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All About the Visa for Botswana
If you like the sound of discovering the wilderness of Botswana, you will be pleased to know that getting a tourist visa to travel to this magnificent country is straightforward.
In August 2021, Botswana announced a new e-Visa (Electronic Visa) system, which is very welcome news for visitors who previously had to go through complicated bureaucratic procedures. In terms of your length of stay in the country, there are 2 e-Visa options available:
- Single Entry, which is valid for 30 days.
- Multiple Entry, which is valid for 90 days.
Dozens of nationalities are eligible for this online travel document, including citizens of China, India, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan and the UAE.
This new procedure significantly reduces the issuance time of a travel document that previously took around 2 to 3 weeks. In addition, you can apply and receive your document from the comfort of your own home – what more could you ask for?
Meanwhile, Botswana also grants visa-free access to over a hundred countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and most of Europe. Visitors under the visa-waiver program can stay for up to 90 days within any 12-month period.
Keep reading to learn the requirements to apply for the eVisa if you’re eligible, or the regulations to enter if you’re visa-exempt!
- 1 What Is the Difference Between a Botswana e-Visa and a Visa Waiver?
- 2 Botswana Visa Application Form and Process
- 3 Travel to Botswana Visa Requirements and Eligibility
- 4 Botswana Visa Form and Documents
- 5 Botswana Visa Status Check
- 6 How Much Does a Botswana Visa Cost?
- 7 More Questions and Information About Botswana Visas
What Is the Difference Between a Botswana e-Visa and a Visa Waiver?
Travelling to Botswana has never been easier! The new eVisa means that anyone who does require prior authorisation before travelling can apply online in a few simple steps. The electronic system means easier applications and faster processing times, so you can spend more time on more fun things, like choosing your ideal safari tour.
And what about everyone else? Well, if you aren’t eligible for an e-Visa, it means you are exempt altogether and you can travel to Botswana whenever you like without any additional permits necessary. Just make sure you check that your passport has at least 6 months validity remaining before you go, as you don’t want to be turned back just as you arrive.
Botswana Visa Application Form and Process
Getting the e-Visa is fast and simple with Byevisa. In just a few simple steps, you can have your travel document to explore the only inland delta in the world.
Follow the process below to apply now:
- Click on the ‘Apply’ button.
- Fill in the application form with all your details.
- Upload the required supporting documents.
- Choose your Byevisa processing speed.
- Pay the fee with a credit or debit card.
- Receive the visa by email directly into your inbox.
Once the visa is approved, you will be able to jump on a plane and spend up to 90 days immersed in the African wilderness.
Remember that the authorities will be able to see your travel permit electronically by scanning your passport. Nonetheless, it’s always a good idea to print a copy with you when you travel.
Travel to Botswana Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Are you wondering whether you need to apply for a travel document? In this section, you can find out what requirements apply to you based on your nationality. Check the lists below to find out if you need an eVisa, or if you’re from one of the Botswana visa-free countries.
List of eVisa Eligible Countries
The following countries require an Electronic Visa to enter Botswana:
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
British Virgin Islands
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Rep
Comoros and Mayotte Islands
French Southern Territories
Heard and McDonald Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Saint Barth lemy
Saint Martin French part
Sint Maarten Dutch part
St. Pierre and Miquelon
Svalbard and Ljan Mayen Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands British
Virgin Islands US
Wallis and Futuna
List of Visa-Exempt Nationalities
Meanwhile, the following nationalities will be pleased to hear that they can travel visa-free to Botswana:
Antigua & Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
South Korea (Republic of)
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Don’t forget that, even if you don’t need a travel permit, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
Botswana Visa Form and Documents
Whether you’re applying for the Single or Multiple Entry eVisa, you will need to complete the application form. The basic information to provide is as follows.
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- Passport expiry date
- Type of visa required
- Length of stay
- Email address (this is where your document will be sent to)
In addition, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have at least 3 blank pages in it.
After completing the form, you will need to upload the following supporting documents too:
- A recent colour photo (JPG format) of yourself, no bigger than 30kb
- Onward travel or return tickets
- Your travel itinerary
- All accommodation bookings
All documents must be uploaded as 1 single PDF file no bigger than 5Mb, and they must be in English.
If you are coming from a yellow fever endemic country, you will also need to bring a certificate showing you have been vaccinated against this.
Botswana Visa Status Check
Once you have started or submitted an application online, you can check its progress at any time by following these simple steps:
- Click Log In in the top right corner of our menu.
- Enter your email address and the ID code sent to you when you completed the application.
- Write your inquiry and submit it.
Although we will be glad to give you an update on the progress of your application, we also advise you to wait until the processing timeframe has passed first (this varies depending on the service speed you selected). It’s highly likely you will receive the document within the timeframe selected.
How Much Does a Botswana Visa Cost?
The cost for a travel document to Botswana depends on the type you apply for:
- 300 pula (27 USD) for Single Entry for up to 1 month.
- 500 pula (45 USD) for Multiple Entry for up to 3 months.
In addition, depending on which processing speed you choose, Byevisa charges a service fee for taking care of all the paperwork for you.
Here are Byevisa’s service options:
- Highly Rapid: processed in X business days for X USD
- Rapid: processed in X business days for X USD
- Standard: processed in X business days for X USD
When you apply through our website, you can select the option that best suits your needs.
More Questions and Information About Botswana Visas
We hope you found everything you needed on this page before your wilderness trip. In case you still have any lingering doubts, take a look at our most frequently asked questions below.