Lesotho e-Visa

Lesotho e-Visa: Basic Information

All travellers that wish to visit Lesotho can now apply online for an electronic visa permit. There are two Lesotho e-Visa types that each applicant can choose from.

The visa process takes just a few minutes to complete and can be done on any device that has an internet connection.

An electronic visa to the Kingdom of Lesotho is sent directly to the applicant's e-mail address in a PDF version. There are no visits to the Embassy needed, nor waiting in long queues.

All passport holders that are nationals of the eligible countries can choose between two visa types that serve for both business and tourism purposes.

  • Lesotho visa types

    There are two main e-Visa to Lesotho types that are available through our visa services. Both can be divides into a single-entry visa and a multiple-entry visa. Every traveller can choose between a tourist visa and a business visa. Visa requirements and usage differ depending on which type you select.

    Tourist visa

    • a single-entry visa: allows one entry into Lesotho for a maximum period of 44 days.
    • a multiple-entry visa: its holders can travel to and within Lesotho numerous times for 180 days.

    Business visa

    • a visa allowing a single entrance: enables its holders one admission and a stay in Lesotho of 44 days.
    • a visa allowing multiple entries: allows numerous visits to Lesotho within 180 days.

    Please note! No matter what visa type you're applying for, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the planned arriving date.

  • List of eligible countries and visa requirements

    The following countries can make an online application for the Lesotho visa:

    • Afghanistan
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • American
    • Samoa
    • Andorra
    • Angola
    • Antigua and
    • Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and
    • Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Canary
    • Islands
    • Cape Verde
    • Central
    • African Republic
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • China
    • Christmas
    • Island (AW)
    • Cocos
    • (Keeling) Islands (AW)
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo
    • (Democratic Republic)
    • Costa Rica
    • Cote
    • d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Denmark
    • Djibouti
    • Dominican
    • Republic
    • East Timor
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • England
    • Equatorial
    • Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Estonia
    • Eswatini
    • (Swaziland)
    • Ethiopia
    • Finland
    • France
    • French
    • Polynesia (FR)
    • Gabon
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Hong Kong
    • (SAR)
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Italy
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Korea, North
    • (DPR)
    • Korea, South
    • Kosovo
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Latvia
    • Lebanon
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macao
    • Macau (SAR)
    • Macedonia
    • Macedonia
    • (North)
    • Madagascar
    • Mali
    • Malta
    • Marshall
    • Islands
    • Mauritania
    • Mexico
    • Micronesia
    • Moldova
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • (Burma)
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • Nevis
    • New
    • Caledonia
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Northern
    • Ireland
    • Northern
    • Mariana Islands
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Palau
    • Palestinian
    • Territories
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Russian
    • Federation
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and
    • Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Scotland
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Serbia And
    • Montenegro
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Spain
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Syria
    • Taiwan
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Togo
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab
    • Emirates
    • Uruguay
    • Uzbekistan
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Western Sahara
    • Yemen

    The following countries can enter Lesotho visa-free for 14 days:

    • Belgium
    • Czech
    • Republic
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Iceland
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • South Korea
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Spain

    Should you need a more extended trip to Lesotho, a visa is required. Apply for your travel document using our services to grant yourself a stress-free travel.

  • Lesotho e-Visa application

    Choose the visa type (a tourist visa or a business visa) and collect the necessary documents described in the 'Required Documents' section. Make sure you have them on hand while applying. Start the process of applying prepared to ensure successful approval.

    Online application guide for the Lesotho e-Visa:

    • Use the panel on the left, click 'Apply online,' and start the application process. Provide your data and attach the required documents in the application form.
    • Choose one of the several online payment methods to pay the visa fees.
    • Check your e-mail address. Each applicant will receive a confirmation number that can be used to check the visa status. Later on, e-Visa to Lesotho arrives at an e-mail address provided in the application form.
  • Lesotho e-Visa validity period

    The single-entry visas are valid for 44 days from arrival in Lesotho.

    Both multiple-entry permits are valid for 180 days and allow its' holders to travel to and within the Kingdom of Lesotho. The stay can be prolonged with this visa type on hand.

  • Requirements on arrival

    Every passport holder should have two essential documents on hand on their travel to Lesotho for control of the customs officials upon entrance. To enter Lesotho without any issues, ensure that you have the following:

    • a printed e-Visa permit
    • a valid passport (for a minimum of six months from arriving)  

Required documents

Visa requirements differ according to the visa type you choose. Each applicant should prepare the documents described in this section to ensure their application will be successfully approved.

