passport of Botswana

Botswana Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel124

Asset protection82

Quality of life114

"Plan B"72

About Botswana

A state in South Africa. Botswana has a high unemployment rate - it is about 23%. The country receives its main income from agriculture and mining: diamonds, nickel and copper ores.

70% of the country is occupied by the Kalahari Desert. The country has many natural attractions, such as the Okavango Delta, the Gchwihaba caves and the world's largest salt marshes, Makgadikgadi.


2.4 million



Official language

English, Tswana

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Grounds for obtaining a Botswana passport

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Estimated time: 10 years

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a Botswana passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records