The visa application process for Ivory Coast is reasonably straightforward and done entirely online; all you have to do is fill in the online form and attach the necessary documents.
It is important to note that the only website officially approved by the state of Cote d’Ivoire for visa applications is SNEDAI.
Step 1 – Pre-enrollment and payment
First, you must register your application by providing your details, travel information, and local contacts. You will also have to upload the following documents:
- Passport (identity page(s))
- Copy of your round-trip flight details
- Letter of invitation or a copy of the accommodation certificate
- Af the submission, you will have to pay a fee of EUR 73, which will cover the total application cost for a three months multi-entry visa.
Step 2 – Response
After applying and paying the associated fees, you should expect a formal document from the DST in your email within 48 working days. This document will bear the authority’s response on whether your visa was approved or rejected.
Step 3 – Airport check-in
Next, you will board your flight to Cote d’Ivoire with the pre-approved document received in step 2. The same document will be required to obtain your printed visa upon arrival. Note: your fingerprints and photo will be taken in the process.
As you can see, obtaining a Visa to Cote d’Ivoire is a very straightforward and convenient process. Please ensure that you apply using only the official channel and avoid any 3rd party websites that offer this service.
We hope to see you in Abidjan soon!