Chinese Embassy in Botswana

Ambassador: Mr. Wang Xuefeng
Address: Plot 3096, North Ring Road, Gaborone, Botswana
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1031, Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: +267-3952209

Consular Office

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

Visa Application in Chinese Embassy in Botswana

Ordinary passport holders of Botswana are required to apply for a China visa at the Embassy before going to China. Diplomatic or official passport holders can visit China and stay for no more than 30 days without applying for a visa.

Citizens of Botswana staying in Hong Kong, China for up to 90 days are exempted from visa application.

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. Round trip flight ticket reservation; 
6. Documents which can prove that the applicants can bear the cost of their trip in China, like bank certificate of deposit balance, certificate of employment, etc.

Visa Application Fees (in Pula)

Types Botswana Citizens  Citizens of
Other Countries
Single Entry 300 345
Double Entries 450 518
Multiple Entries with 6 Months 600 690
Multiple Entries with 12 Months 900 1,035

 1. Effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.
2. The regular service takes 4 working days. The express service takes two working days and applicants need to pay extra P310.

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 updated on Feb. 26, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Botswana
Asked by Neo from SOUTH AFRICA | May. 05, 2021 06:25Reply
Applying for a work visa in Botswana
I am a South African who came to Botswana to visit. Would I be able to apply for a work visa from the Chinese Embassy in Botswana?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hank | May. 10, 2021 02:48

It's possible. But influenced by the Covid-19, it's more difficult than previous days.
Asked by Emmanuel Mosekwa from BOTSWANA | Mar. 12, 2021 16:38Reply
Do I need visa to visit China
Do I need to visit China for business meeting
Answers (1)
Answered by Mandy | Mar. 21, 2021 23:17

Yes, presently, you need to get an M visa to visit China for business meeting.
Asked by Zee from ZIMBABWE | Feb. 16, 2020 14:49Reply
I am Zimbabwean in Botswana for a visit am I able to apply for a business visa in Botswana?
Answers (3)
Answered by Thomas from BOTSWANA | Feb. 17, 2020 20:33

Yes, it's possible. You can have a try.
Answered by Zinzi from ZIMBABWE | Feb. 18, 2020 05:02

Okay Thankyou I will come are they giving visas now ?
Answered by Thomas | Feb. 21, 2020 17:57

Yes, they are giving visas now. You can call them to confirm this before heading for the embassy.
Asked by C. Ndlovu from BOTSWANA | Jan. 16, 2020 06:12Reply
Our Daughter has successfully applied for University in China. We have paid all the fees and other
Our Daughter has successfully applied for University in China. We have paid all the fees and other preliminary charges. We are at a stage whereby we are now applying for her study Visa. Therefore, we the parents (Mum and Dad of Zimbabwean Nationality working in Botswana) want to accompany our daughter for her first University orientation which is end of February. What documents do we need to apply for a visitors Visa? We intend to go with her end of February 2020.
Answers (1)
Answered by Brenda from USA | Jan. 18, 2020 22:26

You need to prepare passports, redidence permit of Botswana, application forms affixed with recent passport size photos, and round-trip flight tickets and hotel bookings.
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