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Who qualifies for this service?

All expatriates who want to enter the republic of Botswana for the purposes of employment.

What does it take to apply for the service?

  • Proof of a job advert
  • Submission of original advert should include qualification, experience, employer’s address and contact numbers and the closing date.
  • Advert should circulate for a minimum of 14 days.
  • Advert should not be older than 6months
  • Within the 14-day circulation, applications are only open to Batswana citizens.

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

  • Contract of employment.
  • Application letter for work.
  • Letter of offer/appointment letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Certified copies of certificates (all certificates in foreign languages must be translated to English)
  • Medical report
  • Certified copies of a valid passport (Passport copies should reflect applicant’s picture, passport number, and expiry date)
  • Passport size photos.

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

  • Proof of investment if joining an existing company
  • Lease of agreement
  • Certificate of company registration
  • Certificate of shares
  • Certificate of incorporation (obtained from Registrar of Companies)
  • List of local employees and their identifications
  • List of valued assets
  • Form 8/ form 13/ form 14 (obtained from Registrar of Companies)
  • Medical report
  • Certified copies of their valid passport
  • Company profile
  • Current Bank Statement certified by the bank

What do I need to apply for the service if I am in the medical cadre?

  • Proof of permission from Botswana Nursing Council, Midwifery Council of Botswana or Ministry of Health.

What do I need to apply for the service if I am in the teaching cadre?

  • Proof of permission to teach from the Ministry of Education or Clearance from BOTA for Vocational or Tertiary Education Council

 What do I need to apply for the service if I am in the nursing aide/ caretaker cadre?

  • Submit a letter from the patient’s doctor, employer’s identity also certified

What do I need to apply for the service if I am an extra heavy-duty driver?

  • Copy of Botswana Driver’s License or classifications from the Department of Transport
  • Motor Vehicle Registration Book for both vehicles and trailers
  • B A permits for trucks
  • P A permits for Public Transport
  • List of vehicles and transport permit numbers

What do I need to apply for the service if I am in the accounting cadre?

  • Proof of clearance from the Botswana Institute of Accounting 

What do I need to apply for the service if I am a footballer?

  • Proof of clearance from the Botswana Football Association or Premier league.

 What do I need to apply for the service if I am a pilot?

  • Proof of clearance from the Civil Aviation. 

What do I need to apply for the service if I am farm worker/herd girl/ herd boy?

  • Farm Certificate/Brand Certificate and
  • Employer’s certified National Identity Card (omang) 

How much does it cost to apply for this service?

  • P1500.00 (Application for Work Permit)
  • P1500.00 (Renewal of Work Permit)
  • P1500.00 (Exemption Certificate/Work)
  • P1500.00 (Replacement of Work Permit)

How long does it take to get 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.

Where can I get more information?

Department of Labour and Social Security

Tel: 361 1500

Toll Free: 0800 600 777

Time Zone: +2 GMT

Working Hours:  0730hrs -1245hrs

                          1345hrs -1630hrs

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Fee: Free of charge
You may locate the service branche in charge in the Useful Links

Service Description

Appeals to the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs for rejected work permit applications.

 

Who is eligible to apply for this service?

  • Rejected work permits applicants 

What is required for application of this service?

·         An appeal letter to the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs.

 

How much does it cost?

·          P500.00

       

When can I expect feedback after application?

·         Turnaround time for appeal ranges from a month to a year. Customers are informed in writing and can also come to the office to check the results upon the stipulated time given by the officer assisting at the counter.

 

Who do I contact for this service?

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Tel: 361 1300

Migration and Visa Division

Tel: 361 1327/44

Toll Free: 0800 600 777

Time Zone: +2 GMT

Working Hours:  0730hrs -1245hrs

                          1345hrs -1630hrs

 

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Fee: Free of charge
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What is a filming permit?

It is a permission granted in the form of a written document to any individual/group of people who want to film in Botswana.

NB: When shooting in any part of Botswana where there is flora and fauna, the permission is granted by the Ministry fo Environment, Wildlife and Tourism at a cost of P10 000.00.

Who should get a filming permit?

Anybody who is a citizen and/or non citizen with a valid visa.

What is required to get a filming permit? ( e.g. documentation)

  • Application letter
  • Download, fill in and complete the filming permit application form
  • Attach copies of identity documents(provide an identity card if you are a citizen of Botswana or a passport with a valid visa if you are a non citizen

How much does it cost ?

