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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?


  • Dully completed application form attached with colored photograph(scanned)
  • Copies of the first two pages of the passport
  • Travel itinerary
  • Hotel bookings/Letter from host
  • Letter of recommendation from the host(If on Business Trip)
  • Application letter(letter explaining trip details)
  • If previously applied for a visa,attach a copy of the outcome


Where can I apply for a visa?

To apply for visa through Botswana Embassy in Japan, kindly pay the visa fee through your bank in your area (Japanese Yen 5 600 for tourist visa and Yen 16 800 for business visa) and send an email to with a proof of payment. Visa will be processed and if approved, a notification letter will be sent by an e-mail.


Travel Agents are kindly advised to use their client's name (not company name) when depositing visa fees on  behalf of the client.


Please note that the Embassy does not pay for the sending and receiving of bank commissions and the visa fee is non-refundable.

Embassy Bank details are as follows:


Bank name:


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.