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Who qualifies for this service?

  • All expatriates who want to renew a work permit.

What does it take to apply for the service?

  • Applicants must attach original work and residence permit.
  • Permit must be renewed at least 3months before expiry date.
  • There should be a job advert published.
  • Advert must circulate for at least 14days.
  • Advert should not be older than 6months.

What do I need to apply for the service as an employee?

  • A valid trading license certified by an issuing officer
  • Current Bank Statement certified by the bank
  • Contract of employment

How much does it cost to apply?

  • P1500

How long does it take to get a renewal of a work permit ready?

  • 30 working days after the date of application.

Where can I get the forms for work permit?

  • At any Labour office in the country near you.

Who do I contact for this service?

Department of Labour and Social and Services

Private Bag 0072

Gaborone

Tel: 00267361 1500

Toll Free number: 0800 600 777

Time Zone: +2 GMT

Working Hours:  0730hrs -1245hrs

                          1345hrs -1630hrs

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Service description

Application for replacement of a lost permit

Who qualifies for this service?

  • All expatriates who has lost a work permit.

What does it take to apply for the service?

  • Statement/Affidavit from the police stating how the permit got lost or damaged.
  • Copy of the lost permit (if available).
  • Cover letter to the regional office.
  • If one is an employee, your employer should write the letter for you confirming you are still employed by the company.
  • If one is a director, a fellow director should write the letter for you confirming that you still work with them in the company.
  • Both letters must include the physical address and contact numbers.
  • Submit a letter from them confirming that they are still employed by the company.
  • Applicant should fill in a duplicate form (Form no.6) at the regional office.
  • Forms should then be submitted to the nearest Regional Labour office.

What do I need to apply for the service as an employee?

  • 2 passport size photos for submission to the Labour office.
  • An extra 2 passport size photos are required for submission at the Immigration office if applicant has also lost their residence permit.

How much does it cost to apply for this service?

  • Replacement fee of: P1500

How long does it take to get a renewal of a work permit ready?

  • 30 working days after the date of application.

Where can I get the forms for work permit?

  • At any Labour office in the country near you.

Who do I contact for this service?

Department of Labour and Social Security

Private Bag 0072

Tel: 361 1500

Toll Free: 0800 600 777

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Application for residential property advance - Barclays Bank Botswana Ltd
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Application for residential property advance - Botswana Savings Bank
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Application for residential property advance - Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Ltd
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 REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA APPLICATIONS

  • Fully completed immigration supplementary form 1(by applicant)
  • Applicant's certified copies of passport pages (showing validity, photograph & history)
  • Two (2) recent coloured passport size photos
  • Covering letter from the host
  • Certified  copy of host's national identity / residence & work permit/exemption certificate
  • Certified copies of trade license, certificate of incorporation, share certificate of host if operating a business (except for tourists)
  • If previously applied for visa please attach the copy of the outcome
  • Employment/business -relevant information /documents are required (offer /invitation letter, contract and confirmation  of employment including relevant qualifications)
  • If coming by road please specify on the covering letter & include (address and contacts of the host)
  • Travel / flight itinerary / bookings

NB:All those using emergency travel documents should first verify if they require visas to visit Botswana even if they appear on the list of visa exempted countries.

Who qualifies for this service?

Foreign nationals who require a visa for Botswana

  • Countries which require a visa for Botswana
  • Commonwealth countries which require a visa for Botswana (Cameroon, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan)

NB: Passport will be needed to provide this service

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF VISA

Visitors visa

  • Cost: For 3 months and below - P1000
  •            For more than 3 months to 2 years - P1500
  • Sworn statement / affidavit from the host (personal appearance of the host for oath)
  • A copy of hotel / lodge bookings or residential address of the host
  • Copies of marriage / birth certificate -(spouse / dependents)
  • Certified copies of  ordination certificates for religious leaders
  • Return visa or residence permit from country of residence
  • Copies of admission letters and / or study permit for children of residents schooling outside Botswana

Business visa

  • Cost :P1500
  • Business profile if coming to establish business
  • Labour exemption certificate if coming for a month or more
  • Meeting schedule (if coming to attend or organize meeting)
  • Confirmation of employment / release letter from the employment

Employment visa

  • Cost:P1000
  • Waiver from the department of Labour or copies of work and residence permits
  • Employment offer letter or confirmation of employment

Investors visa

  • Cost : P1500
  • Copies of work and residence permits
  • Certificate of incorporation, trade license, share certificate and list of directors
  • Financial statement

Tourists visa

  • Cost :P500
  • Tour plan or copy of travel schedule
  • Hotel bookings

Study visa

  • Cost: P500
  • Admission letter
  • Financial confirmation(source of income for the school fees)
  • Study permit
  • Visa from country of residence

Transit visa

  • Cost: P500
  • Company / individual letter
  • Return visa or proof of residence and visa for country of destination

Diplomatic and Official Visa

  • Cost : Free of charge

NB:Copies of all required documents should be certified by relevant authorities.  Documents of identification and original payment receipt is needed during collection.All copies should be certified and contact numbers clearly outlined in the application forms and letters.