  • Free

(Anyone who wishes to shoot in any part of Botswana where there is flora and fauna should contact: Ministry of Environment ,Wildlife and Tourism at 00267 3647900 / 00267 3647911.

 How long does it take to get a permit?

Two months.

The request is forwarded to all other relevenat Ministries to give consent for the issuance, before the Ministry of  Labour and Home Affairs can  finalise the issuance of the permit.

Who to contact regarding a filming permit?

Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs

Corporate Services

Public Relations Office

Private Bag 002

Gaborone

Botswana

Work Telephone Number: 00267 11115 /  00267 365 1180

Toll Free Number: 0800 600 777

Time Zone: +2 GMT

 Working hours

 Monday to Friday:   0730hrs -1245hrs

                                 1345hrs -1630hrs

 

 

 

 

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Fee: Free of charge
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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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Fee: Free of charge
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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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Fee: Free of charge
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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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What vocations/trade/ occupations can be applied for testing?

  • Auto Mechanics (AM)
  • Auto Electric (AE)
  • Architectural Draughting (AD)
  • Bricklaying & Plastering (BP)
  • Borehole Mechanic (BM)
  • Carpentary & Joinery (CJ)
  • Cabinet Making (CM)
  • Chef (CF)
  • Dressmaking (DM)
  • Electrical (EL)
  • Heavy Plant Mechanic (HPM)
  • Instrumentation Mechanic (IM)
  • Maintenance Fitting (MF)
  • Machine Fitting (FM)
  • Panel Beating & Spray Painting (PBSP)
  • Painting & Decorating (PD)
  • Pipe Fitting (PF)
  • Plumbing (PL)
  • Power Plant Operator (PPO)
  • Refridgeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic (RAM)
  • Waiter (WT)
  • Welding & Fabrication (WF)

Requirements for entry into Apprenticeship Training

  • BGCSE/Equivalent
  • Junior Certificate
  • Standard 7 certificate with a trade or Equivalent.
  • Minimum age for apprenticeship is 16 years.
  • Medical examination is required.

Sponsoring Comapny

On the job training apprenticeable vocation 

How do I appy?

Fill in the Application for Apprenticeship Training Form

Attach the following documents to the application form

  • Certified copies of Omang
  • Three (3)  copies of the contract  of apprenticeship
  • Yellow copy of the Medical Certificate Form MTTC 3-4-12/87.

Submit the completed for along with the above metioned documents to:

Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs

Directorate of Apprenticeship and Industrial Training

Private Bag 00267

Gaborone

Or hand deliver them at;

Plot 18006

Machel Drive

Gaborone

Tel: 00267 360 9100

Fax: 00267 3956314

Email: mttc@gov.bw

How much does it cost  to apply for this course?

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Fee: Free of charge
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REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

This is the act of registering children born in Botswana in the National Register.

Who qualifies to have a birth certificate?

Anyone born in Botswana qualifies for a birth certificate.

How much does it cost to apply for a birth certificate?

Where birth is registered within the prescribed time (within 60 days of its occurrence), a certificate is issued for free. Any registration done after that period attracts a levy of for every month of defaulting, up to a maximum of P100.00

How do I apply for a birth certificate when I have a naturalised citizenship?

A birth certificate is issued only to people born in Botswana. Foreign natoinals born in Botswana have 7 birth registration digit numbers while Batswana have 9 birth registration digit numbers.

NB: If your parents or guardian have a naturalized citizenship and you are born in Botswana, you qualify for a Motswana birth certificate with 9 certificate numbers.

How long does it take to get a birth certificate?

Upon receipt of a report of a birth the registrar shall issue a birth certificate then.

Can one send someone else to collect him/her birth certificate?

Only a mother father or guardian can collect a birth certificate of his/her child. Also someone with legal identity/passport can collect his or her own birth certificate.

How do I register for birth certificate?

It is a mandatory to report a birth within 60 days of its occurrence. Such a report should be made by the parent/guardian of every child born alive and should be accompanied by a notice of birth from the doctor (form CRB-2), or Kgosi to the registrar if birth occurred at home.

Who do I contact for this service?

Department of Civil and National Registration

Tell: 3611400

Toll Free: 0800 600 777

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Fee: Free of charge
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