Ministry of Foreign Affairs And International
Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho

Consular Services

Consular Services

Select a Country Below to check whether or not a VISA in Needed:


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations does not issue Passports either in Lesotho or abroad, but since they are used as evidence of identity and citizenship by Basotho who are travelling internationally they form the basis for Consular access and protection by Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts in accordance with the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations 1961 and Vienna Convention Consular Relations 1963.

New Passports

If you are a Lesotho citizen who is applying for a New Lesotho Passport outside Lesotho, you should complete an application for the Passport.

You can;

Child Passport application should be lodged by a parent/person with parental responsibility over the child.


A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular foreign country.

Visas for Basotho travelling to foreign countries (abroad)

We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Embassies or consulates of the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about the visa requirements.

The Lesotho government is unable to intervene in any cases in which a Mosotho has been refused visa or denied entry.

Visas for visitors to Lesotho

Visas to visit Lesotho are obtainable at Lesotho’s Diplomatic and Consular Missions. Entry into Lesotho is the responsibility of the Department of Immigration.

Authentications and Apostilles

Sometimes foreign governments need proof that Lesotho documents, or the signatures on them are genuine before they can accept them, we are able to certify that the signature, stamp or seal on a document is genuine by checking it against a copy held in file of the issuing authorities. We can therefore, facilitate an issuance of authentication or Apostille, when we are satisfied that the signature, stamp or seal on a document is not fraudulent.

Authentication may be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Lesotho Embassies, High Commissions, Consulate General and Consulates. It should be noted that Honorary Consuls cannot issue authentications.