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Burkina Faso Visa Types

There are different types of visas you can apply for if you hold a valid visa or resident permit from any of the approved countries. The good news is that you can apply for any available visas, but you must first understand their differences to know which to go for.

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A visa is required for this destination.

Fill out Burkina Faso Tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Vaccination certificate. Copy of the vaccination certificate with vaccinations against hepatitis.

  • Yellow fever . Yellow fever

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 6 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Personal Letter. Personal letter from the applicant detailing their plans and requesting a visa.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    Please also provide exchanges of Correspondence with Burkina Faso Purchasers, Suppliers or Contacts.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in Burkina Faso

  • Recommendation letter. A Recommendation letter from (FICCI, CCI, ASSOCHAM, PHD) is required.

  • Company profile. Company Profile of both the Requesting as well as the Invitee Company.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Vaccination certificate. Copy of the vaccination certificate with vaccinations against hepatitis.

  • Yellow fever . Yellow fever

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 6 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation. If staying with friends or family, a letter of invitation from the host in {COUNTRY). The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Burkina Faso, Visa Section and should state the relationship to the applicant, the dates of the visit, and the address and phone number where you will be staying.

  • Personal Letter. Personal letter from the applicant detailing their plans and requesting a visa.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Vaccination certificate. Copy of the vaccination certificate with vaccinations against hepatitis.

  • Yellow fever . Yellow fever

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's last 6 monthly bank statements showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balance of the account, and the date of the statement.

  • Personal Letter. Personal letter from the applicant detailing their plans and requesting a visa.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of the destination country, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    Please also provide exchanges of Correspondence with Burkina Faso Purchasers, Suppliers or Contacts.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here

  • Business registration. A copy of the host organization's Certificate of Incorporation or business registration in Burkina Faso

  • Recommendation letter. A Recommendation letter from (FICCI, CCI, ASSOCHAM, PHD) is required.

  • Company profile. Company Profile of both the Requesting as well as the Invitee Company.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    Burkina Faso Tourist visa fees for citizens of India

    Type of visaValidity
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Processing
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Embassy feeService feeGSTIN (18%)Total cost
    90 days Single Entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3-5 business days
    Embassy fee:4500.00 INR
    Service fee:5999.00 INR
    GSTIN (18%):1079.82 INR
    Total cost:11578.82 INR
    11578.82 INR
    90 days Single Entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3-5 business days
    Embassy fee:5625.00 INR
    Service fee:6999.00 INR
    GSTIN (18%):1259.82 INR
    Total cost:13883.82 INR
    13883.82 INR
    90 days Multiple Entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3-5 business days
    Embassy fee:7500.00 INR
    Service fee:6999.00 INR
    GSTIN (18%):1259.82 INR
    Total cost:15758.82 INR
    15758.82 INR
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    Burkina Faso Visa Policy

    Burkina Faso is sovereign West African nation with its visa policy that regulates the flow of foreign nationals in and out of the country. Under the current policy, visitors must apply for a visa and get it before their arrival unless they are from visa-exempt countries. Burkinabe diplomatic missions abroad are responsible for accepting and processing visas on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and they also issue visas to eligible applicants on behalf of the Ministry.

    Besides these missions, visitors ineligible for visa-free entry may also get visas online or at the arrival point. Burkina Faso currently has a visa waiver list comprising countries whose citizens may visit without having valid visas. This list is mostly made up of other West African countries that are members of the Economic Community of West Africa (Ecowas)

    ECOWAS citizens may enter Burkina Faso’s territory at any time of the year without holding visas and stay uninterrupted for up to 90 days. The list is completed by a few other non-West African countries whose citizens enjoy the same entry privileges.

    The visa-on-arrival program is extended to more than 50 nationalities who may stay in Burkina Faso for up to 1 month. Eligible visitors may apply for a single or multiple entry arrival visa at different costs depending on their itinerary, and both are valid for three months, respectively. Furthermore, Burkina Faso issues arrival visas to citizens of some count who have valid Schengen visas issued by any Schengen member states, including holders of special, service, diplomatic, and official passports holders of some countries. There are also Visas on arrival for persons with Interpol passports traveling on duty.

    Transit Travelers

    The Transit visa is optional for all transit passengers depending on their nationality and duration of stay. For instance, South African passengers require transit visas to switch flights at any Burkina Faso airport. Some other nationalities may transit through Burkina Faso without transit visas, but they must show confirmed onward flight tickets and must only stay back for up to 24 hours.

    Burkina Faso e Visa

    The Burkina Faso e visa is an electronic visa issued to visitors coming for short term visits. 

    It is primarily issued for tourism and family visits, but business visitors and transit passengers flying to a third country may also apply for it. E visas are easy to apply for as you don’t have to visit the embassy to apply in person. The application can be submitted online, and the visa can be issued online if approved.

    E visas are electronically linked to the holder’s passport, so holders are advised to always travel with the same passport used for the e-visa registration. Only applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria will get the visa

    • They must not be visiting for work
    • Their passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended stay
    • They must have the financial capacity to support themselves during their stay in Burkina
    • They must be of good character and have a clean criminal record

    Key Information About Burkina Faso Transit e Visa

    Here are some things you need to know about Burkina Faso e Visa.

    Not For West Africans: If you are from a West African country, you don’t need this visa or any visa for short visits. You may only need one if you wish to work or stay in the county for a long time. West African citizens enjoy 90-day visa-free trips to all ECOWAS countries, including Burkina Faso.

    Not for Expatriates: This e-visa is not for foreigners looking for work or already contracted to work in Burkina Faso. It is strictly for noncommercial visits to the country. If an employer has employed you, kindly ask them to help you secure a work visa and permit with the appropriate authorities. Upon arrival, you will be a work and residency permit after a few weeks.

    Non-Extendable: Bear in mind that this e visa is issued as a one-off document, either as a single or multiple entry visa and cannot be extended. You must apply for a new one upon expiration if you wish to return to the country.

    Application Fee: The application fee is mandatory for all applicants. This fee must be paid before you can submit your application to the Burkinabe authorities online. Multiple entry visas cost more than single entry visas, so check the current fees before moving forward with your application.

     Print A Copy: Always print a copy of your e-visa once you get it and travel with it. The officers on duty will ask for it at the Checkpoint, and you may even be asked to provide it while you are already inside Burkina Faso.

    Never Overstay: This e-visa becomes active, and the countdown to the expiration date begins as soon as it is issued to you. Ensure you arrive in the country to conclude your activities as soon as possible and leave before or on the day it expires. Failure to leave on time will expire the visa while you are still within Burkina Faso’s territorial borders, and you will be fined on your way out. Fines are charged based on the number of excess days spent in the country.

    Burkina Faso Visa Online – Get your Burkina Faso e-Visa with VisaHQ

    Would you like to visit Burkina Faso in the nearest future but don’t want to go through the stress of applying for a consular visa at the Burkinabe foreign mission that will take weeks or even months? An e-visa is your best bet because the process takes only a few days. You can apply for this online visa from the comfort of your home and have it delivered to your email as soon as possible.

    How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ

    If you want to apply for an online visa with VisaHQ, here are the steps.

    Complete the application: There is an online application Form that you must complete. This form has different details that you must fill out. Ensure that your details match your documents.

    Upload Documents: Since the application is online, you need to submit soft copies of your passport and other documents that may be required.

    Pay the fee: The application fee will vary depending on whether you want a single or multiple-entry visa. Pay the fee with your credit or debit card. After paying the fee, submit the form.

    Get your Visa: The e-visa will be sent to your email once approved. Print a copy for your trip.

    Why Use VisaHQ?

    You should use VisaHQ for your application for this reason.

    • Speedy application
    • Data security
    • Responsive customer service
    • Round-the-clock technical support
    • Apply for multiple visas

    These and more are why you should use VisaHQ for all your online visa applications. Visit the application page now to start the process.

    Burkina Faso COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      Commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. Land borders remain closed until further notice.
      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test. All travellers departing Burkina Faso will need to present a negative PCR test certificate, dated no more than 5 days prior to departure. Tests cost 25,000 FCFA (approximately $37).
      Upon arrival restrictions
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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