Visa to Benin


Benin e-Visa - Basic Information

In 2018 the government of Benin introduced the possibility of obtaining a visa in the form of an electronic travel authorization. This system was introduced to simplify and speed up the entire process of obtaining a visa. Thanks to this, the application and ultimately the approval of the visa is much faster and easier.

Any nationality can apply for the e-Visa, with the exception of the 53 African countries that are visa exempt.

  • Types of eVisa
    • e-Visa for single entry for 30 days

    • e-Visa for multiple entries for 30 days

    • e-Visa for multiple entries for 90 days

    All types of visas mentioned above can be used for tourist purposes such as vacation, visiting friends or relatives, attending conferences or business meetings.

  • Benin e-Visa application

    To apply for an e-Visa, all you have to do is fill in the personal data in the form and a valid passport to travel to Benin. As soon as you have filled out the application and made a payment, you will receive a confirmation by email with the information about when you can expect the e-Visa. The decision on your application should be made within 5 days. Please note that the final decision may take longer depends on the government of Benin. You will receive the approved e-visa by email. Please print out the aproval and show it at the airport in Benin.


    Use the form on the left to fill out the application. Choose the purpose of your stay and enter your citizenship. click "Apply online" to fill out your application form.

  • e-Visa validity

    e-Visa for single and multiple entry for 30 days are valid for 30 days from the date of entry into Benin.

    e-Visa for multiple entries for 90 days is valid for 90 days from the date of entry into Benin.

    The validity of the e-Visa begins on the date you specify in the form as the planned entry date.

    ATTENTION: In order to be able to apply for the e-Visa to Benin, the applicant's passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry into Benin.

  • Transit visa information

    Transit e-Visa is only valid for 48 hours and can be used while crossing the borders via road and sea. If you are transiting via air, a tourist e-Visa will be required.

  • Requirements on arrival

    A valid passport and an approved e-Visa in a paper form are needed for border control at the airport.


Necessary Documents

To apply for a Benin e-Visa, all you need to do is provide your passport details. No additional documents need to be attached. It is important that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the planned travel date.

It is also important that if you hold a passport from one of the countries that qualify for the e-Visa, you must apply for an e-Visa before traveling.


Important Information

  • You have to apply for your visa at least 5 days before the desired date of entry.
  • If you want to transit through Benin, you need to apply for the transit e-Visa.
  • It is not possible to submit multiple applications for one person, the government of Benin only allows one visa procedure per person.
  • You must print out the approved e-Visa and have it with you during the trip.
  • To be able to submit the application, the applicant's passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry into Benin.

Benefits of Evisa Express

    Easy application process There are three easy steps to get your eVisa to Benin. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team.
    Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of every application.
    Guarantee of service If an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service.

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Three easy steps to get your eVisa

    Apply onlineFill out basic information on your citizenship and purpose for travel.
    Fill out remaining required information and make an online paymentWe accept both credit and debit cards and other convenient methods of payment.
    Check your emailOnce your payment is confirmed, the eVisa will be sent to the email address you provided in your application.
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