can choose the number of entries and specify how long they intend to stay in Botswana.

Examples include single-entry (1 month) and multiple-entry (3 months) tourist e-visas.

On August 12, 2021, a digital platform was introduced that made it possible for travelers from outside Botswana to apply for visas there online.

Prior until now, foreign nationals requiring a visa for Botswana had to apply in person at a Botswana Embassy.

This outdated system is replaced by the Botswana e-Visa service. No longer is it necessary to visit a Botswana embassy, consulate, or immigration office to submit an application.

The internet application process is substantially accelerated, and admittance into the nation is made easier.

Through the straightforward online Botswana visa application form, eligible international nationals can apply for an e-Visa. 

Before submitting the application, you must fill out the form with your basic personal, passport, and travel details and pay the Botswana e-Visa charge.

The Botswana e-Visa will be delivered to the up-to-date email address supplied on the application once it has been accepted. A copy of the accepted visa must then be downloaded and printed for the holder to take with them when entering Botswana.

Botswana e-Visa Requirements

The prerequisites for obtaining a Botswana visa must first be satisfied before submitting an e-Visa application.

The applicant has to possess:

  • A passport from a qualifying nation must still have at least six months of validity after the scheduled date of travel.
  • The applicant’s most recent passport-style photo.
  • A valid Debit or Credit card for the Botswana visa fee.
  • A current email address where you can obtain your Botswana eVisa after it has been approved.


The following additional documents are needed for a tourist e-Visa:

  • Ticket for departure or return.
  • Reservations for flights.
  • Confirmation of lodging reservations in Botswana.
  • Travel schedule/plans.


Those applying for a business visa for Botswana must submit the following:

  • Letter of invitation and/or company biography from the Botswana host
  • Schedule of meetings (if applicable)
  • Certified copies of business licenses, incorporation certificates, etc.


The following documents must be submitted when applying online for a transit visa to Botswana:

  • Proof of authorization to enter the following target country, such as a visa or proof of residency
  • Cover Letter


Applying for Visitor Visa of Botswana must submit:

  • Invitation Letter.
  • Evidence that the person has the legal right to go back to the nation from which they originally came (such as a visa or other document attesting to their residency, etc
  • Return ticket.
  • Authenticated duplicate of the guest’s national identity card, residence permit, or equivalent.
  • Certified copies of the spouse’s or their dependents’ birth certificates, as appropriate (if necessary).


Applicants for study visas must submit the following documents:

  • A letter of approval or a study permit.
  • Admission letter from a Botswana-based institution.
  • Evidence of having enough money to support oneself.


Foreign individuals must upload their work and residency permits, or an approval letter, while applying for an employment visa online.

The tourist must print a copy of the e-Visa to take with them when they travel to Botswana after receiving notification that their application has been granted through email.

Any port of entry in Botswana may be used to enter the nation.

One does not need a visa to enter Botswana if they are a dual national and hold a Botswana passport. To enter, they need only show their Botswana passport. US citizens and a number of other nationalities are exempt from Botswana’s visa requirements for short stays of up to 90 days. However, a Botswana visa application will be required for stays of more than 90 days.

Countries Eligible for Botswana

  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


It is no longer necessary to apply for a travel document for Botswana at an embassy or consulate due to the Botswana e-Visa, an online visa system.

A number of nations require a valid visa regardless of the length or reason for the visit, despite the fact that some foreign nationals are exempt from this requirement for brief trips in Botswana.

At this time, all visitors who need visas must apply for them in advance online through the e-Visa system.

All visitors who need a visa for Botswana can submit an online application. By utilizing the visa checker tool at the top of this page, you can determine whether you require a Botswana e-Visa.

While filling out the online application, applicants have the option to specify how long they intend to stay in Botswana. The maximum amount of time a visitor may stay varies depending on the sort of e-Visa they hold. One month (single entry) or three months (multiple entries) are the options for tourist visas.

No, the holder cannot enter Botswana until an application has been submitted and an approved e-Visa has been received from outside the country.

The e-Visa portal allows qualified foreign nationals to submit an electronic application form online. Before submitting the application, the form must be filled out with basic personal, passport, and travel information and an e-Visa cost.

A valid passport from one of the countries that are acceptable is required in order to submit an online application for a Botswana visa. The passport must have three or more blank pages and be valid for at least six months.

Additionally, the applicant must submit a current passport-style photo.

The various Botswana e-Visa kinds demand digital copies of extra documents. For instance, tourists must present the following in order to receive a tourist visa:

  • Reservations for flights
  • Onward/Return ticket
  • Confirmation of a Hotel Reservation
  • Travel schedule

Processing costs vary depending on the type of visa for Botswana tourist, business, work, etc. Travelers should be prepared to pay for these expenses by having a credit or debit card on hand upon applying.

Botswana e-Visa applications are handled fairly rapidly. It may take as little as a few hours or, at most, a few working days for travelers to acquire their granted visa.