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Citizenship Application – Adopted Child


This application gives Batswana citizens who have adopted children of foreign nationals a chance to register their adopted children as citizens of Botswana.

Who is eligible?
  • The applicant must be a Motswana and must have an adopted child who is over three(3) years old.
  •  The child must be legally adopted and must have a valid residence permit in Botswana.
  •  The adopted child must be registered before the age of twenty one(21) years old.
How do I get this service?

In order to access this service, applicants must complete the following steps.

  • Complete and submit Form C “Application for registration as Citizen of Botswana of Adopted Child over  three(3) years old” to an Immigration Office along with required documents and fees listed below.
  •  After the application is received, the office will send a letter to the applicant to come to Immigration Offices to collect the outcome.
  • Check the outcome of your application through the office where the application was made.
  •  Get your outcome from the Office (A certificate of registration will be issued to you).
What supporting documents are required?
  • Two passport sized photographs.
  • Copy of adoption certificate.
  • Proof of parents' citizenship status e.g.  copy of a valid National Identity card (Omang).
  • Police report forms for children over sixteen(16) years old.
  • Copy of adoptive parents' marriage certificate if parents are married.
  • Copy of a valid residence permit. 
  • All copies should be certified.
How long will this service take?

Approximately one(1) month.

How much does it cost?

The cost is BWP 50.00

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