How to Get Citizenship in Botswana

How to Get Citizenship in Botswana

What is Citizenship ?

Citizenship is an allegiance of person to a state. Each state determines the conditions under which it will recognize persons as its citizens, and the conditions under which that status will be withdrawn. 

How to Get Citizenship in Botswana

All foreigners who have resided in Botswana for an aggregate period of not less than ten years and have resided in Botswana for a continuous period of twelve months immediately preceding the date of application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get permanent residency in 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.

How do I get dual citizenship in Botswana?

Born in Botswana or outside Botswana and one of your parents is a citizen of Botswana at the time of your birth. 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).

What are 3 requirements for citizenship?


  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time you file the application;
  • Have been a lawful permanent resident for the past three or five years (depending on which naturalization category you are applying under);
  • Have continuous residence and physical presence in the United States;

Is it easy to immigrate to Botswana?

 Citizens from Commonwealth countries, with a few exceptions, do not need a visa to enter to Botswana. However, if you’re planning on working or living in Botswana for more than 3 months, you will need to apply for a Residence Permit through the government website.

How can a foreigner get a job in Botswana?

Botswana has one work visa, also known as a work permit, for all foreign employees working in the country under the Employment of the Non-Citizens Act. Employers cannot engage an employee unless they hold a valid Botswana work permit or a certificate of exemption.

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.

Can you own 3 citizenships?

Yes, the U.S. does allow for triple citizenship and does not require naturalized U.S. citizens to give up citizenship in their home country or other countries.

What is the easiest citizenship to get?

The Easiest Country to Get Dual Citizenship by Investment

  • Antigua and Barbuda. The Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment program grants qualifying individuals citizenship rights and an Antigua and Barbuda passport in five months in exchange for a qualifying investment worth at least $100,000.
  • St Lucia.
  • Dominica.

How to apply for free citizenship?

The application for U.S. citizenship, known as Form N-400, is among the immigration forms for which an applicant can request a fee waiver. The fee waiver application consists of Form I-912, which you will need to submit to USCIS together with your application and documents supporting your need for the waiver.

Can you be citizens of two countries?

The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a national of two countries at the same time. Each country has its own nationality laws based on its own policy. Persons may have dual nationality by automatic operation of different laws rather than by choice.

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.