Burkina Faso Visa policy and port of entry

Visitors to Burkina Faso must obtain a visa from one of the Burkina Faso diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or a country whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival.

Burkina Faso Visa on arrival

Visas are available on arrival at the airport and borders for the following 52 nationalities for a stay of up to 1 month. The cost of the visa on arrival is 94,000 francs CFA (€143.30) for a single entry visa with a maximum validity of 3 months, or 122,000 CFA (€185.99) for multiple entry visa with a maximum validity of three months.

burkina-faso-visa-on-arrival Burkina Faso Visa on arrival only at Ouagadougou airport

Visa on arrival is available for citizens of Peru for holders of a valid visa issued by a Schengen Member State.

Visa on arrival is available for holders of diplomatic, official, service or special passports free of charge. Visa on arrival is also available for holders of an Interpol passport traveling on duty.

Burkina Faso Visa exemption

Citizens of the following 18 countries can visit Burkina Faso without a visa:


Additionally, holders of diplomatic and service category passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China, Congo, Cuba, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey do not require a visa for Burkina Faso. In addition, nationals of China holding passports endorsed "for public affairs" do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days.

Burkina Faso visa extension

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

Burkina Faso Visa Processing time

Requests are processed within 72 working hours. The processing time may be reduced to 24 hours provided the Applicant’s country pays the rush fee of $140 per visa.

Burkina Faso visa application form

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

Upon Arrival in Burkina Faso

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

Burkina Faso Local Currency:

The national currency (CFA) is the franc, a common currency for Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. A fixed exchange rate has been set for CFA franc, defined as Euro: 655.95 / F CFA = 1 Euro.

Burkina Faso Transportation:

In Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Banfora and Koudougou, taxis and car rental are available at reasonable fares.


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

Burkina Faso visa fee for USA citizens
  • US citizen are eligible for up to 5 years, multiple entries visa at a cost $140.
  • Burkina Faso visa fees for other nationals

    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

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