Office of the President (OP)
Accreditation of foreign journalists shall be coordinated by the Botswana Government Communication & Information System (BGCIS). The requirements for a foreign journalist to be accredited in Botswana are as follows;

1. An official letter of request from the assigning newspaper/magazine, television/radio station or News Agency.
This letter should:
- Confirm that the journalist/photographer is on an assignment for the News Agency/newspaper/station;
- the event or topic the journalist/photographer is covering;
- the time frame required for coverage;
- Press card or other form of identification that confirms that the journalist is employed by the specific media house;
- if it is a television documentary, this should be clearly
indicated also.(*note there are other requirements for a documentary and  other filming which is not news)
2. Two passport-sized photographs
3. Photocopy of the passport identity pages showing the full name, passport number, passport nationality and date of expiry.
4. The photocopy of the passport identity pages should be stamped, certified and signed by the Botswana Police.
5. For * : A Filming Permit is required for a documentary and/or any other filming. Forms for the Filming Permit can be obtained from the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs. The contact person is Ms Sibongile Sithole on telephone # +267 3611100 or email The cost of the Permit is P10 000 (Ten Thousand Pula) and it is payable Permit has been approved.
6. Any concerns or queries should be directed to Ms Masego Mosate of BGCIS), telephone #+267 3950869 or +267 3950840. When Masego Mosate is not available, contact Ms Charmaine Muir-Revaka on telephone # +267 3133044.

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