Benin e-Visa Application

Benin e-Visa: Basic information

The Benin e-Visa is an electronic visa available to travelers worldwide since 2018.
The e-Visa system has significantly simplified the visa processing process and made it possible to get Get these necessary documents right at home.
Citizens of all countries can apply online as long as they have a valid passport.
Applicants need to follow three simple steps to get their Benin e-Visa approved via email.
Benin e-visas come in three different types.
Visitors can choose between a single-entry visa and a multiple-entry visa with a stay of 30 or 90 days with a validity period corresponding to the length of stay.With the e-visa, anyone can now visit Benin for tourism and business purposes.
Approved online visas will be sent to the applicant's email address in PDF format.
All countries in the world, except African countries that can enter Benin without a visa, must apply for an electronic visa to cross the Benin border.

Each Benin entry permit can be used for business and tourism purposes, such as going on vacation, visiting family and friends, managing your business and professional meetings or simply exploring explore Benin as a tourist.

Each applicant can choose between:

  • single-entry e-Visa for a 30-day stay
  • multiple-entry e-Visa for 30 days
  • multiple-entry e-Visa for 90 days
Choose the type of entry permit that best suits your needs and ensure that you have a passport that has not expired within 6 months of your intended date of arrival.
Please note!
Electronic Visa processing time can take up to 5 working days.
So, make sure to make your request 5 days before your trip to Benin.
If you need more information about available online visas, processing times or the application process, contact our support team.
All you need to start the application process is a valid passport.
Take a few minutes and register online for your Benin e-Visa and let the experts manage your entry permit.
Visit our website using your phone, laptop, PC or tablet and start by selecting the purpose of your trip (business or tourism).
Prepare your valid passport and follow the intuitive 3-step process to apply online:
  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  3. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  4. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  5. Fill out this form with the required information.
  6. Finally, submit the completed form.
  7.  Make an online payment and see if you have received the electronic visa confirmation number.
  8.  Wait for your approved e-Visa to Benin to arrive at your email address in PDF form within 5 business days.
Filling out the form and paying will only take a few minutes.Our team of e-Visa experts will take care of the rest.Plan your trip to Benin and wait for your entry permit to be delivered to your email inbox!
If you need more information on how to register online, please contact our support team via email or phone.
All you need to start the application process is a valid passport.
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The 30-day single-entry and multiple-entry electronic visa is still valid for 30 days (one month).
A multiple entry permit allowing a 90-day stay is valid for 90 days (three months).
Please note!
The validity period begins on the date specified by the applicant when submitting the application.
Your passport must not expire at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Benin.
To transit through Benin and reach the final destination by air, a tourist visa in electronic form is required.
Register at least 5 working days before your trip through Benin and receive your e-Visa on time.
If you need to cross the border by sea or land, apply for a 48-hour transit visa online.
Once you receive your approved Benin e-Visa to your email address, print it out and take it with you on your trip.
Customs officers will check that each traveler has a valid passport and a printed copy of the e-visa.
Choose the reason for your trip, register online and receive your entry permit in your inbox!
The Benin e-Visa example below shows what a government-approved document looks like:

Benin e-Visa



List of eligible countries

Citizens of all countries in the world must apply for an online e-visa to travel to Benin.

Albania Guadeloupe Peru
Andorra Guam Philippines
Anguilla Guatemala Portugal
Antigua and Barbuda Guyana Poland
Argentina Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands Pitcairn
Armenia Honduras Puerto Rico
Aruba Hong Kong Qatar
Australia Hungary Reunion
Austria Iceland Romania
Azerbaijan India Russia
Bahamas Iran Saint Helena
Bahrain Iraq Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bangladesh Ireland Saint Lucia
Barbados Italy Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Belarus Jamaica Saint Vincent & Grenadines
Belgium Japan Samoa
Belize Jordan San Marino
Bermuda Kazakhstan Saudi Arabia
Bhutan Kiribati Serbia
Bolivia Kyrgyzstan Singapore
Bosnia and Herzegovina Laos Slovakia
Bouvet Island Latvia Slovenia
Brazil Lebanon Solomon Islands
British Indian Ocean Territory Liechtenstein South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Brunei Darussalam Lithuania South Korea
Bulgaria Luxembourg Spain
Cambodia Macedonia Sri Lanka
Canada Malaysia Suriname
Cayman Islands Maldives Svalbard & Jan Mayen
Chile Malta Sweden
Christmas Island Marshall Islands Switzerland
Cocos Island Martinique Syria
Colombia Mayotte Taiwan
Cook Islands Mexico Tajikistan
Croatia Micronesia Thailand
Cuba Moldova Tokelau
Cyprus Monaco Tonga
Czech Republic Mongolia Trinidad and Tobago
Denmark Montenegro Turkey
Dominica Montserrat Turkmenistan
Dominican Republic Myanmar Turks & Caicos Islands
East Timor Nauru Tuvalu
Ecuador Nepal UK Virgin Islands
El Salvador Netherlands Ukraine
Estonia New Caledonia United Arab Emirates
Falkland Islands (Mavinas) New Zealand United Kingdom
Faroe Islands Nicaragua United States
Fiji Niue United States Minor Outlying Islands
Finland Norfolk Island Uruguay
France Northern Mariana Islands US Virgin Islands
French Guiana Norway Uzbekistan
French Polynesia Oman Vanuatu
Georgia Pakistan Vatican City
Germany Palau Venezuela
Gibraltar Palestine Vietnam
Greece Panama Wallis and Futuna
Greenland Papua New Guinea Western Sahara
Grenada Paraguay Yemen

Citizens of African countries are exempt from the need to apply for an e-Visa since they are able to visit Benin visa-free for up to three months.

