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Central African Republic Visa and Passport Requirements

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


A passport valid for six months after entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter the Central African Republic.


Visas for the Central African Republic are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.

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

Types and Cost

Short-stay visa: €75; long-stay visa: €155.


Short-stay visa: up to 30 days; long-stay visa: up to three months.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Usually two days, unless the application is referred to the authorities in the Central African Republic. Allow extra time if you need to post your application to an overseas consulate (eg UK nationals must apply to the embassy in Paris).

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 Central African Republic in the USA

Telephone: (202) 483 7800.
Address: NW, 1618 22nd Street, Washington, DC, 20008,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Central African Republic in France

Telephone: 01 4524 4256.
Address: , 30 rue des Perchamps, Paris, 75016,
Opening times:
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