Obtaining your visa at an Embassy
OBTAINING YOUR VISA AT AN EMBASSY
By choosing to submit your visa application through a diplomatic or consular representation in Burkina, you can choose to pay the visa fees in cash or by electronic wallet. If you settle the payment in cash you will only pay the cost of the visa. In the event of payment by electronic wallet, you will pay additional fees for the processing of the transaction by the electronic payment operator. You will also need to refer to the Embassy after seventy-two hours (72 hours) to receive your response.
You must bring original copies of your documents with you.
1. PROVIDE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS TO THE EMBASSY OFFICER
- An embassy official will receive your file and register your visa application.
2. PAY THE VISA FEES
You have the choice between paying in cash or by credit card visa fees.
- In case of payment by credit card, you will pay an additional fee for the processing of the transaction by the payment operator.
- In the event of a cash settlement, you must pay the money to the treasurer against a receipt. A scan of the receipt is attached to your request to justify the effectiveness of the payment. You will be charged for the visa fee at no additional cost.
3. RECEIVE YOUR RESPONSE TO YOUR VISA APPLICATION
- Seventy-two hours (72 hours) after submitting your visa application, the embassy will inform you of the outcome of the processing of your file by the Burkina Faso migration service.
- If the answer is favorable, the embassy will give you a PDF file or a printout. This document is a pre-visa which authorizes you to come to Burkina Faso.
During the processing of your application, the migration service may ask you for additional information through the embassy.
4. TRAVEL TO BURKINA FASO
When your visa application has been answered positively, the pre-visa you have received authorizes you to come to Burkina Faso. It is an official document.
- When you embark for Burkina Faso, you must take with you the pre-visa which authorizes you to come. You can print it or keep it electronically on your phone or tablet.
- When you arrive at the port of entry (land borders or airports) of Burkina Faso, you must present the pre-visa to the migration control officer. The screening officer will verify the authenticity of your pre-visa.
- You must have an entry or exit stamp affixed to your passport at the port of entry after authentication of your pre-visa.
- You must keep your pre-visa with you until you leave the territory of Burkina Faso. The migration control officer will check your pre-visa when you leave the country.