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  1. Every registered Non-Governmental Organization will be required to file its annual returns, not later than the 31st of March in each year with the registrar at the nearest local Civil and National Registration office. Regional Civil and National Registration Office Location & Contact Details
  2. The society shall furnish to the Registrar an annual return in the form set out in Form H, obtainable at any of the local Civil and National Registration offices. Copies of these forms are not available online.
  3. The annual return form shall be completed in triplicate and signed by two office-bearers and it shall be the duty of every office-bearer to ensure that such annual return is duly furnished to the Registrar.
  4. Upon receipt of the annual return form, the registrar shall verify if all the required information and documentation have been provided as mentioned under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. In case of any discrepancies or ineligibility in the application documents. If a discrepancy that cannot be immediately corrected exists in any of the documents, the application and all the submitted documents will be returned to the applicant and should not be re-submitted until the discrepancy has been rectified.
  6. After the successful screening of the submitted documents, the Registrar will file the society's annual return.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Duly completed and signed Annual Return (Form-H)
  • In case of any changes within the society, (attach separate memorandum if necessary)
  • Any other information or documentation that the registrar may request the applicant to provide.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Nationality, Immigration, and Gender Affairs
Address: Block 8, Government Enclave, Khama Crescent
Private Bag 002
Tel: (+267)3611115 / 3611234 / 3611132
Fax: (+267) 3907426
Call Centre Number – 0800 600 777 Email: [email protected]
Ministry of Nationality, Immigration, and Gender Affairs Office Location & Contact Details

Department of Civil and National Registration
(Ministry of Nationality, Immigration, and Gender Affairs)
Head Office,Address: Block 8, Government Enclave,Khama Crescent,
Private Bag 00240,
Gaborone, Botswana
Tel. (+267)361 1400
Fax. (+267) 395 9998
Toll-Free Number. 0800 600 777
Regional Civil and National Registration Office Location & Contact Details
Opening hours: 7:30 to 12:45, and 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.



All registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are eligible to apply.


Please consult with the Regional Civil and National Registration Office.


Any registered NGO operating in Botswana is required to file their annual returns with the society Registrar’s office not later than the 31st March of each year.

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Required Information[edit]

  • Registered Name of the Society
  • Date of last annual general meeting
  • The present number of members of the Society
  • Office-bearers for the current year details
  • Any changes within the society
  • Declaration by two office-bearers.


Need for the Document[edit]

All registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are required to file their annual returns with the society's registrar so at to prove that the society is still in existence and is operating as per the Botswana Societies Act.

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External Links[edit]

Botswana Societies Act


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