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Application for civil registration documents abroad (Omang, National Passport, birth and death certificate, police clearance certificates, validation of driver’s licence)

Overview

The Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation facilitates applications by Batswana residing outside the country in diaspora through provision of access to services provided by other line Ministries. 

These include facilitating applications for / renewal of Omang; National Passport; birth and death certificates; validation of driver’s licences; and the repatriation of deceased persons to Botswana. 

The Ministry also assists foreign nationals who are former residents of the Republic of Botswana with issuance of police clearances certificates.

Who is eligible?
  • Batswana in diaspora
  • Students
  • Citizens on international travel
  • Foreign nationals who are former residents in Botswana
How do I get this service?
  • Contact the nearest diplomatic mission, or the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation
  • Fill in the required forms.
  • Provide required documentation.
What supporting documents are required?
  • Birth Certificate (letter from chief in absence of Birth Certificate, and hospital notification of birth)
  • Death certificate
  • Copy of expired or lost National Identification card (Omang)
  • Copy of expired or lost National passport
  • Hospital notification of birth
  • Drivers Licence
  • Police clearance certificate
How long will this service take?

Ten (10) working days

How much does it cost?

Varies depending on the service

Where can I get more information on this Service

Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Botswana Police   or

Department of Protocol and Consular Services
Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation
Private Bag 00368
Government Enclave
​Gaborone
Botswana

Tel: (+267) 3600700

Fax: (+267) 3973067
Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday except, public holidays

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