Lesotho Visa

Lesotho Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Lesotho?

Find your nearest Lesotho Embassy.

Visitors to Lesotho who have obtained a single-entry visa are permitted to stay for a maximum of 44 days. Visitors who have obtained a multiple-entry visa are only permitted to go in and out of Lesotho once every 180 days. If a visitors stay is extended, he or she must submit an extension request.

Who needs a visa to Lesotho

Unless you are from any of the following Countries, you will be required to obtain a visa before entering Lesotho.

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

For more information on visas to Lesotho, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Lesotho

There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Lesotho. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19. Passengers travelling to Lesotho must transit through South Africa via land or air, and are advised to review South Africa’s entry requirements prior to departure.

Requirements to apply for a Lesotho Visa

The requirements to apply for a Lesotho visa are straight forward. If you follow the criteria you should get your visa with no problem. The criteria is listed below.

Applicants must submit a comprehensive visa application together with the relevant supporting documents. 

Passports must be valid for at least six months following the date of entry into the Kingdom of Lesotho. 

Passport should have a minimum of 2 blank visa pages.

A passport must contain at least two blank visa pages. Applicants must submit photographs in the right dimensions.

Processing Time For Lesotho Visas

The application process for a Lesotho eVisa typically takes between seven and eleven days, depending on the processing time option you select. This will grant you 30-day Single-Entry permission to stay legally in the country, valid for 90 days after arrival.

Appointment Waiting Times

On average, appointment wait times range from two to three weeks. This is only an approximation. If there are any issues with your visa application, the process may take considerably longer.

Who Can Visit Lesotho Without a Visa? 

If you have a valid passport and are a citizen of one of the following nations, you can visit Lesotho visa-free for up to 90 days:

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

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.

Lesotho Visa Types

There are several types of visas available in Lesotho. The reason for your visit will depend on what visa you need to apply for. It is important to ensure you apply for the correct visa before travelling. The types of visas available are:

  • Student
  • Diplomatic
  • Business
  • Tourist

What To Do If Your Lesotho Visa is Refused

If you have found an error in your visa application, you may reapply. Before granting permission to reapply, a country’s immigration department may request a copy of your denial to enter the country. If the reasons for the visa denial are acceptable, you will be permitted to reapply.

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If you need to modify information on your visa application, you must call the assistance desk immediately to confirm that your application was changed prior to acceptance.

You will be forced to reapply at the border or airport for an emergency visa.

Your application may be delayed or denied if you fail to provide the required documentation or if you deliver improperly scanned materials. It may also be the result of an open case awaiting a response. Applicants will receive an email letter detailing the issues or documentation required to finish the application. Upon denial, a fresh payment will be required.

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