Help with obtaining an e-Visa

Ivory Coast 🇨🇮

The Ivorian government has introduced a simplified, fast-track procedure to obtain an electronic visa (also known as pre-registration) for Côte d'Ivoire, for stays of up to 90 days. This covers most reasons for travel: tourism, family, business, medical or study. Only on-site work is prohibited.

Form / Pre-registration
Delivery within 7 days for urgent departures
Airport registration
The Côte d'Ivoire e-Visa is only available for arrival at Abidjan's Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport(also known as Port Bouët Airport). For all other entry points, a traditional visa is required.

Maximum 90 days
in Ivory Coast

Consular fees
73,00 € per passenger

  • Taking prints and photo on arrival
  • Vaccination yellow fever mandatory
  • Mandatory travel insurance: it must be valid for the entire duration of your stay in Cote d'Ivoire
  • Option to extend your residence permit once you're here

Eligible nationalities

All nationalities are eligible for the Côte d'Ivoire e-Visa

Only those listed below are exempt or must first apply to the embassy for authorisation.
Please note that Cameroonian, the Indians and Russians are currently having problems obtaining an e-Visa for Côte d'Ivoire.

Nationalities exempt from visa requirements for Côte d'Ivoire

The following nationalities do not require a visa to travel to Côte d'Ivoire:

🇧🇯 Benin
🇧🇫 Burkina Faso
🇨🇻 Cape Verde
🇨🇫 Central African Rep.
🇹🇩 Chad
🇬🇲 Gambia
🇬🇭 Ghana
🇬🇳 Guinea
🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau
🇱🇷 Liberia
🇲🇱 Mali
🇲🇷 Mauritania
🇲🇦 Morocco
🇳🇪 Niger
🇳🇬 Nigeria
🇵🇭 Philippines
🇷🇼 Rwanda
🇸🇳 Senegal
🇸🇨 Seychelles
🇸🇱 Sierra Leone
🇸🇬 Singapore
🇹🇬 Togo
🇹🇳 Tunisia

Nationalities requiring prior authorisation

🇦🇫 Afghanistan
🇦🇱 Albania
🇦🇴 Angola
🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda
🇧🇩 Bangladesh
🇧🇴 Bolivia
🇰🇭 Cambodia
🇨🇱 Chile
🇨🇳 China
🇨🇴 Colombia
🇰🇵 North Korea
🇨🇺 Cuba
🇩🇲 Dominique
🇪🇬 Egypt
🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea
🇭🇰 Hong Kong
🇲🇭 Marshall Islands
🇮🇩 Indonesia
🇮🇶 Iraq
🇮🇷 Iran
🇮🇸 Iceland
🇯🇴 Jordan
🇰🇪 Kenya
🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan
🇰🇮 Kiribati
🇱🇦 Laos
🇱🇧 Lebanon
🇱🇾 Libya
🇫🇲 Micronesia
🇲🇩 Moldova
🇲🇲 Myanmar
🇳🇵 Nepal
🇳🇮 Nicaragua
🇵🇰 Pakistan
🇵🇼 Palau
🇷🇼 Rwanda
🇼🇸 Samoa
🇸🇩 Sudan
🇸🇸 South Sudan
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka
🇸🇾 Syria
🇹🇭 Thailand
🇹🇱 Timor-Leste
🇻🇳 Vietnam
🇾🇪 Yemen

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Normal case processing

Authorities issue documents without significant delay

The e-visa in a nutshell

Format Electronics only
Number of entries Multiple
How long does it take? 7 days
Length of stay 0 to 90 days
Consular fees 73,00 €
Reasons for travelling Tourism, Business or Medical

For a travel to Côte d'Ivoire, a visawill be required for a stay of 90 days maximum. Before travelling to Côte d'Ivoire, we advise you to apply for your visa at least 7 days before your departure.

The Côte d'Ivoire e-visa is only available for arrival at Abidjan Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport. If you decide to arrive at another point of entry, your e-visa will not be recognised; you will need a traditional visa. Your reason for travelling will need to be for tourism, business, medical or for your studies. The rate is €73.00 per traveller, excluding service charges.

When should you travel to Côte d'Ivoire?

From May to July and October to November, the rainy season is strongly felt in the south of the country, so it is not advisable to visit during these periods of the year. From December to April, the dry period is the ideal time to visit Côte d'Ivoire.

Places to visit in Côte d'Ivoire

Located in Yamoussoukro, the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, observe the crocodile lake surrounding the presidential palace.

For an unforgettable experience, meet the locals and discover their local culture and way of life by taking part in solidarity tourism!

Located in Abidjan, the Treichville market will give you a change of scene with its alleys full of different scents.

Thai National Park is one of the last virgin forests in West Africa. In the heart of this unique park dotted with tall trees, lianas and rivers, you'll come across many animals such as chimpanzees wandering from tree to tree.

Practical information

  • Official country name Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
  • Location : Africa
  • Capital Yamoussoukro
  • Area surface area: 322,463 km2
  • Language : French
  • Currency CFA franc
  • Climate Equatorial
  • Time zone UTC +0

Local time


Security The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against part of the border area with Burkina Faso, Mali and Liberia. The north of the Zanzan district and the east of the Savanes district are not recommended.

Yellow fever vaccine mandatory and it's important to be up to date with your universal vaccinations.

More information on vaccines

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