Lesotho Immigration: Requirements, Benefits, & Process
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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.

Lesotho, sometimes known as the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a democratic, independent, and sovereign nation that has the unusual distinction of being completely encircled by the Republic of South Africa, its neighbor. After gaining independence from the UK in 1966, the nation known as Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho. “Land of the Sotho” is how Lesotho’s name is roughly translated.


The tallest mountains in Southern Africa are found there, and they are located in the Maloti Mountains. The nation’s topography is so distinctive that it has earned the title “Kingdom in the Sky” of Africa. It is the only nation wholly above the elevation of 1,000 meters, and it possesses the highest and lowest points in the entire world, both at 1,400 meters. Lesotho has 300 days of sunshine.


Lesotho is renowned for its stunning beauty, which includes mountain ranges that are covered with snow in the winter. The Maloti Mountains are in the center of the nation, and the Sehlabathebe National Park is home to an abundance of plant, animal, and bird species.


Many of those from surrounding countries have entered Lesotho in search of employment, business opportunities, and other economic factors. Lesotho has different visa types that enable foreigners to immigrate there.

Lesotho’s academic community in Southern Africa is well-known for its universities, institutions, and schools. Many international students are eager to pursue higher education at their prestigious schools.


A study visa allows international students to stay and work (in a limited capacity) in Lesotho for the duration of their program to support themselves. The following documents are required to apply for a student visa in Lesotho:

Foreigners wishing to expand their business in Lesotho can apply for a business visa. Although the Kingdom of Lesotho is a small country in southern Africa, it has a lot to offer foreign companies. The documents required for this visa are:

While applying in their official capacity, diplomats should only present their diplomatic passports. A standard visa is not required for travelers who are carrying diplomatic passports or are on official government business. These are the required documents:

Mountainous Lesotho, which is easily accessible from Durban and Johannesburg, is a stunning, rich-in-culture, inexpensive, and accessible destination. To travel to Lesotho, you will need a tourist visa. A tourist visa provides a tourist with a temporary visa to enter the country. Visas for tourists are exclusively given out for leisure travel. The following documents are required for a Lesotho tourist visa:

The global mobility department of Direct U.S. Immigration empowers aspiring foreign nationals to immigrate to Lesotho. Whether those individuals want to start their business in Lesotho, study, visit Lesotho, or require a diplomat visa, we provide expert supervision and application procedures throughout.


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