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Botswana is an amazing country of wildlife, where you can admire breathtaking landscapes, a variety of animal life and simply enjoy harmony with the environment. This South African republic is rightly considered a paradise on earth for all who have managed to appreciate its beauty. If you dream to become one of the lucky ones and see Botswana with your own eyes, do not forget to find out in advance whether you need a visa to enter this country. Our managers are ready to consult you on any questions and help you with all documents for your trip. Call or leave a request on the website - we will be happy to help you organize your safari in Botswana!

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Do you need a visa to Botswana?

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa for short stays in Botswana of up to 90 days within a year:

Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belize
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Eswatini
EU
Gambia
Grenada
Guyana
Holy See
Hong Kong
Iceland
Israel
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Qatar
Russia
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Switzerland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Indian nationals can obtain a visa on arrival, valid for 14 days.

All other nationals need to apply for a Botswana visa in advance before entering the country. Minors and children under 18 years of age from the country concerned also need this visa to enter the country for tourism purposes.

Types of Botswana visas that can be applied for online:

Tourist visa
  • Issued for tourist travel
  • Required: round-trip ticket, proof of accommodation, travel plan
  • Single Entry: authorizes entry into Botswana for up to one (1) month and may be extended upon justification
  • Multiple Entry: for a period of up to five (5) years
Business visa
  • For business and working purposes
  • Need: company invitation, meeting program, company registration documents
Transit visa
  • For transit through Botswana
  • Required: proof of entry into a neighboring country, onward ticket
Visitor visa
  • For a private visit to Botswana residents
  • Required: invitation from host country, proof of relationship
Study visa
  • For international students
  • Need: invitation from the university, proof of financial support
Work visa
  • The validity period of a work visa is from 1 to 2 years with the possibility of extension.
  • Highly qualified specialists can obtain a work visa for 3-5 years.
  • The work visa also allows the import and export of personal property from Botswana.
Investor visa
  • It is granted to investors who wish to make significant investments in the country's economy.
  • It allows foreign investors to carry out business activities and invest in various projects
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Botswana visa validity period

Single entry visa valid for 30 days

Designed for single entry into Botswana

Once used for entry into the country, it cannot be reapplied for again

Entitles you to stay in Botswana for a maximum of 30 days from the date of entry.

Suitable for short-term tourist travel

Must leave Botswana upon expiration.

The following documents are required: invitation, airline tickets, hotel booking confirmation

Multiple entry visa valid for 90 days

Permits multiple entries within 6 months

Each stay can last up to 90 days

Suitable for business purposes, internships, volunteering

Required: invitation from the host country, proof of purpose of visit

General document requirements for Botswana visa application:

A passport 

with an expiration date of at least 6 months after the expected date of departure from Botswana

Passport photo

taken within the last 6 months

A cover letter 

stating the purpose of the trip.

Detailed itinerary

for staying in Botswana

Confirmation of accommodation booking 

(hotel, invitation)

Confirmed round-trip air ticket

Proof of financial resources 

bank statement

Medical certificate 

issued not earlier than 6 months prior to visa application

Depending on the type of visa selected, the list of documents may vary.

After receiving an approved eVisa the traveler must print out a copy of the visa and carry it with them when traveling to Botswana. The visa copy can be used to enter the country at any port of entry in Botswana.

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