What is e-Visa to Benin

Since 2018, Benin e-Visa is an electronic visa available for travelers from all around the globe. The introduction of e-Visa system has significantly facilitated the entire procedure of getting a visa for Benin as now travelers can get the necessary document from the comfort of their homes.
To be eligible for Benin e-Visa online application, an applicant needs to have a valid passport. To receive the approved visa, it is necessary to follow only three very intuitive steps, while the approved e-Visa is delivered directly to the applicant’s email inbox in a PDF form.
There are three different types of electronic visas offered by Benin, which differ in terms of permitted entries, length of stay in Benin as well as the period for which they remain valid.
A holder of an online visa to Benin can visit the country for leisure and business-related activities and stay in the country from 30 up to 90 days, depending on the type of visa held.

e-Visa to Benin

Who needs an e-Visa to Benin

Who needs an e-Visa to Benin

Only nationals of around 50 African countries can enjoy visa-free entry to Benin. Others need to get a visa online in advance of the planned entry.
Apply for Benin e-Visa to cross the Benin’s borders without any hassle!

e-Visa to Benin requirements

Citziens of any country of the world simply need to have only one document to submit Benin e-Visa application – this document is a valid passport.

The passport should remain valid for the min. period of 180 days from the scheduled date of arrival in Benin.
There are no other documents that one should provide during the online application.
Apart from the valid passport, however, all applicants should have access to the following items:

  • stable Internet connection
  • working electronic device
  • valid method of online payment
  • active and frequently checked email address


e-Visa to Benin requirements

e-Visa Benin types

e-Visa Benin types

e-Visa to Benin comes in three types that all serve business and tourism purposes. One can use it to go to Benin for vacation, family or friend reunion, handle some business affairs, or simply explore Benin’s tourist attractions.

Applicants can apply for the following e-Visa types:

  • a one-entry visa for a stay of up to 30 days
  • a multiple-entry visa for a stay of up to 30 days
  • a multiple-entry visa for a stay of up to 90 days

Select one type from the available ones that best matches your travel needs in Benin, prepare your passport and apply for Benin e-Visa. Do remember to do it at least 5 business days in advance of your planned journey!

e-Visa Benin application form

Grab your valid passport, sit back in your armchair and go to the application panel. You’re only three steps away from receiving your approved e-Visa for Benin. These steps go as follows:

  1. Fill out the online form: enter all the required details, including passport and personal data, contact information, travel details, etc.
  2. Cover the processing fee: make the payment using e.g., credit/debit card, PayPal, SOFORT, etc.
  3. Refresh your email inbox: go to your email inbox and check for the confirmation message containing your application number.

After maximally 5 business days your approved e-Visa to Benin will also arrive directly in your email inbox. Do remember to print it out!

Should you encounter any problems at any stage of your application or have some questions or doubts, feel free to contact us via email, phone, or contact form. We’re ready to help you!

e-Visa Benin application form

e-Visa Benin validity

e-Visa Benin validity

Depending on the type, Benin e-Visa can be valid for different period of time. There are two types of visas whose validity is one month (30 days) – it can be either a one-entry or multiple-entry permit. Additionally, applicants can also choose a multiple-entry e-Visa for a 90-day stay remaining valid for 90 days (3 months) as well.
The validity period of the visas starts on the date indicated by the applicant themselves in the online application form. Indicate the correct data so that you can use your e-Visa according to your travel needs. Please also bear in mind that your passport cannot expire for at least 6 months from the planned date of your arrival in Benin!

List of eligible countries

Benin made it available for all countries in the world to get a visa online.
That is why, if you are not a national of one of the 53 African countries who are exempted from Benin visa requirements, remember to get your Benin e-Visa prior to your trip!

Transit Information

An e-Visa is also necessary if one just wishes to transit through Benin before reaching their final destination by air. Application should be made at least 5 business days before the planned transit stop.

Important: Should your transit through Benin will be by land or sea, you should apply for the 48-hour transit visa online.

Transit Information


When will I receive my e-Visa to Benin?

Your e-Visa to Benin will be delivered to your email address as soon as approved. It may take up to 5 business days. Please, however, remember that the real waiting time is at the total discretion of the Benin’s Government. Submit your application with the correct information to maximize your chances for immediate visa processing.

Do I need to print an e-Visa to Benin?

Yes. You should print your received e-Visa and take its physical copy with you to enter Benin. The country’s officials may ask you to present it upon your arrival in Benin.

What if my e-Visa is not approved?

Start by checking if all the information provided by you in the online application form is correct and then contact our support team. Our consultants will try to resolve your problem and make any corrections (if necessary) to link you with your visa on time.

How long can I stay in Benin with an e-Visa?

Depending on the selected e-Visa type, you may stay in Benin either 30 or 90 days. There are three types of visas that travelers can choose from, which can be issued either for one or multiple entries to Benin.

What is the validity of Benin e-Visa?

Benin e-Visa can be obtained either for 30 days (one month) – one-entry or multiple-entry visa, or for 90 days (3 months) – multiple-entry visa. The validity period starts to be counted on the date entered by the applicant when filling out the application form.

Do children need an e-Visa?

Yes! There is no lower age limit when underage travelers would be exempted from Benin visa requirement. It is a parent or legal guardian who should ensure that the application on behalf of their child is submitted correctly and in a timely manner.

What must I have to apply for an e-Visa?

Benin e-Visa requirements couldn’t be simpler and more reduced. Applicants only need to possess a passport with at least 6-month validity. There are no other documents needed to apply for an e-Visa.

What is the processing time for a Benin e-Visa?

The standard processing time for Benin e-Visa is 5 business days. Apply for your e-Visa at least 5 days in advance of your planned trip and receive your visa on time. If you wish to check on the progress of your visa application, prepare your application number and give us a call!