Visa Information


Who is eligible?

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, 5000JPY for tourist visa and 14,971JPY for business visa, and send scanned documents with a proof of payment  to will be processed and if approved, a notification letter will be sent by an e-mail.


Visa Application Download (PDF, 500KB)


Be advised to use applicant's full names as reference when making visa fee payment. 


Please note that the Embassy does not pay for the sending and receiving of bank commissions ,they are liable to the applicant.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.


Countries Whose National Require Visa to Enter Botswana

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • DRS-Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Cote Devoire
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea DPR
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan (Kirghizia)
  • Laos PDR
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Mali
  • Madagascar
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen


Commonwealth Countries Whose Nationals Require Visa to Enter Botswana

  • Ghana
  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Sri Lanka


Countries Whose Nationals Do Not Require Visa to Enter Botswana

  • Antiqua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea (ROK)
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • United States of America
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe






Electronic Passport Application

The e-passport is the new electronic travel document with machine readable features.



Who can apply for this service?

Any citizen of Botswana who wishes to travel abroad.



What is required to get this service?


  • Original Omang and certified copy of Omang 
  • Black and white passport size photo
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner if parents were once foreign nationals (seek Clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers).
  • Omang details for parent/s as well details of  parent's place of birth
  • For lost passport please bring the police report/ affidavit before the commissioner of oath. The forms are collected by the applicant or parent if under 16 years of age.

NB: Please bring the old passport for replacement applications



  • Original birth certificate and certified copy of birth certificate
  • Parent’s original Omang
  • Guardian original Omang (in case of deceased parents)
  • Death certificate of deceased parent(s) in case of guardian applying for the child
  • Letter from District Commissioner, Chief or Social Worker for proof of guardianship (in case of deceased parent(s)
  • Please bring the old passport for replacement
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner (registration) if parents were once foreign nationals (seek clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers)

NB: Please bring the child along for passport.



How much do I pay for this service?

For new applications and replacement applications, the following charges apply;
For people below 16 years of age;

  • P100/ JPY1000

For people older than 16 years of age;

  • P260/JPY2,595


For lost passport applications, the following charge applies;

  • P1000/ JPY9,980



How long does it take to replace a passport?

Passport takes 14 working days to process.



Where can I apply for a passport?

Botswana Embassy in Japan



How do I get access to Passport Application form?

Application forms are available at the Embassy.



Can I apply for the Electronic Emergency Travel Document (E-ETD) while waiting for my passport?

Yes, if there is a need for emergency travel.



What do I need to get an e-ETD?


  • Original Omang and certified copy of Omang
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner if parents were once foreign nationals (seek clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers)



  • Original birth certificate and certified copy of birth certificate
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner (registration) if parents were once foreign nationals (seek clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers).


Where can I get it?

Embassy and at any immigration offices in Botswana 
NB: Emergency travel documents are for emergencies only and will not be issued out except in cases of emergencies such as medical reasons.






What is a National Identity Card?

It is a  document that is used to show that one is a citizen of the Republic of Botswana. It is a requirement by the law that every Motswana above the age of 16 has one. This card is commonly known as Omang.



Who qualifies for this service?

Every citizen of Botswana above the age of 16.



What do I need to apply for the service?

  • Yourself.
  • Birth Registration certificate.

If you do not have a birth certificate:

  • Yourself.
  • Both or one of your parents or a guardian or a relative if you are a minor.
  • An Affidavit in lieu of a Birth Certificate.
  • An Affidavit from the Chief or Headman.
  • Any other proof of records (e.g. school transcripts).



How much does it cost to apply for Omang?

The first issue of application is free.

A fee of P5.00/ JPY50 is paid for ;

  • an expired identity cards (after 10 years)
  • an application due to change of name


A fee of P110.00/JPY1,100 is paid for;

  • a lost, destroyed/damaged identity card.


A National Identity Card is valid for 10 years. In case of replacements, the old card should be surrendered to the Civil and National Registration Officer.



How do I apply for Omang when I have naturalized citizenship?

Bring Citizenship Registration certificate.

NB: The Registrar may require any other information that s/he may deem necessary to prove a person’s qualification for registration.



Where can I apply for my National Identity Card?

Applications can be done at Botswana Embassy in Japan.



How long does it take to get the Omang ready?

14 days



Can one send someone else to collect him/her Omang?

It is not allowed to collect another person’s card unless where there are convincing reasons for which one is obliged to authorize, in writing, someone to collect an ID on their behalf. The individual will also sign a proxy form.



