Get your e Visa for Benin

from $149 (USD)

No Hidden Fees • Secure Payment • 1-2 Business Day Processing

Citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and most other nationalities are eligible to apply for the Benin e-Visa. An electronic visa for Benin can be obtained by Travel Document Systems on your behalf.

The Benin e-Visas are valid for 30 or 90 days from the date of issue, and valid for single or multiple entries, based on your request.

1-2 Business Day Processing.

COVID-19 Mandatory virological screening test for people traveling from the United States of America to Benin.

Since May 13th,2020, all pessengers traveling to Benin through the international airport of Cotonou are systematically directed toward the airports site for Covid-19 testing. Each passenger must take a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and undergo an oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal swab for the search of the viral RNA by the PCR.

If the RDT test is positive passengers are immediately cared for in accordance with the established protocol in Benin.

If the RDT test is negative passengers may return to their accomodations with a requirement to ensure strict compliance with the preventive measures in force in Benin and an appointment 48 hours after for the withdrawel of the results of the PCR.

If the PCR test is positive patients are immediately cared for in accordance with the established protocol in Benin.

If the PCR test is negative patients may return to their accomodations with a requirement to ensure strict compliance with the preventive measures in force in Benin and an appointment 15 days after the arrival on Beninese soil to take the diagnostic test again.

The cost of testing is 100.000 CFA Francs.

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The Benin e Visa is issued for the following travel purposes

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Transit

Getting your Benin e Visa is as easy as...

Step 1

Scan all of the documents you need for your application

Step 2

Complete the online application and submit payment

Step 3

Receive your e-Visa approval and related documentation via e-mail

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How It Works

The Benin Government issues an e visa for travel to Benin:

The e-Visa will be processed and issued electronically and sent to you by email. When the traveler arrives in Benin they will need to have biometric information taken at the airport or border point and their passport will be stamped with the actual traditional visa.

The e-Visa is valid for Tourist, Business and Transit purposes valid for single or multiple entries, good for 30 - 90 days from the date of issue for a stay up to the expiration date stated on the visa. It is very easy to apply for and does not require sending your physical passport to TravelDocs only a copy as part of the online order form.
It can be issued in as little as 1-2 Business Days (Monday - Friday) and is a cost-effective option.

The government of Benin no longer issues a traditional style visa that would be stamped into your passport by the Embassy of Benin in Washington DC, once your e Visa is granted the physical visa will be stamped on arrival in Benin. 

Benin Entry Requirements:

What you should have when you arrive in The Republic of  Benin

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 Months after your arrival date.
  • Your passport must at least one blank page for stamping your visa by the immigration officer.
  • You must carry the e Visa printout PDF, which will be emailed to you as by TravelDocs.
  • You must have a return ticket or onward journey ticket, and sufficient money to spend during your stay in Benin.

Frequently Asked Questions about e Visas for Benin

What types of visas can be applied for using the e Visa option?

The Benin e Visa is valid for Tourist, Business and Transit purposes.

Can I use the e Visa for a Family Visit visa?

No, you should apply for a Family Visit visa using the traditional stamped visa option.

Does Benin offer different e Visa validity options?

Yes, there are three valid options to choose from.

1. Single entry visa valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
2. Multiple entry visa valid 30 days from the date of issue.
3. Multiple entry visa valid 3 months from the date of issue.

When does my visa validity start?

The Benin e Visa is valid from the day it is issued and must be used by its expiration date.

How long can I stay in Benin once my e Visa has been granted?

You can stay up to the expiration date listed on the e Visa; you must leave Benin on or before the expiration date.

Can I extend my stay in Benin past the e visa Expiration date?

Yes, you can apply for an extension of stay while in Benin by visiting the Directorate of Emigration and Immigration.

Can I apply for a visa at the Embassy of Benin in Washington DC

No, the embassy no longer issues visas, all visas to Benin must be applied for using the e Visa system.

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Benin Government Disclaimer Information

  • A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Benin.
  • The visa processing fee is nonrefundable.
  • The possession of an e-Visa is not the final Authority to enter Benin.
  • The e-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry.
  • It should take at least 1-2 working days to get your e-Visa.