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Ivory Coast Tourist Visa Information

The Ivory Coast E-visa is an electronic visa for the West African country obtained through an online application.

This online visa was introduced to remove the need for eligible nationalities to wait in long border queues for an Ivory Coast visa on arrival or apply for a visa from an Ivory Coast consulate or embassy.

An Ivory Coast visa online allows travel to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

Once approved, it is valid for 90 days and permits the holder multiple entries to the Ivory Coast during its validity.

Eligible nationalities can submit an Ivory coast visa application online by completing a simple electronic form with basic personal, passport, and travel information. It is also necessary to upload a few supporting documents and pay the E-visa processing fee before the form can be submitted.

An E-visa for the Ivory Coast is usually processed within 48 hours, and once approved, is sent to the traveler by email alongside a receipt of payment.

This ‘approved pre-enrollment’ document and the receipt should then be printed to present upon arrival at Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan, the only authorized port of entry for the E-visa in Ivory Coast.

After performing a mandatory biometric enrollment at immigration control, the traveler is then present with a printed E-visa and permitted expedited entry to Ivory Coast.

In order to visit Côte d’Ivoire for other purposes or longer periods than those permitted with an approved E-visa, it will be necessary for the traveler to contact an Ivory Coast embassy or consulate for further information.

Highlights
Multiple-entry electronic visa
For tourism, business, or transit purposes
Valid for 90 days from issue
For entry at Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan
What is Necessary?

Passport with validity of at least 6 months

Valid debit or credit card

Flight booking confirmation

Accommodation booking or letter of invitation

Current email address

Ivory Coast E-visa Requirements

In order to submit an E-visa application online, it is first necessary to meet the electronic Ivory Coast visa requirements.

The online Ivory Coast tourist visa requirements are the same as those for an electronic Ivory Coast business visa or transit visa, and state that it is necessary to supply the following to submit an application:

  • Image of the biographical page of a valid passport
  • Copy of confirmed flight tickets for the Ivory Coast
  • Confirmed accommodation booking or letter of invitation from Ivory Coast
  • Valid credit or debit card details to pay the E-Visa fee
  • Current email address at which to receive the approved E-visa

Ivory Coast E-visa requirements also specify that the applicant must also have travel insurance valid for the entire duration of the stay in order for an application to be approved.

Upon arrival at Port Bouet Airport, it is necessary for travelers to present:

  • The same passport, valid for at least 6 months, used to complete the online application
  • The “Approved pre-enrollment” document (sent to the traveler via email)
  • Receipt of payment of the E-visa fees
  • Certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.

Once the traveler provides biometric details (fingerprints and photo) to immigration authorities, they will then be granted their printed E-visa and permitted expedited entry to the country.

Note: Biometric enrollment is compulsory for all E-visa holders aged 12 or over, even though the traveler has previously been issued a visa for the Ivory Coast.

Countries Eligible for Ivory Coast

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Ivory Coast

Countries Eligible for Ivory Coast

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • 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
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • 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
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • 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 Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the 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
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Ivory Coast

Last update: 28/01/2021

Flights to the Ivory Coast have now resumed. Travelers aged 11 years or older must arrive with a medical certificate proving they tested negative for coronavirus in a PCR test taken no more than 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point. A Health Declaration Form must be completed before departure and presented in printed form on arrival. Travelers will be screened at border control.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ivory Coast Visa FAQ

  • What is an Ivory Coast E-visa?

    An Ivory Coast E-visa is an online visa application for foreign citizens who need a visa for the Ivory Coast for short tourism, business, or transit stays. It eliminates the need to apply for a visa from an embassy or wait in long lines to obtain a visa on arrival.

  • How do I apply for an electronic visa for Ivory Coast?

    Eligible foreign citizens are able to apply for an E-visa through the simple online Ivory Coast visa application form, which only takes a few minutes to complete.

    After filling in the form, uploading supporting documents, and paying the visa fee, the traveler will be sent their E-visa approval document and payment receipt by email. It is then necessary to print these documents to present upon arrival at border control in the Ivory Coast.

  • What are the requirements for obtaining an e-Visa for Ivory Coast?

    Online Ivory Coast visa requirements state that all E-visa applicants must upload:

    • An image of the information page of a passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival
    • A letter of invitation or a confirmed accommodation reservation for the Ivory Coast
    • Confirmed flight tickets for return or onward travel
    • Valid travel insurance to cover the entire duration of stay in Ivory Coast

    Additionally, applicants must also provide details of a valid credit or debit card and a current email address in order to submit an E-visa form.

  • What is the validity period of the Ivory Coast E-visa?

    The Ivory Coast E-visa is valid for a total of 90 days from the date of issue.

  • Is the Ivory Coast online visa a single or multiple entry visa?

    The Ivory Coast visa online is a multiple entry visa that permits multiple entries to the country during its 90-day validity.

  • How long will my Ivory Coast E-visa take to process?

    The Ivory Coast visa processing time is usually around 48 hours. However, applicants are advised to submit an application at least a few working days before their intended date of arrival, to allow for any unforeseen processing delays.

  • How much does the Ivory Coast online visa cost?

    The government Ivory Coast visa fee that must be paid online is approximately 89 USD.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Ivory Coast E-visa?

    Yes, it is necessary to print a copy of both the E-visa“Approved pre-enrollment” document and the receipt of the fee paid online to present upon arrival at immigration control in the Ivory Coast. Both of these documents are sent to the traveler by email upon approval of the E-visa.

  • Can I extend my E-visa in Ivory Coast?

    Yes, it is possible to extend an Ivory Coast E-visa once inside the country and before the visa expires.

  • What do I do if my E-visa for Ivory Coast is denied?

    If an Ivory Coast E-visa is denied, the traveler is able to submit a new online application. It is essential to ensure that all the information provided on the form is correct before submitting the application for approval, as small errors are the most common reason for visa refusal.

  • Do I need travel or health insurance to be granted an Ivory Coast E-visa?

    Yes, the Ivory Coast visa policy states that it is necessary for applicants to have travel insurance that covers the entirety of the stay for an E-visa to be granted.

  • What port of entry can I use with the tourist E-visa for Ivory Coast?

    Those who submit an online visa application for Ivory Coast are required to pick up their approved E-visa and provide biometric information at Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan.

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