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If you want to travel to Benin, you'll need a visa. Since 2018, it has been possible to apply for an electronic visa, also known as an e-Visa. This procedure is quick and easy, and can be done online from any country. All African nationalities are visa-free, as are Chinese nationals.

You can find the application form on the official website of the Beninese government or via a visa agency. Once you have completed the form, you must pay the visa fee by credit card only. Once you've paid the visa fee, you can download your visa, which you'll need to present to the Beninese authorities or when boarding your flight.

The processing time for an e-visa application for Benin is 2 to 3 working days. However, we recommend that you apply at least 7 days before departure. Please note that embassy applications are necessarily more expensive (+10โ‚ฌ).

How to apply for a Benin e-Visa

Single rate of 39 โ‚ฌ per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about e-Visa Benin

Are you planning a business or private trip to the Republic of Benin? Don't forget to prepare your trip and gather all the documents you need to enter the country. Then apply for your mandatory visa. The price of a visa for Benin varies according to the package requested.

BeninOpt for a simple and efficient solution that will enable you to obtain your visa for Benin in just a few clicks. To obtain your visa, Visamundi offers to check your documents in order to build up your file in such a way as to reduce the risk of refusal by the competent authorities. Our teams are made up of professionals who know the procedures involved in obtaining a visa for Benin. Thanks to them, you'll save time and energy!

The e-Visa is an electronic visa that you can obtain via our online platform. So there's no need to go to the Benin embassy or consulate. This time-saving solution is also in line with our policy of reducing CO2 emissions. It also encourages us to reduce our paper consumption. However, please check that you will not be asked to present a paper document when entering Benin. In this case, remember to print your document. The price of your Benin visa will remain the same.

In addition to Benin, our expertise enables us to offer you many other destinations in Asia, America, Africa, Oceania and the Middle East.

If you would like to travel to Benin, here are a few recommendations and tips to help you obtain your e-visa

Get your e-visa for Benin and discover a country on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea, rich in ancient history marked by kingdoms, colonization and independence.

Before you go there, whether for family, business or tourism reasons, find out everything you need to know beforehand on the Ministry of the Interior website, where you'll find all the resources you need to prepare your trip. Several sections can be consulted: " Last minute", "Security", "Entry/Stay", "Health", "Useful information" and "Business travel". French nationals are strongly advised to register on the Ariane platform platform, which enables the French government to track the presence of its nationals abroad, in order to organize their repatriation in the event of force majeure.

In the same way, we strongly recommend that you consult your French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Travel Advice on the political and health situation in your country.

You'll need your passport. Your passport must still be valid 6 months after your departure from Benin. For family travel, you must provide us with a passport for each of your children, even if they are still minors. However, we do not require an authorization to leave the country unless you are not their parents. You must also send us a color photocopy of the children's identity cards, their family record book or birth certificate, and their airline tickets. The price of a visa for Benin will be higher for multiple entries.

With these documents in hand, we'll take care of obtaining your visa for Benin. Since 2018, it has been imperative to apply online, as the country does not issue visas on arrival in the country. Beyond the stays permitted by e-Visa, ask our teams to guide you, as you'll need to go to the government website or the nearest embassy.

For information about obtaining your e-visa for Benin, its price or travel conditions within this country, contact our professional teams.

What do I need to do to obtain an e-Visa for Benin?

Visamundi offers you a quick and easy procedure for obtaining your visa for Benin at official prices. Once on the e-visa application page for the destination in question, fill in the form provided.

Then indicate the reasons for your trip: tourism, business, transit, medical, or volunteer work. Then select the type of e-visa you require - prices for Benin vary depending on whether you are taking a 30-day single-entry, 30-day multiple-entry or 90-day multiple-entry e-visa. Then write down the dates of your stay, including your arrival date. You'll also need to enter an accommodation address. If you're traveling, the address of your first stop is sufficient. If you're traveling through Benin, enter the name of the airport.

Travelers' full names and passport numbers must be provided. Our teams will compare your documents with the information provided at the time of booking. Enter a billing address and telephone number so that they can contact you if necessary. Finally, submit your request and receive an e-mail from us with your printed e-Visa for Benin as soon as possible.

How long do I have to use my Benin e-visa once it has been approved?

Your e-Visa is valid from the date you enter Benin. Depending on the length of your stay, you will have either 30 or 90 days to use your e-Visa.

How long does it take to process my e-visa application?

You can apply up to 3 days before departure. Your documents must be sent shortly after payment.

When will the Benin e-visa be valid?

The starting date of your e-visa will be the date of entry into Benin that you indicate in your application.

How long will my e-Visa be valid in Benin?

Once approved, the validity period will depend on your request. You can choose between a 30-day or 90-day e-Visa.

How can I extend my e-Visa once I've arrived in Benin?

If your e-visa expires during your stay in Benin, please contact the Direction de l'Emigration et de l'Immigration for an extension: 1278 Ave Jean-Paul II, Quartier, Cotonou, Benin.

I made a mistake in my application. Can I change it?

Once the e-Visa has been edited, it is no longer possible to modify or correct any information related to your application.

Do I need an e-visa for transit through Benin?

It is possible to stay in transit in Benin for 24 hours with an onward ticket, without a specific visa.

Do travelers need a return ticket to obtain an e-visa for Benin?

You do not need to enclose your return ticket to obtain an e-visa.

Do I need insurance to travel to Benin?

Travel insurance is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended. You can check with your bank or airline. There's also our leading travel insurance partner, who offers several packages to suit your needs.

What are the requirements for obtaining an electronic visa for Benin?

To obtain this Benin visa, you must travel with an ordinary passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure from Benin. You will be asked a number of questions about your employment status, your accommodation in Benin and your country of destination after your stay in Benin. The documents and information requested concern tourist and business visas in particular.

Which nationalities are visa-exempt for Benin?

Citizens of Africa (all continents), Haiti, Indonesia, Israel and Macau can travel to Benin for 90 days without a visa. Hong Kongers and Singaporeans are also exempt from visa requirements for 30 days.

Can I apply for a Benin e-visa for several people at the same time?

You can complete the same form and add several travelers. The e-Visa sent will be nominative, personal and associated with the passport number of each traveler.

What travel reasons are accepted for obtaining an e-visa for Benin?

You can apply for this e-Visa for tourist or business purposes, or even as a volunteer.

Can I apply for an e-visa for Benin if I'm not sure of my travel dates?

It's important to know the dates of your stay, especially your date of arrival in Benin, as the date of arrival on the form will correspond to the start date of your e-visa's validity once you're in the country. This also enables us to check your length of stay(30 or 90 days, depending on the visa you have chosen).

Do minors need a Benin visa?

All travelers of eligible nationalities, including minors, must apply for an e-visa for Benin.

Can I apply for a visa on arrival at Cotonou airport?

No, it is not possible to obtain a visa on arrival. For most nationalities, a visa application must be made before arrival in Benin.

Can I enter Benin from any point of entry with an e-visa?

Yes, you can enter from a land, sea or air border.

Is the Benin e-visa single-entry or multiple-entry?

The e-Visa tourism or business 30 and 90 days can be applied for as single or multiple entries.

Benin: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers aged one year and over in countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission, and for travelers who have transferred at an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: Long or repeated stays
  • Malaria: Year-round transmission throughout the country
  • Meningitis: In the event of prolonged stays in close contact with the local population or during epidemics.
  • Rabies: Prolonged stay or isolation
  • Typhoid fever: Prolonged stay or poor hygiene conditions