Botswana Immigration: Visa Guide & Benefits
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Africa is the second largest continent in the world and has the world’s longest river – the Nile. The vast majority of the world's diamonds are mined in Africa.

Botswana is a stunning African country located in southern Africa that is well-known for its unique culture and breathtaking landscapes. It is home to some of the most exquisite wildlife and safaris on the continent, ranking as one of the best places for tourists interested in these activities. Not only does Botswana boast of  its exciting surroundings, but it also offers natural resources such as diamonds, which contribute to its growing economy. Residents of Botswana are proud of their culture and welcome travelers from around the world with open arms. 


The capital city of Botswana is Gaborone, which itself has many attractions to explore. There are plenty of nightlife attractions, arts and music events, an array of different restaurant options, and traditional bazaars featuring handicrafts crafted by local artisans.


Immigration to Botswana has grown significantly in recent years. As the world’s fastest-growing economy and an increasingly attractive destination for business, Botswana is becoming increasingly popular as a place to live and work. For those looking to move to Botswana, understanding the different types of visas available is essential.

The Employment Permit (EVP) is designed explicitly for those who have a job offer from a local employer in the country. The permit lasts up to one year, but it can be renewed annually. Applicants will need an endorsement from their potential employers as well as other documents such as:

Investors are also able to enter Botswana with an Investor’s Visa, which grants access into the country with capital resources designated towards either setting up new businesses or taking over existing ones within Botswana’s borders. The following documents are required:

Student visas allow young adults access to Botswana’s universities and institutions until the completion of their studies. A non-Botswana national must have a student visa to enroll in one of the country’s educational institutions.

In addition to certain international students, Botswana has a variety of international educational institutions that are used by expats.

The required documents include:

The global mobility department of Direct U.S. Immigration empowers aspiring foreign nationals to immigrate to Botswana. Whether those individuals want to immigrate as skilled workers, study in Botswana, or start their business in Botswana, we provide expert supervision and application procedures throughout.


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