VISA and travel information

VISA Requirements by Country

Most country nationals require a passport valid for at least six months from date of arrival, but do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days.

According to the Botswana Government website, nationals/citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to enter Botswana (although we also strongly recommend you confirm visa requirements with your home government):

All Commonwealth countries (except for Bangaldesh,Cameroon,Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) Mexico
Angola Monaco
Argentina  Norway and Colonies
Austria Oman
Bahrain Paraguay
Belgium  Peru
Brazil Poland
Bulgaria Portugal
Chile Qatar
Costa Rica Republic of Ireland
Croatia Romania
Cuba Russian Federation
Czech Republic San Marino
Denmark Slovakia
Dominican Republic  Slovenia
Estonia South Arabia
Finland South Korea
France South Sudan
Germany  Spain
Greece Sweden
Holy See Switzerland
Hungary The Netherlands
Iceland  Turkey
Israel United Arab Emirates
Italy United States of America
Japan Uruguay
Kuwait Venezuela
Latvia Zambia
Liechtenstein Zimbabwe


Requirements for VISA Applications
(Download VISA Application here)

Please review the following VISA Application Requirements.  If you have questions or need an Invitation Letter sent to you, please contact the Event Managers for IDW 2018, Ms. Akhu Mogami assisted by Ms. Jacqui Portuondo, at or

Requirements for visa applications:

  • - Completed copy of Immigration Supplementary Form 1:
  • - Certified copies of applicant's passport pages (showing validity, photograph, and history)
  • - Two recent, colour passport-sized photos
  • - A cover letter from the host (dealt with by JL Communications)
  • - A certified copy of host’s national identity (dealt with by JL Communications)
  • - A copy of the outcome if applicant previously applied for a visa to visit Botswana
  • - Employment/business relevant information (offer or invitation letter; dealt with by JL Communications)
  • - Travel schedule/flight itinerary
  • - Hotel booking(s)

The deadline for submission of visa applications is Thursday, 11 October 2018 to allow 14 working days for processing.


Contact Information

For enquires relating to registration and visa assistance, please write to