Visitors to Yemen must get a visa through one of Yemens diplomatic missions, unless they are residents of one of the visa-exempt nations, whose citizens are eligible to receive a visa on arrival. Yemen operated a visa-on-arrival regime for around 50 countries up to January 2010.
Tourists, pilgrims, and travellers entering Yemen for entry purposes are eligible for an e-visa upon arrival. Visas are valid for thirty days. On the same online platform, you can extend your visa within Yemen. Any individual travelling for a secondary purpose must obtain the required visa prior to entry.
Entry into Yemen
As Ireland does not have a resident embassy in Yemen and the security situation is deteriorating, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to provide consular assistance to Irish citizens who decide to remain in Yemen at this time, especially in regards to assistance with departure from Yemen.
Citizens of Ireland who decide to travel to or remain in Yemen do so against the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs and at their own peril. If you remain in Yemen, you should exercise extreme caution, avoid large gatherings, and ensure that you have adequate personal security measures in place, such as access to money and food, water, medicine, fuel, and other necessities. Please check with your airline before travelling to the airport, as flights may be delayed or cancelled at short notice.
You will need the following documents to apply for a Yemen visa:
Business Cover Letter.
Form for Visa.
Application Invitational letter.
Documentation of Travel Arrangements.
Evidence of Sufficient Funds.
CIBTvisas Order Form.
Processing can take anywhere up to 15 working days. You must allow yourself enough time to have your visa processed before travelling.
Waiting times for appointments depend on the availability in your country of residence. The wait time is usually around 4 weeks.
Who Can Visit Yemen Without a Visa?
All visitors to Yemen are required to obtain a visa prior to travel to Yemen. Visas issued to U.S. citizens are typically valid for 30 days. The Embassy of Yemen in Washington, D.C. is not issuing tourist visas at the time of publication.
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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The types of visas available in Yemen are as follows:
The most common types of Yemeni visas are Tourist Visas and Business Visas. Yemeni citizens who hold a valid British or Yemeni passport are not required to obtain a visa in order to enter the country.
What To Do If Your Yemen 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 Yemen visa and the reasons for refusal.
Yemen’s northern border is Saudi Arabia, while its eastern border is Oman. Additionally, the country shares marine borders with Djibouti, Eritrea, and Somalia.
According to Yemen visa rules, applicants must first submit a visa application to the Yemen embassy, together with personal, passport, and travel information, as well as supporting documents, at a consular appointment.
Due to terrorism, civil upheaval, health concerns, kidnapping, armed warfare, and landmines, you should avoid travelling to Yemen.