Visa and Passports

A visa is required for entry into Côte d’Ivoire, except for ECOWAS member countries and countries having agreements with Côte d’Ivoire.

In addition, a valid passport is required. For ECOWAS nationals, an identity card will suffice. Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Côte d’Ivoire.

As part of the hospitality provided to all 2010 Annual Meeting participants, the Ivorian government plans to facilitate the granting of visas to participants and all persons accompanying them.

Exceptionally, for purposes of the AfDB Annual Meetings, the Ivorian government has decided to issue entry visas to participants on arrival at the Felix-Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan.

Participants who are nationals of some AfDB member countries and who may wish to obtain entry visas for Côte d’Ivoire before arriving in Abidjan are requested to contact Ivorian diplomatic missions with the following documents:

  • A passport with a validity period of at least 6 months;
  • A duly completed form (on both sides);
  • A recent passport-type photograph (45 mm x 35 mm);
  • Reasons for travel;
  • A hotel reservation in Côte d’Ivoire; and
  • Copy of airticket reservation or a photocopy of a return air ticket.

In addition to the above-listed documents, the diplomatic missions reserve the right to request any other supplementary documents, if necessary.

Holders of diplomatic passports, AfDB laissez-passer, other laissez-passers and service passports, as well as nationals of countries with visa exemption arrangements with Côte d’Ivoire are exempt from paying visa fees