Burkina Faso Visa Information
Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa. It is bordered by
Mali to the north, Benin to the southeast, Niger to the east, and Togo
and Ghana to the south. The country used to be occupied by France until
Consular fee for visas is $140 across the board. This is applicable to
multiple entry visas with a 5-year validity. The processing of Burkina
Faso visa usually takes 3 business days. For rush visas,
applicants need to pay an additional fee of $50 to have documents
processed within 24 hours. You may download the Burkina Faso visa application form
. Ordinary visa has a maximum stay of 90 days.
For United States citizens who are in need of Burkina Faso visa, the general requirements are as follows:
- US passport valid for at least 6 months and that contains at least one blank visa page;
- Two passport-size photographs;
- Copy of International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever; and a
- 2 copies of fully accomplished and signed visa application form
The requirements for Burkina Faso business visa
all the abovementioned documents together with a letter from the
company or employer, typewritten on the official letterhead. The letter
should explain the nature of work to be performed during the visit,
name and address of the reference person or company in Burkina Faso,
and a guarantee to subsidize the applicant's travel and lodging funds.
It should be addressed to the Embassy of Burkina Faso, Visa Section,
New York, NY and has to be signed by the company officer-in-charge and
the applicant. The maximum stay in Burkina Faso for business visa
holders may not be longer than 180 days.
Obtaining a Burkina Faso tourist visa
the general requirements mentioned earlier including a copy of the
round trip airline ticket or trip itinerary. In case such documents are
not yet available, confirmation from the travel agent may suffice.
A special type of visa is given to US Official and Diplomatic passport
holders. In this case, the passport needs to have 3 months of validity
which will cover the whole duration of stay. Travel tickets and
itinerary both for return and onward travel is also required.
Burkina Faso visa requirements for employment and study travel are not
published by the Consulate. Instead, applicants are encouraged to get
in touch with them in person. The Embassy of Burkina Faso is located at
Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Burkina Faso visa is required to all foreign nationals except for
passengers who will continue their journey within 24 hours to a
different country. In this case, the person should present the
corresponding onward ticket and other travel documents. He or she
should not leave the airport premises during the stay.
Further travel information to Burkina Faso can be obtained at their
website. All US citizens who are visiting or planning to reside in the
country are encouraged to register with the designated US embassy for
Click the link to apply for your Burkina Faso Visa online
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