Visa / Consular Services

The Consular Section accepts applications for short-stay, long-stay or medical-stay Visa, provides consular services to the inhabitants in Botswana. For immigration and visa related inquiries, please contact:

Consular Section
Embassy of Japan in Botswana
Plot 8842, Khama Crescent,
Private Bag 00222, Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: +267-391-4456
Fax: +267-391-4468

Opening Hours
Visa: Monday to Friday 08:30~12:00
Other services: Monday to Friday 08:30~12:00, 14:00~16:30
Excluding Embassy Holidays

For all services, please make an appointment by telephone beforehand.
The Embassy reception is located on the 4th floor. For location information please see 'How to find us'. Visitors to the Embassy will be requested to present an original identity document bearing a photograph.


※Notice: The Embassy of Japan does not accept visa application through an agent. Visa applicants must submit application documents directly to the Embassy by themselves.

Information for Visitors to Japan

Travel Medical Insurance for Visitors to Japan

Whether you are heading to Japan for work or on vacation, it is strongly recommended to take out travel medical insurance.
Travel medical insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip. Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel insurance you purchased offers sufficient coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern. It is therefore recommended to have travel medical insurance with support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service.
We also recommend that you check your insurance details before travelling. Perinatal medical care, for example, is not usually covered by travel insurance and can be expensive.

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