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Burkina Faso Visa

Type of Burkina Faso Visas

Tourist Visa (popular)
  • Processing time: 8 to 10 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 9,050/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Burkina Faso for tourism, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 8 to 10 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 12,950/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Burkina Faso for the purpose of business such as attending meetings, conferences, participation in exhibitions, seminars or any other commercial activities
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Documents required for Burkina Faso Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Burkina Faso Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Travel Insurance: covering the entire duration of trip
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

Burkina Faso Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Burkina Faso ?

    Yes, all Indian passport holders require a visit to visit Burkina Faso. The type of visa to enter Burkina Faso will depend on several factors such as nationality, purpose of your planned visit and duration

  • add How can I apply for a Burkina Faso visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a Burkina Faso visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Burkina Faso visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add What is the validity of a Burkina Faso visa for Indians?

    TThe Embassy issues both single and multiple entry visas. The validity of the visa depends upon the entry type.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Burkina Faso once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave the country multiple times.

  • add What is the Burkina Faso visa fee for Indians?

    Since the Embassy of Burkina Faso issues single & multiple type visas, the cost for each entry type differs as follows:

    Tourist Visa
    3 months Single entry INR 9050/-
    6 months Single entry INR 11500/-
    3 months Multiple entry INR 10800/-
    6 months Multiple entry INR 12900/-

    Business Visa
    3 months Single entry INR 12950/-
    6 months Single entry INR 13800/-
    3 months Multiple entry INR 12780/-
    6 months Multiple entry INR 14960/-

  • add How early can I apply for a Burkina Faso visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Burkina Faso visa is one month before the intended date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted fifteen days, prior to travelling.

  • add What is the purpose of Tourist and Business visa?

    Tourist visas are for those Indian citizens travelling to Burkina Faso for sightseeing, recreation and casual visits to friends or families.
    Business visas are ideal for Indian citizens travelling for Business Meetings, Conference, etc. for a shorter period of stay.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit my passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Burkina Faso visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 2 weeks

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Burkina Faso visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    • Why are you visiting Andorra
    • How long you intend to stay in Andorra
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Andorra
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Andorra
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Andorra
    • If you have a permit to Andorra the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Andorra

  • add How do I receive my Burkina Faso visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add Do I need any specific vaccinations?

    The government of Burkina Faso requires submission of Yellow Fever vaccination certificate for the visa application as well as while travelling to Burkina Faso.

  • add What if my Burkina Faso visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Burkina Faso visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on a Burkina Faso tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country on a Burkina Faso tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrenceof unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Burkina Faso Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Burkina Faso visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Burkina Faso Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Burkina Faso 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 nearest Burkina Faso Embassy or Consulate in India.

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Simple steps to get a Burkina Faso Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Burkina Faso visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Burkina Faso visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Burkina Faso

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Burkina Faso Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Burkina Faso Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Burkina Faso ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Burkina Faso
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Burkina Faso travel guide

Burkina Faso formerly known as the Republic of Upper Volta is a landlocked country with six countries surrounding it. The culturally rich country is often considered a lonely planet because of limited visitors, but that makes it the peaceful haven with no sightseeing buses populating the place. The capital of the country is Ouagadougou which is known for its traditions, mud mosques and handicrafts. Read more

  • The breathtakingly mesmerizing landscape in the exterior of the country will make you relax instantaneously. The rolling Savannahs and painted houses will take you back to your childhood and make you feel liberated from the stress and chaos of urban cities. The semi-desert of Sahel lies to the North of the country where you can see the camel and cattle markets. To the South is Nazinga Game Ranch, a natural habitat of 800 elephants and you can view their bath-time.
  • Burkina Faso is a safe country with welcoming and hospitable Burkina be ready to help you. However, it is advisable to avoid traveling via bus late at night as it is prone to accidents or theft.
  • The best time to visit the country is between October to February as the day temperature is not more than 35°C and cool starry desert nights will give you a pleasant experience. It is advisable not to visit the country from March to May as the temperature rises to 45°C and is too humid to tolerate. Months from May to September are rainy months, so tourists won’t be able to explore much.
  • Currently, there is no direct airline from India to Burkina Faso. However, tourists can take Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air France Airlines or Brussels Airlines to reach the country.
  • What to see in Burkina Faso?

  • Burkina Faso literally means ‘land of the honest’. The Francophone country is filled with marvels of nature and human. From the natural landscape of Banfora to brick and mortar city like Ouagadougou, one can truly appreciate the beauty of this country. The capital, popularly known as Ouga, is the economic centre of the country known for its architecture. While in the capital, you must visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral and Ouagadougou Central Mosque, the famous religious structures known for their beautiful architecture.
  • Bobo-dioulasso is where you can enjoy the fine taste of authentic African cuisines. Though a small city, it is known for its extravagant lifestyle and has many restaurants and bars to stimulate your taste buds. Connoisseurs must visit Restaurant Duncan-Mande and Escale for authentic food and good ambience.
  • Comeo Province in Banfora is the wonder of West Africa. The Tangrela Lake of the region is known for its hippos and you can ask your travel guide if he can arrange for a cruise in the lake amidst the Hippos. Karfiguela waterfalls is a must-see place in Burkina Faso.

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Burkina Faso Facts and Figures

Region
West Africa
Major cities:
: Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou
Capital:
Ouagadougou
Time zone & difference
UTC & India is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead Read more
Language:
Official language French and native African
Area:
274,200km²
Independence day:
August 5
Population
19,751,651 according to 2018 estimate
Currency:
CFA Franc
Main Airlines:
Air Burkina
Main Airports
Ouagadougou Airport and Borgo Airport
Best time to visit:
November to February
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