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Travel Document Type


Single Entry, 30 days

Government Fee

USD 60.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 20.00

Processing Time

1 business day

Travel Document Type


Multiple Entry, 30 days

Government Fee

USD 85.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 20.00

Processing Time

1 business day

Travel Document Type


Multiple Entry, 90 days

Government Fee

USD 115.00

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 20.00

Processing Time

1 business day

All About Benin Visas

If you’re planning to travel to Benin, you may be required to obtain a visa before you enter. Fortunately, Benin’s immigration department allows all visitors to apply for an Electronic Visa (e-Visa) online, saving you time from needing to travel to a consulate or embassy.

Are you a citizen of an African nation? If so, you may visit Benin visa-free for up to 90 days. Hong Kong citizens can also enter without a visa for 14 days. Everyone else — including nationals from the US, the UK, Australia and India  —  must apply for a visa, and this can be done online with Byevisa.

It’s quick and easy to get your Benin eVisa by simply filling out our application form and paying the fees. We process your travel document in 1 to 5 business days and when it’s ready, we send it straight to your email inbox.

This small West African country offers 3 visa options:

  • A Single-Entry visa that gives you a 30-day maximum stay and has a government fee of 60 USD.
  • A short-stay Multiple-Entry authorisation that allows you to stay for up to 30 days but come and go as many times as you wish, and has a government fee of 85 USD.
  • A longer-stay Multiple-Entry visa that permits you to stay in the country for up to 90 days, entering and exiting as many times as necessary, and has a government fee of 115 USD.

Here at Byevisa we charge an extra fee to process your paperwork, and our prices start as low as 20 USD. Please find below all the information you need to apply for your electronic travel authorisation for Benin.

What Distinguishes an e-Visa Versus a Benin Visa on Arrival (VoA)?

An eVisa is an electronic travel document that you apply for ahead of your trip using any internet-connected device. You receive your approved authorisation by email, print it out and present it at the border control. Applying online is the most efficient way to get your travel document, and eliminates the need to fill out paperwork by hand.

By contrast, a Visa on Arrival (VoA) is an authorisation that you apply for when you land in some countries by filling out the application documents in the airport. However, Benin does not offer the option of obtaining a VoA, so all visitors must apply for an eVisa in advance.

Benin Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply for an eVisa for Benin. However, you don’t need to apply if you are a national of any African country. Also, if you’re from Hong Kong, you can stay visa-free for 14 days. To confirm whether your nationality requires a visa, select your nationality from our eligibility-checker tool here:

The only document you need to present with your application is a scan of your passport’s bio information page. Be sure to double-check that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your arrival date in Benin and that it has 1 blank page available.

You can choose either a Single or a Multiple-Entry visa, according to your travel plans. For example, you may want to travel into surrounding countries like Nigeria, Togo or Ghana while exploring the coast of West Africa before returning to Benin; in this case, a Multiple Entry eVisa would be your best option.

Tourists also have the flexibility of choosing to stay for up to 30 or 90 days, and your e-Visa will be valid during that 30 or 90-day timeframe.

You aren’t required to upload a confirmation of your return ticket or a bank statement, but you will be asked to provide your return trip details in your application, as well as a description of how you will support yourself financially during your stay.

Yellow fever vaccination is required if you are travelling to Benin from a country at risk of this disease. See the list of countries that require vaccination on the World Health Organisation’s website.

Benin Visa Application Process

Follow the steps below to get your eVisa to travel to the nation that’s the birthplace of the Voodoo religion.

  1. Complete our online application form with personal information that matches your passport data, as well as information about your trip, such as travel dates and where you’re staying.
  2. Using a bank card or PayPal, you make one easy payment which includes Byevisa’s processing fee as well as the government’s fee of 60 USD, 85 USD or 115 USD, depending on the visa type you choose.
  3. Byevisa takes care of handling your paperwork. Processing your application takes between 1 and 5 business days, depending on the processing timeframe you select.
  4. Once your travel pass has been approved, we send your official eVisa to the email address specified in your application. You must print your authorisation and carry it with you, as this is the document you will show the border control agent when you arrive.

Please note that you must also provide a scan of your passport’s personal bio information page.

Benin Visa Application Form and Documents

Below we outline the Benin eVisa application step by step. We make it simple so you have time to plan more exciting things, like whether you’ll spend more time in bustling Cotonou or the relaxed colonial-style capital of Porto Novo.

