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All About the Visa for Lesotho
It’s now easier than ever for travellers from many countries to visit Lesotho, especially since a new e-Visa system was introduced in 2017. This electronic document is available to citizens of 100 countries, including India, Brazil and China, and it can be used to obtain a permit for tourism, to study and for short business or diplomatic trips. You can apply right here with Byevisa.
Citizens of other countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, are exempt from needing a travel document and will only need your passport to travel to Lesotho. Of course, this exemption is only valid for short trips for tourism or business, while for longer stays or to work in Lesotho you will need to get a visa.
On the other hand, only a small number of countries and territories are required to get a visa in person from their nearest Lesotho embassy. These are mostly islands such as French Polynesia and the British Virgin Islands.
Read to learn if you’re exempt for a visa to Lesotho, or if you’re eligible for the eVisa, and how to apply!
What Is the Difference Between the Lesotho e-Visa vs Visa Exemption?
The eVisa application process is done entirely online, and it allows travellers to stay for up to 44 days in the case of a Single-Entry document. Multiple-Entry permits are valid for 180 days, and visitors can either enter and exit multiple times or stay for the full period. The great news is that Byevisa can process this travel document for you. Just follow a few simple steps online from the comfort of your home, and we will take care of the rest.
On the other hand, nationalities that are exempt from getting a visa can stay for either 14 or 90 days, depending on the nationality shown on your passport. To discover whether you are exempt and which policies apply to you, see the eligibility section below.
Those nationalities that need to get a visa from the embassy will be granted a Single-Entry permit, which allows a stay of 90 days in the country. Alternatively, long-term visas, work permits and other documents which imply a longer stay in the country will also need to be processed at an embassy or consulate.
Lesotho Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Depending on your nationality, how long you wish to stay and the purpose of your visit (tourism, business, work), different entry policies apply.
Below we have grouped together the different authorisations required by nationality if you wish to visit Lesotho for tourism, study or on a short business trip.
All people visiting Lesotho should check that they have at least 6 months validity on their passport before travelling to the country.
List of Countries Eligible for the e-Visa
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Federated States of Micronesia
Republic of Cyprus
Sao Tome and Principe
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
List of Countries That Are Visa-Exempt for 90 Days
Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
List of Countries That Are Visa-Exempt for 14 Days
List of Countries and Territories That Require an Embassy Visa
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Lesotho Visa Application Process
Since the introduction of the new e-Visa, you won’t need to go to the embassy or consulate in person to get your document, as it can be processed entirely online. During the application process, you will be able to choose between a Single-Entry and a Multiple-Entry authorisation.
Byevisa can process this document for you once you have provided the necessary information and documents. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
- Gather all the documents you will need to complete the application, including your passport and trip details.
- Click on ‘Apply Now’ either at the top of this page or further below.
- Fill out the application form with your personal details and information about your trip.
- Select a processing speed between Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid.
- Complete the payment page using a credit or debit card.
- Submit your application.
- Sit back, relax and let Byevisa take care of the rest.
- Receive your visa in your email inbox.
- Print the document and fly off to Africa!
It’s as simple as that! The travel permit will be electronically linked to your passport, so the authorities will be able to see it when they scan your passport. However, we recommend you bring a printed copy with you as well.
If you are among the nationalities that enjoy visa-free entry into this African country, then you won’t need to get any documents before you travel to the country. All you will need is a passport with at least 6 months validity on it.
If this applies to you, you will need to get an appointment at your nearest Lesotho embassy. On the day of the appointment, you should bring the completed application form along with all the required supporting documents as well as your original passport.
Lesotho Visa Forms and Documents
Whether you can get an electronic authorisation or you are applying in person, you will need to provide certain information and documents.
Supporting Documents and Information
Here are the documents you need to have ready before you start the application process:
- A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.
- Confirmation of your ongoing or return flights.
- Proof of accommodation.
- A passport-style photo of yourself.
- A copy of your passport page with your information.
- Evidence showing you have enough funds to cover the cost of your trip.
- Travel insurance covering the duration of your stay in Lesotho.
When you complete the application form, you will be asked for the following information:
- Personal details
- Date of birth
- Marital status
- Current address
- Passport details
- Passport number
- Date of issue
- Expiry date
- Issuing country
- Trip information
- Purpose of visit
- Arrival date
- Flight number
- Departure date
- Details of host or hotel
- Details of family members travelling with you (spouse and children)
Once you have filled out this information, you can move on to attaching the scanned copies of the supporting documents required.
Lesotho Visa Status Check
If you have processed your application through Byevisa, we can check the status of your application for you. All you need to do it follow these simple steps:
- Click on ‘Log In’ in the main menu at the top of this page.
- Enter your email address and your order number.
- You will be able to check the status of your application that will be either accepted, rejected or pending.
If you need to contact us, just enter your name, contact details, and submit a query in the form. Our customer support team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
If you believe you may have made a mistake in your application, it’s important you let us know right away, so we can do our level best to fix it without the need for you to reapply. Please note that, if the document has already been processed, you will need to submit a new application and pay the fee again.
How Much Does a Lesotho Visa Cost?
The government fees for the e-Visa are 150 USD for a Single-Entry permit and 250 USD for a Multiple-Entry permit.
Byevisa also charges a processing fee that varies depending on the service you select and the speed with which you need your travel document. At the end of your application, you will be asked to select one of the following:
- Standard – processed in 11 days for 50 USD
- Rapid – processed in 9 days for 85 USD
- Highly Rapid – processed in 7 days for 115 USD
So the final cost you pay is a total of the government fee and our processing fee.
More Lesotho Visa Questions and Information
Do you have more questions about travelling to Lesotho? Don’t worry, we have listed our most frequently asked questions below to solve all those nagging doubts.
- Standard - 11-day processing time for 50 USD
- Rapid - 9-day processing time for 85 USD
- Highly Rapid - 7-day processing time for 115 USD