A Business visa allows the holder thereof to enter Botswana for professional activities such as meetings, research, conferences or visiting a subsidiary branch of the parent company. These visas are granted for up to 90 days at a time and can be extended beyond 90 days. 


Sightsee and cultural exploration

Certain countries are visa-exempt

Certain countries are visa-exempt

Certain nationalities are visa-exempt

Does not permit working

Work is prohibited


The following quintessential documents must be submitted interalia with the application –

  • The business profile, if going to establish a business
  • Labour exemption certificate, if going for a month or more
  • Meeting schedule, if going to attend or organize meetings
  • Certified copies of ordination certificates for religious leaders, where applicable

For more information on the application process for a business visa, please send us an email

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