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What is Visa?

A visa is the authority given to foreign nationals to enter Botswana.


Who is eligible to apply for this service?

All Citizens of Commonwealth countries do not require visa except those from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Foreign nationals whose countries have signed a Visa Abolition Agreement with Botswana are also not required to apply for a visa.
N.B. Those who have permits but decide to stay outside the country for more than six months are required to apply for a visa when they come back to Botswana.


What is required for application of this service?


  • Covering letter from the host.
  • Certified copies of permits (work and residence) from the host or the National Identity Card (Omang).
  • Application form filled by the applicant.
  • Itinerary or flight schedule
  • Copies of business documents (if the host is running a business).
  • Copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, and ordination certificate (pastors)
  • Bank statements and hotel bookings.


Where can I apply for a visa?

There are 20 diplomatic missions in 17 countries around the world where visa applications can also be made: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United Nations(New York), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

To apply for visa through Botswana Embassy in Japan, kindly pay the visa fee through your bank in your area (Japanese Yen 5 310 for tourists visa and Yen 15 490 for business visa) and send us through email (, a proof of payment. We will proceed to process your visa application and when it has been approved, we will let you know by e-mail.
Embassy Bank details are as follows:


Bank name:

The Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Branch Name:

Tamachi Branch

Account Name:

Embassy of Botswana

Account No.:

Savings Account #0696921

Branch Code:




It will take 7-14 working days for the Visa to be processed