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DOCUMENT OVERVIEW
The Benin Tourist e-Visa is an electronic visa that allows travelers to enter Benin and stay for up to 30 days after arrival or up to 90 days after arrival. The e-Visa is available for all nationalities, provided the purpose of travel is family, tourism, or business. It is available as a Single Entry or Multiple Entry visa.

If you’re ready to get started on your journey to Benin, apply for the Benin e-Visa now.

WHO CAN ENTER BENIN WITH THIS DOCUMENT
Citizens from all countries can apply for the Benin e-Visa. Citizens from all African countries are allowed to enter Benin without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Hong Kong citizens are exempt from visa requirements for 14 days only.

OBTAIN THE BENIN E-VISA
To obtain the Benin e-Visa, you will need to provide personal information and some details about your intended stay in Benin. You must have a confirmed flight ticket before submitting your application.

DISPLAY THE DOCUMENT
Once the application is submitted and accepted, we will email you the e-Visa. You must print the e-Visa and be ready to show it to the immigration officers upon arrival.

In addition, travelers must be able to prove their ability to sustain their stay in Benin financially (such as a bank statement) and provide evidence of a return flight.

Visit the FAQ section for up-to-date information on specific quarantine requirements or other health guidelines for Benin that you may need to follow on arrival.

Required Documents to Apply
  • A valid passport

  • A credit/debit card or PayPal account

Important Instructions
  • The Benin eVisa is a Single Entry or Multiple Entry visa that is valid for 30 days after arrival to 90 days after arrival, depending on the requested visa type. The validity period starts upon arrival and allows applicants to stay for no longer than the time granted on your eVisa.

  • Upon arrival in Benin, you will have to present your biometric passport along with your printed eVisa.

  • Travelers can apply for a Benin eVisa if their purpose is tourism, business, or transit.

  • Travelers must have their passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival in Benin and have at least one page available for stamping.

  • Travelers must be able to prove their ability to sustain their stay in Benin financially (such as a bank statement), and provide evidence of a return flight.

  • Holding a Benin eVisa does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the country. The immigration officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he finds the traveler unable to fulfil the immigration requirements, or that such person's presence in Benin would be contrary to national interests or security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Benin e-Visa is an official travel document needed by foreigners to visit Benin for tourist purposes. Apply for one today in just a few minutes.
We require the following to submit your application:
  • A valid ordinary passport.
  • A credit/debit card or a PayPal account.

It depends on the length of validity and number of entries desired for your visa:

  • Single Entry 30 days after arrival visa: USD 60.00

  • Multiple Entry, 30 days after arrival visa: USD 85.00

  • Multiple Entry 90 days after arrival visa: USD 115.00

Additionally a service fee is added depending on the desired processing time:

  • Standard processing: USD 20.00

  • Rush processing: USD 40.00

  • Super rush processing:USD 60.00

Obtain the e-Visa to Benin now.

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options to obtain your e-Visa to Benin:
  • Standard Processing: 5 days
  • Rush Processing: 3 days
  • Super Rush Processing: 24 hours

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options to obtain your e-Visa to Benin:

  • 30 days after arrival (single entry or Multiple Entry)

  • 90 days after arrival (Multiple Entry).

The validity period starts upon arrival and allows applicants to stay for no longer than the time granted on your e-Visa.

Your passport has to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival into Benin, and have at least one blank page for stamping. Get the e-Visa now.
Citizens from all countries can apply for the Benin e-Visa, as long as their reason for travel is family, tourism, or business. Citizens from all African countries are allowed to enter Benin without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Hong Kong citizens are exempt from visa requirements for 14 days only.
We recommend travellers to apply for the e-Visa at least 7 business days prior to their trip to Benin. For any application made with less than 7 days ahead of time, iVisa.com takes no responsibility for rejected visas or delayed responses.

NO. Possession of an e-Visa for Benin does not provide automatic right of entry into the country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if they consider that a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Benin would be contrary to national interests or security.

Get started on your application for the e-Visa now.

Upon arrival in Benin, you need to present your passport along with your Benin e-Visa, which should be printed. Apply now for the Benin e-Visa.
No, there is no quarantine requirement. Your journey to Benin starts by applying for the e-Visa.

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

More information in the following link:

https://www.who.int/ith/ITH_Annex_I.pdf

Your journey to Benin starts by applying for the e-Visa.

