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Burkina Faso Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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.

Visa Note

All nationals travelling to Burkina Faso require a yellow fever vaccination.

Types and Cost

Three-months single-entry tourist visa: CFA33,000; three-months multiple-entry tourist visa: CFA55,000.
Three-months single-entry business visa: CFA77,000; three-months multiple-entry business visa: CFA 187,000.

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.

Application to

Online ( as the Embassy of Burkina Faso in Brussels, which is responsible for applications from the UK, no longer issues any visas.

Working days

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,
Opening times:

Embassy of Burkina Faso in the USA

Telephone: (202) 332 5577.
Address: NW, 2340 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008,
Opening times:

Honorary Consulate of Burkina Faso in the UK

Telephone: (0162) 862 1497.
Address: , 2 Glynwood House, Bridge Avenue, Maidenhead, SL6 1RS,
Opening times:
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