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Ivory Coast Visa

Côte d'Ivoire, an amazing African country in West Africa with a rich history and culture! Before embarking on this exciting journey to the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, an entry visa is required.

Unfortunately, not all foreign nationals will be able to visit Côte d'Ivoire without a visa - this privilege is granted only to citizens of some African countries. Other travelers must arrange the necessary visa documents in advance.

There are several ways of obtaining a visa for Côte d'Ivoire. Let's take a closer look at the peculiarities of the visa regime of this African country, so that your trip went as smoothly and pleasantly as possible.

Most citizens of visa-free states are entitled to stay in Côte d'Ivoire for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes. For this purpose, it is enough to present a valid passport valid for at least 6 months.

All other foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa regardless of the purpose and timing of travel. This can be a visa from the Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire or an electronic visa through an online application on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

There are currently no visa bans. But citizens of some Asian and South American countries need prior authorization from the Ministry of Security of Côte d'Ivoire.

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Citizens of the following countries are exempt from visa requirements for travel to Côte d'Ivoire:

Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Sierra Leone

Do you need a visa to Ivory Coast?

Foreign nationals who need a visa must complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out an online application for a Côte d'Ivoire visa.
  2. Attach scans of the required documents:
  • Biometric passport page
  • Airline ticket
  • Invitation or hotel reservation
  1. Pay the consular processing fee.
  2. Wait for a reply by e-mail or SMS with the decision on visa issuance.
  3. If the decision is positive, print out the document with a QR code.
  4. Present it at the airport of Côte d'Ivoire on arrival to get a visa at the border for up to 90 days.

Thus, e-visa processing takes a few days and allows you to avoid a visit to the embassy. Also you can use our services, just fill out the online form on our website and we will contact you. If you have any questions about obtaining a visa to Côte d'Ivoire, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Types of visas to Côte d'Ivoire

There are three main types of visas to enter Côte d'Ivoire:

Electronic visa

The electronic visa allows you to quickly obtain authorization to enter Côte d'Ivoire via the Internet. It is issued for various purposes: tourism, visits, medical treatment, humanitarian aid, etc. The validity period is 90 days.

Short-term visa

Short-term visa is issued at the Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire for tourism, visits to relatives and friends. It requires: passport, application form, photo, bank statement, copy of ID, tickets, insurance. The period of 90 days.

Long-term visa

A long-stay visa is required for stays exceeding 90 days. It is issued already in Côte d'Ivoire upon arrival on a short-term visa. It is issued for study, work, investment, family reunification. It gives the right to temporary residence.

Côte d'Ivoire visa fees:

When applying for a visa, there is a consular fee that must be paid online or at the embassy.

The fee depends on age, visa type, country of citizenship and length of stay in Côte d'Ivoire.

Important: Keep the receipt for the visa fee. A copy of it should be attached to the visa application form at the embassy or when traveling to the airport of Côte d'Ivoire to obtain a visa on arrival. The receipt confirms payment of the mandatory consular fee.

Thus, before applying for a Côte d'Ivoire visa, be sure to find out the amount of the consular fee and pay it well in advance to avoid delays in obtaining a visa.

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Côte d'Ivoire e-visa application documents:

A passport

valid for at least 6 months after return from Côte d'Ivoire

Visa consular fee

payment receipt

Printed "Approved Pre-registration" document with QR code

received by email after visa application

International yellow fever vaccination certificate

Important: The absence of any of the above documents may result in the refusal to issue an electronic visa upon arrival in Côte d'Ivoire. Thus, prepare all the required documents in advance in order to obtain a visa at the airport without delays.

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