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eVisa: 90 days
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eVisa: 14 days
Byevisa Processing Fee
3 business days
All About Djibouti Visas
The government of Djibouti has declared that tourists from all countries must apply for a visa regardless of your country of origin, the only exception being Singapore. Fortunately, all visitors can now acquire an eVisa (Electronic Visa) in advance which allows you to visit this spectacular East African nation.
This travel pass is valid for visits of up to 14 or 90 days, depending on the authorisation you select. It’s Single Entry, meaning that you can only enter and exit the country once.
The great advantage of the eVisa is that you can apply online from any electronic device, anywhere in the world. So you can obtain your authorisation without leaving the comfort of your home, rather than having to travel to your nearest Djibouti embassy or consulate with all your documents.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the process of obtaining your Djibouti eVisa. We tell you which supporting documents you need and how to apply for your travel pass.
With Byevisa, it takes just a few minutes to apply for your eVisa, and you then receive the approved document in your email inbox to print and take with you.
- 1 What’s the Difference Between an eVisa and a Djibouti Visa on Arrival?
- 2 Djibouti Visa Requirements and Eligibility
- 3 Djibouti Visa Application Process
- 4 Application Form and Documents Required for a Djibouti eVisa
- 5 Djibouti eVisa Status Check
- 6 How Much Does a Djibouti Visa Cost?
- 7 More Djibouti Visa Questions and Information
What’s the Difference Between an eVisa and a Djibouti Visa on Arrival?
The eVisa (Electronic Visa) is a convenient, digital way to apply for your travel authorisation. It’s processed electronically and sent to your email address upon approval. To show your authorisation to immigration officials, it’s necessary to print it before you go and carry it with you during your trip. Travellers who receive eVisas may only enter the country via Ambouli International Airport.
On the other hand, a Visa on Arrival (VoA) would normally be applied for upon arrival to the country’s airport, at the border control. However, the government of Djibouti no longer accepts VoAs and directs all visitors to apply online in advance. The only exception is, if you hold a diplomatic, service or official passport, this restriction is waived and you may obtain a VoA.
Djibouti Visa Requirements and Eligibility
The good news is that travellers from all countries are eligible to apply for an electronic travel authorisation for Djibouti, making the process simple and straightforward for everyone. You can confirm this information by entering your country of citizenship in our web checker tool here:
Djibouti allows visitors from Singapore to enter without obtaining a visa.
eVisas can be obtained by all visitors who are travelling for family, tourist or business purposes.
There are 2 types of travel passes to enter:
- The first type is for visitors just passing through and is called a transit eVisa. This visa allows visitors to stay for up to 14 days, giving you just enough time to explore some of the country’s scenic landscapes.
- The second type is called a short-stay tourist eVisa and it allows visitors to stay up to 90 days. This is ample time to get to know the lively culture and explore tucked-away corners.
Both types are Single Entry only, and as part of your application you need to provide confirmation of your airline ticket to leave the country, so applying for your eVisa should be done after your travel dates are confirmed.
It’s important that your passport is up to date, valid for at least 6 more months after your trip, and that all the information on your travel pass matches your passport information. If you’re travelling with children, even if they’re registered in your passport, they’ll need a separate travel authorisation.
Djibouti Visa Application Process
The following tips will be useful as you prepare your documents to apply for an eVisa with Byevisa. You need to provide the following documents:
- A scanned, colour copy of all pages of your passport, which should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you plan to arrive.
- A digital passport photo in colour, with your head and shoulders visible.
- Confirmation of your flight reservation, showing dates of arrival and departure.
- Confirmation of your hotel reservation or a letter from your Djiboutian host.
- Byevisa’s fees can be paid using either credit/debit card or PayPal.
Regarding the timeline of your application, Byevisa can process your application in 3 to 7 business days, depending on the speed of service you select. Djibouti’s government requires you to apply at least 3 days before your trip, and ideally more than 1 week in advance.
As far as eligibility, all members of your family or travel group will need to apply for their own separate authorisations. This includes your children, even if they’re listed on your passport as the adult.
Your travel pass will be valid for up to 90 days, so you have to enter the country during that window of time. If your travel dates change, you’ll have to apply for a new authorisation with your new travel dates and pay the corresponding fee.
Your travel pass is electronic and you receive it by email from Byevisa, so be sure to use a valid email address in your application.
Application Form and Documents Required for a Djibouti eVisa
Byevisa’s application form is quick and simple; we’re here to help get you on your way. We ask you to provide some personal information along with your trip details. You also need to provide extra documents, including a scan of your passport and travel confirmations, along with your credit or debit card number to pay the fee. Alternatively, you can pay with PayPal.
The government’s fee is 12 USD for a transit visa or 23 USD for a short-stay visa. Our fees at Byevisa vary depending on the speed of service you require. Our service types are Standard, Rapid, and Highly Rapid.
- Standard service costs 20 USD. You receive your authorisation in 7 business days.
- Rapid service costs 40 USD. You receive it in 5 business days.
- Highly Rapid service costs 60 USD. You receive it in 3 business days.
How to apply for an eVisa for Djibouti using Byevisa:
1. Using the eligibility checker tool, select your country of citizenship from the list and where you’re travelling to (Djibouti).
When you choose your country, you see the website calculate your fees and processing time. The price will vary based on whether you choose Standard, Rapid, or Highly Rapid service, as well as the type of visa you require.
2. Click the Apply button to go on to the next page, where you enter your personal information such as:
- A valid email address to send your travel document upon approval.
- The dates you’ll enter and exit the country.
- Your full name.
- Your gender.
- The country you’re a citizen of, as it appears in your passport.
- Your date of birth.
- The country where you were born.
- The country where you live now.
- Your passport number, along with its issue date and expiry date.
3. The final step is to pay the Djibouti visa fee by entering your credit or debit card information or choosing PayPal. Then your application is ready to submit.
4. Once your application has been approved, you will receive your authorisation by email. Be sure to print a copy to show immigration officials at the Ambouli International Airport.
Depending on which service speed you choose, your processing time will vary, but generally, you can expect to receive your eVisa in 3, 5 or 7 business days.
You must also provide the following documentation:
- A digital passport-quality photograph.
- A scan of your entire passport in color.
- Your flight confirmation.
- A hotel reservation or a letter from the host you’ll be staying with.
Djibouti eVisa Status Check
Curious to know if everything is ready? You can check the status of your application.
Click the ‘Log in’ section in the website menu. On this page, to send a request for support, please fill out:
- Your name as it appears on your application.
- The email address you applied with.
- The subject of your inquiry, chosen from the drop-down menu.
- The details of what you need assistance with.
Send us your request and our support team will respond as soon as they can.
We know you’re excited to get there and start snorkeling with whale sharks in the Red Sea. Of course, remember that your eVisa processing time will be either 3, 5 or 7 business days. Please only contact us if you haven’t heard from us in the processing timeframe. Otherwise, we’ll still be processing your application!
How Much Does a Djibouti Visa Cost?
The Djibouti government charges 12 USD for a transit eVisa and 23 USD for a short-stay tourist eVisa. Byevisa charges a processing fee to handle your application. Letting us handle the details gives you more time to plan your visit, such as making a trip to Lake Assal, the lowest point in Africa.
Our price depends on how quickly you need your authorisation. We offer Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid processing services for 20 USD, 40 USD and 60 USD, respectively. The full price to pay is clearly visible when you make your payment.
More Djibouti Visa Questions and Information
Do you need more information? Here are some frequently asked questions that can help you.