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Returning Citizens permit


A Returning Citizen’s Permit is issued to an applicant that was previously a citizen of the Kingdom of Lesotho and wishes to return and reside in the Kingdom of Lesotho once again.

Documents required

Note: All copies needs to be certified.

Note: No police clearance is required for applicants under the age of 16 years.

Note: Dependants under 21 are not required to pay the visa fee.

Documents Required
Duly completed online form
2x Passport Size Photo
Medical Certificate (To be filled by a Government Medical Practitioner within Lesotho)
Police Clearance from Lesotho
Police Clearance from country of origin for 1st time applicants
Letter From Applicant
(Requesting Permission from Director of Immigration to reside in Lesotho)
Proof of previous citizenship/ID
Copy of passport
Proof of Payment

Processing time

Please note that VFS Global has no influence in the processing time of an application, the processing time of an application is managed by the Ministry Of Home Affairs.

For more information on the processing of your application please make use of the Track your Application tool.