If Benin was not on your bucket list until now, it should be. It is indeed a small country in West Africa, but it has many treasures waiting to be discovered. The ruins of palaces and temples alone make for great attractions, but the artisanal markets and rich culture are also waiting to be explored. However, like all the foreign countries you visit, you need to do some research so that you know what to expect. Fortunately, you will not find anything that appears too challenging. Below, you will find some information that will help you plan a splendid vacation in Benin. First of all, we should discuss Benin’s visa policy. You will be pleased to find out that Benin has one of the most lenient visa policies in the world. There are two categories of travelers. The first category is represented by nationalities that are exempt from getting a visa. We are talking about all African nationalities as well as the citizens of Hong Kong. While the citizens of African countries can stay in Benin for up to 90 days without a visa, the nationals of Hong Kong can remain for only 14 days. All that is required is a valid passport. The second category includes all the other nationalities in the world, and they are required to obtain a visa in advance. The good news is, however, that all of them are eligible for a Benin e-Visa, which can be easily purchased online. All you need is a passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Benin. iVisa can help you with the application process. The e-Visa permits a stay of 30 or 90 days, and it can be single or multiple entry. The choice is yours. The best time to visit Benin is when the temperatures are a little bit lower and there is less humidity, which is November through February. The rest of the year rains a lot and the temperatures are not so easily tolerated. Benin used to be a French colony, which is why the official language is French. However, there are over 50 African languages spoken all over the country, including Fon and Yoruba. It is easier to learn a few French phrases than anything else. Fortunately, English has become more and more common, and you should get around just fine with it, especially in urban areas. As far as attractions in Benin are concerned, we would best start with the fact that Benin is the birthplace of Vodun, widely known as Voodoo. It is still the official religion in Benin, and Beninese people still live by it. You will wish to visit the Voodoo temples, as well as the fetish markets all over the country. However, one of the most fascinating things you will find related to Voodoo is the skull and skin-filled fetish market in the Grande Marche du Dantopka in Cotonou. One of Benin’s top attractions is Abomey, which was the capital of the Dahomey Empire. It has plenty of ruins from palaces and temples, and tourists often flood the sites. The location was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The kings of Dahomey had lots of money as a result of slave trade, and they built opulent palaces. You can visit the museum, which contains macabre tapestries and a throne made of human skulls. While in Benin, you cannot overlook Ganvie, which is the home of 30 thousand people. Their ancestors fled the barbaric Dahomey kings and created their own town. Lake Nokoue is close, which makes Ganvie one of Africa’s largest lake towns. As you go north, you will come across the Somba people and their unique mud and clay tower houses. They are called ‘tata,’ and they look quite eccentric. All tourists who come to the area also visit the Koutammakou Valley across the border in Togo, which is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before you leave from Benin, you have to go to the artisanal market in Se. You can buy a lot of beautiful souvenirs for your loved ones at home, as well as some nice things for yourself. The beauty of this market is well appreciated by everyone who visits, and you will wish to fill your bags some more. The prices are affordable, and you will bring home lots of pretty things. Lastly, let’s not forget that Benin has a coastline along the ocean in the south. The Grand Popo beach is there to welcome you with clean sand and cheap beers. You can find several water sports, but the scenery and the warm water should be enough if you want to take a break from all the exploring. The food in Benin is not spectacular. It is delicious, but it does not have anything out of the ordinary. You will find many street vendors, and if you have never tried donkey meat, now is your chance. However, you must be cautious with the places you buy your food from. Never buy food that has gone cold (it means it is not fresh), and if you see a vendor who does not cover the food with a lid, run the opposite direction. You do not need the trouble. Infection with E.coli is the most common problem among tourists. As far as safety in Benin is concerned, you do not have significant reasons for worry. However, we recommend that you always travel with a companion, especially as a woman. The person you are with must be trustworthy because you need someone who knows the prices, the languages, as well as the right places to eat in the region you visit. Attacks and robberies are most common close to hotels and nightclubs, so going out alone at night should be out of the question. As for the rest, use your common sense. Beninese people are very welcoming and peaceful, but these things occur everywhere. Health-wise, the only mandatory vaccination is the one against the Yellow fever. However, keep in mind that immigration officers will seldom check the certificate, but you should get the vaccine for your own health. Malaria is also common in Benin due to a high number of mosquitoes that are present all day long. Pills are available and can be bought with a prescription only. Other than that, tap water is okay to drink in some regions, although it is heavily treated with chlorine, which you may not like. Bottled water is widely available. Benin is one of the safest countries you can visit in West Africa. But other than that, you are going to have an unforgettable experience. The people are lovely, the attractions are stunning, and you will want to go back. After all, Benin is often referred to as one of Africa’s best-kept secrets.

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