Application for work permits must be done and obtained prior to arriving in Botswana. Some of the requirements are:
Certified copies of your passport which must be valid for at least 6 months, your CV, highest degree/education certificate, passport photographs, Police Clearance Certificate, Medical Report, employment contract, motivational letter from the employer, operating/business license and company registration documents as well as an advertisement in the local newspaper.
More and more we are noticing the need for a ‘Transfer of skills plan’ to accompany long term work permits all over Africa, for Botswana this is the same. A transfer of skills plan is one of the more important requirements for a long term work permit application as transferring skills to a local citizen has become imperative. A local understudy in the same field and profession as the applicant is required as well as a detailed skills plan upon submission of the application.