How to Get a Work Visa for Lesotho

Lesotho Work Visa

Lesotho Work Visa

For the work visa, start by following the normal Lesotho Visitor (Tourist/Business) process.  You will then need to go to Lesotho and apply for a work permit.  If you intend to take up primary residence in Lesotho, you will also need a residence permit for Lesotho.

Go to my Lesotho visa page to see information on other types of visas for Lesotho.

Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re outside of the U.S. click here.
  • If you’re inside the U.S.: The consulate you will have to use is located in Washington D.C.:

Embassy of Lesotho in Washington D.C.

Gather documentation
US Visa fees
  • Double check the latest fee at the consulate you found in the first step.
  • You can pay using cash, money order or company check.
  • If you decide to get a money order, I recommend you go to your nearest Post Office and get a U.S. Postal Service Money Order.
Submit materials

Submit your materials from Step 2 with the visa fee you got in Step 3 to the consulate you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

The embassy/consulate will return to you your passport with visa.

Apply for a work permit

Apply for a work permit within 30 days of your arrival to Lesotho

Your employer should guide you through this process, but, in general, you will have to do the following:

  • Complete a relevant application form (Get it at the Ministry of Labour & Employment in Maseru)
  • Submit your application to the Commissioner at the Ministry of Labour & Employment
You're done!

Congratulations! Enjoy your employment.

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Check vaccination requirements here.

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