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e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire 🇨🇮

Tourism / Business / Medical / Education
Start an application for an e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire

Everything is done entirely online, you don't have to send anything by mail and you don't have to travel. The "e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire" can be requested on this form. The photocopy of the passport should be sent once the form is filled in so that we can check the data. A copy of the return air tickets and proof of accommodation are also required.

The agreement is materialized by the receipt of a travel authorization in electronic form (PDF) that should be printed in color and presented upon arrival in Abidjan to validate the e-Visa. You can enter Côte d'Ivoire via the Felix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan only.

Reason for travel Length of stay Input Consular fees Service Fees Total incl. VAT
Tourism / Family / Business / Medical / Education Up to 90 days 1 73 € 36 € 109 €

The e-Visa is valid for tourist/business/medical/study trips of up to 90 days. This e-Visa can be applied for 3 times in a calendar year. Travelers must hold a passport valid forat least 6 months on the date of arrival in Côte d'Ivoire. The 90 days begin when the PDF authorization is issued. We advise you to apply at least 5 days before your arrival in Côte d'Ivoire.

Start an application for an e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire

What you need to know about the Côte d'Ivoire e-Visa

What is Pre-enrollment for Côte d'Ivoire?

The pre-registration is a document with a bar code to be presented to the immigration officers upon your arrival at the airport in Abidjan. This document will allow you to obtain the visa. This document is mandatory before boarding a flight to Côte d'Ivoire.

I was born in Côte d'Ivoire but I don't have a passport: do I need to apply for a visa?

If you do not have an Ivorian passport, you will have to apply, regardless of whether you were born in Côte d'Ivoire.

Can I do the pre-registration when I arrive in Côte d'Ivoire?

No, it is mandatory to have your pre-registration before boarding.

Do minors need to do Pre-enrolment?

Yes, all passengers, both adults and minors, wishing to travel to Côte d'Ivoire need to do the pre-enrolment if they are not part of the visa exempted nationalities.

How long can I stay in Côte d'Ivoire with the e-Visa?

You can stay a maximum of 90 days on the Ivorian territory.

Can I enter the country by sea with an Ivorian visa?

This document is only for an arrival by air at Abidjan airport. For arrival by sea, you must contact the authorities directly.

How long does it take to get an Ivorian visa?

It takes about 5 working days through an agency or directly through the Snedai website.

What documents do I need to apply for an Ivorian visa?

For an Ivorian visa, you will need a copy of your passport valid for six months after your arrival date in Côte d'Ivoire, your nominative airline tickets as well as a nominative hotel reservation with the dates of stay or a legalized letter of invitation with a copy of the identity card of the person inviting to Côte d'Ivoire.

Can I return to Côte d'Ivoire several times with this visa?

No, the pre-enrolment allows you to enter the Ivorian territory only once for a maximum of 90 days.

Can I extend my stay after 90 days in Côte d'Ivoire?

You can extend the validity of your visa to Côte d'Ivoire at an immigration office. As approval of the extension is not guaranteed, it is advisable to apply as early as possible before the visa expires.

What should I do if my application for an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire is rejected?

You can go to an Embassy or Consulate to apply for a regular visa.

What should I do if I make a mistake in my electronic visa application for Côte d'Ivoire?

If you notice an error before sending your administrative documents, please indicate the correction to be made when sending these documents.
After that time, corrections cannot be applied. Please contact us for more information.
Once the e-Visa is issued, its data cannot be modified. You will need to submit a new application if your information differs significantly.

Can I enter Côte d'Ivoire with an electronic visa if my passport expires soon?

To enter Côte d'Ivoire, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry. If your passport expires soon and its validity does not cover this minimum required period, you may be refused entry into Côte d'Ivoire, even if you have a valid eVisa.

What activities are allowed for travelers with an electronic visa in Côte d'Ivoire?

Travelers holding an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire are allowed to participate in various tourist, business or professional activities.

Can I apply for an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire if I am a student?

Yes, students can apply for an eVisa for Côte d'Ivoire if they wish to travel to the country for study or to participate in student exchange programs.

However, you will need to provide the necessary documents to prove that you are a student, such as a letter of admission from an educational institution in Côte d'Ivoire, a letter of invitation from the host institution or organization, and proof of sufficient funding for your stay in Côte d'Ivoire.
It is also recommended that you check with the Ivory Coast embassy or consulate in your country for specific visa requirements for students.

Do I need travel insurance to obtain an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire?

Currently, it is not mandatory to provide proof of travel insurance to obtain an eVisa for Côte d'Ivoire. However, it is recommended that you take out travel insurance before your departure to cover possible medical, hospitalization and emergency repatriation costs.

This can help you avoid paying high costs in the event of a medical emergency or unforeseen situation while in Côte d'Ivoire. In addition, travel insurance can provide assistance in the event of lost luggage or travel documents, and many countries require proof of travel insurance to issue a visa. It is therefore advisable to check the requirements of the Ivory Coast embassy or consulate in your country to see if they require proof of travel insurance to obtain a visa.

What should I do if I need to change my travel dates after obtaining an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire?

If you need to change the dates of your travel to Côte d'Ivoire after you have obtained your eVisa, you will usually need to submit a new eVisa application providing the new travel dates.

Can I apply for an eVisa for Côte d'Ivoire if I am traveling on a volunteer basis?

If you are traveling to Côte d'Ivoire for volunteer work, you will need to apply for an appropriate visa for your type of activity. The Ivory Coast eVisa can be used for tourist, business or professional travel, but not for volunteer work.

To volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire, you will need to apply for a work visa, which may have additional requirements to the e-visa. You will need to provide documents such as a letter of invitation from the volunteer organization or an employment contract with the host organization in Côte d'Ivoire.

Do I need a vaccination certificate to obtain an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire?

Currently, there is no requirement to provide a vaccination certificate to obtain an e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health regulations may be in place for travelers entering Côte d'Ivoire, including COVID-19 testing or quarantine requirements.

I have not received a reply from SNEDAI on my e-Visa application: what should I do?

If you have not received a response from SNEDAI on your e-Visa application for Côte d'Ivoire, you can take the following steps:

  • Check your inbox and junk folders: make sure the SNEDAI confirmation email has not been filtered by your email system.
  • Contact SNEDAI technical support: you can send an e-mail to SNEDAI to ask them about the status of your request. You can find SNEDAI's email address on their official website.
  • Check the status of your application on the SNEDAI website: You can check the status of your application by logging on to the SNEDAI website with the information you provided when you submitted your application.
  • Contact the Embassy or Consulate of Côte d' Ivoire: If you cannot get a response from SNEDAI or have questions about the status of your application, you can contact the Embassy or Consulate of Côte d'Ivoire in your country for assistance.

It is important to note that the processing of e-Visa applications may take several days or more, depending on the volume of applications received by SNEDAI. Therefore, it is recommended that you submit your application well in advance to avoid any delays in your trip. By using a visa agency, you can avoid this stress.

Documents to be provided
  • a passport valid for at least 6 months after arrival in Côte d'Ivoire
  • return air tickets to the Ivory Coast
  • proof of accommodation: family declaration, hotel reservation, etc.
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