The electronic visa (e-Visa) for Benin authorizes the holder to enter the West African country. This digital visa can be obtained through an online application.
There are 3 types of Benin e-Visa available:
- Multiple-entry (30 days per stay)
- Multiple-entry (90 days per stay)
The single-entry e-Visa for Benin can only be used once and allows the traveler to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days.
The multiple-entry Benin e-Visa can either allow stays of up to 30 days or up to 90 days, depending on the applicant’s preference. Whichever option is chosen, the holder may make more than one trip to the country during the visa’s period of validity.
When completing the online application, international visitors must select either a Tourism e-Visa, a Business e-Visa, or a Transit e-Visa for Benin, depending on their purpose of travel.
The online Benin visa was introduced in 2018 to simplify the process of applying for authorization for entry and short-term stays.
Foreign nationals who wish to visit the Republic of Benin can now complete and submit a Benin visa application from any location with an internet connection.
For those who plan to move to or work in the country, it is necessary to obtain a Benin embassy visa.
Benin embassies and consulates can also provide assistance and information about visas and visiting the country.