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Apply online for the Guinea Transit Visa with us!

Last updated: January 2024

Navigating through the vibrant heart of West Africa is now more accessible with the Guinea Transit Visa, also known as the Visa de Transbordement (VTB).

Whether you're connecting flights or exploring the region's rich tapestry en route to your final destination, our streamlined visa application process ensures hassle-free transit.

At iVisa, we've transformed the Guinea Transit Visa application into a smooth and straightforward experience. Our advanced platform and mobile app are designed for the savvy traveler in you.

Get your Guinea Transit Visa now with iVisa, and you're one step closer to your next great adventure!

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What is the Guinea Transit Visa?

The Guinea Transit Visa is a type of visa specifically intended for travelers who need to pass through Guinea en route to another country.

When applying online, you’ll receive an Entry Visa Letter. You must present this to get your visa on arrival in Guinea. We will help you to obtain your Entry Visa Letter online.

This visa to Guinea is designed for those who do not plan to stay continuously in the country but must enter for a short period due to travel arrangements or layovers.

What can I do with the Guinea Transit Visa?

With a Guinea Transit Visa, you are allowed to enter and stay in Guinea for the duration specified, usually to wait for your next flight or mode of transport.

What can’t I do with the Guinea Transit Visa?

It's important to note that this visa doesn't allow you to engage in any business activities or tourism in Guinea; its sole purpose is for transiting.

Eligibility requirements for getting a Guinea Transit Visa

While specific criteria can vary based on your nationality and the current policies of Guinea, here are some common eligibility criteria you must meet before applying:

  • Purpose of transit: You must be traveling to a third destination outside Guinea and only transiting through Guinea for a limited time specified on your visa confirmation.

  • Proof of onward travel: You must have confirmed onward travel arrangements, demonstrating that Guinea is not your final destination. You should meet all entry requirements, including visas, for your next destination.

  • No immigration violations: You should not have a history of overstaying or violating visa conditions in Guinea or other countries, or have overstayed your previous visa validity. You should not be subject to any entry bans or restrictions into Guinea or have a criminal record that could affect your eligibility.

  • Valid travel documents: Although part of the required documents, having a passport valid for at least six months after your intended transit period is a fundamental eligibility criterion.

Who can apply for the Guinea Transit Visa?

Use our handy Visa Checker Tool to find out if you need this travel document to enter Guinea for transit.

Who is exempt from the Guinea Transit Visa requirement?

You don’t need a Guinea Transit Visa if you’re from one of the visa-exempt countries below:

  • Algeria

  • The Gambia

  • Niger

  • Benin

  • Ghana

  • Nigeria

  • Burkina Faso

  • Guinea-Bissau

  • Senegal

  • Cape Verde

  • Liberia

  • Sierra Leone

  • Côte d’Ivoire

  • Mali

  • Tanzania

  • Egypt

  • Morocco

  • Togo

Some diplomatic passport holders from certain countries don’t need a visa.

Please note: This information may change at any moment. For the most up-to-date details about eligibility, use our Visa Checker Tool and apply instantly online!

Do children/minors need the Guinea Transit Visa?

Yes, everyone, including minors under 18, requires a valid visa to enter Guinea if they come from an eligible country.

Parents or legal guardians are responsible for the application. Simply apply together as a family by clicking ‘Add another person’ during the online process on our website or app.

Also note that there may be additional entry requirements for children, such as a birth certificate. Check the Guinea government website for more info about traveling with kids or minors.

How long can I stay in Guinea with the Transit Visa?

The Entry Visa Letter you’ll receive is a single-entry travel document (there is no multiple-entry visa). That means that you can only enter Guinea once with this visa.

The validity period of a Guinea Transit Visa is generally between 3 and 5 days, depending on your travel plans submitted during the application process.

Guinea Visa requirements and documentation

To apply online and get your Entry Visa Letter, make sure you meet the following Guinea Visa application requirements:

  • Your valid passport: Make sure it is valid for 6 months from your intended arrival date.

  • Application photo: A clear passport photo of yourself.

Keep in mind that you also need to have the following documents on hand upon arrival:

  • The same passport you registered during your application.

  • Proof of sufficient funds for your trip, such as bank statements from the last three months.

  • A valid onward ticket to your destination country.

  • Any visas or entry requirements for your destination country.

How to apply for the Guinea Transit Visa online

To get the Guinea Transit Visa online with us, just follow these simple steps below:

  • Step 1: Fill out your personal and travel details on the simplified visa application form on our website or the iVisa app. Review all your application information carefully.

  • Step 2: Then, select your preferred processing time and pay the visa fees securely online with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step 3: Upload any required documents and await for your approved Entry Visa Letter to arrive via email.

We will contact you if we need any more information for your application.

Make sure to keep an electronic and printed copy of the Entry Visa Letter to show on arrival in Guinea to receive your final Transit Visa.

Guinea Entry Visa Letter costs and processing times

There is a USD $52.00 government fee for this Guinea Visa, which must be paid before you depart. We include this fee in our total price so you can conveniently pay the total in one go.

We offer three processing times for these types of Guinea Visas:

  • Standard: If you booked your trip far in advance, use this affordable option for processing your visa application.

  • Rush: If you require your visa a bit quicker than standard, go for this option for a small extra fee.

  • Super Rush: If you are in urgent need of your visa, this is the quickest way to get one, for an additional express fee.

Entry requirements or restrictions to visit Guinea

The travel restrictions related to COVID-19 have been lifted for international travelers. Here's a summary of the changes:

  • You no longer need to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

  • There's no need to show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test upon arrival in Guinea.

Foreign nationals must have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate to enter the country.

Difference between Guinea Transit Visas and Tourist Visas

Not transiting but visiting Guinea for tourism instead? Apply quickly for the Guinea eVisa online on our platform or app. This electronic visa allows you to visit family and friends or discover the natural and cultural sights in the country.

Need more info about traveling to or transiting through Guinea?

In case you have any questions about the Guinea Visa online application or any other travel document, reach out to our outstanding customer support team online or by email: [email protected].

They are available to assist you in case you run into any difficulties.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Passport Scan
  • Applicant’s Photo

Important Instructions

  • The Guinea Transit Visa is a single-entry and on-arrival travel document that you can use if you wish to pass through Guinea and stay between flights.

  • You need to obtain an Entry Visa Letter online, which you'll need upon arrival in Guinea to receive your transit visa.

  • Apply for your Entry Visa Letter 100% online in less than 20 minutes with iVisa.

  • With the Guinea Transit Visa, you can stay between 3 and 5 days in the country.

  • Your passport must be at least 6 months valid from your intended arrival date.

  • Use our Visa Checker Tool if you want to know if you need this travel document to enter Guinea.

  • Children need to apply for the Guinea Transit Visa.

  • We advise you to apply at least 5 days in advance.

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Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

It will only take around 15 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

Start your application here!

We advise you to apply at least 5 days in advance to avoid any delays.
The Guinea Transit Visa is a single-entry travel document that allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 5 days.
Your passport must be at least 6 months valid from your intended arrival date.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.

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  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.paf.gov.gn/visa

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