Global Mobility Solutions

Botswana Global Mobility Services

Compliantly move and pay employees in Botswana. 

No in-country entity needed.

Breedj offers global mobility solutions in Botswana. Through the Breedj platform, businesses of all sizes can compliantly relocate and pay local nationals and expats alike.

Our platform provides a range of solutions that simplifies the processes, allowing your business to operate seamlessly and in full compliance with local employment laws.

Moving your employees to Botswana

Botswana, a thriving nation in Southern Africa, offers a wealth of opportunities for international businesses seeking to expand their operations. With a stable economy driven by sectors such as mining, tourism, and agriculture, Botswana has consistently demonstrated strong economic growth, making it an attractive destination for global companies.

Political stability in Botswana further bolsters the nation’s appeal, as it has maintained a democratic government since gaining independence in 1966. This stable political environment fosters a conducive atmosphere for business growth and development.

When operating in Botswana, it’s essential to be aware of the linguistic landscape. The official language is English, making it relatively easy for international businesses to communicate and integrate with the local workforce. Setswana, the national language, is also widely spoken across the country.

Several factors make Botswana an ideal location for business expansion. The country’s strategic location offers easy access to neighboring markets in Southern Africa, while its business-friendly environment, bolstered by an educated workforce and supportive government policies, contributes to a promising climate for international investment. By choosing to expand your business operations to Botswana, you tap into a dynamic market with vast potential for growth and success.

Key immigration facts about Botswana

Navigating immigration processes is a crucial aspect of relocating employees to Botswana. Here are some key facts to help you better understand the country’s immigration requirements:

Entry Visas: All foreign nationals, except for those from most British Commonwealth countries and select countries with visa-abolition agreements, must obtain a valid entry visa. Nationals from Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are required to have visas despite being part of the British Commonwealth.

Visitor Visas: Foreign nationals visiting Botswana as tourists or visitors must comply with immigration regulations, allowing a maximum stay of 90 days within a 12-month period. Extensions may be granted by the Chief Immigration Officer upon application.

Work Permits: Foreign nationals seeking employment in Botswana must obtain a work permit, generally granted for up to five years and renewable as long as they remain employed. Permit holders can change employers but must reapply with respect to their new company.

Self-Employment: Foreign nationals can be self-employed in Botswana by obtaining investor work permits and residence permits. No minimum capital investment is required, and they may operate any business not reserved for Botswana citizens

Country fact sheet


Botswana pula (BWP)




2.4 million (2021)


Southern Africa



Official languages

English, Tswana

Compliance guaranteed

Breedj's local employment expertise in Botswana

By partnering with Breedj, you can eliminate the need to establish an in-country entity, and thus, saving valuable time and resources while benefiting from our local expertise to guarantee full compliance for your business operations.

Our platform has been designed to seamlessly take care of every aspect of the local employment environment, while you focus on your core operations.

Employment contracts

We handle employment contracts for both global employees and contractors.

Guaranteed compliance

Breedj ensures full compliance with your workers' local labor laws.

Global payroll

Our platform ensures accurate and timely international salary payments.

Legal expertise

Leverage Breedj's extensive expertise to navigate diverse employment laws.

Tax & contributions

Breedj handles tax & mandatory contributions as required by local labor laws.

Multiple currencies

Your workers are paid in their local currency, directly to their bank account.

Income Tax in Botswana

Understanding Botswana’s income tax system is essential for businesses and employees relocating to the country. Here’s an overview of the key aspects of income tax in Botswana:

Territorial Tax System: Botswana operates on a territorial basis, taxing income derived from sources within the country. Services performed outside Botswana are considered taxable if they are incidental to employment in the country.

Resident Taxation: Residents are subject to taxation on all income from a Botswana source according to the Personal Income Tax (PIT) rates.

Non-Resident Taxation: Non-residents are taxed on earned income following the PIT rates. Additionally, they are subject to withholding tax (WHT) at various rates: 15% for interest, commercial royalties, and management and consultancy fees; 7.5% for dividends; and 10% for entertainment fees, provided the income is of Botswana origin.

Being well-versed in the country’s income tax structure will ensure your business and employees remain compliant with local regulations and can optimize financial planning while operating in Botswana.

Labor regulations

Annual leave

15 days

Sick leave

20 days

Maternity leave

12 weeks

Paternity leave


Employee probation

Up to 12 months

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VAT in Botswana

In addition to income tax, it’s vital for businesses and employees relocating to Botswana to be aware of the country’s Value Added Tax (VAT) system. Here’s a brief overview of VAT in Botswana:

Scope of VAT: VAT is imposed on taxable supplies and the importation of goods into Botswana. It is essential for businesses to understand which transactions are subject to VAT and comply accordingly.

Standard VAT Rate: A standard rate of 12% is applicable to all supplies that do not qualify for an exemption or are not zero-rated. This rate is crucial for businesses to factor into their pricing and financial planning strategies.

Understanding and complying with Botswana’s VAT system is crucial for the successful operation of your business in the country. By being well-informed about the local tax structure, you can make informed decisions and optimize your financial management while expanding your operations in Botswana.

Breedj's platform

Current coverage

54 countries

Focus region


Salary payments

Supports multiple currencies

Time to market

Onboard workers in less than 24 hours

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Global expansion simplified

Confidently expand to Botswana

Breedj stands out as the preferred global employment solutions provider for several reasons, offering organizations a competitive edge with a range of scalable global employment solutions.

Cost effective

Drastically reduce administrative and overhead costs related to managing global employees.

100% compliant

Stay up to date with the ever changing global legislations, policies and local labor laws.

Peace of mind

Get direct access to our global employment experts to mitigate legal risks and penalties.

Fast-track market entry

Bypass the complexities associated with establishing a branch office or in-country.

Help emerging countries

Encourage growth and uplift lesser served regions by giving a job to talented remote professionals.

Support United Nations development goals

Directly support at least four sustainable development goals, simply by using our platform.