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Botswana Visa

The basic rule when comes to visa's to Botswana is that visitors from Commonwealth countries do NOT require a visa before travelling to Botswana, the exceptions to this rule are nationals from Ghana, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Length of stay - All nationalities can stay for a maximum of 90 days in any 12 month period for holiday purposes, without a permit. At the border you will be issued with a stamp valid for 30 days, which can then be extended. Passports must be valid for at least six months.

Please browse the tables below to see if you DO or DO NOT require a visa to enter Botswana:

Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Botswana Visa.

A
Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Austria
B
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
C
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
D
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
E
Estonia
F
Finland
France
G
Gambia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guyana
H
Holy See (Vatican City)
Hong Kong
Hungary
I
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
J
Jamaica
Japan
K
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
L
Latvia
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
M
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Mozambique
N

Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway (and colonies)
O
Oman
P
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Q
Qatar
R
Republic of Ireland
Romania
Russian Federation
S
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
T
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Tuvalu
U
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
V
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Y
Yugoslavia
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Nationals from the countries listed below DO need to obtain a visa before travelling to Botswana. This can be obtained through one of their embassies worldwide - choose the embassy closest to you from the list at the bottom of this page.


Countries whose nationals DO require a Botswana Visa.

A
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Armenia
Azerbaijan
B
Bangladesh*
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Burundi
C
Cambodia
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
D
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, Zaire)
Djibouti
E
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
G
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana*
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
H
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
I
India*
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast (Cote de Ivoire)
J
Jordan
K
Kazakhstan
Korea DPR
Kyrgyzstan (Kirghizia)
L
Laos PDR
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
M
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malagasy
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar (Burma)
N
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria*
P
Pakistan*
Palau
Panama
Philippines
Q
Qatar
R
Rwanda
S
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Serbia
Slovakia
Somalia
Sri Lanka*
Sudan
Sumatra
Suriname
Syria
T
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
U
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Upper Volta
V
Vatican City
Vietnam
Y
Yemen
* Commonwealth countries which require a visa to enter Botswana


Botswana Visa Fees

When applying for a visa to Botswana, you will be required to pay a fee. The visa fees vary from country to country, so contact the nearest Botswana embassy for more information.

Botswana Embassies Worldwide

Australia
High Commission of Botswana in Canberra, Australia
130 DENISON STREET
P.O BOX 3812, MANUKA ACT 2603, DEAKIN ACT 2600
CANBERRA
TEL: (+612) 6234 7500
FAX: (+612) 6282 4140
WEBSITE: http://www.botswanahighcom.org.au
EMAIL: botaus-info@gov.bw

Australia
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Brisbane, Australia
Apt 602, The Grosvenor 12 Edward Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
TEL: (+61) 7 3210 1986, (+61) 419 705 846
FAX: (+61) 7 3210 1987
EMAIL: botqld@bigpond.com
Australia
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Melbourne
48 Lumeah Road, Caulfield
Victoria 3161
TEL: (+61) 3 9532 8066
FAX: (+61) 3 9533 0856
EMAIL: goldberg@bigpond.net.au
Australia
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Perth, Australia
223 Vincent Street, P.O. Box 256
Leederville
Western Australia 6005
TEL: (+61) 8 9227 5538, (+61) 410 408 370
FAX: (+61) 8 9227 5540
WEBSITE: http://www.botswanawa.com
EMAIL: ppathak@phoenixacademy.com.au

Australia
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Sydney
3 Spring Street, GPO Box 4216
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
TEL: (+61) 2 8249 4428
FAX: (+61) 2 8249 4001
EMAIL: ian@daymond.com.au

Austria
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Vienna
Linke Wienzeile 4
1060 Wien
TEL: (+43) (1) 587 96 16
FAX: (+43) (1) 587 34 32
EMAIL: meixner@meixner.com
Belgium
Embassy of Botswana in Brussels
and Mission of the European Union
169 Avenue de Tervuren, B 1150 Brussels, Woluwe Siant Pierre
TEL: (+322) 735 2070 / 735 6110
FAX: (+322) 735 6318 /732 7264
EMAIL: boer@gov.bw

Brazil
Embassy of Botswana in Brasilia
Shis QI 09, Conjunto 16, Casa 03, Lago Sul, Brasillia-DF
TEL: (+5561) 3120 1250/ 1
FAX: +5561)3120 1271
China
Embassy of Republic of Botswana in Beijing
No.1 Don San Jie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
TEL: (+8610) 65326898
FAX: (+8610) 65326896
EMAIL: botchin@gov.bw

China
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Hong Kong
Room 821A, 8th floor Star House 3 Salisbury Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon
TEL: (+852) 2366 9978
FAX: (+852) 2366 9832
Cyprus
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Limasso
Visionshire Building Manoli Kalomiri & Marikas Kotopouli
Suite 201 , P.O. Box 50514, 3606 Limassol
TEL: (+357) 25 344 525
FAX: (+357) 25 343 044
EMAIL: consulbotswana@cytanet.com.cy

