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As from may 01, 2013, the new fee for entry and stay visa to Burkina Faso for US citizens holding regular passport will be one hundred forty (140) dollars. US citizens are eligible for 5 years multiples entries.

Requests are processed within 3 business days, the processing time may be reduced to 24 hours provided that the Applicant pays rush fees: $50/per visa.

Please note, paid fees are non refundable.

Visa Information

To make your trip easier and enjoyable, please read carefully the following information.

For visa, the following is required:

A valid passport;

Two (2) application forms to be completed and available at the Embassy front desk or on the website;

Two (2) passport-size photos.

  • US citizen are eligible for up to 5 years multiple entries visa; the cost is $140
  • The following fees apply for other citizens
  • $ 105 for 3 months one entry;
  • $ 135 for 3 months multiple entries;
  • $145 for 6 months one entry;
  • $175 for 6 months multiple entries;
  • $ 190 for one year one entry;
  • $ 220 for one year multiple entries;
  • Payment should be made by money order or company check only;
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Prepaid return self-addressed envelop with a tracing number;

Please note, paid fees are non refundable


Any visa extension must be arranged by the Head Office of the National Police in Ouagadougou.

Requests are processed within 72 working hours, the processing time may be reduced to 24 hours provided that the Applicant pays rush fees: $ 50/per visa.

Carefully complete the application forms. Any missing or incomplete information may delay your visa issuance.

Vaccinations: immunization against yellow fever is required. Acholera immunization is recommended and may become compulsory in the event of cholera outbreak.


Be aware that photographing airports, military barracks and the vicinity of government offices is prohibited by law.

The national currency is the CFA franc, a common currency for Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. A fix exchange rate has been defined for CFA franc and Euro: CFA F 655.95= Euro 1.

Transportation: in Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora and Koudougou, taxis and car rental are available at reasonable fares;

Accommodations: hotels, inns, motels and camps are available in all cities, and in tourist and safari areas at wide-ranging prices.

Useful contacts:

Airport: (226) 50 3065 15/19

Emergency: (226) 50 30 66 44 /45

Police: (226) 50 30 63 83 /50 30 71 00

Fire-fighters: (226) 50 30 69 48 /31 01 70

Gendarmerie: (226) 50 31 33 40 /49