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Benin Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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


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

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 £120 for a multiple-entry 180-day visa.

Canadian nationals are charged C$120 for a single-entry 90-day visa and C$140 for a multiple-entry 90-day 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.


Dependent on type of visa (see above).

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Allow three working days.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Benin in the USA

Telephone: (202) 232 6656 (general) ; (202) 232 2611 (consular section).
Address: NW, 2124 Kalorama Road, Washington, DC, 20008,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Republic of Benin in France

Telephone: (01) 4500 9882 or 4222 3191 (consular section).
Address: , 87 avenue Victor Hugo, Paris, 75116,
Opening times:

Honorary Consulate of Benin in the UK

Telephone: (020) 8830 8612.
Address: , Millennium House, Humber Road, London, NW2 6DW,
Opening times:

Mon, Wed and Fri 1030-1600.

Direction de la Documentation de Réseau Internet du Gouvernement (DDARIG)

Telephone: 306 835.
Address: , 01 BP 120, Cotonou, ,
Opening times:
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