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If you plan to visit Burkina Faso, you may need a visa to enter the country. Find out more information about visa requirements and the visa application process. Make sure you have all the necessary documents to obtain a visa. We wish you a pleasant trip to Burkina Faso.

Visa to Burkina Faso

Most foreign nationals require a visa to visit Burkina Faso. A visa is an official document that allows foreign nationals to enter and stay in the country for a certain period of time. Having a visa is mandatory to comply with legal and immigration requirements in Burkina Faso. The most common types of visas are tourist, business and transit visas.

Our team of experienced professionals at Visa-Navigator.com will be happy to help you apply for e-tourist visas or e-business visas for travel to Burkina Faso.

Do I need a visa to Burkina Faso?

According to Burkina Faso's visa policy, citizens of more than 20 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the country and do not need to apply for a traditional visa, e-visa or visa on arrival. The length of stay can vary from 30 to 90 days depending on the country.

List of countries that are allowed visa-free entry into the country:
Benin
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Nigeria
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Togo
United Arab Emirates
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Burkina Faso visa categories:

For citizens who are not granted visa-free entry to Burkina Faso, a visa that is appropriate for the purpose of travel must be applied for in advance. Depending on the visa category, the requirements and timeframe for visa application may vary.

Burkina Faso's visa policy includes several visa categories:

Electronic visa

e-visa

 

The e-visa system is a convenient and cost-effective option for travelers compared to traditional visa application methods. It can be applied for from anywhere with internet access and requires fewer documents.

The e-visa is available for tourist, business and transit purposes and is valid for up to 90 days. Passport holders from over 100 countries can obtain an e-visa (authorization) to travel to Burkina Faso.

Afghanistan
Albania
Angola
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Bolivia
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Croatia
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Gabon
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Greenland
Guyana
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Laos
Lebanon Po
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malaysia
Maldives
Mayotte
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niue
North Korea
Norway
Oman Perm
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Maarten (Netherlands)
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tunisia
Turkey
U.S. Virgin Islands
Ukraine
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam

Visa on arrival

airport

 

Citizens of 72 countries can fly to any entry point in Burkina Faso and obtain a visa directly on the spot. No additional documents other than a valid passport are required. A visa on arrival in Burkina Faso allows a stay of one to three months, with single or multiple entries.

Anguilla
Argentina
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bermuda
Bouvet Island
Brazil
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chad
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cuba
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Guernsey
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Kenya
Latvia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Montserrat
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niue
Norway
Paraguay
Pitcairn
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Saint Helena
Sao Tome and Principe
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
Spain
St. Maarten (Netherlands)
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tunisia
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Kingdom
United States of America
Venezuela

Consular or embassy visa

visa application form with passport

 

Prior to arrival in Burkina Faso, passport holders from 75 countries must obtain a visa from the appropriate consulate in Burkina Faso. A traditional visa can be obtained for a longer period of time and for various purposes, including work and study.

Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belize
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cameroon
Christmas Island
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Georgia
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Haiti
Heard and McDonald Islands
Honduras
Jamaica
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho
Malawi
Marshall
Mauritius
Micronesia
Monaco
Montenegro
Nauru
Nicaragua
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine
Panama
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Rwanda
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Seychelles
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Wallis and Futuna Islands
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Visa requirements and the list of countries may vary depending on the nationality of the visitors, and the visa policy may also be changed by the government as necessary. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the requirements in a timely manner and start the visa application process according to your plans to visit Burkina Faso.

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Burkina Faso visa types are:

Short-term visas

Granted to foreigners who plan to stay in Burkina Faso for a short period of time and for various purposes.

Types of short-term visas:

  • Express visa (For emergency travel),
  • Tourist Visa,
  • Business Visa,
  • Conference / Study / Visitor Visa,
  • Cooperation Visa

Issued for single and multiple entries. In case of single entry, the visa allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days, while a multiple entry visa allows you to make several trips, each of which should not exceed 90 days.

Long-term visas

This is a type of visa that allows you to stay in the country for more than three months.

Types of long-term visas:

  • Study visa
  • Business visa
  • Work visa
  • Family reunification visa
  • Investment Visa
  • Exchange visa

Issued for multiple entries, with the ability to make multiple trips, each not to exceed 90 days.

It is important to note that even if a citizen does not require a visa to enter Burkina Faso, they must still apply for a long-term visa if they plan to stay for more than three months. The requirements and procedures for obtaining a long-term visa may vary depending on the country of destination.

Transit visas

Transit visas allow travelers in transit through Burkina Faso to stay in the country for a limited period of time.

Passengers with confirmed tickets for the next flight can transit Burkina Faso airports for up to 24 hours without the need for a transit visa.

If a longer stay is planned, a transit visa must be obtained on arrival. The validity of this visa cannot normally exceed five (5) days.

Citizens holding consular, diplomatic, special or service passports are granted a visa on arrival free of charge.

Each type of visa has its own requirements and processing procedures, including submission of the necessary documents and payment of the visa fee. When applying for a visa, you must specify the purpose of your travel and provide the appropriate documentation as required by the consulate or embassy of Burkina Faso.

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Documents for visa processing

Passport

valid for six months at the time of application

Visa application

a completed and signed visa application for Burkina Faso

Photographs

color, passport size, made on a white background of 3.5 x 4.5 cm format

Confirmation of reason for stay in Burkina Faso

Certificate of Health Insurance

covering the period of stay

Payment of visa fee

fee receipt

Availability of yellow fever vaccination

Medical Certificate

confirming that the applicant does not have a communicable disease

The exact requirements and required documents may vary depending on nationality and purpose of visit.

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Why contact us for a visa to Burkina Faso?

Our experts at Visa-Navigator.com visa agency are ready to provide you with a full range of services in applying for a visa to travel to Burkina Faso. We offer a free visa consultation, as well as a review of your documents to ensure that they meet the requirements for a successful visa application. We are ready to take care of all administrative procedures to make the visa process as easy and efficient as possible for you. Contact us for assistance with your Burkina Faso visa application.

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