Burkina Faso Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

A passport valid for three months beyond the date of departure from Burkina Faso is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa note

All nationals travelling to Burkina Faso require a yellow fever vaccination.

Types and cost

Three-month single-entry tourist visa: £60; three-month multiple-entry tourist visa: £80; six-month single-entry tourist visa: £85; six-month multiple-entry tourist visa: £100.

Three-month single-entry business visa: £80; three-month multiple-entry business visa: £100.

US citizens pay US$140 for a five-year multiple-entry visa.

Validity

Visas are normally valid for three or six months. Validity begins two days before the proposed date of entry.

Application to

Nearest consulate (or consular section at embassy). In the UK, you should apply to the Honorary Consulate.

Working days

Allow three working days for visa processing. Applications may take longer if they are referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Burkina Faso.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your visa, you must contact the head office of the national police in Ouagadougou.

Embassies and tourist offices

Ambassade du Burkina Faso in Belgium
Telephone: (02) 345 9912. Website: http://www.ambassadeduburkina.be
Embassy of Burkina Faso in the USA
Telephone: (202) 332 5577. Website: http://burkina-usa.org/
Honorary Consulate of Burkina Faso in the UK
Telephone: (0162) 862 1497. Website: http://www.burkinafasovisa.co.uk/consul/index.html

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.