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Type of Botswana Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 7 to 14 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single entry
  • Fees: INR 4,800/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who intend to visit Botswana for a holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, or for other short-term non-work purposes. The main reasons should be Tourism/vacation (holiday)
Visitor Visa
  • Processing time: 7 to 14 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single entry
  • Fees: INR 8,160/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders visiting for social reasons. This visa lets you travel to Botswana to: Visit with friends or relatives Medical treatment etc.
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 7 to 14 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single entry
  • Extension: Granted up to 3 weeks
  • Fees: INR 11,800/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who are prospective investors, entrepreneur or traders & want to visit and/ or explore business opportunities in Botswana. Business activities may include; Consulting with business associates, attending a scientific educational, professional, business convention/conference and negotiate a contract
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Documents required for Botswana Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Botswana Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Travel Insurance: covering the entire duration of trip
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Botswana Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Botswana?

    Yes. Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Botswana.Botswana visa may be obtained from the Embassy of Botswana in New Delhi or Botswana Consulate in Mumbai. Based on the purpose of your visit Botswana you may apply for a Business Visa, Tourist Visa, Visit Visa, Official Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Student/Research Visa, Transit Visa, Crew Visa & many more. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for.

  • add How can I apply for a Botswana visa online?

      It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for a botswana visa online through Akbar Travels.
    • Choose your preferred type of botswana visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add How early can I apply for a Botswana visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Botswana visa is one months before the date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted ten days, prior to travelling.

  • add What is the validity of a Botswana visa for Indians?

    This visa is valid for up to 90 days. The validity and stay period is decided by the Embassy on the basis of the purpose of your visit and visa type. It can be issued for one, two or multiple entries.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Botswana once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit my passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Botswana visa for Indians?

    Please allow 14 working days for visa processing which should exclude the submission day, weekends and bank holidays.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Botswana visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting botswana
    • How long you intend to stay in botswana
    • How will you support yourself during your time in botswana
    • What is the purpose of your visit to botswana
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to botswana
    • If you have a permit to botswana the country you intend to travel to after your stay in botswana

  • add How do I receive my Botswana visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add What if my Botswana visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Botswana visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued. You are free to reapply for the visa.

  • add Are there any chances of my Botswana visa application getting rejected?

    Yes. Like other country visas, your visa application for Botswana can be rejected for a number of reasons. The most common Botswana visa rejection reasons are:

    • Invalid and damaged Passport
    • Incomplete Visa Application form
    • Applied Wrong visa category
    • Current Botswana visa still valid
    • Incomplete documents submitted
    • Intention of returning to home country not clear
    • Purpose of travel not clear
    • Insufficient bank balance
    • Criminal history

  • add Which are the necessary documents required to be presented on arrival in Botswana?

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry.
    • Valid Botswana visa
    • Boarding Pass
    • Return ticket to your country or next destination
    • Accommodation proof or invitation letter for family visits
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Botswana (cash, debit/credit card etc)
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Documents relating to business trip (invitation letter, business card etc)
    Note: It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority to enter the Republic of Botswana. The Immigration Officer at the Entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil Immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitors in the Republic of Botswana would be contrary to the National Interests.

  • add If I am travelling on a Botswana tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country on a Botswana tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrence of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Botswana Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Botswana visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Botswana Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Botswana Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
    Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Botswana Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Botswana Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Botswana visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Botswana visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Botswana Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Botswana visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Botswana Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Botswana

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Botswana Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Botswana Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Botswana ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Botswana
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Botswana travel guide

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana is a non-coastal country in Southern Africa. The territory is roughly triangular and limits the border of Botswana to a rich variety of wildlife, including many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Botswana is the only supreme safari destinations in Africa but still with such wealthy wildlife they still remain poor and least developed state in the world. The annual climate varies from months of dry moderate weather during winter to humid moist weather intermingled with drier phases of hot weather during summer. Therefore the ideal season will be November to March to travel and explore the wildlife, Africa. Botswana will be a bit expensive to visit but I guess it will give justice to your expenditures as there are fewer people visiting and better conservation of wildlife. Though wildlife is famous here, this is not the place for hunters as there is a ban.

What to see in Botswana?


Botswana does not have the passé postcard picture sceneries of East Africa but what Botswana does have are exclusive and charming wilderness parts, each with their own soul and implausible charms. Read more

    Botswana has •

    Desert:

    Botswana lies at the core of the Kalahari Desert with most the country covered by desert sands but as the Kalahari is not a true desert the land is vegetated and is prime wildlife area.

    Delta:

    Within this excessive deposit of sand is the world's most exclusive delta, the Okavango, a place of implausible beauty and variety where the waters are swallowed by the Kalahari Sand after passing through the system.

    Boundless rivers:

    Another unusual aspect of Botswana is the presence of rivers that attract countless numbers of wildlife in what is predominantly a desert country. Some of these rivers meet other rivers whilst some simply sink away into the sands of the Kalahari Desert.

    Salt pans:

    Central Botswana was once part of a massive inland lake, the remnants of which are still visible in the many unique geological features such as the largest salt pans in the world, the Makgadikgadi, a place of fascinating wildlife and endless horizons.
    Best attractions of Botswana are World's largest inland delta, the Okavango, providing spectacular wildlife viewing, Africa's greatest concentrations of Elephants in Chobe and Linyanti, World's largest salt pans, Makgadikadi, providing a unique safari experience, Pristine wilderness areas, Desert-adapted and water adapted wildlife, Private concessions in wildlife-rich areas. You can experience Botswana by renting your very own 4WD vehicle that doubles as a creative camping home away from home. This is about experiencing wild Africa at your own pace, travelling from one campsite to the next, where you may lie awake at night listening to lions roar their bone-trembling roar, or hippos, elephants, or the chilling saw-like grunt of a leopard. Build a campfire, gaze at the stars and feel at one with this gloriously beautiful country. The icing to the cake for your trip to Botswana will be one of Africa’s safest and more stable country with a very robust tourism service ethics. Therefore, it's our responsibility to preserve the wilderness of the country, help local people to generate sustainable incomes, well-managed tourism. So end your trip by following all the rules, contributing to the ethics and more importantly enjoying your holidays with being more responsible.

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Botswana Facts and Figures

Region
South Africa
Major cities:
Gaborone, Francistown, Molepolole, Selebi-Phikwe, Maun
Capital:
Gaborone
Time in Botswana
UTC+2 (Central Africa Time) Read more
Language:
English, Setswana
Area:
581,730 km²
National day:
30 September
Population:
826,229
Currency:
Botswana Pula (BWP)
Main Airline:
: Air Botswana
International Airports:
Sir SeretseKhama International Airport (GBE)
Best time to visit:
May to September
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