Connecticut, US

May 18 2017

Online Visa Application System Introduced



The Lesotho immigration authorities have introduced the new E-Visa system in an effort to increase access to potential visitors and to improve the visa processing time.  Effective immediately, visa nationals will now be required to apply for their Entry Visas online at

Upon approval, foreign nationals will receive the approval confirmation electronically, which they should print and present to the immigration officials on arrival in Lesotho.  E-Visas will be endorsed in their passports on arrival with the dates of validity. 

The E-Visa fees are USD 150 for single-entry and USD 250 for multiple-entry visas.  The approval will now take between 24 to 72 hours, compared to the previous processing time of seven to 14 business days. 

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

The new E-Visa system is expected to greatly improve and expedite the application and approval process for foreign nationals traveling to Lesotho.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to

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