How to Get a Tourist Visa for Botswana

Botswana Tourist Visa

Botswana Tourist Visa

Botswana, like a lot of other countries in this part of the world, seems to believe the more paperwork, the better.  I find the process for getting a Tourist Visa for Botswana to be overly stuffed with paperwork and ridiculously exhaustive.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Botswana Tourist Visa.

For information on how to get a different type of visa for Botswana, go to my Botswana visa page.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Botswana:  No, U.S. citizens are permitted stays up to 90 days total within a 12-month period without a visa.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Botswana:  If you are on this list here, you need a visa before you go to Botswana

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
1531-1533 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

If you’re outside of the U.S.:  Click here.

Gather documentation

The best list of required documents if you are applying within the U.S. is here.

Visa fee
  • Good practice is to call up the embassy or consulate to confirm the fee amounts as they are always subject to change.
Submit documents

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy of Botswana will give to you your brand new Botswana visa.

Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

Further Reading

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