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General Visa Information

Consular Affairs Section Contact Information

Between 24 March and 28 April 2014 the U.S. Embassy Gaborone Consular Section will have reduced non-immigrant visa interview appointments available.  We request that all visa applicants plan accordingly by submitting applications and scheduling appointments well ahead of planned travel.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Physical Address
Embassy Drive, Government Enclave, Gaborone, Botswana

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 90 Gaborone, Botswana

Consular Information Line:
(+267) 373-2201

U.S. Citizen Services:
(+267) 373-2322

After Hours Emergency - (U.S. Citizens Only)
(+267) 395-7111

Consular FAX Line:
(+267) 318-0232

Email Address:


Consular Affairs Section Office Hours

Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Appointments:
Tuesday & Thursday 08:00 - 11:00 AM (Must be scheduled on-line at: Visa Appointments).

Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Call-Back Applicants:
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

U.S. Citizen Services (ACS) Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday &Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

General Visa Information

Thank you for your interest in visiting the United States of America.

Please visit the Department of State's Travel website to view Visa Information or to view an "A to Z" Subject Search.

For anyone wishing to visit the United States temporarily for tourism, business, work, or study, the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana processes all categories of non-immigrant visas.

For anyone wishing to immigrate permanently to the United States, the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa processes all categories of immigrant visas, including fiancée and Diversity Lottery visas.

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