Frequently asked questions

✋ Can I get an e-Visa on arrival in Abidjan?

Pre-registration must be carried out before travelling to Côte d'Ivoire. It can be requested on boarding and will be converted into an e-Visa on arrival in Abidjan.

⏱ How far in advance of my departure should I apply for my e-Visa?

We advise you to apply for your visa online at least 5 days before your departure for Côte d'Ivoire. In fact, some applications undergo advanced analysis, sometimes extending the deadline.

👶🏾 Are children also affected?

Yes, minors must also have their own visa. You can group their applications on the same form. The fees and documents required are the same as for adults.

If a minor leaves French territory without a legal guardian, he or she must be in possession of an AST(autorisation de sortie du territoire). This document can be requested online, and must be completed by one of the holders of parental authority. When traveling, this form must be accompanied by a copy of the legal guardian's identity document.

🔄 How long is the e-Visa valid for?

An e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire allows you to stay in the country for up to 90 days. For longer stays, you should apply for a traditional visa in your passport. You can apply for this e-Visa 3 times per calendar year.

Please note that the 90 days are counted from the date of issue of the e-Visa, not from the moment of entry into the country, as may be the case for theCape Verde e-Visa.

⏳ Is there a time limit between two e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire?

There is no time limit between two trips to Côte d'Ivoire. The frequency and duration of your stays must not give the impression that you are trying to circumvent the rules and establish yourself indirectly and permanently in the country. This notion is left to the discretion of the Ivorian immigration authorities. It is also forbidden to work in Côte d'Ivoire with this electronic visa.

💉 Which vaccines are required to travel to Côte d'Ivoire?

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers aged over 9 months to enter the country. See vaccination requirements for Côte d'Ivoire.

🎫 What's the difference between an e-Visa and a biometric Visa?

e-Visa is an online pre-registration process. Once you arrive at Abidjan airport, and based on your e-Visa information, a biometric visa is issued in your passport, taking your fingerprints and a photo of you.

😲 I made a mistake in my application, what should I do?

If you become aware of an error before sending your administrative documents, please indicate the correction to be made when sending these documents.

After this time, corrections cannot be applied. Please contact us for more information.

Once an e-Visa has been issued, its data cannot be modified. You will need to submit a new application if your information differs significantly.

🙅♂️ Finally, I don't want to go anymore, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, once paid, an e-Visa application is not refundable. Please contact us for more information.

🔐 Is the data on this site protected?

The data you may enter on this site is protected and only used to obtain the requested e-Visa. Our payment process is secure, and no banking data about you is stored on our servers.

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