Botswana


Service locations

​There is no Australian diplomatic mission in Botswana.  The Department's office in Pretoria, South Africa, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Botswana. 

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian High Commission

Pretoria

Pretoria
Summary
This visa office provides immigration and visa service to clients in South Africa and 25 other countries in Southern and West Africa including: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Gambia (The), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast (cote d'Ivoire), Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Togo and Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 
If you are from Mauritius, Comoros (Union of), Madagascar, Reunion Islands and Seychelles you can lodge at the Australian High Commission in Port Louis, Mauritius or with this office.
Street address
292 Orient Street (Corner Schoeman)
Arcadia
Pretoria, 0083
South Africa
Note: Due to the unreliability of the South African mail service, applications and personal documents should be sent to the postal address and not the street address.

Postal address
Private Bag X150
Arcadia 0007
South Africa
Counter hours
By appointment only
Note: Arranged through the South African AVACs, or directly by the Australian High Commission.
Telephone
27 12 423 6272 (Appointments)
27 12 423 6000 (General enquiries)
8.30 am to 11.30 am Monday to Friday
Fax
27 12 342 4222
Electronic contact
Email address: immigration.pretoria@dfat.gov.au (post-lodgement enquiries only)
Website
http://www.southafrica.embassy.gov.au/
Additional information

Payment information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All applications can be submitted through the Australian Visa Application Centres in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Bank cheque

Bank issued cheques, in South African Rand (ZAR) only, made payable to the 'Australian High Commission'. Personal cheques are not accepted.​

Cash

Cash can only be accepted when paying at the High Commission and strictly by appointment only.

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​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship

​Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office or at the Australian Visa Application Centre.​

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​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Panel physician

Gaborone

Dr John Pridgeon GP
Summary
​Medical examinations
Street address

Shop 31/2 Kagiso Mall
Broadhurst Shopping Centre
Gaborone
Botswana​

Telephone

+267 393 7479

Fax

+267 391 0577

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr John Pridgeon

Lenmed Health Bokamoso Private Hospital
Summary
​Radiology Clinic
Street address

Plot 4769
Mmopane Block 1
Mmopane
Gaborone
Botswana​

Telephone

+267 369 4000

Fax

+267 369 4161

Police check

Botswana

Botswana
Street address

Plot 22117 Gaborone West Industrial
Kgomokasitwa Road
Gabarone
BOTSWANA

Postal address

Criminal Investigations Department
Botswana Police Force
PO Box 1082 Gaborone
BOTSWANA

Telephone

​(+267) 3918601

Website
http://www.gov.bw
Additional information

Relevant Document: Police Clearance Certificate
Citizens:Apply in person.
Residents: Apply in person at your local police station.
Non-residents: Apply in writing to the postal address above.
Provide: Full name, date and place of birth, dates and places of residence in Botswana, a new set of fingerprints, a letter explaining the request, certified copies of your work/residence permit in Botswana, certified copies of your passport/s showing entry and exit into and out of Botswana.
Alternatively send documents to your nearest Botswana High Commission to forward to the Botswana police.
Fee: Nil.