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Botswana eVisa Information

At the moment, a number of foreign citizens need a visa for Botswana and must apply for this travel document in person from a Botswana Embassy.

However, this will change when the Botswana visa online is introduced in the near future.

The Botswana eVisa will greatly expedite the application process and facilitate entry to the country, as it will eliminate the need to travel to an embassy in person or wait in long border queues to obtain a Botswana visa on arrival.

Eligible foreign citizens will be able to apply for the eVisa through the simple online Botswana visa application form.

It will be necessary to complete the form using basic personal, passport, and travel information, and pay the Botswana eVisa fee before submitting the application.

Once approved, the eVisa for Botswana will be sent to a current email address provided on the form. The holder will then be required to download and print a copy of the approved visa to carry with them when traveling to Botswana.

A Botswana visa for US citizens and several other nationalities is not necessary for short stays up to 90 days. However, for longer periods of stay, it is necessary to apply for a visa from a Botswana Consulate or Embassy.

Highlights
Online visa for Botswana
Expected to be valid for tourist or business travel
Can be used at any point of entry in Botswana
What is Necessary?

Valid passport

Credit/debit card

Current email address

Botswana eVisa Requirements

In order to submit an eVisa application, it will first be necessary to meet the Botswana visa requirements.

The applicant will be required to have:

  • A passport from an eligible country valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of with at least six months of validity remaining
  • A valid debit/credit card to pay the Botswana visa fee
  • A current email address to which to receive the approved eVisa for Botswana.

Once the approved visa has been received via email, the traveler will be required to print a copy of the eVisa to carry with them when traveling to Botswana.

It may be used to access the country at any port of entry in Botswana.

If a foreign citizen has dual nationality and holds a Botswana passport, they do not require a visa to enter the country. They may simply present their passport from Botswana to gain entry.

Botswana visa requirements for US citizens and several other nationalities state that it is not necessary to have a visa for short stays up to 90 days. However, for longer visits it will be necessary to apply for a Botswana embassy visa.

Further requirements for the eVisa may be announced closer to the upcoming launch date and will be published on this site once made avaialble by the government of Botswana.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Botswana Visa FAQ

  • What is a Botswana eVisa?

    The Botswana eVisa is an upcoming online visa system that will eliminate the need to apply for a travel document for Botswana from an embassy or consulate.

  • Which countries need a visa for Botswana?

    Although some foreign citizens do not need a visa for Botswana for short stays, a number of nationalities are required to have an approved visa no matter the duration or purpose of the visit.

    At the moment, all visa-required travelers are required to obtain a visa in advance from an embassy or consulate of Botswana. However, this will change once the eVisa is implemented.

  • Who is eligible for a Botswana eVisa?

    The government of Botswana has yet to confirm the list of nationalities eligible for the eVisa. Once made available, it will be possible to check eligibility using the visa checker tool at the top of this page.

  • How long can I stay in Botswana with the eVisa?

    The period of stay granted with the eVisa and its validity have not yet been confirmed. This information will be published on this page once released by the government of Botswana.

  • Can I apply for an eVisa while in Botswana?

    No, it is necessary to submit an application and receive an approved eVisa from outside of Botswana before the holder can enter the country.

  • Where can I apply for a Botswana visa?

    One the Botswana online visa is introduced, eligible foreign citizens will be able to submit a digital application form on the government eVisa portal. It will be necessary to complete the form with basic personal, passport, and travel information, and pay an eVisa fee, before submitting the application.

  • What do I need to make an application for the Botswana electronic visa?

    In order to apply for the Botswana visa online, it will be necessary to have a valid passport from an eligible country.

    Additional supporting documents may be announced by the government of Botswana closer to the launch date for the eVisa. These will be published on this site once made public.

  • How much does the Botswana online visa cost?

    The cost of the Botswana online visa has not yet been announced. The price of the eVisa will be published on this site once made available.

  • How long will my Botswana eVisa take to process?

    The government of Botswana has not yet announced the processing time for the eVisa. This information will be published on this page once made public.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Botswana tourist eVisa?

    Yes, it is expected that holders of an approved Botswana visa online will be required to print a copy of the eVisa to present upon arrival at border control in the country.

  • Why was my eVisa for Botswana application denied?

    If the eVisa for Botswana application is denied, it is most likely because the form contained small errors in the information supplied. Applicants should ensure all the data provided is correct and matches the details of their passport before they submit the digital form.

  • Is the Botswana online visa valid for multiple entries?

    It has not yet been confirmed whether the Botswana visa online will be valid for multiple entries or a single entry. This information will be published on this page once made available by the government of Botswana.

  • What ports of entry can I use with the tourist eVisa?

    Holders of an approved eVisa will be able to enter Botswana at any of the air or land border control points in the country.

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