Burkina Faso Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for six months beyond the date of departure from Burkina Faso is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
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.
All nationals travelling to Burkina Faso require a yellow fever vaccination.
Types and Cost
US citizens pay US$135 for a three-months single-entry visa.
Visas are normally valid for three or six months. Validity begins two days before the proposed date of entry.
Online (www.visaburkina.bf/) as the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Brussels, which is responsible for applications from the UK, no longer issues any visas.
Allow three working days for visa processing. Applications may take longer if they are referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Burkina Faso.
Extension of stay
If you wish to extend your visa, you must contact the head office of the national police in Ouagadougou.
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
Ambassade du Burkina Faso in Belgium
Telephone: (02) 345 9912.
Address: , 16 Place Guy d'Arezzo, Brussels, 1180,
Embassy of Burkina Faso in the USA
Telephone: (202) 332 5577.
Address: NW, 2340 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008,
Honorary Consulate of Burkina Faso in the UK
Telephone: (0162) 862 1497.
Address: , 2 Glynwood House, Bridge Avenue, Maidenhead, SL6 1RS,