China Embassy in Botswana

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Zheng Zhuqiang
Address: Plot 3096, North Ring Road, Gaborone, Botswana
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1031, Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: +267-3952209
Fax: +267-3900156

Consular Office

Tel: +267-3938682
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday, Wednesday, Friday (except holidays)

Sections of Chinese Embassy in Botswana

Sections Information
Administrative Office Tel: +267-3952209
Consular Office Tel: +267-3938682
Political Office Tel: +267-3952209
Economic & Commercial Office Tel: +267-3953270, 3900337
Fax: +267-3900147

Visa Application in Chinese Embassy in Botswana

Basic Requirements for Botswana citizens

1. Fully-completed application form with a recent photo;
2. Ordinary passports with at least 6 months of validity and over 2 blank visa pages;
3. Botswana Immigration-certified photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page;
4. Non-Botswana applicants need to provide the copy of immigration-certified residence or work permit in Botswana with at least 6 months’ validity;
5. If applicants have visited abroad with a single stay with duration over 30 days in countries outside African Union Member States from 1st Jan. 2015, they need to explain in detail in the application form and also provide the copy of entry and exit stamps.

Processing Time

5 working days for regular service; 3 working days for express service; 1 working day for urgent service


A single entry visa is P500, and a double entry visa is P750. Express service fee is P260; and urgent service charges P390.

 Note: Payment should be made at the Stanbic Bank after application submission.

 Brief Intro
Botswana is an inland country located in southern Africa, at the desert area of central South African Plateau. Most of the country had arid savanna climate. November to April is the humid and hot season and May to October is the cool and dry season.
Neighboring countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia
Land Area: about 581,730 square kilometers (224,607 square miles)
Capital: Gaborone    
Time: It is 1 hour earlier than GMT and 7 hours later than Beijing Time. 
Official Language: English (Tswana is also spoken.)
Major Religions: Traditional beliefs, Christianism
Currency: thebe, pula

New Year's Day (January 1and 2), President's Day (July 15), Independence Day (September 30), Christmas, Labor Day, Easter, Ascension Day
Public holidays: January 2, October 1

 Notices for Chinese Going to Botswana
1. On-site visa is not available. So entry visas should be applied in advance. These visas are usually issued for travel, visiting one's family or work. Its embassy in China will charge CNY895 for the fare.    
2. Verbal visa abolition agreement between Hong Kong and Botswana was made in 1999. Due to some problems in practice, Chinese embassy there is still negotiating with its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

3. Packages should be examined while enter the country. Passport, visa, copy of ID card and some pieces of passport photos are suggested to take with. 

 Please contact Embassy of Botswana in China if citizens of Botswana have problems there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Burundi, CameroonCape Verde
- Last modified on Nov. 01, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Botswana
Asked by Keabetswe Ranko from BOTSWANA | May. 01, 2019 22:02Reply
TEFL Job Application
Hi, I'm a preschool teacher currently studying for my 120 hr TEFL course and I wanted to know if it's possible for me to apply for teaching jobs in China. Most of the jobs I have seen require native speakers from South Africa and such. Is it possible to apply even if I'm not from that country?
Answers (2)
Answered by Monica from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 07, 2019 20:56

Usually, those jobs require native speakers. I am not sure if it is possible to apply, but you can try it.
Answered by pearl from TURKEY | Nov. 01, 2019 01:29

keabetswe yes you can apply, as long as if you speak perfect english, have your degree and the tefl certificate.
Asked by otsetswe from BOTSWANA | Feb. 08, 2019 01:04Reply
how far in advance can we submit visa application
Answers (1)
Answered by John from SAN MARINO | Feb. 11, 2019 19:04

You can submit the application one month before your trip.
Asked by Angie from BOTSWANA | Dec. 28, 2018 16:29Reply
Z visa. I have recently been offered an esl teaching job in PRC
I would like to know if Batswana qualify for Z (working visa). Thanks in advance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin from GERMANY | Dec. 28, 2018 19:45

You can apply for the work Z type after you get the work permit from your employer.
Asked by Sentle from BOTSWANA | Nov. 06, 2018 03:11Reply
I would like to visit my friend in China for her graduation
Good day,

kindly assist on the type of VISA i will need and it requirements, i will be staying for less than a month

Answers (1)
Answered by Fitch from FRANCE | Nov. 06, 2018 17:59

You can try to apply for a tourist L type for that trip.
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