How long does it take to get a visa?

  • It takes 7 - 14 days after the date of application

Where can I get the forms  for visa?

  • Immigration offices
  • Botswana Embassies/Consulates at

http://www.mofaic.gov.bw/index.php?option

Where do I get more information?

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Tell: 3611300/27/44

Toll free:0800 600 777

or Botswana Embassies or Consulates at:

http://www.mofaic.gov.bw/index.php?option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACCESS CONTROL TO ROAD RESERVE SPACE

(Application for wayleave)

OVERVIEW

GUIDELINES

CHECKLIST 

SITE INSPECTION REPORT

OVERVIEW

Access control is a section that exists in the Design Division to oversee and coordinate access onto the Roads Department (RD) network and service/infrastructure occupation of RD road reserves by Local Authorities and other government Departments, Private Institutions, Individuals and/or Businesses; to ensure the geometric design conforms to the standards set out by RD.

THE PROCEDURE

Applicants seek permission from the Ministry of Transport & Communications through the Department of Roads upon which they apply for a wayleave. Once approved by the Ministry, the Department of Roads is the issuer of the wayleave.

The procedure applies to customers applying for an access from the Roads Department network (including regularization for existing accesses being upgraded), routing/locating service infrastructure within the road reserve (communication, power, water & sanitation) and/or works within the road reserve (parking facilities, bus stops & advertising).

WAYLEAVE APPLICATION GUIDELINES

1.    Enquiry/Submission of application by applicant to Roads HQ, Region Office, Depot Office.

Enquiries or submissions can be made at Roads Department seven (7) Regional Offices in Gaborone, Kanye, Tsabong, Ghanzi, Maun, Francistown, and Serowe OR at its 23 Depot Offices. Please contact PRO at 0800600679 or 3913511 for further information.

2.    RD feedback to submission. (One week)

3.    Inspection of application. (Two Weeks)

  - Site visit (if required)

- Assessment of applicants’ drawings vs. Design specifications (BRDM)

- Pre-feasibility approval/disapproval from Roads Department to applicant

4.      If pre-feasibility inspections by RD (which are technical) are satisfactory, applicant is required to submit a request to the Ministry of Transport as the next step.

5.    Approval/Disapproval by Ministry of Transport and Communications

6.    If approved by Ministry, Roads Department issues wayleave indicating applicable fees & conditions.

PLEASE NOTE:

Site investigations for applications will be done at respective depots or at Roads HQ in Gaborone, depending on their sensitivity and proximity.

Submission of a formal request to the Ministry of Transport & Communications can be done in parallel with pre-feasibility  inspections.

WAYLEAVE APPLICATION FEES

 

 

 

 

TYPE OF SERVICE

 

AMMOUNT

1.     

Minor access to individual farms & residential plots

P100.00 (One hundred Pula)

2.     

Access to business premises

P600.00 (Six Hundred Pula)

3.     

Cutting of tarred road surface & Thrust boring

P1000.00 (One thousand Pula)

4.     

Utility/service rental on road reserve

P0.05/linear meter/year

WAYLEAVE APPLICATION CHECKLIST

1.     Proof of use of land for which access of sought

2.     Engineering drawings capturing existing details

-         Accesses in close proximity (ie; road junctions)

-         Drainage facilities in proximity

-         Utilities which will be affected or in close proximity e.g. BPC Lines, WUC Pipes, Sewer Lines

-         Cross sectional details of proposed access/service trench

-         Expected movement into and within the property/reserve

3.    Locality plan/sketch showing exact location of property showing road from which access is sought whether major highway or otherwise or location of infrastructure routing/crossing (in case of services).

CONTACT PERSON

1.    Gerald Ditiro – 3913511 Ext. 5811

2.    Tebogo Molefhe - 3913511 Ext. 5751

3.    Public Relations Office – 3913511 Ext. 5788 or Toll Free 0800600679

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