The Ivory Coast E-visa is an electronic visa for the West African country obtained through an online application.
This online visa was introduced to remove the need for eligible nationalities to wait in long border queues for an Ivory Coast visa on arrival or apply for a visa from an Ivory Coast consulate or embassy.
An Ivory Coast visa online allows travel to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire for tourism, business, or transit purposes.
Once approved, it is valid for 90 days and permits the holder multiple entries to the Ivory Coast during its validity.
Eligible nationalities can submit an Ivory coast visa application online by completing a simple electronic form with basic personal, passport, and travel information. It is also necessary to upload a few supporting documents and pay the E-visa processing fee before the form can be submitted.
An E-visa for the Ivory Coast is usually processed within 48 hours, and once approved, is sent to the traveler by email alongside a receipt of payment.
This ‘approved pre-enrollment’ document and the receipt should then be printed to present upon arrival at Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan, the only authorized port of entry for the E-visa in Ivory Coast.
After performing a mandatory biometric enrollment at immigration control, the traveler is then present with a printed E-visa and permitted expedited entry to Ivory Coast.
In order to visit Côte d’Ivoire for other purposes or longer periods than those permitted with an approved E-visa, it will be necessary for the traveler to contact an Ivory Coast embassy or consulate for further information.