Where can I get the forms for Omang?

Omang forms are issued during the application process because these are security documents.







Travel Notification

Notification form for Batswana travelling to Japan, Philippines, Thailand and South Korea:







Registration of Nationals

Why should I register?

Botswana citizens living in Japan are urged to register with the embassy. Registration will allow you to receive emails about events and announcements.


Registration of Nationals Online Form


Registration of Nationals Download (PDF, 200KB)








Immigration and Civil Registration

For all the information on civil registration, immigration, residency& work visa application please visit







Disaster Preparedness (e.g. Tsunamis, earthquake, typhoons and floods).

In times of disasters and emergencies contact +81-9154-1386 or +81-4141-9935 (both mobile numbers available on WhatsApp), +8-13-5440-5676 and email

We recommend the following site for disaster preparedness from Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It outlines measures and precautions to take in-case of disaster or an emergency.

Click on the QR to download the guide book (Disaster Readiness in Daily Life).


Useful sites and Apps for weather information in Japan, South Korea, Philippines & Thailand

1. Japan Meteorological Agency/
2. J- Alert and Japan Tourism Safety Tips (Apps)

South Korea
3. Korea Meteorological Administration/
4. Visit Korea (emergency ready App)

5. Thai Meteorological Department/
6. Thai Weather ( App)

8. WeatherPH ( App)



The affected persons should contact the Embassy as soon as they can. The Government will determine the extent of the need and take appropriate action.

Where emergency repatriation is needed, the Government will advise the nationals on the procedure and process.
Repatriation can be done in three ways; 1) at the cost of government, 2) concerned persons and 3) shared by both parties.

Where repatriation is necessary, the Embassy will communicate the form, type and nature of assistance.
For announcements or notices visit and register with the Embassy under for registration of nationals.



Emergency contacts
1. Ambassador Nkoloi Nkoloi
Tel: +81 9154 1386 (available on WhatsApp)

2. Mr. Sejo Montsho
Minister Counsellor
Tel: +81 4141 9935(available on WhatsApp)



National Events
We consider Batswana as part of our socio, economic cultural and public diplomacy.
We are aware that, wherever they are, and in their own right, Batswana serve to promote our values and traditions.
We aim to recognise, celebrate and engage every Motswana in the diaspora.
We welcome views and comments on what we can do to improve the way we serve you.
We encourage every Motswana to do their part to promote Botswana as a nation.

Contact Details of the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, Gaborone

Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation
Private Bag 00368
Government Enclave
Tel. (+267) 3600700
Fax. (+267) 3973067

Department of Protocol and Consular Services
Tel. (+267) 3600744
Fax. (+267) 3974516
Mob. (+267) 75 663 790

Department of Public Diplomacy, Research & Policy Analysis
Tel: +267 369 9028

Opening hours: 07:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday.



Contact details of Botswana Diplomatic Missions Abroad

Botswana has 23 resident missions across the world and the following are their contact details;

H.E. Ms. Dorcas Kobela Makgato
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
130 Denison Street
Deakin ACT 2600
Canberra, Australia
P.O Box 3812
Manuka ACT 2603, Canberra
Tel: (+612) 6234 7500
Fax: (+612) 6282 4140
Mission also accredited to: New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Samoa

H.E. Mr. Samuel Outlule
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana and Mission of the European Union
Chancery Address:
169 Avenue De Tervuren
B 1150 Brussels, Woluwe Saint Pierre, Belgium
Tel: (+322) 735 2070 / 735 6110
Fax: (+322) 735 6318 /732 7264
Telex: 22849 BOTEUR B
Mission also accredited to: Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, African Caribbean & Pacific, International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, World Food Program, World Tourism Organisation



H.E. Ms. Tebogo Lily Motshome
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
SHIS QI 09, Conjunto 16, CASA 03
CEP: 71625160
Lago Sul
Brasilia- DF, Brazil
Tel: (+5561) 3120 1250/ 1
Fax: (+5561)3120 1271
Mission also accredited to: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Guyana, Mercusor, Caricom



H.E. Mr. Mothusi Bruce Rabasha Palai
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
No.1 Don San Jie, Sanlitun
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600
People’s Republic of China
Tel: (+8610) 65326898
Fax: (+8610) 65326896
Mission also accredited to: China, Malaysia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Pakistan, ASEAN (Association Of South East Asian Nations



