How to Get Residence Permit in Botswana

How to Get Residence Permit in Botswana

What is Residence Permit ?

A residence permit is a document or card required in some regions, allowing a foreign national to reside in a country for a fixed or indefinite length of time. These may be permits for temporary residency, or permanent residency. The exact rules vary between regions.

How to Get Residence 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 do 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 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.

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.

What happens if you overstay in Botswana?

14. What is the penalty for overstaying in Botswana, i.e. for more than 90 days? The charge of overstay in terms of the Immigration Act is P100 for each day of overstay.

How long is a Botswana residence permit valid?

You must have a residence permit to stay in Botswana for the required period. This visa is valid for up to five years, depending on the employment contract’s duration. An extension is possible, provided the immigration authorities deem it justifiable.

What documents do I need for a residence permit?

biographic details (name, date and place of birth) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints), and shows their immigration status and entitlements while they remain in the UK. When will I receive my biometric residence permit?

What is the difference between a visa and a residence permit?

A visa is a document, usually stamped on the passport, that allows a person to enter a country for a certain period of time, while a residence permit is a document that allows a person to stay in a country for an extended period of time.

How long is a residence permit valid for?

Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) are usually valid for a period of 10 years, but if you have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain at some point within the past few years, then you may have been given a biometric residence permit that expires on 31st December 2024.

Is a residence permit a passport?

Please note the biometric residence permit is not a travel document on its own and therefore will need to be shown alongside a passport at the border. However, the document is acceptable as a standalone document when demonstrating immigration status, identity, right to work and access to public benefits.

Do you need visa if you have residence permit?

Even if you have a national residence permit, an entry visa is needed to travel to a non-Schengen country.