E-visa to Ivory Coast
To simplify the entry process, the Government of Côte d'Ivoire has introduced an online e-visa system. This multiple-entry visa allows you to stay in the country for a short period of time.
The online e-visa application is a simplified procedure. The applicant only needs to fill out the application form on the website using a smartphone or a computer connected to the internet. There is no need to visit the embassy.
Currently, citizens of about 120 countries are eligible for such a visa. After the application is approved, the visa is sent to your e-mail. This allows you to avoid queues at the airport or at border checkpoints.
The e-visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issuance and authorizes multiple entries into Côte d'Ivoire through Abidjan airport. However, once the visa expires, you must leave the country or immigration laws will be violated.
Nationals of countries eligible to apply online for entry into Côte d'Ivoire
Afghanistan, Albania, Albania, Algeria, Algeria, Andorra, American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cook Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Cocos Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg. Macao. Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta. Marshall Islands, Martinique, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands. Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Cyprus, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Helena, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, St. Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States Virgin Islands, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Wallis and Futuna, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe.
Multiple entry e-visa
Tourism, family, business, medicine or study. Only work in the country is prohibited.
The multiple entry e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire can be used for the following purposes:
Allows for sightseeing and vacationing for 90 days
Allows you to come on commercial business if your stay does not exceed 90 days
Allows you to stop for a few days in Côte d'Ivoire when traveling to another country
The e-visa for multiple-entry is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. It authorizes entry through Abidjan airport.
Important: Upon expiration of the visa, it is necessary to leave Côte d'Ivoire, otherwise the migration regime will be violated. Thus, the electronic visa is convenient for short-term tourist, business and transit trips
To obtain an e-visa, you need to:
Provide a copy of the data page of a passport valid for at least 6 months
Attach confirmed airline tickets to Côte d'Ivoire and accommodation reservations
Provide details of a valid bank card for payment of visa fee
Provide an e-mail address to receive the visa
Take out medical insurance for the entire duration of your stay
Important: Upon arrival at Abidjan airport, you must present the same passport for which the e-visa was issued, a printed confirmation of online registration, a receipt of payment and a yellow fever vaccination certificate. It is also mandatory to undergo biometric data collection (fingerprints and photo) from the age of 12. A printed visa to enter Côte d'Ivoire will then be issued.
An e-visa to Côte d'Ivoire can be issued to citizens who meet the following criteria:
- Reside in a country included in the list of states eligible for an e-visa
- Hold a valid passport issued in the country of residence
- Do not plan to reside permanently in Côte d'Ivoire
- Do not intend to work on the territory of Côte d'Ivoire
- Can prove sufficient financial means to stay in Côte d'Ivoire
- Do not pose a threat to public order and the territorial integrity of Côte d'Ivoire
- Are law-abiding citizens
Thus, the electronic visa is intended for short-term stay in Côte d'Ivoire for tourism, business and transit purposes, provided that the necessary conditions are met.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What documents do I need to apply for an e-visa to Côte d'Ivoire?
To apply for an e-visa to Côte d'Ivoire, you need to provide a scan copy of the personal data page of your passport, confirmation of ticket and hotel reservations, bank card details to pay the visa fee, and your e-mail address.
How long is an electronic visa to Côte d'Ivoire valid?
The electronic visa to Côte d'Ivoire is a multiple entry visa and is valid for 90 days from the date of receipt. During this time it is possible to enter the country multiple times through Abidjan International Airport.
Can I extend my e-visa to Côte d'Ivoire?
No, it is not possible to extend the validity of the e-visa. After 90 days, you must leave the territory of Côte d'Ivoire, otherwise the migration regime will be violated.
What travel purposes does an electronic visa to Côte d'Ivoire authorize?
The electronic visa authorizes entry into Côte d'Ivoire for tourism, business and transit purposes for up to 90 days. It is not possible to obtain employment or permanent residence with this visa.
Can I apply for an e-visa upon arrival at the airport in Côte d'Ivoire?
No, the e-visa is only issued online prior to travel. At the airport on arrival, only identification based on the previously obtained e-visa takes place.
Is it possible to apply for an e-visa for minors?
Yes, there is also an e-visa procedure for children. However, for children over 12 years of age, biometric data must be collected upon arrival.
Do I need to show tickets and hotel booking confirmation when entering on an e-visa?
No, you only need to present your passport and a printed copy of the approved e-visa when crossing the border. Tickets and reservations are checked at the online check-in stage.
Can I travel throughout Côte d'Ivoire on an e-visa?
Yes, an e-visa entitles you to move freely throughout the territory of Côte d'Ivoire within its validity period.
Do I need health insurance to apply for an e-visa to Côte d'Ivoire?
Yes, having health insurance covering the entire period of stay in Côte d'Ivoire is a prerequisite for an e-visa.
What is the maximum stay allowed on an e-visa in Côte d'Ivoire?
The electronic visa entitles you to stay in Côte d'Ivoire for 90 days from the date of first entry into the country. After this period, it is necessary to leave the country
Is it possible to enter neighboring countries with a Côte d'Ivoire e-visa?
No, the validity of the e-visa is limited to the territory of Côte d'Ivoire only. Visitors to other countries must apply for visas separately.
Where can I get help with my e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire?
As an accredited agency, we will provide you with a full range of visa services - from consultation to delivery of the finished documents. This will simplify the process and save you time.
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