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Overview

This service provides applicants with an opportunity to be granted permanent residence status.

Who is eligible?

Non-citizens who meet the following criteria are eligible for this service.

  • Resided lawfully in Botswana continuously for at least 5 years
  • Be of good character
  • Have made significant contributions to Botswana
  • Be of good standing in the society
  • Have enough means to support oneself and dependents
How do I get this service?

In order to access this service, applicants must complete the following steps.

  • Go to any Immigration and Citizenship Office
  • Complete Form 21
  • Submit required documents (listed below), fees and completed form to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (address provided below)
  • Applicants are also allowed to track the application via phone
  • A letter will be sent by post
  • Come and collect your Permanent Certificate from the office where an application was made
What supporting documents are required?

Requirements Applicable to All

  • Covering letter from the applicant
  • Two copies of valid certified passport
  • Two recent coloured passport size photos per applicant
  • Certified marriage certificate if applicable

 

For immigrants/dependents/missionaries

  • Letter of support from supporter/spouse/mission
  • Proof of means of support in Botswana
  • Most recent month’s bank statement

 

Employees

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified educational certificates of the highest level of education obtained
  • Reference letter from employer
  • Letter of job offer from employer

 

Investors

  • Wages sheet of employees which indicates the duration of employment of   employees
  • Certified copies of identity cards for citizen employees
  • Submit valid and certified copies of the following:
  1. Valuation of shares.
  2. Share certificate.
  3. Certificate of incorporation.
  4. Form 2 - List of directors.
  5. Current year’s financial statements.
  6. Title deed/lease agreement of business premise(s).
  7. Trading license.
  8. Most recent year’s tax return.
How long will this service take?

This service takes six months.

Where can I obtain this service?

All Regional Immigration Offices, District Immigration Offices.

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs

Tel. (+267) 361 1300

Toll Free. 0800 600 777

Opening hours: 7:30 to 12:45, and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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