Czech Republic
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Prague
Filmarske 19/1153
152 00 Praha 5
TEL: (+420) 737 238 288
FAX: (+420) 556 709 123, (+420) 242 488 823
EMAIL: petra.zitnikova@cereinvest.cz; gijs.boot@cereinvest.cz
Denmark
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Copenhagen
Perle Alle 2
3500 Verlese
TEL: (+45) 4035 4742
EMAIL: rrs@bechbruun.com

Ethiopia
Embassy of Botswana in Addis Ababa
Old Airport, K.04, Nifas Silk Lafto Kifle Ketema
P.O. Box 22282, 1000 Addis Ababa
TEL: (+251 11) 371 5422/3
FAX: (+251 11) 371 4099
Finland
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Helsinki
Annankatu 11, B 00120
TEL: (+358) 9-612 6363, (+358) 50-363 5334
FAX: (+358) 9-6126 3610
EMAIL: office@nordstromhospital.fi

France
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Paris
88, avenue dIena
75116 Paris
TEL: (+33) 1 47.20.08.23
FAX: (+33) 1 47.20.42.58
Germany
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Berlin
Bregenzer Strasse 1, 10707 Berlin
TEL: (+49) 30 393 731 47
FAX: (+49) 30 223 999 80
EMAIL: reitmaier@gmail.com

Germany
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Hamburg
Steinheft 5-7
Hamburg 20459
TEL: (+49) 40 732 61 91
FAX: (+49) 40 732 85 06
Germany
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Munich
Theresienhehe 12, 80339 Munchen
TEL: (+49) 89 839 307 29 23 23
EMAIL: botswana-munich@web.de
Iceland
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Reykjavik
Strokkur Energy ehf., Selfoss Frekirkjuvegi 3
TEL: (+354) 820 5000
FAX: (+354) 568 0645
EMAIL: eythor@strokkur.is

India
High Commission of Botswana in New Delhi,
Plot F8/3, Vasant, Vihar, New Dehli – 110057
TEL: (+91) 11 4653 7000
FAX: (+91) 11 4603 6191
India
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Mumbai
405, Dharam Palace 100-103, N.S. Patkar Marg, Mumbai 400 007
TEL: (+91) 22 2363 8002
FAX: (+91) 22 2369 2525
EMAIL: vishal.doshi@shrenuj.com

Italy
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Rome
Via di Ripetta, 258, 00186 Roma
TEL: (+39) 06 3215063
FAX: (+39) 06 3215063
EMAIL: doberoma@tin.it
Italy
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Treviso
Via Erizzo, 107/A, 1035 Crocetta del Montello
TEL: (+39) 042 3665244
FAX: (+39) 042 3665154
EMAIL: consobotswana@tin.it

Japan
Embassy of Botswana in Tokyo
6F Kearney Place Shiba, 4-5-10 Shiba
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108 - 0014
TEL: (+813) 5440 5676
FAX: (+813) 5765 7581
WEBSITE: http://www.botswanaembassy.or.jp
EMAIL: botjap@sepia.ocn.ne.jp

Kenya
High Commission of Botswana in Nairobi
Gigiri Drive, off United Natioans Avenue, LR/Block 91/238
P.O. Box 754-00606
TEL: (+254) 20 712 3412/ 4
FAX: (+254) 20 712 3418
EMAIL: botkena@gov.bw
Kuwait
Embassy of Botswana in Kuwait City
Block 3, Street 319, House 3
Mubarak Al Abdulla Al Jaber Area, West Mishref
P.O Box 26145, Code 13122
TEL: (+965) 25383619
FAX: (+965) 25393529

Lebanon
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Beirut
Fabraka Street
Broumana
TEL: (+961) 1 21 88 50, (+961) 4 961 401
FAX: (+961) 4 961 401
EMAIL: hcob.lebanon@gmail.com

Mexico
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Mexico City
Paseo de Tamarindos 400 P.B. Local 6
Bosques de las Lomas
C.P. 05120, Mexico City D.F.
TEL: (+52) 55 5258-0311
FAX: (+52) 55 5258-0308
EMAIL: omars@amparo.com.mx

Mozambique
High Commission of Botswana in Maputo
Rua de Dar es Salaam, No. 141
Sommerschield
TEL: (+258) 2124 3800
FAX: (+258) 2149 4917
EMAIL: botmoz@gov.bw
Namibia
High Commission of Botswana in Windhoek
101 Nelson Mandela Avenue, Klein Windhoek
P.O. Box 20359
TEL: (+264) 61 221 941/2/7
FAX: (+264) 61 23 6034

