Expedited Visa for
Djibouti

When you need to get your visa for Djibouti processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Djibouti

Djibouti issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel
  • Visiting Family & Friends Sightseeing
  • Family Emergencies

Djibouti Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Djibouti with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Djibouti Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Djibouti with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Djibouti

Djibouti issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel
  • Sales Meetings
  • Providing Services
  • Conference/Seminars

Djibouti Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Djibouti with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Djibouti Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Djibouti with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Djibouti

Djibouti issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official or Diplomatic Government Travel

Djibouti Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Djibouti with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Djibouti Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Djibouti with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Djibouti related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if arriving from an infected area within 5 Days.

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About Djibouti

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Djibouti at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Djibouti

The Republic of Djibouti gained its independence on June 27, 1977. It is the successor to French Somaliland (later called the French Territory of the Afars and Issas), which was created in the first half of the 19th century as a result of French interest in the Horn of Africa. However, the history of Djibouti, recorded in poetry and songs of its nomadic peoples, goes back thousands of years to a time when Djiboutians traded hides and skins for the perfumes and spices of ancient Egypt, India, and China. Through close contacts with the Arabian Peninsula for more than 1,000 years, the Somali and Afar tribes in this region became the first on the African continent to adopt Islam.

It was Rochet d'Hericourt's exploration into Shoa (1839-42) that marked the beginning of French interest in the African shores of the Red Sea. Further exploration by Henri Lambert, French Consular Agent at Aden, and Captain Fleuriot de Langle led to a treaty of friendship and assistance between France and the sultans of Raheita, Tadjourah, and Gobaad, from whom the French purchased the anchorage of Obock (1862).

Growing French interest in the area took place against a backdrop of British activity in Egypt and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. In 1884-85, France expanded its protectorate to include the shores of the Gulf of Tadjourah and Somaliland. Boundaries of the protectorate, marked out in 1897 by France and Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia, were affirmed further by agreements with Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1945 and 1954.

The administrative capital was moved from Obock to Djibouti in 1892. In 1896, Djibouti was named French Somaliland. Djibouti, which has a good natural harbor and ready access to the Ethiopian highlands, attracted trade caravans crossing East Africa as well as Somali settlers from the south. The Franco-Ethiopian railway, linking Djibouti to the heart of Ethiopia, was begun in 1897 and reached Addis Ababa in June 1917, further facilitating the increase of trade.

Learn more about Djibouti in our World Atlas

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.