Tourist visa:

  • a valid passport that will not expire for the next 6 months from the planned arrival date
  • applicant's passport should have at least 2 blank visa pages left
  • a photograph of the applicant taken within 6 months of the travel
  • proof of having travel insurance
  • a yellow fever certificate (applicable to travellers coming from the infected areas, where HIV/AIDS is prevalent)

Business visa:

  • a business license and documentation to validate the business trip
  • current bank statements and copy of the travel insurance
  • a business itinerary that included travel accommodations
  • copy of the applicant's employer letter or a letter of invitation from the Lesotho company
  • all business travellers must register within the Directorate of Immigration. (7 days before arrival, applicants have to present a valid passport and a nationality verification)
  • a yellow fever certificate (applicable to travellers coming from the infected areas, where HIV/AIDS is prevalent)

Please note! Every document provided for business travel in a language different from English must have an official English translation.

Important information

  • Each traveller must have a separate visa to enter Lesotho
  • To make a successful application, the applicant's passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date
  • Prepare the necessary documents and ensure you meet all of the requirements before applying
  • Each applicant must have at least two blank visa pages in their passport upon arrival
  • Visa must be printed out and taken on the travel for customs officials to control it
  • You can prolong your stay with a business permit

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application process There are three easy steps to get your e-Visa to Lesotho. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team double-checks each application to ensure successful approval
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

Evisa Express is an independent company that offers efficient and professional assistance in obtaining visas. We are not associated with any governmental agency. See Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

FAQ about Lesotho e-Visa

  • What is Lesotho e-Visa?

    Lesotho e-Visa is an electronic visa permit that allows its' holders to enter the Kingdom of Lesotho for both business travel and tourism purposes. Visa applications can be completed entirely online within just a few minutes. All future Lesotho visitors need to apply online for this travel visa.

  • How to check Lesotho visa validity online?

    To check your visa validity period, contact our support team available to you in case of any issues, doubts, or questions. Have your visa confirmation number and your valid passport on hand while contacting our team. You can either contact us via e-mail or phone. See the 'Contact' section on the top of the page.

  • How to apply for a Lesotho visa?

    Both travel visas, tourist visas, and business ones have different requirements to meet. First, check if your country is listed as eligible; see the 'list of eligible countries' section. Prepare the necessary visa application documents and start applying. Provide your data, attach the required documents to the application form, pay the visa fees, and check your inbox. Lesotho visa arrives at your e-mail address within 72 hours.

  • How long does it take to get a Lesotho visa?

    To ensure quick and positive approval to travel to the Kingdom of Lesotho, ensure all the data provided in an online form was correct. Remember that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date. Visa to enter Lesotho processing time may take up to 72 hours (3 business days).

  • How will I receive the Lesotho visa?

    All passport holders who have completed the process of applying will receive their visa at the e-mail address provided in the application form. Make sure to put an e-mail that you have access to. Lesotho e-Visa arrives in a PDF version. Print it out and take it to the airport for the control of the customs officials.

  • What is a business visa to Lesotho?

    Nationals from the eligible countries can enter Lesotho for business purposes using a business visa. All business travellers must apply for a business visa and attach all of the necessary documents that validate their trip. This visa allows its' holders to stay in Lesotho for either 44 days once or have numerous trips within 180 days.

  • How long is a visa for Lesotho good for?

    The validity period depends on which visa type you choose. All passport holders can choose between a visa online for a single entrance and a multiple-entry one. With a single entrance, travellers can stay in Lesotho for 44 days. Numerous entries permits allow to travel to Lesotho multiple times within 180 days (6 months).

  • Which countries can visit using a Lesotho visa?

    Visa to enter Lesotho is available to hundreds of countries. If you have a valid passport and meet other requirements, check if your country is listed as eligible in the 'List of Eligible Countries' section above.

  • Is it easy to get a Lesotho visa?

    Applying online could not be easier. You can make an application from home or any other place. With a valid passport and upon meeting the necessary criteria, all applicants can complete the process of applying within a few minutes on any working device. Lesotho visa will be delivered to your e-mail address within 72 hours or less.

  • What documents do I need for Lesotho e-Visa?

    No matter what visa type you're making visa application plans for, all future Lesotho visitors need the following documents: a valid passport that will not expire for the next 6 months from the arrival date, travel insurance, a certificate of yellow fever (if you're coming from an infected area, where HIV/AIDS is prevalent). There are several more requirements to meet, which differ depending on the visa type you choose.

  • How to know if Lesotho visa is canceled?

    Should your visa to enter Lesotho be denied, we grant reimbursement as per our Terms of Service. You will be notified if your application would fail to be approved. Our support team is available to all nationals and offers help with resolving such issues.

  • Do you need a visa to go to Lesotho?

    All nationals coming from countries that need a visa to go to Lesotho must have a valid travel document (an e-Visa) to cross the Lesotho border. Remember that you have to print out your permit for control of the customs officials upon arriving.

  • How can I get a visa for Lesotho?

    A visa is required to travel to Lesotho for both tourism and business purposes. Use our visa services, let the professionals handle your visa permit for you. All you have to do is prepare the necessary documents and make an online application, following an easy, three-step process.

Three easy steps to get Lesotho eVisa

  • Apply online Fill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel
  • Fill out remaining required information and make an online payment We accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
  • Check your email Once your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided in your application.
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