e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire 🇨🇮

Tourism / Business / Medical / Studies

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 during the calendar year. Travelers must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Côte d'Ivoire. The 90-day validity period begins when the PDF authorization is issued.

Everything is done entirely online, so you don't have to send anything by post, and you don't have to go anywhere. Once the form has been filled in, the necessary documents must be sent to a secure area so that we can check the data. Copies of return flight tickets and legalized proof of accommodation are also required.

The agreement takes the form of an electronic travel authorization (PDF), which must be printed out in color and presented on arrival in Abidjan to validate the e-Visa. You can only enter Côte d'Ivoire via Abidjan's Félix Houphouët-Boigny international airport.

Apply for an e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire

Single rate of 39,00 € per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable


Frequently asked questions about e-Visa Côte d'Ivoire

Between seaside resorts and tropical forests, Côte d'Ivoire abounds in idyllic natural resources for tourdumondists. The West African country's French colonial heritage also delights cultural tourists.

To help you organize your trip in the best possible conditions, rely on Visamundi, an agency specialized in travel documents for individuals and professionals, for your electronic visa application for Côte d'Ivoire. From the conditions and deadlines for obtaining a visa to the price of an Ivorian visa, we'll give you all the information you need to prepare for your stay in Côte d'Ivoire.

Do I need a visa to visit Côte d'Ivoire?

The member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) benefit from visa-free travel to Côte d'Ivoire. This applies to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The list also includes Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Mauritania, Morocco, Seychelles, Singapore, Tunisia and the Philippines.

Other nationalities must therefore apply for a conventional or e-visa prior to their stay in Côte d'Ivoire. To date, the following nationalities are authorized to apply for an e-visa to enter Côte d'Ivoire: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Germany, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Comoros, South Korea, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United States, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Cook Islands, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lesotho, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, El Salvador, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Czech Republic, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

What are the conditions for using an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire?

Thanks to the Ivorian e-visa, the above nationalities can visit Côte d'Ivoire for tourism, family, professional, medical or educational purposes. This e-visa takes the form of a multiple-entry visa, valid for a maximum stay of 90 days. The 90-day validity period begins on the date the visa is issued in electronic format (PDF).

A traveler can obtain an e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire up to 3 times in the same calendar year. The Côte d'Ivoire e-visa can only be used to enter the country by air, from Abidjan's Félix Houphouët-Boigny international airport. Once issued, it must be printed out in color and presented to the local authorities on arrival. If you plan to arrive by sea, you must contact the local authorities before your stay.

What are the conditions for obtaining an e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire?

Also known as "pre-registration", the Côte d'Ivoire electronic visa is a bar-coded document to be presented to immigration officials at Abidjan airport. It helps simplify formalities for entering Côte d'Ivoire, both for adults and for minors not eligible for visa exemption. People born in Côte d'Ivoire who do not hold an Ivorian passport are also required to apply for a classic visa or an e-visa to travel to Côte d'Ivoire.

Certain documents are required to obtain an electrical visa for Côte d'Ivoire. These documents are :

  • a passport valid for at least 6 months after arrival,
  • your return plane ticket or an onward ticket if Côte d'Ivoire is not your final destination,
  • proof of local accommodation, ideally legalized (hotel reservation, declaration by family, etc.).
  • For business trips: letter of invitation from the company (legalized by a local town hall and must include the company's telephone number and address in Côte d'Ivoire).

Use our online form to submit your e-visa application for Côte d'Ivoire in just a few minutes. Once you've filled in the details of your identity, identity document and travel details, all you have to do is e-mail us the supporting documents requested, so that our team can check your documents and data for accuracy. We advise you to make your request at least 7 days before your expected arrival in Côte d'Ivoire to ensure that you receive your travel document on time.

flagHow much does an e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire cost?

With Visamundi, the e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire corresponds to €73.00 in consular fees and the difference in service charges, per traveler. These fees are fixed and will be refunded in full if your visa application is refused by the Ivorian authorities.

