Botswana Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens Travelling to Botswana

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About Botswana

Botswana is home to over two million people, impressive wildlife safaris and the world’s largest salt pans

General Requirements for Botswana Visa
  • Fully completed visa application form (Form 1)
  • Certified (notarized) copy of passport page of applicant (showing names, validity & photograph of bearer)
  • A cover letter from the applicant
  • If applicant has previously applied for a visa, he/she must attach the outcome to the application.
  • Travel schedule/flight itinerary/hotel bookings
  • Certified copies of birth certificates for minors
  • A copy of hotel/lodge bookings or state residential address where the applicant will be staying
  • Certified copies of marriage and birth certificates (in case of married couples/defendants)
  • Certified copies of ordination certificates of religious leaders
  • Business profile if coming to establish a business (host)
  • Recent Bank statement (1st page)
  • Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence
Types of Botswana Visa

Botswana Tourist visa


Processing Time 7 - 14 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $114.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to Nigerians intending to visit Botswana for tourism purposes. You can also visit family and friends while on this visa.
  • All visitors to Botswana must carry a valid passport. Visa applicants intending to visit a friend or family need to submit an invitation letter from a family member or host living in Botswana.
  • This letter should clearly state the address and contact details of the host, as well as your relationship with them.
  • Minors travelling through the country's borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates
  • In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent's affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. Temporary guardianship must be given if both parents are not travelling with the minor, as well as the above mentioned requirements. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father's name does not appear on the child's birth certificate.
  • In the case of a road travel, this must be specified in the cover letter submitted through the application, including all required contacts.
  • While submitting your application, include a prepaid/self-addressed shipping label or envelope to return your passport.
  • Finger prints will be captured at the point of entry in Botswana. (Applicants will be required to have their finger captured as one of the requirements)
  • The passport to be used in the application must have a validity of six months or more, and with three or more unused pages.
  • Applicants who would not be collecting their visa (endorsed in the passport) should write a letter authorizing someone to collect their visa and passport. The letter should include full names, ID or passport numbers and contact numbers.
  • The inviting host may be required to present a sworn statement, in which case they have to personally appear at the nearest immigration office in Botswana to fill in an affidavit.

Botswana Business visa


Processing Time 7 - 14 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $114.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to Nigerians traveling to Botswana for business.
  • You will need to provide an invitation letter from the Botswanan company you will be visiting.
  • This letter will also contain their detailed address, accompanied with the date and actual purpose of your trip. If the intention is to attend a meeting or seminar, confirmation/invitation from the conference organizer/institution is required.
  • Pre-registration is recommended for business travelers who will be attending conferences in the country. Proof of this registration is required.
  • If you are employed, you will have to present a certificate from your employer stating or allowing your business travel.
  • Travelers coming to establish a business must submit a detailed business profile.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay (e.g. bank statement for 2 recent months) is required.
  • Self-employed people may need to submit proof of business registration.
  • You cannot be gainfully employed while you are in the country with this visa.
  • It must be made clear whether your trip will be sponsored by the employer or the local company.
  • Proof of payment of visa application fee should be submitted.
Botswana Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria
Botswana

Address: Plot 1241, Oguta Lake Street (off River Benue Street), Maitama Extension, Abuja, Nigeria

Phone: Phone: +234) 97 822181/ 782

Email: Email: botnig@mail.org