All visitors to Botswana must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least 6 months, with the exception of those with outgoing travel documents and sufficient funds for the duration of their stay.Valid entry visas for the countries that require them can be obtained from the various Botswana embassies and high commissions abroad. Allow at least 21 working days for visa processing.Travellers should ensure that there are at least 2 blank visa pages in their passport for entry and exit stamps.Entry visas obtained from the border posts are valid for a maximum of 30-90 days. These border issued visas are for selected countries it is advisable to obtain visas before travelling.
Extensions may be obtained from any migration office in Botswana.
No visitor to Botswana is allowed to stay for longer than 90 days a year, unless special permission is given in the form of a waiver pending the outcome of a residence permit application.
Passport holders of certain countries do not need a visa to enter Botswana, and exempt countries have been listed by the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana