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Frequently Asked Questions

Do Indians need a visa to visit Botswana?

Yes, Indian citizens are required a visa to enter Botswana.

What is the easiest way to apply for a Botswana visa from India?

The easiest and fastest way to get your visa for Botswana is to apply through Atlys. At Atyls, we will guide you through your application process, allowing you to complete the application in under 5 minutes. We will also keep you updated about the process of your visa.

What documents are required for a Botswana visa?

When applying for your visa to Botswana, these are the documents you will require:

  • Passport: You must submit a valid passport with at least 3 blank pages.

  • Photo: You will be required to upload a recently taken photo.

  • Invitation Letter: Submit an invitation letter from a host in Botswana.

  • Return Flight Ticket: Show proof that you have a flight back home by submitting a flight ticket.

  • Proof Of Sufficient Funds: Show proof that you have sufficient funds for your trip to Botswana.

  • Marriage/Birth Certificate: Notarised copies of marriage and birth certificates for your spouse and any dependents.

  • Host National ID Card: Notarised copies of your host's national identification card, residence and work permits, or exemption certificates. If a church is inviting you, notarise ordination certificates from religious leaders.

  • Return Visa/Resident Permit: A valid return visa or residence permit from your country of current residence.

  • Parent Consent Letter: For minors under 18 travelling without their biological parents, a consent letter from both parents is needed.

How can I check my Botswana e-visa status?

When you have applied for your e-visa on Atlys, you can easily check your visa status through the Atlys app:

  • First, download the Atlys app.

  • Go to your “Profile”.

  • Find the visa you have applied for.

  • Once you click on your visa, you will be able to see its current status.

Can I reapply if my Botswana visa application is denied?

If your visa is rejected, you can reapply for your visa. To do so, you must ensure that all your documents are provided and you meet the requirements.

Reapplying for your visa causes you to pay the visa fees again since the government or visa portals will not refund them. Instead, you can apply through Atlys, where you are guaranteed a refund of up to ₹8000 or $100 on rejected visas. This refund will not include the service fee.

How long in advance must I apply for my Botswana visa?

It is advised to apply for your visa to Botswana at least 2-3 weeks before your travel dates.

Is it possible to get a visa on arrival in Botswana?

No, Indian nationals can not get a visa Botswana visa on arrival.

Can I extend my stay in Botswana?

Yes, extensions are possible, but you must apply at the Department of Immigration before your current visa expires. To apply for your visa extension, you must have the following documents:

  • Invitation Letter: An invitation letter from your host in Botswana.

  • Covering Letter: Covering letter from the applicant indicating the reasons for extension of days.

  • Photo: One coloured passport-size photo.

  • Valid Passport: Certified copy of valid applicant’s passport information page.

  • Copy of Passport: Two copies of your passport pages showing entry stamps of countries visited.

  • Host ID: Certified copy of the Host’s Residence or Exemption Certificate Permit or Certified copies of a valid national identity card (Omang).

Are there any specific health requirements for Botswana visas?

Yes, travellers travelling through or visiting from a yellow fever country must have a yellow fever vaccination.

Can I apply for a multiple-entry Botswana visa?

When applying for your e-visa through Atlys, you will receive a single entry visa. However, if you apply through the embassy, you can obtain a multi-entry visa.

Do I need travel insurance for my Botswana trip?

While not mandatory for a visa application, having travel insurance is highly recommended for medical emergencies and unexpected events.

Can I apply for a Botswana visa if I have a criminal record?

Yes, you can still apply for a visa with a criminal history. However, your application may be delayed if authorities find it necessary to do a background check.

What is the processing time for a Botswana visa?

The Botswana e-visa processing times take about 7 days to be processed. This time might take longer depending on various factors, such as peak travel seasons, and application mistakes.

How long should my passport be valid to apply for a Botswana visa?

Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Botswana.

How long is the Botswana e-visa valid for?

The e-visa for Botswana is valid for 90 days once it gets approved.