Netherlands
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Amsterdam
Keizersgracht 310
1016 EX Amsterdam
TEL: (+31) (20) 420 88 44
EMAIL: mariekesanders@wxs.nl
New Zealand
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Auckland
42 Curran Street
Herne Bay
Auckland 1011
TEL: (+64) 21 633 951
EMAIL: chris.jones@mobilis.com

Nigeria
High Commission of Botswana in Abuja
Plot 1241, Oguta Lake Street (off River Benue Street)
Maitama Extension, Abuja
TEL: (+234) 97 822181/ 782
FAX: (+234) 7034 103 830
EMAIL: botnig@mail.org
Norway
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Oslo
Niels Juels gate 7
0272 Oslo
TEL: (+47) 67 57 10 41, (+47) 454 01 041
FAX: (+47) 22 18 36 95
EMAIL: oky@norconsult.no

Singapore
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Singapore City
15 Beach Road #03-10 Beach Centre
Singapore 189677
TEL: (+65) 6333 0652
FAX: (+65) 6339 0438
EMAIL: guanseng@bakertillytfw.com
South Africa
High Commission of Botswana in Pretoria,
24 Amos Street, Colbyn, Pretoria 0083
P.O.Box 57035, Acadia, 0007
Pretoria
TEL: (+27) 12 430 9640
FAX: (+27) 12 3421845/4783
South Africa
Consulate General of Botswana in Johannesburg
66 Jorrisen Street, Braamfontein, Ground Floor, Jorrisen Place
P.O. Box 32051, Braamfontein, 2017
Johannesburg
TEL: (+27) 11 403 3748
FAX: (+27)11 403 1384 / 4031286

South Korea
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Seoul
774-2, Yongam-li Bongdong-eup
Wanjugun Jeonbuk
Seoul
TEL: (+82) (63) 261-7555
Sweden
Embassy of Botswana in Stockholm
Tyrgatan 11, Box 26024, 100 41 Stockholm
TEL: (+46) 8 545 258 80
FAX: (+46) 8 723 00 87
EMAIL: botstock@gov.bw

Sweden
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Gothenburg
Mester Johansgatan 8, 416 62 Gothenburg
TEL: (+46) 31-19 39 35
FAX: (+46) 31-707 39 58
EMAIL: viveka.lien@arbetsformedlingen.se

Switzerland
Botswana Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva
80, Rue de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva
TEL: (+4122) 9061060
FAX: (+4122) 9061061
EMAIL: botgen@bluewin.ch
Thailand
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Bangkok
Pin Siam Co., Ltd. 32/9 Moo 5 Phaholyothin Roaf, Khlong-Nueng Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, Bangkok
TEL: (+66) 2901 8778, (+66) 2901 8338
FAX: (+66) 2901 8757, (+66) 2901 7608
EMAIL: phairush_b@pinsgroup.com   bphairush@yahoo.com
Uganda
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Kampala
Pan Africa House, Plot 3 Kimathi Avenue,5th Floor, Suite 513, P.O.Box 5318, Kampala
TEL: +256-414-232679
FAX: +256-414-259052
EMAIL: maria.odido@beenaturalproducts.com

United Kingdom
High Commission of Botswana in London
6 Stratford Place, London W1C 1AY
TEL: (+44) 207 647 1000
FAX: (44) 207) 495 8595
WEBSITE: www.gov.bw
United States
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Houston
3200 Southwest Freeway, 34th Floor, Houston, Texas 77027
TEL: (+1) (713) 940-4580
FAX: (+1) (713) 940-4545
EMAIL: svvallone@aol.com

United States
Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
1531-1533 New Hampshire Ave., NW,Washington, DC 20036
TEL: (+1)202-244-4990/1
EMAIL: info@botswanaembassy.org
United States
Consulate General of Botswana in Atlanta, Georgia
5580 Queensborough Drive, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30338
TEL: (+1) (202) 669 8776
EMAIL: botswanaconsul@aol.com

United States
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Botswana to the United States
154 East 46th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017
TEL: (+1212) 889 2277
FAX: (+1212) 725 5061
EMAIL: botswana@un.int
United States
Honorary Consulate of Botswana in Houston
3200 Southwest Freeway, 34th Floor , Houston, Texas 77027
TEL: (+1) (713) 940-4580
FAX: (+1) (713) 940-4545
EMAIL: svvallone@aol.com

Zambia
High Commission of Botswana in Lusaka
5201 Pandit Nehru Road, Diplomatic Triangle, P.O.Box 31910, Lusaka
TEL (+260) 211 250555 / 253903 / 250019
FAX (+260) 211 253895/883
Zimbabwe
Embassy of Botswana in Harare
22 Phillips Avenue, Belgravia, P.O.Box 563, Harare
TEL: (+2634) 794 645/7/8
FAX: (+2634) 793 030/ 705 809/ 793 416
EMAIL: botzim@gov.bw


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