Botswana


Uniglo Financial can provide a comprehensive range of payroll services in Botswana. The individual is treated as an Employee by Uniglo Financial local partner and income is paid in the form of professional fees, allowances and expenses, the proportions depending on individual circumstances.

TAX AND SOCIAL SECURITY

If you provide us with the earning rates of your contractors, we can come back to you with a breakdown of the contractor’s potential net retentions. We are able to provide highly tax efficient solutions in Botswana. Please call us to discuss further.

IMMIGRATION

A work permit application is applied for is applied for in Botswana with a 1 or 2-year option. One may also apply for a 30 day temporary work permit or a 3 month work permit. All applications are processed in Botswana and upon approval of the work permit, the applicant would need to enter on a tourist visa to collect their permit and go for Biometric fingerprinting at the Immigration Department. An Advert must be placed in a national newspaper for the Long-Term work permit.

DOCUMENTS

A list of documents will be provided upon confirmation of the visa process.

VISA REQUIREMENTS
Citizens of 106 Countries can travel to Botswana without applying for a visa. Almost all Europe, North and South America, Africa and the Caribbean make up the 106 Countries. This is for 30 days and for Tourist or Business Purposes only.

We will advise as to whether the applicant needs to apply for an entry visa, upon confirmation of nationality.

 

BUSINESS VISA

Uniglo Financial can offer a Business Visa service (where necessary) but it is recommended that we arrange Work Permits and full local employment for all contractors.

WORK & RESIDENCE PERMIT

SHORT TERM VISA- 30 Days Labour Exempt
PROCESSING TIME: 15-30 Working Days
APPLICATION: In county
VALIDITY: 30 days
EXTENSIONS: No- this is for 30-day Short term work NOTE: Upon Approval, the applicant will have to enter Botswana for Fingerprinting.

COSTS- 450 USD

SHORT TERM VISA- 3 months – Emergency

PROCESSING TIME: 30-50 Working Days
APPLICATION: In county
VALIDITY: 3 months
EXTENSIONS: No- this is for 3 months’ Short term work NOTE: Upon Approval, the applicant will have to enter Botswana for Fingerprinting.

COSTS- 450 USD 

LONG TERM WORK PERMIT-
PROCESSING TIME: 30-60 days
PRE-APPLICATION: No- but Advert needs to be placed
APPLICATION: In-Country Application
VALIDITY: 1-2 years
EXTENSIONS: yes
COSTS-1500 USD including Advert and Gov Fees.

Please note that this does not include translation and Courier Costs.

MONTHLY MANAGEMENT FEES: 495 USD