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Woow, No Tourist Visa required on your trip to Swaziland.

Citizens of United States of America do not require visas for travel to Swaziland and as it is one of the visa exempt countries.


Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is a small landlocked country in Southern Africa. Swaziland will soon introduce the eVisa system, allowing travelers worldwide to apply for visas conveniently from anywhere. Travelers from many countries are required to obtain a visa before entering Eswatini. In this article, we will discuss the types of visas available, the requirements for obtaining a visa, the visa application process, visa validity, and other important information related to Eswatini visas.

Types of Visas and Information for Eswatini (Swaziland):

There are several types of visas available for Eswatini. Get an Eswatini (Swaziland) visa for short-term visits (tourism, business, etc.). For longer stays, apply for a Temporary Residence Permit.

  • Eswatini (Swaziland) Short-term Visa:Apply for a short-term Eswatini (Swaziland) visa for tourism, business, or transit. Single/multiple-entry visas are valid for 30 days.

  • Eswatini (Swaziland) Temporary Residence Permit: If visiting Eswatini (Swaziland) for more than 30 days or for study/work, a Temporary Residence Permit is needed, not just an entry visa.

Eswatini (Swaziland) Visa Requirements:

To obtain a visa for Eswatini, applicants must have:-

  • Passport with a minimum validity of six months
  • Completed visa application form
  • Two recent passport-size photos
  • Return or onward ticket
  • Proof of accommodation arrangements
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay
  • Travel itinerary
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical insurance (if applicable)
  • Additional documents may be required for specific types of visas or purposes of travel

Applying for a Visa to Eswatini (Swaziland):

There are currently two ways to apply for a visa to Eswatini (Swaziland):


  • Visit the eVisa website for Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Fill out the online application form and upload required documents
  • Pay the visa fee online
  • Receive the eVisa confirmation via email

Visa Process:

  • Submit the visa application form to the Eswatini (Swaziland) embassy/consulate in your home country
  • Attach required documents and pay the visa fee
  • Wait for visa processing time, which may take up to a few weeks depending on the embassy/consulate and type of visa
  • Collect the visa and passport from the embassy/consulate

Note: The visa process and requirements may vary based on the country of residence and the purpose of travel.

Visa Validity for Eswatini (Swaziland):

The validity of a visa for Eswatini depends on the type of visa and the purpose of the visit. 

Type of Visa

Visa Duration

Single entry Visa

up to 3 months

Multiple Entry Visa

up to 3 months

Multiple Entry Visa

up to 6 months

Multiple Entry Visa

up to 9 months

Multiple Entry Visa

up to 12 months

Urgent Visa Application for Eswatini (Swaziland):

Travelers who need to obtain a visa urgently for Eswatini can request an expedited processing service. This service is subject to an additional fee and processing times may vary.

Swaziland Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Swaziland visa policy map.

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Swaziland

A regular visa for Eswatini can be obtained by submitting a completed visa application form, along with the required supporting documents, to the nearest Eswatini embassy or consulate. Processing times vary, but it is recommended to apply well in advance of your planned travel dates.

Cost of Eswatini (Swaziland) Visa:

The Eswatini (Swaziland) visa fee varies based on the type of visa, processing time, and the applicant's country. You can check the fee tool provided above for more information and process accordingly for the next step.

Explanation of Eswatini (Swaziland) Visa Application Form:

To apply for an Eswatini visa, applicants need to fill out a visa application form. The form requires personal information, passport details, and travel plans. Applicants must also provide a recent passport-sized photograph, a copy of their passport, and proof of travel arrangements. The completed form and supporting documents can be submitted at an Eswatini embassy or consulate or online if an e-visa is available.

E-visa or Sticker Visa for Eswatini (Swaziland):

Eswatini offers both e-visas and sticker visas for foreign visitors. Here are some key points about e-visas and sticker visas for Eswatini (Swaziland):


  • An e-visa is an electronic visa that can be obtained online through the Eswatini Immigration Department's website.
  • The application process for an e-visa is entirely online, and applicants must upload a digital copy of their passport and a recent passport-sized photograph.
  • Once approved, the e-visa is sent to the applicant via email, and a printed copy of the visa should be presented at the border.
  • E-visas are usually processed within a few days.

Sticker visa:

  • A sticker visa is a traditional visa that is stamped in the applicant's passport.
  • Applicants must submit their passport and visa application to an Eswatini embassy or consulate in person or by mail.
  • The processing time for a sticker visa varies depending on the type of visa and the applicant's nationality, but it generally takes several days to a few weeks.
  • Once approved, the visa is stamped in the applicant's passport.

Note: Not all countries offer e-visas for Eswatini, and some nationalities may be required to apply for a sticker visa. 

Expired Eswatini (Swaziland) Visa:

If a foreign visitor's Eswatini visa has expired, they may need to leave the country immediately or face legal consequences. It is the responsibility of the visa holder to ensure their visa remains valid during their stay in Eswatini. However, if an extension is necessary, the visa holder may apply for an extension at an Eswatini embassy or consulate.

Extending an Eswatini (Swaziland) Visa:

To extend an Eswatini visa, the visa holder must submit an application for an extension at an Eswatini embassy or consulate. The application must be submitted before the visa expires, and the visa holder must provide a valid reason for the extension. Extensions are not guaranteed and are granted at the discretion of the immigration authorities.

Working in Eswatini (Swaziland):

Foreigners who wish to work in Eswatini must obtain a work permit in addition to their visa. Work permits are issued by the Eswatini Ministry of Home Affairs and are granted on a case-by-case basis.

Eswatini (Swaziland) Residence Permit:

Foreigners who plan to stay in Eswatini for an extended period may apply for a residence permit. The permit allows the holder to reside and work in Eswatini for a specified period. Residence permits are granted by the Eswatini Ministry of Home Affairs.

Interesting Facts About Eswatini (Swaziland):

  • Eswatini is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies in the world.
  • The country has two official languages, English and siSwati.
  • Eswatini is known for its traditional culture, which includes the reed dance, where young women dance bare-breasted in front of the king.
  • The country is home to several national parks, including Hlane Royal National Park, which is home to lions, elephants, and rhinoceroses.
  • Eswatini has a high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate, with an estimated 27% of the population infected.

FAQs about Swaziland eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies