Somalia Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Somalia, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.
Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Visitors to Somalia should register with the embassy representing their country in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or with their embassy or high commission in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Somalia.
Sea and air ports are under the control of the local government meaning there may be differences in exact requirements.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advises against all travel to nearly all of Somalia.
Types and Cost
Single-entry visa on arrival: US$50.
Visas on arrival are valid for one month.
Visas are available on arrival at Mogadishu International Airport or from the Somali embassies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Nairobi, Kenya. Note that Somaliland and Puntland issue their own visas at their respective ports of entry.
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
British Embassy in Somalia
Telephone: +254 (20) 2844 000 or +254 (20) 2873 000.
Address: , British High Commission Upper Hill Road, P.O. Box 30465-00100,, Nairobi, ,
Mon-Thurs 0700-1600; Fri 0700-1300. Visa section: Mon-Thurs 1330-1530; Fri 1100-1230.
Somali Permanent Mission to the United Nations in the USA
Telephone: (212) 688-9410.
Address: , 425 East 61st Street, Suite 702, New York, 10065,
Embassy of Somalia in the UK
Telephone: 07852 280 959.
Address: Neasden, Moran House, Suite 9 449-451 High Road,, London, NW10 2JJ,