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Guinea-Bissau 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


To enter Guinea-Bissau, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.


Visas for Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau.

Types and Cost

Short-stay single-entry visa: €61.45; three-month multiple-entry visa: €70.45; six-month multiple-entry visa: €88.32; one-year multiple-entry visa: €100. All visas also incur a €2.50 transaction fee.

If you obtain a visa from the embassy in Senegal, the fee is reported to be XOF20,000 (approximately €30) for a double-entry 30-day visa.


Single-entry visa: 30 days; multiple-entry visa: up to one year.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). For UK travellers, the nearest consulate is in Paris. It's also possible to obtain a visa at Guinea-Bissau's embassies in Portugal or neighbouring countries such as Senegal.

You may also be able to apply for an e-visa at, although the service is reported to be unreliable. 

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 UK in Senegal

Note: There is no British embassy in Guinea-Bissau, instead all official British contact is handled by either the British Honorary Consul in Bissau or the British Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. British nationals could also contact the Guinea-Bissau Embassy in Paris, France, for further information.

Telephone: +221 33 823 26 66
Address: , 20, rue Docteur Guillet, Dakar, ,
Opening times:

Mon – Thu 0800 – 1630; Fri 0800 – 1230

Embassy of France in Guinea-Bissau

Telephone: +245 955 393 280
Address: , Bairro de Penha - Avenida Combatente of Liberdade of Patria, Bissao, ,
Opening times:

Embassy of Guinea-Bissau in France

Telephone: +33 1 48 78 36 69
Address: , 94 Rue Saint-Lazare, Paris, 75009,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 1000-1300, 1430-1700

Embassy of Guinea-Bissau in the USA

Telephone: (301) 947 3958.
Address: , P.O. Box 33813, Washington, 20033,
Opening times:

Embassy of the United States of America in Senegal

Note: There is no U.S embassy in Guinea-Bissau, instead all official U.S contact is handled by the nearby U.S embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Telephone: +221 33 879 40 00
Address: , B.P. 49, Route des Almadies, Dakar, ,
Opening times:

Mon – Thu 0800 – 1730; Fri 0800 – 1300

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