1. First, select your nationality from the visa checker tool above, along with your destination country (Benin). You can also use the buttons below to start your application.

2.  You’re directed to a new page where you start your application by entering the following information:

  • Your email address, where we send your e-Visa.
  • Your full name as it appears in your passport.
  • Your gender.
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your place and country of birth.
  • The country of your nationality.
  • If you have dual citizenship, the other country where you have nationality.
  • Your address.
  • Your telephone number.
  • Your occupation.
  • Your date of entry to Benin.
  • The duration of your trip, in number of days.
  • The address where you’re staying.
  • Your destination after leaving Benin.
  • How you will fund your stay.
  • The information of your return flight itinerary.
  • Your passport number, along with its issuing country and its issue and expiry dates.

3. Make your payment of the government eVisa fee and our processing fee. You do so by entering your credit or debit card details or using PayPal. After you’ve double-checked that all your data is correct, you are ready to submit your application.

After doing so, the next step is to wait for us to send your approved travel document by email! Your processing time will vary according to the service speed you select, between 1 and 5 business days in total.

4. Once your application is approved, we send your Benin eVisa to your email inbox. It’s necessary to print this travel document in order to show officials at the border control when you arrive.

Please remember that you must also send us a scan of your passport’s personal bio information page.

Benin Visa Status Check

Wondering if your travel pass has been approved yet? Reach out to us by clicking ‘Log in’ in the website menu, which takes you to our support page. Here you fill in:

  • Your email address.
  • Your order ID.
  • Click ‘Proceed’ to log in and send us a message.

Someone from our customer service team will respond to your message as quickly as possible. You can find out:

  • Whether your eVisa has been approved.
  • If your authorisation is still pending approval.
  • The start date and expiration date of your approved travel document.
  • If your application was denied, and the reason. Bear in mind that we reach out to you immediately if this is the case.

In the unlikely case that you haven’t heard from us by the end of your expected processing timeframe, feel free to contact us for assistance. Otherwise we’re still working on your application.

How Much Does a Benin Visa Cost?

Each of Benin’s 3 visa types has a different government cost.

  • The 30-day Single-Entry e-Visa costs 60 USD.
  • The 30-day Multiple-Entry authorisation costs 85 USD.
  • The 90-day Multiple-Entry visa costs 115 USD.

Byevisa charges a processing fee according to the following price structure:

  • Standard service has a price of 20 USD and the processing time is 5 business days.
  • Rapid service, which costs 40 USD, gets you your travel pass in 3 business days.
  • Highly Rapid service costs 60 USD and takes just 1 business day to process.

More Benin Visa Questions and Information

Continue reading below for answers to some frequently asked questions about applying for a travel authorisation for Benin.

When you apply for your authorisation, you choose the service speed according to how fast you need it. If you need your eVisa quickly, choose Highly Rapid service to have your application processed in 1 business day. Otherwise, our Rapid service takes 3 business days and our Standard service takes 5 business days.
An eVisa for Benin is valid for up to either 30 or 90 days, depending on the authorisation you apply for.
Yes, the immigration department requires you to present a printed copy of your eVisa at the border control, along with your valid passport.
It’s important that you check that all your application data matches what’s in your passport, as any data that doesn’t match is likely to cause problems with your application. If your travel document is denied, we send you an email to let you know, as well as the reason why. You have the chance to amend and resubmit your application if the denial is due to mismatched information. However, you’d have to pay the corresponding fee again if this is the case.
If you have dual nationalities, you should choose the same passport to apply that you’ll use when you travel to Benin, as your eVisa document will match the passport data from your application.
Yes, this coastal nation offers visitors 2 different options for Multiple-Entry visas: you can choose between a 30-day stay and a 90-day stay, and you can enter the country as many times as you like.
Yes. UK citizens can easily apply for an eVisa to travel to Benin. You can apply online from anywhere in the world, even if you’re a British citizen living or travelling abroad.
We recommend applying at least 7 days in advance to allow ample time for processing or any delays. If you need your document in a rush, simply choose Highly Rapid service at the time of your application. On the other hand, you shouldn’t apply too far in advance, as Benin doesn’t allow applications more than 90 days before your date of entry.
Here we provide an example of a Benin electronic travel authorisation: Benin eVisa Example
Are you still curious about what there is to see and do in this tiny nation squeezed between Togo and Nigeria? We’ve provided a selection of helpful links to discover more about Benin.
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