Senegal Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To enter Senegal, a passport valid for at least six months after the date of entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

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

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

Visa note

A WHO vaccination card, with current yellow fever and cholera vaccinations, may be required if travelling from an endemic area.

Types and cost

Entry visa: €50.

Validity

Entry visa: three months.

Application to

You must pre-enrol and pay the fee online at www.visasenegal.sn. If your local embassy doesn't have an on-site biometric enrolment service, bring the printed confirmation with you to Senegal. Your biometric data will be taken and your visa issued at Dakar Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport or other major border crossings. Note that not all airports or land border crossing points can issue visas, so check with your nearest embassy before you travel.

If your local embassy already has the capability to take biometric data (a list of countries is shown on the application website), you can also attend the embassy to pick up your visa.

Working days

Allow at least two to four days for visa processing.

Entry with children

Children travelling alone must carry a notarised letter of consent from their parents/guardians.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Senegal
Telephone: 33 823 7392. Opening times: Mon-Thur 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1230.
Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in the USA
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0800-1700.
Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7938 4048 or (020) 7937 7237. Website: http://www.senegalembassy.co.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700; 1030-1500 (consular section).
Edited by Jane Duru
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