Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.
Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.
Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).
Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.
Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.
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Available from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Ministry of Home Affairs, Private Bag 002, Gaborone, Botswana. Normally only "short form" birth certificates are issued. The certificate does not include the names of the child's parents. The U.S. Embassy can obtain a complete birth certificate if it assures the Ministry of Home Affairs that the "long form" certificate will be used for "official business" only. Posts requiring complete birth certificates of persons born in Botswana may refer the request to the U.S. Embassy. The request must be accompanied by a copy of the short form birth certificate along with both parents' names (including mother's maiden name).
Death certificates are available from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Ministry of Home Affairs, Private Bag 002, Gaborone.
Marriage certificates are available from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Ministry of Home Affairs, Private Bag 002, Gaborone.
Available to private individuals. People seeking a certificate of no criminal record from Botswana should write to: Criminal Records Bureau, Botswana Police Service, Private Bag 0400, Gaborone, Botswana. Telephone: 00267-391-8601, Fax: 00267-391-8615.
The request must include the person's full name, and dates and places of residence in Botswana.
The Botswana Defense Force was created in the spring of 1977, thus, few military records are available. Service in the Botswana Defense Force is voluntary. Inquiries concerning military records should be directed to Headquarters, Botswana Defense Force, Private Bag X06, Gaborone.
Available from many churches and may be obtained from the Vicar or a Priest.
Gaborone, Botswana (Embassy)
Nonimmigrant visas only are processed in Botswana. Immigrant visa applications for nationals of Botswana are processed by the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg.