Lesotho High Commission in Ottawa processes all Lesotho visa
applications in Canada and the Mission’s countries of non-resident
VISA EXEMPT COUNTRIES
Holders of passports from countries that are exempt from Lesotho
visas need only their passports for entry into Lesotho. Holders
should adhere to the Lesotho Immigration Regulations ensuring:
• Return airline ticket if arriving by air
• 2 blank Endorsement Pages in Passport
• Passport validity of up to 90 days after intended departure from
• To ensure onward passage to Lesotho, where applicable; visitors
should secure South African visitors/ transit visas prior to
VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE
(Non visa exempt countries)
For all visa categories, the applicant should follow the steps
and complete the visa application form and submit (by courier
for distant applications) to the Lesotho High Commission with
the following documentation.
a. Passport with a valid visa for the Republic of South Africa
b. One passport-size photograph ( in Canadian specification
taken in colour against a white background).
c. Copy of the applicant’s airline ticket or itinerary.
d. Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation or invitation
applicant is able to present themselves in person at the Lesotho
High Commission in Ottawa, a visa interview appointment will be
arranged with the Consular Officer for the processing of the
visa. The interview will be conducted over the phone/ Skype for
all distant applicants.
VISA APPLICATION FEE
Please note that the fee for Lesotho visas has changed as follows:
The visa application fee is accepted as:
1. Cash (for walk-in applications or third party hand deliveries)
2. Money Order (Western Union/ Moneygram)
3. Bank Draft or Bank Guaranteed Cheque (Canada applications only)
NB: Fees for Lesotho Visas are non-refundable including in the event that an application is declined. It takes ten (10) business days to process the Visa from the day the application reaches the High Commission. Applicants are requested to provide a return pre-paid courier envelope to enable fast movement of their passports.
STUDY AND WORK PERMITS, PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Please contact the Lesotho High Commission via email or telephone
for all necessary information.
EXTENTIONS OF VISAS AND OTHER PERMITS
All visa and permit extensions (including those issued on entry to
citizens from visa exempt countries) are processed in Maseru at the
Department of Immigration at the address below. The visitor should
ensure to process the extension within the validity period of the
issued visa. The Department of Immigration is located at:
Ministry of Home Affairs
Cnr. Assissi and Moshoeshoe Roads
P.O. Box 363
TEL: +(266) 2232-2187