How to Get a Tourist Visa for the Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Tourist Visa

Ivory Coast Tourist Visa

As I mentioned on my Ivory Coast visa page, the Ivory Coast has a downright pathetic network of websites for their consulates and embassies. To the workers at Ivory Coast Embassies and Consulates worldwide, why don’t you guys have a website (in BOTH English and French) that provides all the visa information in one place, including the fees? Why do you guys make people have to call up the Embassy and Consulate to have to find out the latest fees? C’mon guys, transparency…repeat that again, transparency is the key if you want more people to travel to your beloved country.

If you decide to visit the Ivory Coast for tourism purposes, in addition to your visa, don’t forget to bring your international health certificate with you showing current yellow fever immunization. I would hate to see you have to get your immunizations upon entry to Ivory Coast (there will usually be a small fee for this).

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Ivory Coast Tourist Visa. Go to my Ivory Coast visa page for information on other types of visas for the Ivory Coast.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Ivory Coast: Yes.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Ivory Coast: Visas are required for all visitors except for ECOWAS member nation citizens.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire in Washington D.C.

Ivory Coast Consulate – Los Angeles

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

Gather documentation

The best list of required documents if you are applying within the U.S. is here.

Visa fee

The guys at the Embassy or Consulate make you have to call them up to find out the latest visa fee.

Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! The Embassy or Consulate of Ivory Coast will issue you your brand new Ivory Coast visa.

  • Visa will normally be processed in 5 business days.
  • You will be allowed to stay in Ivory Coast for up to 90 days (multiple entry)
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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