Research Permit

What is a research permit?

It is a permission granted in the form of a written document to any individua/group of people who wishes to conduct research in Botswana.

Who qualifies to get a  research permit?

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

What is required to get a research permit?

  • 2 copies of completed application forms
  • Letter of endorsement from the applicant's sponsoring institution and/or funding agency.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Non citizens are required under the Immigration Act to obtain a temporary residence permit prior to arrival in Botswana.

How much does it cost to get a research permit?

  • Free

How long does it take to get a research permit?

  • 2 months

Who to contact regarding the research permit?

     Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs

     Corporate Services

     Public Relations Unit

     Private Bag 002



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