Nationals of all African countries may enter Benin visa-free for up to 90 days. Hong Kong SAR passport also enter visa free for 14 days.
All other visitors to Benin must obtain a visa from a Beninese diplomatic mission prior to arrival. Another simple and fast way is to get an eVisa online. As of July 2019 it is possible to get an 8-day visa to visit Benin upon arrival for under US$20.
Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.