How to Get a Work Permit in Botswana

How to Get a Work Permit in Botswana

What is a Work Permit?

A work permit or work visa is the permission to take a job within a foreign country. 

How to Get a Work Permit in Botswana

  1. Download, complete the Work permit application form and submit with supporting documents to the nearest Labour Office.
  2. Collection of Work permit after notification if approved.
  3. Applicant can check after service collection period.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for a work permit to be approved in 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. This process is common, and the National Immigrants Selection Board will follow the review process for all appeals.

How much does a work permit cost in Botswana?

The cost to apply for the residence permit is BWP 1500.00.

How to apply for permit in Botswana?

Residence Permit Application

  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.

How long does a work permit last in Botswana?

The employment visa is issued to individuals who wish to travel to Botswana for purposes of employment, internship, research, work, or voluntary services. This visa is issued with a validity period of six months and is extendable with justification.

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.

Can you apply for a work permit without a job offer?

No, in most cases you don’t need a job offer. But, you will need one if you: are eligible for either the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program, 

What is the minimum salary for work permit?

The minimum qualifying salary for new EP applicants will go up to S$5,000 from the current S$4,500. In the financial services sector, where the salaries are higher, this amount will go up to S$5,500 from the current S$5,000.

How long is a permit to work?

The duration of a permit to work is not specified and is unique to the job task or the project in hand. The duration will be agreed by those involved in the preparation of the permit and the permit method statement.

How long does it take to get a permit?

The course requirements normally run for a total of 32 hours, but some public schools require more time. It depends on which school an individual chooses.

Is 1 year work permit enough?

A one year PGWP is like playing with fire. You might get enough heat for the desired time and stay warm enough and if you’re lucky it’ll be warm enough after the heat is gone. Don’t forget. The lighter (PGWP) will only light ONE FIRE in your LIFETIME.

Do work permit gets refused?

The reasons for work permit refusals often depend on the applicant’s circumstances. However, generally speaking, refusal letters can be issued for the following reasons: You were not able to demonstrate that you will be able to adequately perform the work you seek.