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of all African countries do not need a visa to enter Benin. These foreign
nationals can enter Benin and can stay inside the country for a maximum period
of 90 days without a visa.
However, all UK nationals need a visa to visit
Benin, and it can be obtained both by online and offline means. Benin recently
introduced the online system of visa application to make the entire process
easier and comfortable for foreign nationals.
in Benin have classified their visas into several types depending on the
purpose and nature of the foreign national’s visit. Please scroll down to know
more about the different types of visas offered by Benin.
name indicates, all foreign nationals can apply for a tourist visa by sitting
in the comfort of their home using the e-visa option. The entire process of
visa application is very easy, and there is no need to visit the Benin embassy.
Please find below the necessary documents that should be submitted to obtain a Benin
- In order to get a Benin tourist visa, the
foreign national should submit the photocopy of the first three pages of
- The foreign national should also submit a
recent passport-sized photograph.
- The e-visa application form should be completed
without any errors.
submit the e-visa application, authorities in Benin will review the submitted
documents, and will send you the e-visa within one or two business days. You
should carry a printout of this e-visa while traveling to Benin, and should
show it to the immigration authorities once you land in the airport.
personals planning to visit Benin can apply for a business e-visa. In order to
apply for these visas, there is no need to visit the embassy, and all you need
to do is submitting the necessary documents to visit the country. Please scroll
down to know more about the documents that should be submitted to obtain a
- The applicant should submit the photocopy of
the passport. While submitting this copy, always make sure that your
passport has a minimum validity of three months after you leave Benin.
- It is necessary to submit a recent photograph
of the traveler.
- The business e-visa questionnaire should be
completed. If you face any difficulties while filling this application
form, do not hesitate to contact Visa Genie, and we will be glad to assist
your e-visa is sanctioned, authorities will mail this electronic travel
authorization to your email. After receiving this email copy, you should take a
printout of this document, and should carry it with you during the trip to
nationals can also apply for a tourist visa via the conventional means. In
order to get these visas, the traveler should visit the Benin embassy, and
should submit the necessary documents to obtain the visa. You can also avail
the services of entrusted agencies like Visa Genie, and we will be glad to
Please find below the necessary documents that are required to
obtain a Benin regular tourist visa.
- The original passport of the applicant should be
submitted, and it should have six months valifity and two blank pages. The
applicant should make sure that he or she has duly signed in the passport.
- The applicant should submit a recently taken photograph.
Please make sure that the photograph is taken within the last six months.
While taking the photograph, the applicant should ensure that he or she is
maintaining a neutral facial expression. The photograph should be taken in
a white background, and it should provide the full-frontal view of the
applicant’s head with the face centered in the middle.
- The traveler should submit the complete version
of the itinerary, that includes onward and return tickets.
- It is necessary to submit the International
certificate for vaccination of yellow fever.
- The applicant should complete the visa
application form without any errors. There are several previous instances
where foreign nationals were denied visa due to errors in application
form. If you face any difficulties while filling the visa application
form, do contact Visa Genie, and we will be glad to assist you.
take care while traveling with minors
traveling with minors, it is necessary to submit the set of additional
documents mentioned below.
- The full birth certificate of the minor should
be submitted. Please make sure that the birth certificate carries the name
of the parents.
- The passport copies of parents should be
- It is also necessary to submit consent letter
from both the parents. If the minor has a legal guardian, a consent letter
should be submitted by that respective person.
nationals planning to enter Benin for business purposes can apply for a business
Please find below the necessary documents that are required to get these
- In order to get a Benin business visa, the
foreign national should submit a passport that has a minimum validity of
six months. The applicant should also ensure that the passport has two
blank pages for markings. If your passport has a validity of less than six
months or no sufficient blank pages, renew it before sending the visa
- It is necessary to submit a passport-sized photograph
of the applicant. This recently taken passport sized photograph should be
taken in a white background, and it should provide the full-frontal view
of the applicant’s head with the face centered in the middle.
- The applicant should submit copy of onward and
- It is necessary to submit an employment letter
from the traveler’s UK employer. The employment letter should detail the
purpose and nature of the visit. The letter should also specify the type
and desired validity of the Benin business visa. This letter should also
guarantee enough funds for the traveler.
- In order to get a business visa, it is also
necessary to submit an invitation company in Benin. This invitation letter
addressed to the Consulate of Benin should detail the purpose of the trip,
and it should not be more than one month old.
visas are not required for British nationals for a stay up to 24 hours in
However, while transiting through Benin, the traveler should follow the below
- The foreign national should have a passport
which is valid. It should also have one blank page.
- The traveler should make sure that he or she is
not leaving the International transit area of the airport.
- The traveler should hold proof of sufficient
- The foreign national should have proof of
onward and return flight tickets.
- The traveler should hold all documents that are
required for the next destination.
- The foreign national should make sure that the
airline company allows boarding without tickets.