Central African Republic 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 six months after entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter the Central African Republic.

Visas

Visas for the Central African Republic are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.

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

Types and cost

Short-stay visa: €75; long-stay visa: €155.

Validity

Short-stay visa: up to 30 days; long-stay visa: up to three months.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Usually two days, unless the application is referred to the authorities in the Central African Republic. Allow extra time if you need to post your application to an overseas consulate (eg UK nationals must apply to the embassy in Paris).

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Central African Republic in the USA
Telephone: (202) 483 7800.
Embassy of the Central African Republic in France
Telephone: 01 4524 4256.

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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.