Consular services


Passport holder of the countries listed below do not require visas to enter Botswana:

Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Holy See, Hong Kong, Hungary,  Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Iceland, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & 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, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

It may please be noted that passport holders from countries that are not on the list above MUST apply for visas to enter Botswana.

Please also note that the main languages spoken in Botswana are English (official language) and Setswana (national language).

For all information and to apply for a visa, please follow this link to the dedicated page on the government website.

Documents relating to visas:


Batswana citizens staying in the BENELUX region (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg), France and Italy are encouraged to register with the Embassy.

To register, fill out the form in the following link: Registration of Botswana Citizens Abroad.

The following documents are requested when submitting registration.

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