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|Overview||Botswana is a peaceful landlocked country and one of Africa’s exclusive safari destinations. Expats take a trip out in this vast country to bask in its scenic routes and unpaved wonders. Its rich resources are also a magnet for expat investors. Here’s our handy guide to help you get to know your next destination.|
|VISA Info||Nationals from Australia, New Zealand, US, UK, South Africa and Schengen territories may enter visa free and stay for up to 90 days. Other countries will have to arrange a visa with the Botswana embassy or consulate in their home or host country. Tourist visas last for 90 days and cannot be extended.|
Expats with a permanent job offer in Botswana need to apply for an employment permit. Employment permits are initially valid for a period of two years but can be extended.
Employment permits for Botswana should be applied for before arriving in the country. As with the temporary work permits, employers usually carry the financial and bureaucratic burden of applying for an employment permit for an expat. However, expats should be aware that the requirements will differ on a case-by-case basis, depending on each individual’s field of work.
|Tax & Social Security||Non-resident individuals are required to register as taxpayers and to comply with all tax return and compliance obligations in the same way as residents as detailed earlier in relation to income from a Botswana source. Non-residents are, however, taxed slightly differently from residents in that there is no exemption from tax on the first BWP36,000 per year which is taxed at the rate of 5 percent.|
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|Climate||Botswana’s climate is semi-arid. Though it is hot and dry for much of the year, there is a rainy season, which runs through the summer months|
|Things to do||Visit Chobe National Park|
|Food to try||Seswaa
|Transport||Trains and Buses|
|Where Expats hang out||Mostly through online forums|