Our Burkina Faso Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Burkina Faso’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Burkina Faso.
Who needs a visa to visit Burkina Faso?
The majority of visitors to Burkina Faso will be required to obtain a visa. All travellers to Burkina Faso require a visa, with the exception of those from the nations mentioned below.
The following eighteen nations do not require a visa to enter Burkina Faso:
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic (90 days)
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Liberia, Mali
- Mauritania (90 days)
- Sierra Leone
- Singapore (30 days)
- United Arab Emirates.
In addition, Burkina Faso does not require a visa from holders of diplomatic and service passports issued to citizens of Brazil, China, Congo, Cuba, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey. In addition, Chinese people with passports stamped “for public affairs” do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days in Burkina Faso.
For stays of up to one month, visas are provided on arrival at the airport and borders for the following nationalities:
All European Union citizens from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Hong Kong, Iceland, Kenya, Libya, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela (except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania).
Citizens and those with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Member State are eligible for a visa upon arrival.
Visas upon arrival are free for holders of diplomatic, official, service, and special passports. Visa on arrival is also accessible for Interpol passport holders for official travel.
Entry into Burkina-Faso
International commercial flights are limited at both Ouagadougou International Airport and Bobo-Dioulasso Airport. Consult your travel agency for the most recent information. Land frontiers are sealed.
COVID-19 requirements: All international entrants in Burkina Faso must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued no more than 5 days before to arrival.
Passengers without a negative PCR test conducted no more than five days previous to their arrival in Burkina Faso will have their identity documents temporarily taken and will be compelled to pay for an RDT AND a PCR test. Depending on the findings of the tests, a passenger may be obliged to pay for a mandatory hotel quarantine.
All passengers departing Burkina Faso must produce a negative PCR test certificate dated within five days of departure.
You should cooperate with any additional screening steps implemented by the authorities and stay informed about the impact on your existing travel plans from your tour operator, transportation, or lodging provider. Burkina Faso requires the use of face masks in all public spaces.
Eligibility to apply for a Burkina Faso visa
In order to be eligible for a Burkina Faso visa, you must meet their criteria for documentation and travel rights. It is important to ensure you have all the correct documentation before applying for your visa. Their criteria is listed below.
Passport. You must present your actual, signed passport together with a copy of the page containing your personal information.
You must present your actual, signed passport together with a copy of the page containing your personal information.
Visa Central Order Form.
Processing time for Burkina Faso visas
Although the standard processing period for visas is three business days, particular situations and other special requirements can cause processing times to vary. If you are eligible for a VoA, you can receive one upon arrival. If, on the other hand, you require an embassy permit, you should submit your application at least three weeks before to your planned departure date, as processing can take several weeks.
Appointment waiting times
The expected wait time for an interview appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate fluctuates weekly based on the actual incoming workload and staffing levels. These are simply estimates and do not guarantee appointment availability.
Who can visit Burkina Faso without a visa?
Benin, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (90 days), Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania (90 days), Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore (30 days), Togo, and United Arab Emirates citizens can visit Burkina Faso without a visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What is a Visa?|
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|How long is a visa valid for?|
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Burkina Faso visa types
There are six different visas offered in Burkina Faso. These visas will be issued to you depending on the nature of your visit to the Country. Below is a list of the different types of visas available.
- Long stay.
- Business’s Group/Cooperation.
- Visa on Arrival.
What to do if your Burkina Faso is rejected?
Everyone gets the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Schengen visa and the reasons for the denial. People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100% guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application has been declined.
People also asked...
Citizens and those with a valid visa issued by a Schengen Member State are eligible for a visa upon arrival. When applying for a Burkina Faso visa, you must know which type to apply for based on the purpose of your trip to Burkina Faso: Normal tourist activities require a valid tourist visa.
A Burkina Faso visa is solely valid for tourism and business. You are not permitted to accept a paid position with this visa. You are permitted to participate in conferences, business meetings, and tourist activities.
To apply for a visa to Burkina Faso, you must possess:
- A passport that will be valid for six months following the expiration of your visa.
- An application for a Burkina Faso visa, completed and signed.
- Passport Photos
- Travel Schedule
- If on business, a letter from your firm detailing your travel and, if applicable, a letter of invitation from the company or group in Burkina Faso.
- If for tourism, a hotel reservation is customary.