How to Apply for a Permit in Botswana

How to Apply for a Permit in Botswana

What is Permit ?

The countable noun permit (pronounced /ˈpɜ:mɪt/) refers to an official document that allows you to do something or go somewhere. The uncountable noun permission refers to when someone is allowed to do something.

How to Apply for a Permit in Botswana

  1. Complete an application form for residence permit.
  2. Submit the application form to any Immigration office and pay the applicable fees.
  3. Check outcome from the office where you applied.
  4. If application is successful, a residence permit sticker will be stamped in the passport.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a permit in Botswana?

How much does it cost? The cost to apply for the residence permit is BWP 1500.00.

How long does it take to get a work permit for Botswana?

In total, it takes about 30 working days from the first submission of the application to receipt of a Botswana work permit. If the application gets turned down, your employees can appeal the decision.

How do I become a resident of Botswana?

Permanent Residence Application

  1. Resided lawfully in Botswana continuously for at least 5 years.
  2. Be of good character.
  3. Have made significant contributions to Botswana.
  4. Be of good standing in the society.
  5. Have enough means to support oneself and dependents.

Do you need a permit to work in Botswana?

All expatriate workers who wish to take up employment in Botswana need to apply for a work permit. No non citizens of Botswana may engage in any occupation unless they have been granted a work permit for Botswana under the Employment of the Non Citizens Act or are the holder of a certificate of exemption.

How can I get a work permit quickly?

You can generally request expedited processing by calling the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833) or by asking Emma after you have obtained a receipt notice.

Who is eligible for residence permit?

You are eligible to apply for permanent residence If you have been espoused (by marriage or life-partnership) to a South African citizen or permanent resident for at least five years. You qualify to apply for permanent residence if you are the child, under the age of 21, of a citizen or permanent resident.

Which type of work permit is required?

There are seven main types of work permits: Hot Work Permits, Cold Work Permits, Confined Spaces Work Permits, Chemical Work Permits, Height Work Permit, and Excavation Permit. Each work permit is categorized depending on the nature of the job and the hazard involved in it.

How long does it take to get work permit after applying?

In general, it takes about 150–210 days (5–7 months) for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to process Form I-765. Previously, USCIS processed work permit applications within 90 days, but a growing backlog has caused additional delays.

How do I know if my work permit is approved?

You may check the status of your work pass application by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Check work pass and application status.
  2. Enter your date of birth followed by your FIN or passport number (travel document number).
  3. You will be able to view the status of your work pass applications made within the last 6 months.

What is work permit approval?

It is a type of work permit that enables you to enter into a foreign country and work there for a particular period of time. Without a work visa, you cannot work in a foreign country. Different countries may have different procedures and criteria for issuing work permit visas.

What documents do I need for a residence permit?

your name, date and place of birth. your fingerprints and a photo of your face (this is your biometric information) your immigration status and any conditions of your stay. whether you can access public funds, for example benefits and health services.