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Visa

THE VISA SHORT STAY

At the airport, from Ouagadougou, seven (7) or twenty one (21) days visas may be issued upon request of foreigners entering Burkina Faso by air.
These visas issued from the airport may be extended for three (3) or twelve (12) months to the DCM on presentation of the payment receipt and within seven (7) days.

THE VISA LONG STAY

It is obtained on request from the central administration in charge of immigration and the Embassies or diplomatic representations of Burkina Faso abroad and valid for one year.
The long-stay visa can be obtained following an application for extension of the short-stay visa or can be requested directly. To obtain a long stay visa the applicant must file with these services a file including:

  • A valid passport
  • Two passport photos
  • Twenty thousand (20,000) CFA francs (amount subject to change)
  • A completed visa application and an information sheet, all signed by the applicant.