VISA REQUIREMENTS

For US citizen only:

All Americans require a visa to enter Benin:

  • Go to for information on how to apply for e-visa
  • Visa application form duly completed in capital letters. DOWNLOAD HERE
  • One (1) passport size photo.
  • International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow fever)
  • A letter of guarantee from employer
  • Money order or certified check must be signed, and issued to the Embassy of Benin
  • Applicant can make an Online Payment (Coming soon)
  • $ 140.00 (Hundred forty dollars) fee for each applicant.
  • Photocopy of round-trip ticket or itinerary
  • A valid passport (a minimum of 6 months validity is required)
  • A self-addressed, certified (or express mail) pre-stamped return envelope
  • Mail the completed form, documents and payment to:

 

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BENIN
CONSULATE OFFICE
2124 Kalorama Road N. W.
WASHINGTON, DC. 20008

For NON-US citizen only:

  • Go to for information on how to apply for e-visa
  • Visa application form duly completed in capital letters. DOWNLOAD HERE
  • One (1) passport size photo.
  • International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow fever)
  • A letter of guarantee from employer
  • Money order or certified check must be signed, and issued to the Embassy of Benin
  • Applicant can make an Online Payment (Coming soon)
  • Photocopy of round-trip ticket or itinerary
  • A valid passport (a minimum of 6 months validity is required)
  • $ 80.00 (Hundred forty dollars) fee for each applicant.
  • A self-addressed, certified (or express mail) pre-stamped return envelope
  • Mail the completed form, documents and payment to:

 

 

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BENIN
CONSULATE OFFICE
2124 Kalorama Road N. W.
WASHINGTON, DC. 20008

Important

  • Application fees for rush (same day) processing is
  • $240.00 ($140.00 regular fees + $100.00 rush fees) for US Citizen
  • $150.00 ($80.00 regular fees + $70.00 rush fees) for NON-US Citizen
  • Applicant can make an Online Payment (Coming soon),  or send a single money order or certified check.
  • Money order or certified check must be signed, and issued to the Embassy of Benin
  • Allow 72 hours (Three business days) for issuance of visa;
  • All applicants are urged to comply with the application form available on the Embassy’s website and to
  • Any incomplete application files including a money order unfilled shall be rejected and the application
  • Visa application fees are non refundable.

For additional information, please feel free to contact the Embassy.