Visa policy of Benin

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.

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Visa policy of Benin
 Visa free

Visa exemption

Citizens of the following 59 countries and territories can visit Benin without a visa for up to the number of days listed below, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation:

90 days

14 days

#: Not listed by Timatic as being visa-exempt.
*: Indonesian artists and journalists are not eligible for visa exemption, and must obtain a visa.

Additionally, nationals of  China who are traveling on duty may visit Benin for a maximum stay of 90 days.

A visa waiver agreement was signed with  Venezuela; however, it has yet to come into force.

In addition, holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Brazil, China, Cuba, France, India, Iran (1 month), Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey 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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