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General Visa Information

Due to planned systems maintenance, the U.S. Embassy Gaborone will be unable to offer routine non-immigrant visa appointments or routine U.S. Citizen Services appointments on Friday, 9 October 2015.  The U.S. Embassy will also be closed in observance of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, 12 October 2015.  Routine operations are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, 13 October 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

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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