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General Visa Information

Consular Affairs Section Contact Information

The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.

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) 373-2222
Consular FAX Line (+267) 318-0232
Email Address ConsularGaborone@State.Gov
Website botswana.usembassy.gov

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 Hours:
Monday & Friday from 09:00AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday from 1:30PM - 4:00PM

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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