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1820-130 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4
Canada
Tel: + 1-613-234-0770
Fax: +1-613-234-5665
 

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VISA APPLICATIONS

 

The Lesotho High Commission in Ottawa processes all Lesotho visa applications in Canada and the Mission’s countries of non-resident accreditation.
 

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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 Lesotho.
• To ensure onward passage to Lesotho, where applicable; visitors should secure South African visitors/ transit visas prior to departure.


Check here to see if you’re exempt from a Lesotho Visa


VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURE
(Non visa exempt countries)


For all visa categories, the applicant should follow the steps below:

  1. Download 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 where applicable.
    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 letter)
     

  2. Where the 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:
 
 

VISA CATEGORY FEE (In Canadian Dollars)
Single Entry $125.00CDN
Multiple Entry $250.00CDN

 


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
Maseru, 100
LESOTHO
TEL: +(266) 2232-2187

 

 
 
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