Central African Republic Visa

Central African Republic Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Central African Republic ? Find your nearest Central African Republic Embassy.

Our Central African Republic Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Central African Republic’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 Central African Republic .

Who needs a visa to visit Central African Republic?

Residents of the following countries are exempt from visa requirements: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Israel, Liberia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, and the United States. If you do not reside in one of the countries listed above, you must obtain a valid visa prior to entering the Central African Republic.

For more information on Central African Republic visas, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Central African Republic

Anyone flying into the Central African Republic is required to present a negative PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to arrival. To enter or travel through the Central African Republic as a visitor, you must present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate.

You must submit a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival in Central African Republic. You will thereafter be compelled to self-isolate for fourteen days, unless you qualify for an exception (see below).

Eligibility to apply for a Central African Republic visa

The criteria to apply for a visa to Central African Republic is straight forward. You must ensure before applying you have all relevant documentation needed. There are different types of visas available, the nature of your stay will determine which visa you are eligible for. The criteria for a Central African Visa is layed out below.

Passport. You must present your actual, signed passport along with a copy of the page containing your personal information.


Form for Visa Application.

Documentation of Travel Arrangements.

Vaccination Certificate.

Travisa Order Form.

Processing time for Central African Republic visas

The processing time for visas into Central African Republic is approximately 2 working days. This estimation is purely based on weather you have all the relevant documents and what sort of visa you are applying for. It could take longer if you have any problems with your application.

Appointment waiting times

Normal waiting periods for an appointment are approximately two to three weeks on average. If there are any issues or missing documentation, your wait time will increase. If you will be travelling within the next six weeks, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible.

Who can visit Central African Republic without a visa?

If your home Country is not listed below, you will be required to obtain a visa before entering Central African Republic. Failure to prove a visa on arrival will result in you being removed from Central African Republic, and could even face jail time.  The following Countries do not require a visa:

  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Micronesia
  • Benin Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon

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.

Central African Republic visa types

There are four different types of visas available for travellers entering Central African Republic. Each visa is designed for a certain purpose visit, so it is important to ensure you apply for the correct visa before your travels. The four types of visas available are:

  • Tourist visa.
  • Business visa.
  • Missionary visa.
  • Official visa.

What to do if your Central African Republic visa is refused?

You have the opportunity to challenge 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 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please make contact with us if your visa application has been declined.

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