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Burundi Visa

Type of Burundi Visas

Tourist Visa (popular)
  • Processing time: 12 to 15 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 7,999/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Burundifor leisure purpose, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 12 to 15 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 7,999/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Burundi for the purpose of business, participation in exhibitions, commercial events
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Documents required for Burundi Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Burundi 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
    • Foreign Exchange or Credit Card Copy
    • Yellow Fever Certificate: mandatory requirement for visa application and travel to Burkina Faso
    • Note:

      The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant
  • 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.

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Burundi Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Burundi?

    Yes.Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the Republic of Burundi.Visas may be obtained from the Embassy of Burundi in India. Based on the purpose of your visit to Burundi you may apply for a Business Visa, Tourist Visa, Visit Visa, Official Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Student/Research Visa, Transit Visa, Crew Visa& many more. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for.

  • add How can I apply for a Burundi visa online?

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

  • add What are the different types of Burundi Visas?

    Tourist Visa:

    It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to enter Burundi for tourism, leisure, visit or business.

    Transit Visa:

    It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to transit through Burundi within a period of three to four days.

  • add How early can I apply for a Burundivisa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Burundi visa is two months before the 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 ten days, prior to travelling.

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

    This visa is valid for 30 days. Visas can be extended on request. However the final decision lies with the Immigration officials in Burundi.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit 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 Burundi visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 15 working days.

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

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

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

  • add How do I receive my Burundi visa online?

    The visa will bestamped on your passport.

  • add Is it possible to obtain a visa on arrival?

    No. Indians travelling to Burundi must obtain a visa before their arrival in the country. Visa on arrival service is not available for Indian nationals.

  • 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 Burundi once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once

  • add Do I need any specific vaccinations?

    Yes. As per the BurundiVisa requirements, a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. The certificate of the same is required to be attached along with other documents when applying for the visa.

  • add How long is my vaccination certificate valid for?

    A certificate for yellow fever vaccination has a validity lasting up to 10 years. It must be counted 10 days post the date of vaccination.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the Consulate/Embassy to submit my documents?

    No. You are not required to visit theBurundi Embassy personally. We will submit the visa application on your behalf.

  • add What if my Burundi visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Burundivisa 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 Burundi 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 ona Burundi 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 event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

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

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Burundivisa 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 Burundi Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your BurundiVisa 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 BurundiEmbassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Burundi Visa:

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

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Basic Requirements to visit Burundi

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Burundi 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 Burundi 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 Burundi ?

  • 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 Burundi
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Burundi travel guide

A tiny nation tucked on the eastern side of Africa, Burundi exhibits a range of alluring landscapes and national parks. Infamous as a travel destination, it surely is full of marvels that have been left unexplored. You cannot consider yourself an experienced backpacker unless you’ve been here! Read more

  • The best time to visit Burundi is anytime between April and September as these months are characterised by pleasant temperatures and mild rainfall. October onwards, the climate sees an increase in temperature, humidity as well as rainfall, making travel a tedious task during this time.
  • Prior to your travel, make sure to plan your itinerary in advance as Burundi is no Times Square. For safety reasons, it is advised to hire a personal guide or escort throughout one’s time in Burundi. French, Kurundi and English here are the official languages which is convenient for visitors as communication barriers are unlikely.
  • If you are wondering, “How can I get to Burundi? Do they even have an International airport?”, the answer is that they do! In fact, many world-class airlines such as RwandAir, Indigo, Spicejet, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air India and Etihad Airways fly to Bujumbura (The former capital of Burundi) from various cities in India. It is the only city having an international airport; hence, you could expect taxi and bus services outside the terminals services on arrival.
  • What to see in Burundi?

  • In Bujumbura, visit the Ruzizi National Parl. Located on the banks of the Ruzizi River, this nature reserve is home to wildlife such as crocodiles. Tourists can enjoy many activities such as camping, safari and boat rides.
  • Take a glimpse of Lake Tanganyika, known to be the longest freshwater lake in the world; it is a true eye-catcher. The river is based around an island creating a beautiful setting to unwind and relax. Don’t be surprised if you witness some wildlife here and there.
  • Hike on Mount Heha, the largest of its kind in Burundi; it offers spectacular views of the country. Away from the daily chaos, the green landscapes here are like yoga to your mind.
  • Not far from Bujumbura, head over to Gitega, the current capital of Burundi with a rich history. Learn the same at the National Museum which dates back to the time the city was ruled by Belgian’s.
  • Near Rutana, make your way to the Chutes da la Karera waterfalls. Tourists can enjoy a small shower and take photographs. The sound of this waterfall is pure and calming.
  • Burundi cuisine is one of the tastiest cuisines you could have in all of Africa. Most of the dishes are cooked using a primitive technique that is coal and wood fire. Boko Boko Harees, Ibiharage, Brochette, Nyama and Renga Renga are a must-try.
  • Shopping in Burundi is like shopping anywhere else on this continent. The markets sell a lot of crafts, handmade baskets, pots and clothing. Grab these souvenirs for yourself as well as your family back home.

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Burundi Facts and Figures

Region
East Africa
Major cities
: Gitega, Bujumbura (Former capital) , Muyinga, Ngozi
Capital:
Gitega
Time in Burundi:
IST (-) 3.30 hours Read more
Language:
French, Kirundi, English
Area:
27,834 km²
National Day:
July 1st
Population
11.5 Million
Currency:
Burundian Franc (BIF)
Main Airlines:
Air Burundi (PBU): Ceased operations in 2009
International Airports :
Aeroport International De Bujumbura (BJM)
Best time to visit:
May to July
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