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Ivory Coast 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 is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for the Ivory Coast are required by all nationals listed in the chart above.

Tourists require a confirmed accommodation booking or proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. Business visitors must show a letter of invitation.

A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all travellers.


All visitors can apply for single and multiple entry visas online on The visa can then be collected at the airport Félix-Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for the Ivory Coast.

Types and Cost

Short-stay tourist visa: €50 (if collecting from the embassy) or €70 (if collecting at the airport); long-stay visa: €130.


Short-stay tourist visa: up to three months; long-stay visa: six months to one year.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). Nationals of some countries (including the UK) can apply online ( and then either collect the visa either from the embassy or at the airport in Abidjan. It's advisable to check with the embassy whether you're eligible for the airport visa pick-up.

Working days

Allow 48 hours for visa processing.

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 Côte d'Ivoire in the USA

Telephone: (202) 797 0300.
Address: NW, 2424 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20008,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7235 6991.
Address: , 2 Upper Belgrave St, London, SW1X 8BJ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1230; 1500-1730 (visa application); 1400-1730 (visa collection).

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