How to Get Botswana Tourist Visit Visa from London

The high Commission of Botswana in London handles the tourist and other forms of visa applications. There are some requirements set by the commission that should be met to be eligible for the visa however these requirements are much easier for the tourists. Botswana has exempted the Nationals of the many countries to get tourist visa for entry into the country. It includes many European and African Countries but those who are not the Nationals of any of the Visa exempted countries need to meet all requirements before being able to travel Botswana. This step by step guide to get a Botswana tourist visit visa will help them to apply and get visa in some simple steps.

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Instructions

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    Visa Exempted Countries


    Below are the countries the Nationals of which do not need a visa to enter into Botswana.


    i. ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
    ii. ITALY
    iii. SIERRA LEONE
    iv. ARGENTINA
    v. JAMAICA
    vi. SINGAPORE
    vii. AUSTRALIA
    viii. JAPAN
    ix. SLOVAK REPUBLIC
    x. AUSTRIA
    xi. KENYA
    xii. SOLOMON ISLANDS
    xiii. BAHAMAS
    xiv. KIRIBATI
    xv. SOUTH AFRICA
    xvi. BARBADOS
    xvii. LESOTHO
    xviii. SOUTH KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)
    xix. BELGIUM
    xx. LIECHTENSTIEN
    xxi. SPAIN
    xxii. BELIZE
    xxiii. LATVIA
    xxiv. ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
    xxv. BRAZIL
    xxvi. LITHUANIA
    xxvii. ST. LUCIA
    xxviii. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    xxix. LUZEMBOURG
    xxx. ST. VINCENT & THE GURENADINES
    xxxi. BULGARIA
    xxxii. MALAWI
    xxxiii. SWAZILAND
    xxxiv. CANADA
    xxxv. MALAYSIA
    xxxvi. SWEDEN
    xxxvii. CHILE
    xxxviii. MALDIVES
    xxxix. SWITZERLAND
    xl. COSTA RICA
    xli. MALTA
    xlii. TANZANIA
    xliii. CROATIA
    xliv. MAURITIUS
    xlv. TONGA
    xlvi. CYPRUS
    xlvii. MEXICO
    xlviii. TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
    xlix. DENMARK
    l. MONACO
    li. TUVALU
    lii. DOMINICA
    liii. MOZAMBIQUE
    liv. UGANDA
    lv. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    lvi. NAMIBIA
    lvii. UNITED KINGDOM
    lviii. ESTONIA
    lix. NAURU
    lx. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    lxi. FIJI
    lxii. NETHERLANDS
    lxiii. URUGUAY
    lxiv. FINLAND
    lxv. NEW ZEALAND
    lxvi. VANUATU
    lxvii. FRANCE
    lxviii. NORWAY & COLONIES*
    lxix. VENEZUELA
    lxx. GAMBIA
    lxxi. PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    lxxii. ZAMBIA
    lxxiii. GERMANY
    lxxiv. PARAGUAY
    lxxv. ZIMBABWE
    lxxvi. GREECE
    lxxvii. PERU
    lxxviii. GRENADA
    lxxix. POLAND
    lxxx. GUYANA
    lxxxi. PORTUGAL
    lxxxii. HOLY SEE
    lxxxiii. ROMANIA
    lxxxiv. HONG KONG
    lxxxv. RUSSIA
    lxxxvi. HUNGARY
    lxxxvii. SAMOA
    lxxxviii. ICELAND
    lxxxix. SAN MARICO
    xc. IRELAND
    xci. SEYCHELLES
    xcii. ISRAEL


    Below given procedure is for those who are not the Nationals of any of the above mentioned countries.

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    Application Form


    You can collect application form by making a visit to the Visa section of the Botswana High Commission in London. You will have to visit the High commission between working hours that is 9:00 to 13:00 from Monday to Friday. You can also write an application to the name of the Botswana High Commission in London to get an application form. You will have to send a prepaid, stamped, self-addressed delivery envelope to get your visa application back.


    You can also download application form from the official website of the Botswana Government. Alternatively, you can download application clicking on the link given below.


    Click to Download Visa Application Form.

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    Requirements


    There are some simple prerequisites that should be followed to be eligible for the tourist visit visa of the Botswana.


    (a)    You should have a valid passport with at least six months validity.
    (b) You should have a sufficient bank statement to support your application.
    (c)    You should have a Visa Fee.
    (d)   You should not be involved in any illegal activity.

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    Visa Fee


    Visa Fee is a 68 GBP for the visa which will be valid for three months. Visa fee can only be paid in the shape of Money Order made payable to the “High Commission of Botswana in London”.

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    Check List


    After filling up your application form and submission of Visa fee, you need to check your application with the following documents:


    (a)    Application Form
    (b)    Valid Passport with at least two blank pages
    (c)     Photocopy of the main pages of passport
    (d)    Proof of the visa fee submission
    (e)    Proof of the bank statement
    (f)     Return ticket
    (g)    Proof of Hotel booking
    (h)   If you want to submit your application by postal service, you should send prepaid, self addressed, stamped return envelope.

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    Submission of Application


    You can submit your application in person or by postal service. In case of in person, you will visit the visa section of the High Commission between 9:00 to 12:00 from Monday to Friday. If you want to submit by post, you need to attach the prepaid, self addressed, stamped return envelope.


    Click to Locate your Nearest Post Office in London.

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    Application Processing Time


    Normal time for the processing of the Applications is five working days, however the time may change if you are asked to submit some additional documents, or you choose postal service to submit your application.

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    Collection of Visa


    Visas can be collected from the visa section of the High Commission from Monday to Friday between 13:00 to 15:00. Your visa will be sent back to you if you select postal service for the submission.

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    Things Allowed to Carry


    Botswana does not restrict any household and daily usage articles but you should not take any illegal drug, liquid, weapon or anything that has been declared illegal internationally. You can take cameras, ipods, music players, laptops and other things that you may need in your tour.

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