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Tourist Visa  |   Botswana


Visa Requirements


::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    Three blank visa pages in passport

::    Two recent passport photographs

::    Proof of UK residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.

::    Certified copy of passport information page

Copies must clearly show validity, photograph and history. Please visit our Services page if you require assistance getting copies certified/notarised.

::    Completed application form, printed and signed

::    Employer’s letter

As proof of employment, applicants must submit a letter from their UK employer (or college/university for students). This must be an original, signed document on company letterhead, confirming you are an employee of the company (or student of the university), indicating the purpose of travel and noting the date you are due to return to work or study.

::    Proof of funds

This should be provided as a copy of your most recent monthly bank statements, to show sufficient funds for the duration of your stay in Botswana.

::    Travel itinerary / flight booking confirmation

::    Hotel booking confirmation

::    Copies of any previous Botswanan visas or visa applications




Please click here to view a list of nationals who DO NOT require a visa to enter Botswana.



Additional Information


The visa fee is fixed in Botswanan Pula but payable in British pounds. The exact amount charged may therefore vary due to currency fluctuation.

If staying with a private host, rather than in a hotel or hostel, you will require a Visitor visa, rather than a Tourist visa. Please contact us if you require further information or assistance.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees


Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.




(7-14 working days)

Single entry visa: £37

Multiple entry visa: £37

Handling fee:  £80



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