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Top 10 things to know about permits in Botswana

Top 10 things to know about permits in Botswana

For living and working in Botswana one has to apply for a visa or permit first. First things first. Here are the most important things –

hence our Top 10 list –

that have to be considered when you need to have a visa or permit in Botswana:

  1. Permits in Botswana are issued by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs
  2. When obtaining a long term permit one needs to apply for a residence permit as well
  3. Medical certificates and radiological reports are considered as one document and are only valid for 14 days

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  4. Visitor visas allow you to have to visit Botswana on a multiple entry basis but can only be renewed for the remainder of your 90 day stay Continue reading

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Emergency Travel Documents for Routine Visits to Botswana are no longer accepted

The Department of Home Affairs informs South Africans that the government of Botswana does not accept Emergency Travel Documents for routine visits to their country anymore.

The Botswana government said in a diplomatic note: “The Republic of Botswana wishes a notice from the Immigration Department that they inform all travellers who wish to use Emergency Travel Documents that they won’t be admitted to the Republic of Botswana for routine visits.

Only travelling under circumstances of emergency will be admitted under the authority of an Emergency Travel Document.

Only emergency situations, which are supported by documentary proof, will enable Botswana authorities to allow such visitors to their country. Continue reading

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