Yes, all Indian passportholders require a visit to visit Benin.All foreign nationals including Indians are eligible for an eVisa. After its official launch on Monday, April 23, 2018 by the Government of Benin, the digital platform for the application and issuance of entry and short-stay visas in Benin has become active.
The e Visa is valid for single or multiple entries, good for 30 - 90 days from the date of issue for a stay up to the expiration date listed on the visa. It is very easy to apply for and does not require sending your physical passport to us for processing.
It is the simplest and the fastest way to get your visa. Once your visa application is approved, you will receive the visa copy via email right in your inbox.
An Electronic Visa or "e Visa" is an electronically issued and stored authority for travel to The Republic of Benin, which replaces the traditional paper visa process in most cases.You will receive your Benin visa entirely online – without having to submit your passport for stamping.
A Benin visa is most appropriate for Indians travelling to Benin for business and recreational purposes such as holidaying, sightseeing, or even short family visits. The type of visa to enter Benin will depend on several factors such as nationality, purpose of your planned visit and duration.
The support is the only difference. Both documents allow to visit the Republic of Benin in accordance with the legal framework governing the type of visa / eVisa obtained.
The categories of visas available for Indians visiting Benin depends on the purpose of the visit.
If you are visiting Benin for sightseeing or meeting friends or family, then you should apply for a tourist visa.
If you are visiting Benin for commercial reasons or participating in a business fair or exhibition, then a business visa is applicable.
eVisasissued to an applicant intending to visit Benin are:
Thirty (30) day visa with single entry
Thirty (30) day visa with multiple entries
Ninety (90) day visa with multiple entries
Since the Embassy issues single & multiple type visas, the cost for each entry type differs as follows:
Single entry for 30 days – INR 4899/-
Multiple entry for 30 days - INR 6999/-
Multiple entry for 90 days – INR 8999/-
If you wish to stay in Benin longer than your e-Visa permits, you must apply to the Immigration Department for an extension of your entry permit.
Please note that an e-Visa is granted only for short stays. If you overstay your visa, you might be asked to pay fines, deported or banned future travel to Benin for a specific period of time.
Scanned copy of a valid passport. (Please note, passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Benin)
A recent color passport photograph (45mm x 35mm); all photos are to be on a while back ground only, and not altered or edited from its original state.
Evidence of proposed journey into and out of Benin i.e. ticket or confirmation of your booking from the travel agent.
Proof of accommodation for the length of your stay or a letter of invitation from your sponsor.
Students, must provide the acceptance letter from your school, and the details of where they will be staying during their studies.
Individuals traveling on business are to provide a letter from your employer stating the purpose of your trip. (business covering letter, invitation letter etc)
Proof of funds to finance the trip i.e. bank statements for the previous three months.
Birth certificate for children travellers
The Benin visa is processed online within 48 hours.
In the legally designated time, the applicant will be notified via e-mail about the outcome of the review application. In case of approval, the applicant will receive eVisa in PDF format. You are advised to printing the electronic visa, to keep on hand and to present to all authorized control officers before, during and after the trip, in particular on arrival at the border posts and during the stay in Benin.
With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Benin visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:
- Choose your preferred type of Benin visa based on your travel type
- Pay online
- Submit documents via whatsapp or email
- Receive your visa once approved
We recommend that you apply for eVisa online at least 7 days prior to your entry in Benin. However it is not possible to apply more than 90 days before your date of entry to Benin.
Yes. Each traveller must have a separate e-Visa.
No. We cannot refund payments for unused e-Visas. The fee is a processing fee.
No. Indians are not eligible for visa on arrival and must apply for the visa before travel. Arriving without a visa constitutes an undocumented traveler. You can be fined or refuse entry into Benin.
It is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.
Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Benin visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office, no need to submit physical documents and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.
Please feel free to contact us for all your Benin Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Benin Embassy or Consulate near you.
Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Benin visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Benin visa application requirements. Read moreThroughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.
Here are the steps to apply for an Benin Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Benin visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Benin Visa.
Benin is a tropical nation, and it is bordered by Nigeria to the east, Togo to the west, Bight of Benin to the south, and Niger and Burkina Faso to the north. Benin is dependent on agriculture and is a significant exporter of palm oil and cotton. Benin has many things to offer like bountiful wildlife, pristine beaches and hospitable inhabitants. Major cities are located in south Benin like Cotonou and its capital Porto Nova. Read more
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