Benin Visa FAQs

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Benin?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Benin:

How do I get an Benin Evisa?

A Benin evisa can be obtained by using a trusted visa service like ours to guide you through the process, review documents and apply on your behalf..  Learn more about our Benin evisa services.

What is an Benin evisa?

A Benin evisa is a travel document that is usually produced as an electronic visa and is electronically linked to your passport via a database. It is required before you depart to Benin and generally is suggested to apply at least a month prior to your trip.

What types of Benin visas are there?

A Benin visa can be used for several types of travel.

Tourist Evisas are single entry and multiple entry evisas and allow for a stay of 30-90 days and are valid for 30-90 days depending on the visa you choose..  You'll generally need to simply provide a passport copy for your visa.

Business Evisas are also valid for 30-90 days and are also available as single or multiple entry.  You'll typically need to provide your passport information page copy and that's all that is needed.

Who is eligible for an Benin evisa?

All foreign nationals require a visa to Benin except African countries who may enter and stay up to 90 days.

How long does it take to get an Benin visa?

Evisas take 1-2 business days depending on the type of Evisa.  Check our Benin visa requirements for more details.

How much does an Benin visa cost?

The Embassy fee or application fee starts at $65 and goes up to $125 and goes up depending upon the visa type.  If you use a service like ours, a service fee applies as an additional cost to handle the process on your behalf.  Check here fo the latest Benin visa fees.

Once in Benin, how long can I visit?

Once you enter the country, you can stay for a maximum of 30-90 days per visit depending on the visa you have.

Benin visa FAQ's

You'll find more detailed Benin visa FAQ's here

How long does it take to obtain a Benin visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the Benin Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion. Please refer to our service selection page for the most up-to-date processing times for Benin visas:

What is the difference between a passport and a Benin visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.
A Benin visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Benin visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Benin Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

Do I need a Benin visa?

All US Citizens require a visa and a US passport to travel to Benin, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa as well as a US passport.

What is a Benin Visa?

A Benin visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Benin on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Benin.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Benin for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Benin?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Benin: