Our Eswatini Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Eswatini’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Eswatini.
Who needs a visa to visit Eswatini?
No visa This destination requires a visa for stays of up to 30 days. Please note that although a visa is not necessary, you are still required to:
Possess a passport valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of departure and including at least one blank visa page.
Keep documentation of onward and return flights
Hold all necessary travel paperwork for your future destination.
Hold documentation proving your travel purpose (e.g. business cover or support letter, conference registrations, etc.)
Carry evidence of adequate finances according to your expected duration of stay.
It is suggested that you confirm with your airline that boarding without a visa will be authorised.
Entry into Eswatini
When deciding whether to travel to Eswatini at this time, Irish citizens should consider the possibility of limitations being imposed during their trip, as well as the potential impact of COVID-19 on local health care systems during their proposed stay.
To enter Eswatini, you must provide either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a valid negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before to arrival.
Consult your physician well in advance of your trip to determine if you require immunizations for Eswatini.
Eligibility to apply for a Eswatini visa
The criteria to apply for a Eswatini visa is simple and straight forward. If you follow the criteria and bring along all relevant documents required, you should have no problems obtaining a visa. The criteria is listed below.
Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page.
Hold proof of sufficient funds.
Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets.
Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip.
Hold all documents required for the next destination.
Processing time for Eswatini visas
Visa processing might take anywhere between one and five business days. Due to the fact that the application form must be sent to the Royal Eswatini Police Service for screening, the processing time can occasionally be extended. The application is submitted to the Chief Immigration Officer for approval following the Police Service.
Appointment waiting times
Appointment waiting times can differ depending on the situation. It is important to allow yourself enough time for your appointment before applying for your visa. It is advised to do this well in advance before your trip. Standard waiting times for a visitor visa is around 150 days. Student visas take significantly less time than that at around 3 days. For all other non-immigrant visas, the appointment waiting time for those can also be around 150 days.
Who can visit Eswatini without a visa?
Eswatini requires a passport valid for at least three months upon admission (formerly Swaziland). For tourist visits, citizens of the majority of Commonwealth nations, the United States, Japan, and the majority of European Union countries do NOT require a visa. Tourists and business travellers may visit Eswatini for up to thirty days.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control|
|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
Eswatini visa types
There are two types of visas available in Eswatini. They consist of short stay and long stay. It is imperative to ensure you have the correct visa for your stay before entering the Country, as failure to do so may result in you being deported.
What to do if your Eswatini visa is refused?
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that decided to deny the visa distributes a standard document to notify the applicant of the decision to deny an Eswatini visa and the reasons for the denial. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Kindly get in touch with us if your visa application has been refused.
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Applications for a visa to enter the Kingdom of Eswatini are processed either directly at the Ministry of Home Affairs headquarters or through the country’s missions and representative offices.
Tourists and business travellers may visit Eswatini for up to thirty days. After this, you can ask for an additional 30-day extension at the Department of Homeland Security. If your stay exceeds 60 days, you must apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP).
The processing time for visa applications ranges from two weeks to four months, depending on the type of visa. Please verify the visa category you will require to ensure sufficient time for the application process.