How to Get a Business Visa for Guinea-Bissau

Guinea Bissau Business Visa

Guinea Bissau Business Visa

Guinea-Bissau doesn’t have a consulate or embassy in either the United States or the United Kingdom.  In fact, in 2007, the Embassy of Guinea-Bissau completely suspended operations.  To add insult to injury, in order to get a visa for Guinea-Bissau, you have to either go to Lisbon, Portugal and get it the same day (expensive option) or go to Ziguinchor, Senegal and get it at the Guinea-Bissau Consulate there (recommended option).

Below I will tell you all you need to know about how to get a Guinea-Bissau Business Visa the recommended way by travelling through the town of Ziguinchor, Senegal (also called Zinguinchor).

  • Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Guinea-Bissau:  Yes
  • Go to my Guinea-Bissau visa page for information on how to get other types of visas for Guinea-Bissau.
Fly to Dakar, Senegal
Fly to Ziguinchor

After you are in Dakar, book a ticket to Ziguinchor, Senegal

Go to the consulate

Have someone drive you over to the Guinea-Bissau Consulate in the tiny town of Ziguinchor. It is pretty easy to find. You should see a little sign out front that says “Consulat General de La Republique de la Guinee-Bissau Pour Les Regions de Zinguinchor”

Make sure you bring with you:

  • A valid passport
  • One (1) passport-sized photo
  • The Guinea-Bissau visa fee is currently 15,000 CFA (~US$30), but is subject to change.
Receive your visa

Congratulations! The Consulate of Guinea-Bissau will give to you your brand new Guinea-Bissau visa.

  • Processing at the Ziguinchor Consulate takes about 10 minutes.
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