Immigration in Botwsana
Entrepreneurs, traders, and prospective investors must apply for a business visa in Botswana. This business visa is valid for three to six months up to one year.
Investment visas are issued to foreign nationals who regularly do business in Botswana. This includes foreign nationals with investment projects and those who are directors of organisations operating in Botswana.
Investment visas are valid from six months up to five years.
Employment visas are issued to foreign nationals who have been offered a work opportunity in Botswana – research work, volunteering, or an internship. Expats with a job offer must apply for both an employment visa and a work permit.
Employment visas are valid for 6 months but can be extended up to a year.
A residence permit is issued to foreign nationals who want to settle in Botswana. Accompanying dependents must also apply for a residency permit.
Expats who have lived in Botswana for a minimum of five years can apply for permanent residence.