Ivory Coast offers an Evisa if you are flying into Abidjan airport. However, if you are crossing overland, you will need to apply for your Ivory Coast visa beforehand.
There is a website that allows you to apply for a visa online called SNEDAI. Apparently, after you’ve applied, you can then receive your visa at a selected embassy. However, when we enquired about the online visa at the embassy in Dakar, we were told the only way to receive a visa is to apply directly.
We didn’t want to risk it as the online application takes 2 days, so we applied with the embassy direct.
Our request for our Ivory Coast visa was lodged on Monday, it only took 2 minutes and we were promised the visa that afternoon. Our passports were ready for collection at 2.30 pm.
The cost of the visa was expensive, at $147 each. If you’re travelling overland, Conakry in Guinea might be a better option as the cost is much lower, at $77.
Our Ivory Coast Visa
What you will need to get an Ivory Coast visa in Dakar:
2 Passport Photo
A completed application form provided by the embassy for Ivory Coast Visa
A fee of 85,000 CFA (about $147) paid in cash
Hotel booking and Letter of invitation
Copy of yellow fever certificate
Photocopy of your passport
Location: Address: Avenue Birago Diop ou Seydou Nourou Tall , Angle ” G ” Villa N. 4252 Point ” E “, B.P. 359, Dakar
Google maps have the right location and most taxis seem to be familiar with the location. There was a great café/restaurant called ‘Lulu’ just up on the main road should you decide to wait around. This place has excellent coffee, food, and fast wifi. A taxi from downtown is 1,500 CFA (about $3)
Have you recently applied for Ivory Coast Visa here? Let us know in the comments. Find more details on our VISA PAGE about how to obtain other visas in Africa to travel this continent.
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