Ivory Coast Visa and Passport Requirements

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

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A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for the Ivory Coast are required by all nationals listed in the chart above.

Tourists require a confirmed accommodation booking or proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. Business visitors must show a letter of invitation.

A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all travellers.


All visitors can apply for single and multiple entry visas online on snedai.com. The visa can then be collected at the airport Félix-Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan.

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

Types and cost

Short-stay tourist visa: €50 (if collecting from the embassy) or €70 (if collecting at the airport); long-stay visa: €130.


Short-stay tourist visa: up to three months; long-stay visa: six months to one year.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). Nationals of some countries (including the UK) can apply online (www.snedai.com/en) and then either collect the visa either from the embassy or at the airport in Abidjan. It's advisable to check with the embassy whether you're eligible for the airport visa pick-up.

Working days

Allow 48 hours for visa processing.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire in the USA
Telephone: (202) 797 0300.
Embassy of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7235 6991. Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1230; 1500-1730 (visa application); 1400-1730 (visa collection).

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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.