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| Updated on Nov 2, 2018

How to apply for an Ivory Coast visa from Dubai

The citizens of the United Arab Emirates are not visa-exempt when it comes to a trip to Ivory Coast. They can, however, apply for an Ivory Coast visa using one of the two available methods. However, keep in mind that one is more accessible than the other, but at the end of the day, it is you who decides which way you want to go.

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Apply at the Ivorian embassy

One of the application methods includes a trip to the Ivorian embassy in Dubai. If you plan to apply this way, you need to take some time and fill in an application. However, before going there and getting the process started, you should make some inquiries regarding the requirements. You will find a lot of information online, but our advice is to give the embassy a call. Why? Because everything you see online should be used as a reference only. You do not want to arrive at the embassy only to find out that you do not have everything you need, do you?

You can apply online

By far the best method you can use is the online application process. iVisa can help you with that. When you apply online, you actually apply for a pre-approval letter that will help you pick up at the airport when you arrive in the Ivory Coast.

As far as the requirements go, the online application process is not very demanding. iVisa asks only what is absolutely necessary so that you can forget everything about the bureaucracy you find at an embassy. Here is a list of what you need to put together.

  • Passport – if you wish to apply online, you need to have a passport. You need one no matter which application method you utilize. However, the passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Ivory Coast, and a blank page is required. Take a look at your passport to ensure it meets these requirements.

  • E-mail address – iVisa will send you the pre-approval letter via e-mail, which is why you need a valid address. Do not forget to print a few copies before your departure.

  • Means of payment – when you apply online, you need to make the payment during the application process. Lucky for you, iVisa provides several methods of payment. You can use a credit or debit card, but you can use PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat if you have an account with them.

  • Yellow Fever vaccination certification – before you leave for Ivory Coast, you need to have your inoculation against the Yellow Fever. A certification that attests the vaccine is required.

Once you have everything you need, you can fill in the online application form. It is simple and short, and 20 minutes of your time should be about enough to finish. You need to go through three simple steps.

The first step is about personal information details about your trip and processing time. As for the latter, it established the cost of your visa, so make sure you know your budget. The second consists of payment and revision, while the third is all about documents upload. After you are done, you submit your application and iVisa takes care of the rest.

When you receive your approval letter, print out a few copies. You will need one to pick up your visa in Abidjan at the airport. The document is valid for 90 days, ensures a single entry, and you can stay for a maximum of 30 days in the Ivory Coast. As you can see, getting an Ivory Coast visa from Dubai is not that hard, is it?

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