Benin Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes

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Passports

A passport valid for 12 months beyond your departure date from Benin is required.

Visas

Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa note

If travelling through west Africa, you can also obtain visas from Benin's embassies in Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.

Valid yellow fever certificates are required.

Types and cost

Nationals from the USA are charged US$140 for a Benin visa; this is valid for up to 36 months, and covers both single and multiple entries. 

UK nationals are charged £60 for a 15-day single-entry visa; £70 for a 30-day single-entry visa; £80 for a 30-day double-entry visa; £90 for a 90-day single-entry visa; £100 for a 90-day double-entry visa; and £110 for a triple-entry 90-day visa.

Canadian nationals are charged C$120 for a single-entry visa and C$140 for a multiple-entry visa.

Other nationals referred to in the chart above wishing to obtain a visa for Benin should contact their nearest embassy or high commission for the latest fees.

Validity

Dependent on type of visa (see above).

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Allow three working days.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Benin in the USA
Telephone: (202) 232 6656 (general) ; (202) 232 2611 (consular section). Website: http://www.beninembassy.us
Embassy of the Republic of Benin in France
Telephone: (01) 4500 9882 or 4222 3191 (consular section).
Honorary Consulate of Benin in the UK
Telephone: (020) 8830 8612. Opening times: Mon, Wed and Fri 1030-1600.
Direction de la Documentation de Réseau Internet du Gouvernement (DDARIG)
Telephone: 306 835. Website: http://www.gouv.bj

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