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processing-documents The Benin e-Visa Requirement

  • Passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival
  • Applicant e-Mail must be valid
  • Date of entry in Benin
  • Address in Benin (Accommodation)
  • Source of Travel
  • Departure date
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  • Visa Benin important notice

  • The information you provided in the application form must be true and correctly match your passport details. If the details on the passport do not match the e-Visa, the traveler may be denied entry at the Benin entry port, or border.
  • Travelers should print off a copy of their e-Visa for Benin to present at border control upon arrival.
  • If the passport used to apply is lost, stolen, or damaged, or if it expires, the visitor will have to apply for a new e-Visa registered to their replacement passport. See the Benin visa policy .
  • How to get Benin e-Visa

  • Benin eVisa application is a simplified process, there is no additional documents requried. Applicants must hold a valid passport no less than 6 months. See Check Eligible countries.
  • Benin visa Ban

    There is not currently a Benin visa ban in place for any foreign citizens. Further information about the Benin immigration policy can be found below.

    Tourist Visa Policy for Benin

    While current Benin visa laws permit over 55 countries to enjoy a short visa-free stay for tourism in the Republic, up to 200 nationalities need a tourist visa to visit Benin regardless of the duration of stay.

    Of these nationalities, up to 140 can easily apply for a tourist e-Visa for Benin online and eliminate the need to travel to an embassy of the Republic of Benin in person to submit an application.

    Electronic Benin visa

    An electronic Benin visa for tourism can be obtained by completing a simple form online with basic personal and passport information. Once approved, usually within a few business days, the traveler receives their Benin e-Visa sent via email.

    An approved online tourist visa for Benin may be issued as either a single or multiple entry e-Visa and permit a stay of either 30 or 90 days for tourism depending on the preference of the applicant.

    To travel to the Republic of Benin for longer stays for tourism, these citizens will need to apply for a visa for Benin online. Additionally, travelers from over 45 countries require an embassy tourist visa to travel to Benin no matter the length of their intended stay.

    These different tourist visa types for Benin are explored in greater detail below.
    The Republic of Benin e-Visa

    Benin visa rules and regulations identify over 140 nationalities who are able to apply for a Benin electronic visa and avoid the need to undergo the lengthy process of applying for a visa from an embassy well in advance.

    The e-Visa program was implemented by the Beninese government to facilitate the process of obtaining either a tourist, business, or transit visa for Benin. This electronic visa application can be completed in a matter of minutes by supplying basic passport data and personal information.

    The Benin e-Visa Policy

    In order to apply for an online visa for Benin, the applicant is simply required to have a passport with at least 6 month’s validity containing at least one blank page to receive an entry stamp from border officials on arrival in the Republic.

    It is also necessary to have a valid debit or credit card to pay a small e-Visa processing fee, and a current email address to which the electronic visa will be sent upon approval. Once the applicant has received the approved Benin e-Visa in their inbox, they must print a copy to present upon arrival at Beninese border checkpoints alongside their passport.

    An e-Visa for Benin may be issued as either a multiple entry visa that permits a total stay of either 30 or 90 days or as a single entry visa that allows a total stay of 30 days. To visit the country for longer purposes, it will be necessary to apply for a visa for Benin from an embassy. Check eligoble countries for Benin e-Visa