Required documents for e-Visa

The only document required to apply for a Benin e-Visa online is a valid passport.
Please check that your passport is still valid for at least 6 months from your intended date of entry into Benin.
Make sure you provide correct information in the application form and check that all data matches your passport details.

Why Is the Benin e-Visa Issued?

If you want to come to Benin for tourism or business, or just need to transit through this country, you can apply for an e-Visa.
An electronic visa, also known as an electronic visa, is a travel permit that allows you to enter the country for a certain period of time without having to go to the embassy.
The process takes place online and very few documents are required.

How Will I Receive My Benin e-Visa?

You will receive the Benin e-Visa to the email address you provided in your application.
You do not need to go to the embassy or any consulate of your country to receive it.
Once you have applied and your visa has been processed, the e-Visa will be sent to your email address.

Do I Have to Print Out the Benin e-Visa When I Travel?

Yes, that's right.
Once you receive the e-Visa in your email address, make sure to save an electronic copy and print it.
This is because the immigration authorities will require you to verify your e-Visa at the port of entry before you are allowed to enter the country.

How Much Does the Benin e-Visa Cost?

The fees for a Benin e-Visa are as follows:

Single Entry (30 days) $60.00
Multiple Entry (30 days $85.00
Multiple Entry (90 days) $110.00

Can the Benin e-Visa Be Extended?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Benin if you have applied for a Benin e-Visa for 30 days.
If you apply for a 90-day visa, you are unlikely to get an extension.
However, this can be done, as long as you have a good reason why you are asking for an extension.

Important Information

  • The electronic visa application must be made at least 5 working days before the planned trip.
  • All applicants must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the intended date of entry into Benin.
  • Visitors must apply for a separate visa online
  • The Benin e-visa must be printed and presented upon arrival in the Republic of Benin
  • Our support team is available to assist all candidates via email and phone

FAQ about the Benin e-Visa

The Benin e-visa serves as an entry permit for any tourist visiting the country.
This visa can be obtained entirely online and once approved will be sent to the applicant’s email address.
Choose a single or multiple entry permit and go to Benin for 30 or even 90 days!
The only countries that can enter the Republic of Benin without a visa are African countries.If you are traveling from another country, you will need a Benin visa.This visa can be issued within 5 days of submitting the online application.
Citizens of all countries in the world need an online visa to visit Benin.
The only exception concerns the 53 African countries that do not require an e-visa to enter Benin.
Luckily, all countries that require a Benin visa can apply online!
Online visas are required not only for all adult visitors but also for all children visiting Benin.
Choose your preferred entry permit type and apply online on behalf of your child.
Parents/legal guardians should apply for minor visitors.
A Benin online visa is required to visit the country and costs 89 EUR.
Make online payment for your electronic tourist visa using one of the various online payment methods available.
Choose the one that suits you best and pay the fee.
Each applicant must prepare a valid passport before applying as passport details must be provided in the application form.
Your travel document is all you need to register online!
There are no other requirements, which makes applying even easier!
Prepare your passport and start by choosing the purpose of your trip.
Click “Login” and start providing the necessary data in the application form.
Enter your first name, last name, address, email address, passport and travel information into an online form.
Double check that each information is correct and proceed with payment.
Benin e-Visa processing time can take up to 5 working days.
As an e-visa is required to travel to Benin, remember to submit your application at least 120 hours before your trip.
Once the online visa processing is complete (within 5 working days), the approved Benin entry permit will arrive at the applicant’s email address in PDF format.
Make sure you provide an active email address that you have access to.
A printed e-visa is required when entering Benin.
Print online the received PDF version of your Benin visa once you receive it at your email address.
Have your valid passport and printed entry permit ready when you arrive.
A single-entry electronic tourist visa allows visitors to stay in Benin for a maximum of 30 days (one month).
A multiple entry permit allows its holder to stay in Benin for 30 or even 90 days (three months).
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, 30-day single-entry and multiple-entry e-visas are valid for one month.
While the 90-day multiple-entry permit remains valid for three months.
Please note!
The validity period begins on the date indicated by the applicant on the application form.
Make sure you include the correct date when submitting your application.
First, check that each information provided in the application form matches your travel document, i.e.
your passport.
If you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry to Benin and you have provided the required data at registration correctly, contact our support team by email or via phone.

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