How to Get a Tourist Visa For Burundi

Burundi Tourist Visa

Burundi Tourist Visa

Interested in going to Burundi?  This tiny, land-locked country bordered by Tanzania and Rwanda is not the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of Africa.  It does have some hidden gems though.  I’ll explain the steps how to get a visa for Burundi below.

Note that, although I recommend you get your visa before arriving, visas are available at Bujumbura airport and at border crossings. You can get either the 3-day transit visa or the multiple entry 1-month visa upon arrival.

Visa required for U.S. citizens: Yes.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens:  Everyone needs a visa for Burundi EXCEPT nationals from Uganda and those who hold a Communaute des Pays des Grand Lacs card (i.e. Burundi, Congo and Rwanda)

Go to my Burundi visa page for information on other types of visas for Burundi.

Find your Closest Consulate

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
Suite 212
2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Gather the Required Documents
  • Check your nearest consulate.
Visa Fee (if you are applying within the United States)
  • Contact your embassy to double check the latest fee.
Submit your materials from Step 2 with the visa fee you got in Step 3 to the consulate you found in Step 1
  • Processing time is around 5 business days.
  • Visa can be renewed in Burundi if an additional period is required.

The embassy / consulate will mail you your passport with your visa.

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