Botswana Visa

Botswana Visa

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On this page, you will get detailed information about Botswana Visa and formalities.

 Visa Information for the Botswana

Visa Note & Fees

 Tourist Visa

  • The Applicant must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry (with one set of photocopy).
  • Duly filled-in visa application form (photocopy is permitted).
  • Two latest passport-size photographs.
  • A photocopy of the passport on A-4 size should be attested by the Gazetted officer.
  • Typed Covering letter from applicant’s employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that the applicant will be returning to the current job. If applicant is self-employed, include a copy of business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from applicant’s school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If applicant is retired please submit evidence of retirement fund.
  • A copy of the Work Permit, Residence Permit, Or Copy of National Identity Card, Passport copy of the Host.
  • A sworn statement from the Host (done at Botswana Immigration Department or Police Station).
  • Proof of funds like International credit card copy and foreign currency endorsement on passport.
  • Onward country visa (if any).
  • Confirmed air ticket.
  • Hotel confirmation in Botswana.
  • Certified bank statement of last 2 months.
  • A detailed travel itinerary.
  • Personal presence of the applicant is mandatory.
  • Visa processing takes 9 to 12 days.
  • Visa Fee (Non-Refundable) – Rs. 4770

Business Visa

  • The Applicant must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry (along with one set of photocopy).
  • One visa application form (photocopy is allowed).
  • Two latest passport-size photographs.
  • A photocopy of the passport on A-4 size should be attested by the Gazetted officer.
  • Typed personal covering letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Botswana, mentioning the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation.
  • Employment letter from applicant’s employer on the business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If applicant is self-employed, include a copy of his / her business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from his / her school indicating that they are in good standing and registered for the upcoming semester. If the applicant is retired then they have to submit proof of his / her retirement fund.
  • Attach a profile of the company.
  • An original Invitation letter from Botswana Company explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel and guaranteeing sufficient funds.
  • A copy of the Work Permit, Residence Permit, Or Copy of National Identity Card, Passport copy of the Host.
  • Proof of funds like International credit card copy and foreign currency endorsement on applicant’s passport.
  • Certified bank statement of last 3 months.
  • Confirmed air ticket.
  • Detailed day-wise travel itinerary.
  • Hotel confirmation in Botswana.
  • Personal presence of the applicant is compulsory.
  • Visa processing time can take up to 9 to 12 days.
  • Visa Fee (Non-Refundable) – Rs. 4770

Facts to Know About Bolivia

Name: Republic of Botswana

Location: Central Southern Africa

Time: IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Gaborone

Language: English (official), Setswana, Kalanga, Sarwa, Ndebele and Afrikaans (in some parts)

Area: 581,730 sq km

National Day: 30 Sep (Botswana Day)

Currency: Botswana Pula (BWP) 1 = INR 7.15.

Climate: Botswana experiences a temperate climate with very hot summer coupled with the rainy season (between October and April). The dry and cool weather exists between May and September with an average temperature of 25°C. The early mornings and evenings may be cold but frosty in winter. The annual rainfall decreases westwards and southwards.

Holidays: 1 Jan – New Year’s Day, 29 Mar – Good Friday, 1 Apr – Easter Monday, 1 May – Labour Day, 9 May – Ascension Day, 1 July – Sir Seretse Khama Day, 15 July – President’s Day, 30 Sep – Botswana Day, 25 Dec Christmas Day, 26 Dec – Boxing Day

Airline Name: Air Botswana (BP)

International Airports: Sir Seretse Khama (GBE), Kasane (North Botswana)

Diplomatic Representations

New Delhi

Name: Botswana High Commission

Address: F-8/3, Vasant Vihar

City: New Delhi- 110057

Country: India

Telephone: 011 – 46537000

Fax: 011 – 46036191

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs

Visa Timings: 0900 to 1300 hrs

Email: botind@gov.bw

Notes: Visa is handled

Territory Jurisdiction: No Territory Jurisdiction. All Passports are processed in New Delhi only.

Collection Timings: 1400 to 1700 hrs.

 Mumbai

Name: Honorary Consulate General of Botswana

Address: 405, Dharam Palace, 100-103, N. S. Patkar Marg

City: Mumbai- 400 007

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 2363 8002

Fax: 022- 2369 2525

Timings: Mon to Fri

Email: bw@shrenuj.com

Territory Jurisdiction: No Territory Jurisdiction. All Passports are processed in New Delhi only

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