Visitors to Benin must obtain a visa from one of the Beninese diplomatic missions or apply for an e-Visa, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.
Visa policy map
Visa policy of Benin
Citizens of the following 56 countries and territories can visit Benin without a visa for up to 90 days:
|Date of visa changes
- 30 April 1980: ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States): Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Nationals of China traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 90 days.
Visa waiver agreement was signed with Venezuela and it is yet to come into force.
Additionally, holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Brazil, Cuba, Iran (1 month), Israel, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland do not require a visa.
Nationals of countries that require a visa can obtain an electronic visa. Electronic visas are available for stays up to 30 days (single and multiple) and 90 days (multiple).
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