Nowadays, many travelers who want to visit Ivory Coast can do it without visiting an embassy, and US citizens are no exception. The government of Ivory Coast has agreed to release an electronic visa to all applicants who meet all the requirements.
The measure is not new. It was implemented a few years ago, which is why more and more people prefer to apply online rather than handling all the bureaucratic hassle at the embassy.
In this blog post, we'll inform you with detail all the main points for you to consider when applying online.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
IF I'M FROM THE UNITED STATES, DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR AN IVORY COAST VISA?
Yes, if you're a US Passport holder you must apply for an Ivory Coast visa before entering the country.
WHAT IS AN IVORY COAST E-VISA FOR US CITIZENS?
The Ivory Coast e-Visa is a document that has offered the Ivory Coast Government to allow travelers to enter the country in a certain amount of time.
HOW LONG CAN I REMAIN IN IVORY COAST IF I'M FROM THE US?
You can stay as long as 30 days Total with your electronic visa.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO US CITIZENS NEED?
The Ivory Coast visa requirements are no different than the ones for any other nationality. With iVisa, you can meet all of them without any concern. That is because iVisa asks very little of you when it comes to demands.
As a result, you just need the following:
Passport Personal Details Scan Return Ticket Proof of Accommodation
Passport Personal Details Scan
Proof of Accommodation
Please, keep the following tips into consideration too:
Passport – US applicants are required to have a passport. Not only that, but the passport needs to remain valid for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in the Ivory Coast. At the same time, the passport needs to have at least one blank page. You should have a quick look at its expiry date before thinking of applying.
Means on online payment – when you apply online with iVisa, you need to make the payment while you complete the application process. The payment is owed for both the visa itself and the service fee for iVisa. However, iVisa offers you multiple means of payment. You can use a credit or a debit card, but the company also takes PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat. You can choose the one that you find most convenient.
E-mail address – one of the best things when you apply online is that your visa is linked electronically to your passport. Nonetheless, you will receive a copy of your pre-approval document via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print out a few copies before your departure. You will need it when you pick up your visa once you arrive in the Ivory Coast.
Once you have all the required documents and information, you can move on and meet another requirement, and that is to fill in the application form. You do not have to worry about it being too challenging. It should take you about 20 minutes to fill it in, and in case you need assistance, iVisa provides 24/7 support service, entirely free of charge.
WHEN DOES THIS E-VISA EXPIRE?
If you're American, your Ivory Coast e-Visa expires 90 days after arrival.
WHAT ARE THE PROCESSING TIMES AND FEES FOR MY IVORY COAST E-VISA?
Remember that the cost of your visa will depend on two things: processing time and visa type. In the case of Americans, there's only one type of visa: the tourist e-Visa.iVisa offers you three processing times made according to how soon you want your visa:
Standard – When you select this method, your Ivory Coast e-visa arrives on e-mail in 6 days. This is the most affordable processing time we can give you. You only have to pay USD 119.00.
Rush – this option will shorten your visa arrival a lot in comparison to the last option. You just have to wait 48 hours and you will be charged USD 149.00.
Super Rush– This is a great option if you have an urgency. Your application will be processed within 24 hours. But obviously you have to pay more USD 184.00 being precise.
HOW IS THE APPLICATION FORM TO GET AN IVORY COAST E-VISA FOR US CITIZENS?
The application form consists of three simple steps.
The first one asks you to insert your general information and select a processing time. The latter determines the cost of your visa.
The second step is all about payment and revision, and the last step requires you to upload some documents. Once you complete all three steps, you can submit your application and wait for it to be processed within the timeframe of your choosing.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I ENTER IVORY COAST IF I'M FROM THE US?
Since you have Multiple Entry with your American passport, you have no limits with your entries, as long as you keep it according to the maximum amount of days you can stay there.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY E-VISA TO IVORY COAST IS APPROVED TO TRAVEL?
After you're done with the whole process, we'll let you know through an e-mail when the Ivory Coast Government approves your e-Visa and you're done with nothing left but to plan your trip.
IS IT SAFE TO APPLY FOR THIS E-VISA WITH IVISA'S SERVICES?
iVisa has a professional team that counts with a high rate hanks to its maximum security with personal data. This means that you can feel completely sure when applying to your Ivory Coast e-Visa.
I'M STILL HAVING SOME QUESTIONS, WHERE CAN I READ MORE ABOUT THIS IVORY COAST E-VISA?
If you still have questions and doubts about this e-Visa or other themes related to Ivory Coast, you can take a look at this page or just contact one of our *customer service representatives in this link.
As you can see, the Ivory Coast visa requirements for US citizens are not out of the ordinary. You need pretty much the same documents when you apply at the embassy. Start your journey today and let behind all stress!