How to become a Permanent Resident In Botswana

How to become a Permanent Resident In Botswana

What is Permanent Resident?

Permanent residency is a person’s legal resident status in a country or territory of which such person is not a citizen but where they have the right to reside on a permanent basis. This is usually for a permanent period; a person with such legal status is known as a permanent resident.

How to become a Permanent Resident In Botswana

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it easy to get citizenship in Botswana?

An individual who meet the requirements for naturalization as a foreign spouse can apply for a Certificate of Naturalization and become a Botswana citizen. Who is eligible? All foreigners who are married to citizens of Botswana and have resided in Botswana for a period of at least five years.

How much is residence permit in Botswana?

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

Can you buy residency in Botswana?

Botswana offers several residency by investment schemes for foreign investors. The eligibility of the applicants depends on a point-based system, developed by the government.

How long can foreigners stay in Botswana?

Foreign nationals are allowed to stay in Botswana for a period of 90 days without applying for a residence or work permit. If visitors want to stay in Botswana for longer than 90 days, they will have to apply for an extension to stay beyond the validity period.

Can foreigners 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.

Which country give fast citizenship?

Bolivia is among the few nations in the World that allows you to become a citizen after marrying and living there for two years. Individuals who’ve already lived in Bolivia legally for three years in a row could apply for Citizenship.

Which country gives quick citizenship?

Italian citizenship by descent is one of the easiest to obtain. You may be eligible for citizenship if you have Italian heritage. To acquire citizenship, you must have an ancestor who was a citizen of Italy on March 17th, 1861 or was born in the country after that.

Which are the 5 hardest countries for obtaining citizenship?

Austria, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and the United States are five nations that make it especially difficult for foreigners to establish permanent residency or obtain citizenship.

What is a blue card in Botswana?

The Botswana Blue Card will allow persons who have renounced Botswana citizenship to retain the right to unlimited stay in Botswana. Botswana Blue Card holders will have the right to visit, live and work in Botswana. However, they will not be entitled to Omang and Botswana Passport.

Does Botswana allow dual citizenship?

You can also be on dual citizenship if you were born by foreign citizens who later acquired Botswana citizenship and registered you as a citizen of Botswana before attaining the age of twenty one (21).

Do Ghanaians need visa to Botswana?

Botswana Visa Information. The basic rule when comes to visa’s to Botswana is that visitors from Commonwealth countries do NOT require a visa before travelling to Botswana. However, citizens of Ghana, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka DO require a visa to Botswana.

Is Botswana good to live and work?

Most expats in Botswana earn decent salaries with good employment packages, and can therefore live relatively luxuriously. Botswana consistently ranks as having a low cost of living, but expats are advised to factor in potential healthcare costs and, for families with children, school fees.

What do I need to work in Botswana as a foreigner?

Expatriates who have had an offer of work will need the contract of employment, offer letter, relevant certificates, medical records, and identification to be able to apply for a permit. Similar paperwork is required for expats applying to become an investor in Botswana.