H.E. Mr. Zenene Sinombe
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana and Permanent Mission of the African Union
Chancery Address:
Old Airport, K.04
Nifas Silk Lafto Kifle Ketema
P.O. Box 22282
CODE 1000
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: (+251 11) 371 5422/3
Fax: (+251 11) 371 4099
Mission also accredited to: Ethiopia, African Union, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Libya



H.E. Mr. Mustaq Moorad
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Mission also accredited to: France, UNESCO



H.E. Ms.  Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
Lennestrasse 5, 5TH Floor
10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49(0) 308 871 95010
Fax: +49(0) 308 871 95012
Mission also accredited to: Poland


H.E. Mr. Gilbert Mangole
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
Plot C9/3, Vasant, Vihar
New Delhi – 110057, India
Tel: (+91) 11 4653 7000
Fax: (+91) 11 4603 6191
Mission also accredited to: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

H.E. Mr. Nkoloi Nkoloi
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
6F EDGE Shiba Yonchome Building
4-5-10 Shiba, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108 - 0014
Tel: (+813) 5440 5676
Fax: (+813) 5765 7581
Mission also accredited to: Japan, Thailand, Philippines, and Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. Duke Gobopang Lefhoko
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
Gigiri Drive
Off United Nations Avenue
LR/Block 91/238
P.O. Box 754-00606
Nairobi, Kenya
Chancery Address:
Tel: (+254) 20 712 3412/ 4
Fax: (+254) 20 712 3418
Mission also accredited to: Uganda, Seychelles, Un-Habitat, Burundi, UNEP, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Great Lakes Region, Kenya, and African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)



H.E. Mr. Manyepedza Lesetedi
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
BLOCK 3, Street 319, House 3
Mubarak Al Abdulla Al Jaber Area
West Mishref
P.O Box 26145
Code 13122, Kuwait
Tel: (+965) 25383619
Fax: (+965) 25393529
Mission also accredited to: Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates,
Saudi Arabia, Yemen

H.E. Mr. Gobe Pitso
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address;
Avenida Julius Nyerere, No. 3812, Sommershield II
Tel: +258 21494918 /9; 21243800
Fax: +258 21494917
Countries of accreditation: Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros



H.E. Dr. Batlang Comma Serema
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
101 Nelson Mandela Avenue
Klein Windhoek
P.O. Box 20359
Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (+264) 61 221 941
Fax: (+264) 61 23 6034
Mission also accredited to: Namibia, SACU, Republic of Congo, SADC Tribunal, Angola, and SADC Parliamentary Forum



H.E. Mr. Pule Mphothwe
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address
1241 Oguta Lake Street, off River Benue Street
Maitama Extension, Maitama
Abuja, Nigeria
Telephone No: +2347034103830
Email address:
Countries of Accreditation: 
Mali, Cameroon, Ivory coast, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Liberia, Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS)



H.E. Ms. Claurinah Tshenolo Modise
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana 
Chancery Address:
24 Amos Street, Colbyn, Pretoria 0083
P.O.Box 57035
Arcadia, 0007
Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: (+27) 12 430 9640
Fax: (+27) 12 3421845/4783
Mission also accredited to: Lesotho, Swaziland, Madagascar, and RSA

Consul General Mr. Lesedi N. Thema
Botswana Consulate General
Chancery Address:
66 Jorrisen Street, Braamfontein
Ground Floor, Jorrisen Place
P.O. Box 32051
Braamfontein, 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: (+27) 11 403 3748
Fax: (+27)11 403 1384 / 4031286



H.E. Dr. Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme
Botswana Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Chancery Address;
80, Rue De Lausanne
1202 Geneva
Tel: (+4122) 9061060
Fax: (+4122) 9061061
Mission also accredited to: Austria, Greece, Turkey, Switzerland, United Nations, UN Subsidiary Organs and Other International Organizations Based In Geneva AND Vienna such as: UNCTAD, WHO, WTO, HRC, ILO IAEA, ITU, ICRC IPU, WCC, IOM, UNHCR, IACA, ITC, IFRCRCS, WIPO, UNIDO



H.E. Ms. Chandapiwa Nteta
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Chancery Address:
Tyrgatan 11
P.O. Box 260 24
100 41 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: (+468) 545 25 880
Fax: (+468) 723 00 87
Mobile: (+46) 768 532 419
Mission also accredited to: Norway, Lithuania, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Russia, Holy See, Finland, Poland, Ukraine, Sweden, International Institute of Democracy & Electoral Assist


Embassy of Botswana

6F, UNIZO  Shiba Yonchome Bldg, 4-5-10 Shiba, Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan

Tel: 81-3-5440-5676
Fax: 81-3-5765-7581

Registration of Nationals