Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Germany


Online Visa Application System



The Government of Botswana has introduced an online visa application system, e-visa. The digital platform was launched on August 12, 2021, allowing foreign visitors to apply for a Botswana visa online. The platform can be accessed at https://evisa.gov.bw

The new platform replaces the old system of applying for visa through Botswana Embassies. That notwithstanding, applicants are allowed to contact the nearest Botswana Embassy if they face challenges with the new system.

Eligible foreign citizens can apply for the e-Visa through the online Botswana visa application form. Once approved, the e–Visa for Botswana will be sent to the email address provided on the form. The holder must then download and print a copy of the approved visa and have a hard copy with them when traveling to Botswana.


Botswana e-Visa Requirements

  • A passport from an eligible country valid for at least 6 months validity from the intended date of arrival
  • A recent passport-type photo of the applicant
  • A valid debit/credit card for online payment of the applicable visa fee
  • A valid email address to which the approved e-Visa for Botswana may be sent.


Tourist e-Visa

  • Return or onward ticket
  • Flight reservations
  • Confirmation of accommodation booking(s) in Botswana
  • Travel plans/schedule

Business e-Visa

  • Invitation letter and/or business profile from the host in Botswana
  • Meeting schedule (if applicable)
  • Certified copies of trade license, certificate of incorporation, etc.

Transit e-Visa

  • Proof of right to enter the next destination country (e.g. visa, proof of residence, etc.)
  • Cover letter

Botswana visitor visa

  • Invitation letter from your host
  • Proof of the right to return to the country they arrived from (e.g. visa, proof of residence, etc.)
  • Return ticket
  • Certified copy of the host’s National Identity Card, Residence Permit, or equivalent
  • Certified copies of marriage or birth certificates for spouse or dependants, respectively (if applicable)

Study e-visa applications

  • Study permit or approval letter from a registered institution in Botswana
  • Letter of admission from a school or institution in Botswana
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support oneself

Foreign nationals applying for an employment visa online must provide their work and residence permits or approval letter.

Once the approved visa has been received via email, the traveller is required to print a copy of the e–Visa to present to Immigration Authorities at port of entry.

It may be used to access the country at any port of entry in Botswana.


Botswana Live Virtual Tours: 02.09 -27.10.2021

BTO will undertake a Botswana Live Virtual Tours project that will provide a User Interface (UI) experience to Domestic, Regional and International markets which will traverse through the country from the 2nd September 2021 to 27th October 2021 with scheduled live streaming at each destination to be shared in due course.

The destination to be covered are inclusive of eight (8) major tourism attraction areas around Botswana including Eastern Botswana, Okavango Delta, Kgalagadi, Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans among others. In addition to profiling each region, the UI will also showcase activities available so as to best sell Destination Botswana to different markets.

You are invited to join the live streaming of the Botswana Live Virtual Tours Official Virtual Launch by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana Dr. Mokgweetsi Keabetswe Eric Masisi on the Botswana Live Platform through the link https://botswanalive.co.bw on the 2nd September 2021 at 09H00. 

BTO Press Release


BTO Invitation

Tender: Procurement of Consultancy Services of Public Private Partnership Transaction Advisory Services for Teachers Staff Housing Project

The Embassy would like to inform that the Ministry of Basic Education is inviting Tenders for the Procurement of Consultancy Services of Public Private Partnership Transaction Advisory Services for Teachers Staff Housing Project from 20th August to 4th October 2021.