Djibouti Visa Types
Djibouti lies in North-Eastern Africa at the border of Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Because of the ethnic mix it is influenced by neighboring nations. The common languages in Djibouti are Somali and Afar. The Arabic and French languages, however, exist because they were formerly part of French colonies.
Despite the harsh terrains, Djibouti offers the perfect location for diving and there are many colorful reefs available for kayaking. The Gulf of Tajoura is the cleanest sea on the planet. It is also possible to swim in pristine waters for a few minutes, snorkel, or lie on a deserted isolated beach.
When you want to stay in Djibouti you need to have permission to do it legally. In this case, you need to obtain a proper visa. It is advisable to pick the online option in order to avoid wasting your time in the embassy or consulate. The process of application is very simple and convenient, so you can do it with ease.
Tourist Visa to Djibouti
A tourist visa, as the name suggests, enables people to enter Djibouti for tourism and sightseeing. There are two kinds of Djibouti tourist visa: 14 Days Vacationer Visa and 90 Days Traveler Visa. Below you can read some important information about them.
In order to apply for this type of visa you need to:
- Visit our website and go to the application form.
- Pick the visa type and provide all necessary information, such as name, surname, email, passport number, address, and date of arrival.
- Pay the required fee.
14 Days Tourist Visa
Djibouti Immigration Department introduced 14 Days Per Entry e-Visa—a single-entry visa valid for 14 days after arrival to Djibouti. As it is an electronic visa, you can apply online for it. After receiving this type of Djibouti tourist e-Visa, you should print it and show it to the authorities.
90 Days Tourist Visa
The 90 Days Djibouti Visa is also a single-entry visa, but is valid for a longer period (90 days). In this case, you can apply online as well. When the process is over, you will receive an email with your e-Visa. Then you need to print the document.
A Djibouti business visa can be used for business or official purposes. In order to get this type of visa, you need to meet special requirements. You can obtain a business visa if you are a businessman/technical expert, or you want to visit Djibouti for business negotiations, seminars, meetings, etc.
Also, prepare these documents for your Djibouti Visa application:
- Valid passport
- Identification photography
- Flight ticket
- Accommodation reservation or invitation letter.
Besides, you should pay the required fee, otherwise, your application will be rejected.
A transit visa is issued for a limited period of time and it is used to enable the holder to reach Djibouti before the final destination. There are two Transit Djibouti visa kinds: 48 hours and 96 hours. In order to apply for the transit visa you can use the online method and prepare documents like:
- Copy of the passport that is valid for 6-months
- 2 passport size photos
- Ticket and visa for the final destination.
The process of getting a Transit visa is very simple and intuitive. You just need to fill out the form with personal information and mark the Transit category. Also, it is required to pay the fee.
You should apply for this type of visa when you want to transit through Djibouti.
In order to meet the conditions of the Djibouti Visa application and obtain a visa without any difficulties, you need to prepare beforehand. When it comes to the documents, usually it is necessary to submit:
- Visible, passport-size photo of the face on the white background
- Scan of the passport
- Flight tickets
- Accommodation evidence.
Requirements may differ according to the current situation and type of visa.
Besides, in the e-Visa situation, you need to have the following documents:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months
- Printed e-Visa copy.
They will be checked by the customs officials, so better be prepared. Important! Only the Ambouli International Airport accepts electronic Djibouti visa.