The Botswana e-Visa is a travel permit obtained online that allows the holder to enter the Republic of Botswana.
The following types of Botswana visa are available via the e-Visa platform:
- Tourist visa
- Business visa
- Transit visa
- Study visa
- Employment visa
- Investment visa
Applicants may select the number of entries and enter the length of their planned stay in Botswana during the application process.
For example, Tourist e-Visas can either be single-entry (1 month) or multiple-entry (3 months).
The digital platform was launched on August 12, 2021, allowing foreign visitors to apply for a Botswana visa online.
Previously, foreign citizens who needed a visa for Botswana, had to apply for this travel document in person from a Botswana Embassy.
The Botswana e-Visa service replaces this old system. There is no longer any need to travel to an Botswana Embassy, Consulate, or immigration office to apply.
The online platform greatly expedites the application process and facilitates entry to the country.
Eligible foreign citizens can apply for the e-Visa through the simple online Botswana visa application form.
It is necessary to complete the form using basic personal, passport, and travel information, and pay the Botswana e-Visa fee before submitting the application.
Once approved, the e–Visa for Botswana will be sent to a current email address provided on the form. The holder must then download and print a copy of the approved visa to carry with them when traveling to Botswana.