Everything You Need To Know About
Côte d'Ivoire E-visa
d'Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast allows foreign nationals to visit the
country using e-visas. These e-visas are actually electronically generated
travel authorization documents which allows them to enter the country legally. An
e-visa will be electronically connected to the traveler’s passport, and he or
she should show the print out of these electronic authorization document to the
Côte d'Ivoire immigration authorities after landing on the airport. Once you
show the e-visa, Côte d'Ivoire authorities will ask the foreign national to do
a biometric process (fingerprint) for security reasons.
to get a visa to Côte d'Ivoire in the most hassle-free manner, the first thing
you should is finding an entrusted travel agency to assist you in obtaining the
e-visa. Agencies like Visa Genie have
proven track record, and their highly professional team of visa experts will
help you to get an e-visa very quickly.
the requirements of the traveler, Côte d'Ivoire authorities have classified
e-visas into two types; tourist and business. A tourist e-visa allows the
foreign national to visit Côte d'Ivoire solely for tourist purposes. Using
these e-tourist visas, the traveler is not allowed to do anything other than sightseeing
and other tourism-related activities. Using a business visa, the foreign
national can take part in business-related operations and other commercial
scroll down to know more about Ivory Coast e-business visa and e-tourist visa.
d'Ivoire tourist e-visa
nationals intending to visit Côte d'Ivoire for tourism-related activities can
easily obtain an e-visa by availing the service of Visa Genie. In order to get
a sanctioned e-visa, the foreign national should meet the criteria mentioned
below, and should also send the necessary documents via mail to Visa Genie.
find below the documents that should be submitted to obtain the Côte d'Ivoire
- All foreign nationals traveling to Côte
d'Ivoire should enroll themselves in an online biometric program to obtain
a tourist e-visa. Once approved for pre-enrolment, the traveler can fly to
Côte d'Ivoire and can do the biometric process at the International
Airport Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan.
- In order to get the pre-enrolment authorization,
you should submit your passport which has at least six months validity. The
copy of the passport submitted should be taken in color.
- A passport size photograph.
- The foreign national should also show the proof
of onward and return flights.
- Should submit proofs of hotel booking.
- The applicant should correctly fill the pre-approval
questionnaire. Sometimes, you may find it difficult to complete the
questionnaire, and if you encounter any issues, you can avail the service
of Visa Genie.
note: Once you
reach the Ivory Coast airport, the foreign national should submit the
- Approval letter of pre-enrolment for biometric
- Submitting the original copy of yellow fever
certificate is mandatory.
- Proof of onward and return flights, along with
the hotel booking confirmation.
- The foreign national should also submit the receipt
of payment of e-visa fee.
is the validity of Côte d'Ivoire tourist e-visa?
of a Côte d'Ivoire tourist e-visa is valid for 90-days after the arrival.
Unlike tourist visas issued by other countries where the validity starts upon
the date of issuance, Côte d'Ivoire’s visa validity begins after the foreign
national enters the country. Using these e-visas, foreign nationals can enter Côte
d'Ivoire multiple times, but the maximum days allowed for the traveler to stay
inside the country will be 30 days.
note: A foreign
national visiting Côte d'Ivoire using a tourist visa is not supposed to do any
kinds of works during his stay in the country. If found violating the rules,
the foreign national may face strict legal consequences.
d'Ivoire business e-visas
visas are issued to travelers who visit Côte d'Ivoire for business purposes. For
these e-visas too, obtaining a pre-approval for the biometric process is a must.
foreign national can avail the service of entrusted agencies like Visa Genie to
obtain the pre-approval for biometric process with ease. After getting the pre-approval,
the foreign national can fly to Côte d'Ivoire, and can do the biometric process
after landing in the airport.
to obtain the pre-approval for biometric, the travelers should submit the passport
which has at least six months validity. The foreign national should also make
sure that that the passport has a minimum of two blank pages for visa stamping
purposes. The traveler should also send a passport photograph. While sending
the passport copy to Visa Genie, you should make sure that you are sending a
color copy. The foreign national should also fill his visa application for
correctly. It should be noted that there are several instances where the
foreign nationals were denied the pre-approval due to errors in the application
form. So, always make sure that the application form is filled under the
guidance of an expert in Visa Genie.
traveling to Côte d'Ivoire, you should also carry a business introduction
letter from your homeland. The business introduction letter should carry your
name, designation and other details like purpose and nature of the visit. The
proof of onward and return flight tickets along with the hotel booking confirmation
should be submitted. It is also necessary to submit the original yellow fever
certificate to the immigration authorities.
asked questions (FAQ)
a Singapore citizen. Should I need to get an e-visa to visit Côte d'Ivoire?
of countries like Singapore, Philippines, Congo, Seychelles etc do not need a
visa to visit Ivory Coast. If you are a Singapore citizen, you can stay in Côte
d'Ivoire for 90 days without a visa. However, if you wish to stay for more
days, you need to obtain a regular Côte d'Ivoire visa.
are the guidelines to be followed while submitting a photograph to obtain Côte
photograph should be taken within the last three months. The background of the
photograph should be white. The foreign national should make sure that he or
she is not using a headwear while taking the photograph. Even if you have eye
problems, you are not supposed to wear spectacles. The foreign national should look
straight while taking the photograph, and you should make sure that no face gesture
is being made.
many days can I stay in Côte d'Ivoire using an e-tourist or business visa?
though the validity of a Côte d'Ivoire visa is 90 days, the maximum stay
allowed is 30 days. The validity of the visa begins once the traveler enters Côte
d'Ivoire, and from then he or she can visit multiple times to the country.
days it will take to get the e-visa sanctioned?
cases, Côte d'Ivoire authorities will process the e-visa within six days.
However, if you want to process the visa urgently, you can opt for super rush
processing. To obtain the visa quickly, you should pay an extra fee to the
enter multiple times using a Côte d'Ivoire e-visa?
other countries that offer single entry e-visas, Côte d'Ivoire offer multiple-entry
privilege to foreign nationals. However, the maximum stay days will be 30 days
altogether within the visa validity period.
obtain a work e-visa to Côte d'Ivoire?
Coast authorities offer e-visas only for business and tourist purposes. If you
need a work visa, you should directly contact the Ivory Coast embassy located
in their respective countries with all the relevant documents and a properly
filled visa application form. In order to get a work visa, the applicant should
submit the below-mentioned documents.
- The passport of the applicant and photograph
along with the completed visa application form should be submitted.
- Four copies of the employment contract form.
- The foreign national should also submit
professional references like educational certificates, work certificate
and other relevant documents.
- A statement from law authorities in the
homeland which substantiates that the applicant does not have any criminal
- A resume of the applicant should be submitted.
- The applicant should also submit the medical
should I do if my request for e-visa pre-approval gets rejected?
pre-approval request gets denied, the foreign national should directly visit
the embassy, and should apply for a regular visa.
I get a fee refund if my e-visa application gets rejected?
d'Ivoire authorities are charging an amount from the applicant as a processing
fee. As a result, once you paid the fee, you will not get a refund no matter
your e-visa is sanctioned or not.
compulsory to submit a business introduction letter while applying for a e-business
an e-business visa, it is very much essential to submit a business introduction
letter. The business introduction letter should be issued by your employer in
the homeland. The letter should also detail complete personal and professional
details of the foreign national. It should be also noted that the business introduction
letter should explain everything about the purpose and nature of the visit.