You’ll need to apply for a visa if you plan to travel to Eswatini or a neighbouring country.
Eswatini has many different types of visas available, all with their requirements, so be sure to check with your host before making plans.
Eswatini Visa Options
A visa is an official document that permits you to enter a country.
Eswatini offers several visa options for temporary visitors who must stay in the country for more than 90 days.
Eswatini is a member of the Common Travel Area (CTA), which means Irish citizens do not need a visa to enter Eswatini.
You can stay up to three or six months, and your passport will be stamped with “Visa Exempt” when you arrive in Eswatini.
To apply for a visa to Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), you must complete a visa application form.
This form can be found online on the government website or at any of the following locations:
- Consulate General
- High Commission
If you are a country citizen that requires a visa to enter Eswatini, you will need to get one before travelling there.
You will need a visa if you travel to Eswatini from another country.
If you have questions about applying for a visa or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Embassy of Eswatini.
The Embassy is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but it’s best to call ahead before visiting the Embassy as they may be closed on certain days due to holidays or other scheduled events.
Eswatini provides a number of visa options for temporary visitors.
Eswatini is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa.
It is surrounded by Mozambique to the east and south, South Africa to the west and north, with a short coastline on the Indian Ocean coast of KwaZulu-Natal to its south-east.
Eswatini is a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which focuses on developing free trade among its members.
Eswatini has visa-free travel arrangements with many countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany and India, and some states within the United States: Florida, Nevada and Texas.
Other countries require pre-approval for entry into Eswatini based on the documentation you must provide when applying for your visa (e.g., proof of accommodation).
If your country does not have a visas exemption arrangement with Eswatini, then you will need to apply for an entry visa from one of its embassies abroad before travelling there; this will usually be valid for three months from the date of issue only if you are entering via Johannesburg International Airport or OR Tambo International Airport in Pretoria so ensure you have plenty time before your flight departs!
The Last Word
We hope this article has helped you understand the process of applying for a visa to Eswatini.