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In 2017, the Ivory Coast launched a system to obtain an e-Visa for tourist or business purposes. The Ivory Coast e-Visa application process is 100% online. The printed e-Visa must be picked up at Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan – this is the only port where you will be able to retrieve this document.
The e-Visa system is an online method of applying for visas for entry from anywhere in the world. This system allows travelers to quickly apply and pay for their visa around the world and at any time.
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The Ivory Coast e-Visa is a travel document needed for tourist or business purposes.
We require the following to submit your application:
Passport Personal Details Scan Return Ticket Proof of Accommodation
Passport Personal Details Scan
Proof of Accommodation
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The Ivory Coast e-Visa costs USD 84.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of USD 35.00 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 65.00 and USD 100.00, respectively
It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:
Standard Processing: 7 Business Days
Rush Processing: 5 Business Days
Super Rush Processing: 3 Business Days
An Ivory Coast e-Visa is valid for 90 days after arrival. Note that this is unlike most visas, where the validity starts upon the date of issuance. This type of e-Visa is a Multiple Entry visa which allows you to enter the country multiple times within the 30 days in Total.
Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Ivory Coast and at least one blank page.
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The Ivory Coast e-Visa allows for Multiple Entry within the 90 days after arrival.
The maximum stay allowed is 30 days in Total
Upon arrival at the Ivory Coast, you will need to present the following:
- Biometric Passport valid for six months minimum
- Printed copy of the e-Visa
- International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.
- The original receipt of payment of visa fee 73 euros included bank charges.
Yes, a Yellow Fever vaccine is required. You will need to show an international certificate of vaccination upon entry to Ivory Coast.
The Ivory Coast is not a country that everyone has the courage to visit, but if you do, you will wonder at its beauty and stunning scenery. The natural parks and the beaches in the south make this African country a beautiful destination for travel, which is why you should give it a try if you have the opportunity. However, before you go, there are some things that you should probably be made aware of. The Ivory Coast is not a destination for anyone, and while it has its beauties, they are entangled with dangers.
You may be wondering why you need the courage to visit the Ivory Coast. Truth be told, this beautiful and charming region in Africa is entangled with violence. Some locations require special passage papers from the rebel leaders, and the security checks are often quite scary. The guards always expect to be bribed, and the tension is so high that you could cut it with a butter knife. However, not all regions are like that, and if you want to play it safe, you can visit the south of the Ivory Coast. Unlike many countries, the Ivory Coast has two capital cities. One is located in the south of the city of Abidjan, and the other is farther north in Yamoussoukro. The former is in charge of the economic capital, while the latter deals with the political and administrative affairs. It makes no difference to tourists, but usually, people choose the southern city of Abidjan. That is where the beaches are, after all. Another interesting fact about the Ivory Coast is that many people still call it Cote d’Ivoire. The latter is its French name. In fact, the French version is the official one. It was changed in 1985. However, most people still use the English version since it is easier to pronounce. It may be of little importance, but at least now you know that the Ivory Coast and Cote d’Ivoire are one and the same. The Ivory Coast is a cash-based society, but you can find places that accept payments using credit or debit cards. ATMs can also be located in large cities, but you need to be very careful how you withdraw money and who is behind you while you do it. The crime rate in these cites is not the lowest. The official currency is the West African Franc, the same currency used by other countries such as Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Togo, and Benin. When you enter the country, it is best if you have US dollars since they are more common and can be exchanged easily. Just make sure that you do not have too much cash on you at all times. One of the surprising things about the Ivory Coast is its diversity. Believe it or not, only 42% of the country’s population is Akan. As for ethnic groups, there are five of them. Their presence does not seem to be an issue, which makes you believe that the Ivory Coast is quite a tolerant state. Before you leave for the Ivory Coast, you should know that a trip to your primary care physician is required. Your doctor can administer the necessary vaccinations for your trip. You need to get vaccinated for malaria, the Yellow Fever, and for Cholera. Not doing so exposes you to unnecessary risks, and there are a lot of outbreaks of malaria in the Ivory Coast. It is best if you do not take your chances and get the shot. While the Ivory Coast has beautiful beaches, going for a swim may not seem like such a good idea. The powerful Atlantic currents will prevent you from swimming safely, and tourists have drowned there because they would not listen to this piece of advice. If you really want to enter the water, make sure that you get only a few feet from the shore. The current is so strong that it can drag the sand from underneath your feet and you along with it. As for when it is the best time to visit the Ivory Coast, it depends on where you are going. For the sake of full disclosure, I must tell you that the Ivory Coast is terrible during the wet season. You will get soaked every single day. That is why it is important to know that in the north, the wet season is June through October, and in the south, there are two wet seasons: May through July and October through November. So pick your departure date according to this information if you wish to stay dry. When it comes to the Ivory Coast’s cuisine, there is nothing out of the ordinary. Their food is regular West African food that usually revolves around chicken, fish, tomatoes, onions, and, of course, bananas. The people there make delicious dishes out of those ingredients. Some resorts and hotels provide western food, but it does not taste the same as it does in the western civilization. As for alcohol, the locals drink a beverage called Bangui, which is palm wine. Some say it is delicious. The water, on the other hand, should be avoided if it is tap. You can end up with all kinds of parasites, and some of them travel to your brain. That is why you need to consume bottled water the entire trip. You should not worry about finding accommodation. The larger cities have international hotels, and you can find a hotel for all budgets. The rural regions, however, do not give you too many options. As for means of transportation, the best options are taxis and minibusses. The trains are not very reliable. The Ivory Coast has its cons, but it is mostly governed by pros. If you avoid the dangers by getting notifications from your embassy, you should be okay during your trip. The locals there can be of help as well since they are used to their troubles. In any case, you can ask to be evaced if something happens.
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An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
This is a rare scenario. However, if your application gets rejected, we will issue you a full refund for the government fee and the processing fee under our 100% approval guarantee. This refund will be given via credit to be used for a future order. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. Our customer service specialists will be more than glad to help you.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
In order to download your invoice, please log in to your account and download it directly from there.
You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
We know that our applicants can come across unexpected changes in their travel plans that may prevent them from traveling and therefore getting their visa. This is why we understand you may want to request a cancellation of your visa application and a credit for the amount paid. However, we will only approve the refund/credit if it follows our Refund policy guideline:
- If your application has not been reviewed by our team, nor submitted to the government for approval, then you will receive a credit for the full amount of the iVisa processing fee and government fee(visa cost).
- If your application has been reviewed by our team but has not yet been submitted to the government for approval, you will receive a credit for the full amount of the government fee (visa cost).
- If your application has been submitted to the government for approval or a visa is already issued, unfortunately, no credit is available.
Our policy also applies to these circumstances:
- If we make a mistake on your application, a 100% refund of the iVisa processing fee will be issued and we will process your visa again at no cost.
- If you purchase rush or super rush processing additional fee and we do not deliver the travel document within the agreed timeframe, you will receive a credit for the iVisa rush or super rush processing fee.
- If you miss your trip because iVisa does not deliver the travel document within the agreed timeframe, you will receive a full cash refund for the government fee and iVisa processing fee.
- The exception to the clause above is if the government is the cause of the delay or your arrival date was sooner than our super rush processing time. In such case, you will receive a credit for the iVisa processing fee.
If for any reason, you are not satisfied with our services, please feel free to contact us. Under reasonable circumstances, we will grant a credit of the iVisa processing fee to be used for a future order.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and PayPal.
All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.