Djibouti eVisa

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Djibouti eVisa Information

The Djibouti eVisa is an electronic visa that grants the holder entry to the African country.

It is obtained by completing a Djibouti visa application online. This is a quick and easy process that takes a matter of minutes to complete.

This digital system was implemented in 2018, replacing the previous visa on arrival system.

Foreign nationals can get an electronic visa for Djibouti for short-term visits.

Djibouti eVisas can be obtained for tourism, business, and transit.

The traveler must enter their intended date of arrival when completing the online form. Tourist and business eVisas are valid for 31 days from this date.

Transit eVisas are valid for 3 days, which is the maximum length of time a foreign national can stay in the country between flights without a Djibouti tourist visa.

The online Djibouti visa allows the holder to enter the country a single time. If a visitor wants to leave and then return, they will need to apply again and obtain a new eVisa.

Foreigners who wish to move to Djibouti, stay in the long term, study, or perform paid work cannot do so with an eVisa. In these cases, the individual should enquire about the relevant visa at a Djiboutian embassy or consulate.

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Allows entry for tourism, business, and transit
Valid for 31 days from the arrival date specified
Transit eVisa valid for 3 days
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Djibouti eVisa Requirements

Foreign visitors must meet the Djibouti visa requirements to successfully obtain an eVisa.

The following documents must be submitted as part of the eVisa application:

  • Valid passport
  • Flight (or other transport) reservations
  • Address of accommodation in Djibouti
  • Invitation letter from an organization or host in Djibouti

The traveler’s passport must continue to be valid for a minimum of 6 months.

Once the eVisa is approved, it will be linked to the passport registered in the application. This passport must be used to enter Djibouti.

Applicants for the Djibouti eVisa must also provide the address of their planned accommodation. This might be the address of a hotel or a host that the individual will be staying with.

Visitors are required to provide their credit or debit card details to cover a small Djibouti eVisa processing fee.

It is also necessary to enter a current email address when completing the online application. The approved eVisa for Djibouti will be sent to this account.

According to Djibouti’s visa policy, travelers are required to print a copy of the eVisa and present it along with their passport when passing through Djiboutian border control.

Countries Eligible for Djibouti

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Djibouti

Countries Eligible for Djibouti

  • Andorra

Covid Update for Djibouti

Last update: 14/12/2023

No COVID-19 restrictions.

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Djibouti Visa FAQ

  • Do I need a visa to enter Djibouti?

    The vast majority of foreign nationals need a visa to enter Djibouti. Use the visa checker at the top of this page to find out the requirements for your nationality.

  • What is the Djibouti eVisa?

    The Djibouti electronic visa, or eVisa, is a digital travel permit. Foreign visitors can apply online to get this visa for Djibouti. It allows a single entry for up to 31 days for tourism or business.

    Alternatively, travelers passing through Djibouti on the way to another destination can get a transit eVisa to spend up to 3 days in the country between flights.

  • Who is eligible for a Djibouti eVisa?

    Nationals of almost all countries are able to use the online eVisa system to get their tourist, business, or transit visa for Djibouti. Check if your nationality is eligible for the Djibouti eVisa with the visa checker at the top of this page.

  • How long is the Djibouti eVisa valid for?

    The Djibouti eVisa is valid for 31 days. The period of validity starts from the date on which the traveler intends to arrive in the country. When applying for the eVisa, the visitor must enter this date in the relevant field of the online form.

    If the individual’s travel plans change and they arrive after the date they stated on the application, the period of validity does not change. It will still be valid for 31 days from the original planned date of entry.

  • Is Djibouti’s online visa a single or multiple entry visa?

    The eVisa for Djibouti is a single entry visa.

  • How do I apply for a visa to Djibouti?

    Visas for Djibouti can be obtained online. The electronic visa (eVisa) system has a simple application process that involves filling in a quick form and receiving the Djibouti visa by email.

    The eVisa can be used for tourism, business, and transit.

  • How do I apply for an eVisa online for Djibouti?

    Foreign travelers must complete a simple application form online to get a Djibouti eVisa. They must provide some basic personal information (name, nationality, etc.) and passport details. It is also necessary to submit travel details, including the reason for the visit and the dates of arrival and departure.

    Applicants must provide the required supporting documents. These include a passport valid for 6 months or more, a flight reservation, an invitation letter (if applicable), and the address of the accommodation in Djibouti.

    A small processing fee must be paid using a bank card. The Djibouti eVisa will then be received by email.

  • When you must fill out the Djibouti eVisa form?

    It is advisable to complete the Djibouti visa application online at least a week before the trip. In most cases, eVisas are processed within a few working days. In some cases, it may take longer due to high volumes of applications or other factors.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    International travelers should take care to ensure that all the information they submit is correct and accurate. Small mistakes can lead to rejection of the application. It is important to note that if an eVisa is issued and the details do not match those on the traveler’s passport, the individual will not be allowed to enter Djibouti.

    For these reasons, it is essential to double-check all the answers on the online form before submitting the application.

    If you discover that you have made a mistake, you must apply again.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Djibouti eVisa?

    Yes, a physical copy of the Djibouti eVisa must be presented at border control to enter the country.

  • Can I get a visa on arrival in Djibouti?

    No, Djibouti’s visa on arrival service was discontinued in 2018. It was replaced by the more efficient electronic visa (eVisa) system. This allows visitors to apply online for a visa before traveling to the country.

  • Is the Djibouti eVisa easy to get?

    Yes, it is simple to apply for the Djibouti eVisa. Travelers must complete a quick application form online. This takes around 5 minutes and can be done from the comfort of the individual’s home, office, or any other location with an internet connection.

    The online system is streamlined and user-friendly to make eVisa applications rapid and easy.

  • What ports of entry can I use with the Djibouti eVisa?

    Travelers with a Djibouti eVisa can use it to enter the country via Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport, which serves the capital, Djibouti City. This is the primary port of entry for most foreign visitors.

  • How long will my Djibouti eVisa take to process?

    Most eVisas for Djibouti are processed within a few working days. Some are approved much faster. Sometimes, it may take a little longer. Factors such as high volumes of applicants can increase the processing times. Travelers are advised to apply at least a week in advance of their trip.

  • Do I need a separate Djibouti eVisa for my children?

    Yes, each individual traveler needs their own eVisa. Parents and guardians can complete the form on behalf of their dependents. If a child is included on their parent’s passport, the details of that passport must be entered on the child’s eVisa application form.