About Us Regular Visa for India


(This is a visa application process between the applicant and Visa Section of HCI Gaborone. Applicant needs to fill the application via the website given below and submit physically at the High Commission along with original passport, supporting documents and visa fee)



Applicants need to take a print of the system-generated application form (ref. number beginning with BWAGV000...), attach two colour photographs with white background (51mm x 51mm), sign the form, and submit it PERSONALLY at the High Commission along with requisite documents and applicable Visa Fee (Visa Section to be contacted to know applicable visa fee), between 9.00 am and 12.00 noon on High Commission's working days.

All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa from an Indian Mission/Post or eVisa (Limited Categories).

Visa Fee for applicants other than Botswana Passport holders may be different. Please contact Visa Section of HCI Gaborone to know more about specific nationalities/visas.


Apply Online: Fill and Submit Visa Application Form Securely.

Submit Documents: Submit your application with required documents at HCI Gaborone.

Receive Passport, Visa: Collect your passport/visa from HCI Gaborone, once it is ready.


Please read Visa-related detailed instructions at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/instruction.html

Those travelling to India are also advised to go through instructions available on the website of Bureau of Immigration at https://boi.gov.in

Each visa application is considered on its merit and High Commission of India, Gaborone may ask for additional information at any stage during the processing of the application. Submission of application along with prescribed fees does not guarantee issuance of visa.

Once the visa application has been approved, the applicant will be informed to visit High Commission and submit bio-metric information to complete the process of obtaining visa. At present applicants under the age of 12 years and above the age of 70 years are exempt from this biometrics requirement.

Applicant's passport has to be valid for a minimum of six months from his/her date of departure from India, having at least 2 blank pages.

Applicants holding nationalities other than Botswana please note that in order to apply visa here they need to submit proof of long-term stay (minimum three years) and that it involves extra processing time.

Visitors intending to stay for more than six months (6 months) when visiting India on a long-term visa, need to register themselves with the concerned local Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), within fifteen days (15 days) of arrival.

JOURNALISTS and those seeking Visa for RESEARCH or FILMING in India have to fill up separate forms and provide additional information. Clearance for such visa has to be obtained from the Government of India in New Delhi and takes longer processing time. Applicants should, therefore, submit their documents at least 8-10 weeks in advance.

Useful Information Points:

High Commission accepts all fees in Pula only.

Fees once paid are non-refundable.

HCI Contact Number: + 267 – 391 2240

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