Some countries require a visa to enter Botswana while others do not.  To see if you require a visa to enter Botswana click here.

We would encourage you to contact your embassy to ensure that you have all the necessary information and documentation to apply for a visa. Please note that the SAIS 2 Programme does not engage directly with your embassy.

If you need a letter of invitation, please send an email to The title of the email should read: Requesting Letter of Invitation for ASAIF 2019. Please provide us with your full name, institution and contact details. We will aim to provide you with the letter within 48 hours. Note that invitation letters will only be provided to attendees that have registered for ASAIF 2019.

Please note that we do not have any control over the visa process and this will be in the control of your embassy.  We would encourage you to ensure that you have submitted your documentation in good time (4 weeks) to ensure that your visa application can be processed in a timely manner.

In partnership with
Botswana Innovation Hub
SAIS Network