Lesotho Visa

ocated in South Africa, The Kingdom of Lesotho has made its way to being an incredibly unique country in Africa. Lesotho is one of the only countries in the world that exist above 1,000 meters. Therefore, it is the perfect place to experience a spectacular gaze at the Galaxy.

Foreigners who want to visit Lesotho and experience and sightsee all the good things and amazing places that Lesotho has to offer can read this article below to know more about the Lesotho visa policy, requirements, duration, and visa types.

Who Needs a Visa for Lesotho?

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Lesotho and stay in the country for 90 days:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Jamaica
  • Samoa
  • Bahamas
  • Japan
  • San Marino
  • Bangladesh
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • Barbados
  • Kiribati
  • Sierra Leone
  • Belize
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Solomon Islands
  • Brunei
  • Malaysia
  • South Africa
  • Cameroon
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Dominica
  • Malta
  • Tanzania
  • Eswatini
  • Mauritius
  • Tonga
  • Gambia
  • Namibia
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Grenada
  • Nauru
  • Tuvalu
  • Guyana
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Uganda
  • Hong Kong
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Vanuatu
  • Ireland
  • Saint Lucia
  • Zambia
  • Israel
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Zimbabwe

Citizens of the following countries can stay in Lesotho for two weeks without a visa:

  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Czechia
  • Portugal
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Iceland
  • United States

How to Apply for a Lesotho Visa?

To apply for a Lesotho visa, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the official page of the Lesotho e-Visa.
  2. Select the type of visa you are applying for.
  3. Fill out the Lesotho visa application form. Do not leave any blank spaces.
  4. Attach the required documents.
  5. Finish the applicable visa fee payment.
  6. Wait until you receive an email with your visa application result.
Important: Make sure you complete the visa application form with all the required documents and correct information. Also, make sure you fully complete the applicable visa fee payment. Once the visa application form is sent, no changes can be made.

Lesotho Visa Requirements

Submit the following documents when applying for a Lesotho visa:

  • A valid passport. Make sure the passport is valid for at least six months from arrival. Your passport must also have two blank pages.
  • A returned or ongoing flight ticket. This document must prove that you will leave the Republic of Lesotho once your visa expires.
  • A invitation letter issued from a friend or family member.
  • A introduction letter.
  • A bank statement. This document must prove that the applicant is financially stable and can financially support themselves in Lesotho.
  • A immunization card. 
  • A valid travel insurance for your entire stay in Lesotho. 
  • An accommodation proof such as a hotel reservation, rental agreement, or a letter of invitation.

Note: Other documents may be required depending on the type of visa that the applicant is applying for.

Lesotho Visa Processing Time

The processing time for a Lesotho e-Visa is between two to three working days. The processing time can be extended if there is any incorrect information or if any of the required supporting documents is missing.

Duration of a Lesotho Visa

The duration of a Lesotho e-Visa depends on the type of visa that the applicant is applying for:

  • A Lesotho e-Visa for a single entry allows its holder to stay in the country for 44 days and is valid for 90 days from the issuance date.
  • A Lesotho e-Visa for multiple entries is valid six months from the issuance date.

Lesotho Visa Fees

Here are the Lesotho visa fees:

  • $150 for a single entry visa.
  • $250 for a multiple entry visa.

The payment must be made online by a DPO Card, PAYGATE, VISA Card, Master Card, Verified By VISA Card, or a Master Card-Secure Code.

Lesotho Visa Types

There are different types of Lesotho visas you can apply for depending on the purpose of your visit to the country:

  • Tourist visa. A tourist visa is issued for tourism, visit, and sightseeing purposes.
  • Business visa. A business visa is issued to foreigners who need to enter the country for business purposes, such as work, business meetings, and business trips.
  • Student visa. A student visa is issued to international students who want to continue their studies in Lesotho.
  • Diplomatic visa. A diplomatic visa is issued to diplomatic and official passport holders.

Each visa has requirements, duration, and fee payment that the applicant must provide and finish to obtain a specific visa.

Lesotho Residence Permit

To apply for a Lesotho the residence permit, you must finish the application process online. The Ministry of Home Affairs has outsourced the residence permit application to a ‘facilitation center’ in Maseru. All interested applicants are required to apply for a Lesotho residence permit there.

There are two types of Lesotho residence permits:

  • Two years residence permit. A two-year residence permit is issued to applicants who want to stay for two years in Lesotho. The two-year residence permit can be renewed.
  • Indefinite residence permit. An indefinite residence permit is issued to applicants who have been residents in Lesotho for at least two years.

Both residence permits can be issued for the following purposes:

  • Missionary’s permit.
  • Joining relative permit.
  • Teacher’s permit.
  • Business people permit.
  • Spouse joining spouse permit.
  • Doctor’s and nurse’s permits.
  • Married women permit.
  • Returning citizens permit.
  • Study permit.

Why Should You Visit Lesotho?

Here are a few places and things you must not miss when in Lesotho:

Lesotho Mountain Crafts

The Lesotho mountain craft is a centre that offers support and training to craft workers in Lesotho. All the products here are made of unique materials and textiles such as mohair, wool, leather, horn, felt, and traditional fabric that the locals make. All the products are on sale.

Pioneer Mall

The Pioneer mall is located in Maseru and is considered one of the largest shopping malls. The Pioneer mall has everything you need, has parking, and is very safe for all the customers who want to shop and have a good time there.

Setcoto Design

The Setcoto design is a unique place. This place has offered more than 60 women a workplace and a place where they can spread their talent, emotions, and thoughts. This place creates unique floor rugs using mohair from the flocks of angora goats that roam the Maluti Mountains. They also allow you to create your story and image into a tapestry.

Sky Adventures

Located in the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Sky Adventures company offers an incredible experience for everyone who wants to experience it. The company has employees and experts who know everything about this activity to offer you an incredible experience.

Qacha’s Nek Snake Park

The Qacha’s Nek Snake park is located in Masitise in the Qouthing district. It has many different species of snakes, including anacondas, endemic puff adders, and spitting cobras. The park also has bees.

There is a carwash during your time in the park, so you can get your car washed while experiencing a unique adventure in Qacha’s Nek Snake Park.