Botswana passport
Botswana passport.jpg
The front cover of Botswanan biometric passport
TypePassport
Issued by Botswana
PurposeIdentification
Valid inAll Countries of the world
EligibilityBotswana Citizen
Expiration10 Years
Cost$25
visa-free & visa-on-arrival countries for holders of the Botswana passport
visa-free & visa-on-arrival countries for holders of the Botswana passport

Botswana passports are issued by the Passport Division of the Department of Ministry of Nationality, Immigration And Gender Affairs to citizens of Botswana[1] for international travel.

On 8 March 2010, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship began issuing electronic passports to the general public.[2][3] The validity of all Botswana non-electronic passports expired on 31 December 2011.

The Botswana passport, which features 48 pages, is written in English and French. The firsts page features a map of Botswana superimposed with wildlife.

As of 2014 the Botswana passport was the 4th most powerful on the African continent, allowing Batswana citizens travel to at least 70 countries visa free,[4] 28 with visa on arrival and 121 requiring a visa.[5] The passport is ranked 58th in the world.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ministry of Nationality, Immigration And Gender Affairs | Government of Botswana". www.gov.bw. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Republic of Botswana - Government portal". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  3. ^ editor, Online. "Botswana introduces electronic passport | Sunday Standard". Retrieved 30 May 2020. ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ "No visa required: Africa's most powerful passports". How We Made It In Africa. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Business Botswana :: BOTSWANA PASSPORT RANKS 58TH ON THE 2019 GLOBAL PASSPORT INDEX". www.bb.org.bw. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Business Botswana :: BOTSWANA PASSPORT RANKS 58TH ON THE 2019 GLOBAL PASSPORT INDEX". www.bb.org.bw. Retrieved 30 May 2020.