Guaranteed without financial risk, our services allow you to organize your trip to Côte d'Ivoire with peace of mind. If you lose your e-visa before departure, contact us to receive a free copy by e-mail as soon as possible.

Is it possible to extend a visa for Côte d'Ivoire?

Côte d'Ivoire allows the extension of electronic visas with an initial validity of 90 days. You can extend the validity of your travel document by visiting a local immigration office. The success of such an application is not guaranteed, so we advise you to submit your request well in advance of your visa's expiry date.

What is pre-registration for Côte d'Ivoire?

The pre-registration is a document with a bar code to be presented to immigration officials on arrival at Abidjan airport. This document will enable you to obtain your visa. This document is mandatory before boarding your 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 don't have an Ivorian passport, you'll need to apply, regardless of whether you were born in Côte d'Ivoire.

Can I pre-register when I arrive in Côte d'Ivoire?

No, you must have your pre-registration before boarding.

Do minors need to pre-register?

Yes, all passengers, adults and minors alike, wishing to travel to Côte d'Ivoire need to pre-register if they do not belong to a visa-exempt nationality.

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

You can stay in Côte d'Ivoire for a maximum of 90 days.

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

This document is only required for air arrivals at Abidjan airport. For arrival by sea, please contact the authorities directly.

How long does it take to get an Ivorian visa?

It takes about 5 working days if you go through an agency or directly via the Snedai website.

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

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

For business trips, a letter of invitation from the company must be provided (legalized by a local town hall and including the company's telephone number and address in Côte d'Ivoire).

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

Yes, pre-enrolment allows you to enter Côte d'Ivoire several times 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 for 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 electronic visa application for Côte d'Ivoire is rejected?

You can go to an embassy or consulate to apply for a standard visa.

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

If you become aware of an error before sending your administrative documents, please inform us of the correction to be made when sending these documents.
After this time, corrections cannot be applied. Please contact us for further information.
Once the e-Visa has been 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 e-visa if my passport expires soon?

To enter Côte d'Ivoire, you must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry. If your passport is due to expire soon and its validity does not cover this minimum period, you may be refused entry to Côte d'Ivoire, even if you have a valid e-visa.

What activities are authorized for travelers holding an electronic visa in Côte d'Ivoire?

Travelers holding an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire are authorized to take part in various tourist, commercial or professional activities.

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

Yes, students can apply for an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire if they wish to travel to the country for study or to take part 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 advisable to check with the Côte d'Ivoire 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?

Proof of travel insurance is not currently required to obtain an e-visa for Côte d'Ivoire. However, it is recommended that you take out travel insurance before your departure to cover any medical, hospitalization and emergency repatriation expenses.

This can help you avoid high costs in the event of a medical emergency or unforeseen situation during your stay in Côte d'Ivoire. In addition, travel insurance can offer you 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 Côte d'Ivoire embassy or consulate in your country to find out whether 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 e-visa, you will usually need to submit a new e-visa application providing the new travel dates.

Can I apply for an electronic visa for Côte d'Ivoire if I'm traveling as a volunteer?

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 Côte d'Ivoire e-visa can be used for tourist, business or professional travel, but not for volunteer work.

To work as a volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire, you will need to apply for a work visa, which may have additional requirements compared 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?

At present, it is not mandatory 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 haven't heard from SNEDAI about my e-Visa application: what should I do?

If you have not received a reply 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 that the SNEDAI confirmation e-mail has not been filtered by your e-mail system.
  • Contact SNEDAI technical support: you can send an e-mail to SNEDAI to ask about the status of your request. You'll find SNEDAI's e-mail 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 submitting your application.
  • Contact the Ivory Coast embassy or consulate: if you cannot get a response from SNEDAI, or if you have any questions about the status of your application, you can contact the Ivory Coast embassy or consulate 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. It is therefore advisable to submit your application well in advance to avoid any delays to your trip. By using a visa agency, you can avoid this stress.

Côte d'Ivoire: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 9 months of age to enter the country.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: For 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: In case of prolonged stay in isolation
  • Typhoid fever: In case of prolonged stay or precarious hygienic conditions