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e-Passport Application

ELECTRONIC PASSPORT APPLICATION

The e-passport is the new electronic travel document with machine readable features.

Who can apply for this service?

  • Any citizen of Botswana who wishes to travel abroad.

What is required to get this service?

FOR PERSONS AGED 16 YEARS AND ABOVE

  • Original Omang and certified copy of Omang
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner if parents were once foreign nationals (seek Clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers).
  • Omang details for parent/s as well details of  parent's place of birth
  • For lost passport please bring the police report/ affidavit before the commissioner of oath. The forms are collected by the applicant or parent if under 16 years of age.

 NB: Please bring the old passport for replacement applications

FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16

  • Original birth certificate and certified copy of birth certificate
  • Parent’s original Omang
  • Guardian original Omang (in case of deceased parents)
  • Death certificate of deceased parent(s) in case of guardian applying for the child
  •  Letter from District Commissioner, Chief or Social Worker for proof of guardianship (in case of deceased parent(s)
  • Please bring the old passport for replacement
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner (registration) if parents were once foreign nationals (seek clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers)

NB: Please bring the child along for passport.

How much do I pay for this service?

For new applications and replacement applications, the following charges apply;

 For people below 16 years of age;

  • P100

For people older than 16 years of age;

  • P260 

For lost passport applications, the following charges apply;

for people below 16 years of age;

  •  P1100

 for people older than 16 years of  age;

  • P1260

How long does it take to replace a passport?

  •  passport takes 5 working days to process.

Where can I apply for a passport?

At all Immigration office around the country

How do I get access to Passport Application form?

You will have to fill in the form in office in the presence of the officer assisting you and this is done so because of security reasons. The form cannot be taken out of office.

 If I am outside Botswana, how can I apply for my passport?

 Contact your nearest Botswana Embassy or High Commission to assist you with your application.

 Can I apply for the Electronic Emergency Travel Document (E-ETD) while waiting for my passport?

 Yes, especially if there is need to travel within a very short period of time.

 What do I need to get an e-ETD?

FOR PERSONS AGED 16 YEARS AND ABOVE

  •  Original Omang and certified copy of Omang
  •  Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner if parents were once foreign nationals (seek clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers) FOR CHILDREN AGED UNDER 16
  •  Original birth certificate and certified copy of birth certificate
  •  Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner (registration) if parents were once foreign nationals (seek clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers).

 How much does it cost?

  • P12.00

Where can I get it?

  •  At any immigration office countrywide.

NB: Emergency travel documents are for emergencies only and will not be issued out except in cases of emergencies such as medical reasons.

For more information contact:

The Passport Division

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

P. O. Box 942 Gaborone

Tel: 361 1373/75 or 3611308

Toll Free: 0800 600 777

Service Branches:
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