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Type of Somalia Visas

3 Months Single Entry Visitor Visa
  • Processing time: 3 to 5 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Service Fees: INR 13,999/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter Somalia for tourism, business, short visits etc
6 Months Single Entry Visitor Visa
  • Processing time: 3 to 5 days
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 16,999/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter Somalia for tourism, business, short visits etc
1 Year Multiple Entry Visitor Visa
  • Processing time: 3 to 5 days
  • Validity: 1 Year
  • Entry: Multiple
  • Service Fees: INR 22,099/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter Somalia for tourism, business, short visits etc
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Documents required for Somalia Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Somalia 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 form: 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
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the 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.

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Somalia Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Somalia?

    Yes. Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the Republic of Somalia. Visas may be obtained from the Embassy of Somalia in India. Based on the purpose of your visit to Somalia 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 Somalia visa online?

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

    • Choose your preferred type of Guyana 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 Somalia Visas?

    • Visitor Visa:

      It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to enter Somalia for tourism, leisure, visit or business.
    • Transit Visa:

      It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to transit through Somalia within a period of three to four days.
    • Student Visa:

      Applicants intending to study or go to school in Somalia require a student visa.
    • Work Visa:

      individuals who have special skills which are in short supply in Somalia may be granted a work permit for a specific post. The work visa is issued for multiple entries, valid for 1 year. The work visa fee is INR 22,599/-

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

    The earliest date to apply for a Somalia visa is one 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 Somalia visa for Indians?

    The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia issues a Single and Multiple entry visa for Indians. The Single entry is issued for a period of 3 and 6 months,whereas a multiple entry visa is issued for up to 1 year.

  • 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 Somalia once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave the country multiple times.

  • add What is the Somalia visa fee for Indians?

    The fees vary depending on the type of visa you require. Since the Embassy issues single & multiple type visas, the cost for each entry type differs as follows:

    • Single entry – INR 13,999/- (Permission to make one (1) entry within a three-month period)
    • Single entry – INR 16,999/- (Permission to make one (1) entry within a six-month period)
    • Multiple entry - INR 22,099/- (Permission to make numerous entries within a one-year period.)

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

    Yes, the Immigration division 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 Somalia visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 3 to 5 working days.

  • add How do I receive my Somalia visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

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

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting Somalia
    • How long you intend to stay in Somalia
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Somalia
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Somalia
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Somalia
    • If you have a permit to Somalia the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Somalia
  • add Do I need any specific vaccinations?

    Yes. As per the Somalia visa 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 theSomalia Embassy personally. We will submit the visa application on your behalf.

  • add What if my Somalia visa gets rejected?

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

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Somalia visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Somalia 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 Somalia Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Somalia 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 Somalia Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Somalia Visa:

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

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Basic Requirements to visit Somalia

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Somalia 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 Somalia 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 Somalia ?

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

Geographically placed in the Horn of Africa in the East, Somalia boasts a vast coastline with many worthy tourist sites throughout the country. Not a usual holiday destination, its marvels remain unexplored. Crystal clear beaches, Grand Mosques and mountain ranges, Somalia has a lot to prove to its visitors. Read more

  • Climate plays a big role in setting moods of tourists. Best time to visit Somalia is anytime in January and February. In these months, you can escape the usual humidity with overall pleasant skies and surroundings.
  • Standard Modern Arabic and Somali are the two official languages. Some parts speak Italian. The positive point to note is that English is taught in many schools and is also well understood. Visitors are unlikely to face any issues when communicating. However, hire a local escort for your duration in the country as safety and security must not be compromised in infamous travel places.
  • Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata are where you can hop on carriers such as Ethiopian and Turkish Airlines that fly to many international airports in Somalia. The world-class services offered by these airlines are sure to prepare you for the incoming hospitality that you will witness once you arrive.
  • What to see in Somalia?

  • In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, step into the Mosque of Solidarity. Influenced by the Arabic style Islamic architecture, its spiritual and calming atmosphere is worth your time. Fakr ad-Din Mosque is another holy site that you could visit. If you are a fan of blue waters and clear white sand, Liido Beach is where you can unwind and relax. It attracts a lot of people, especially during sunsets. To escape the crowd, come here during dawn to start your day with a beautiful sunrise! The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier is monumental that you must add to your itinerary.
  • On the north-eastern tip, make your way to Cape Guardafui, previously ruled by the Italians, the "Francesco Crispi” Lighthouse is the highlight. Overlooking the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, Somalia’s coastline is a peaceful setting for tourists, especially at the horn of the continent. In the northernmost areas explore Mount Bahaya which to be one of the most prominent peaks in the country (4th largest in Somalia). The best way to adore this earthly beauty is to trek via the trials. It is advised to take a local guide and expert along as the path could be treacherous. Mount Shimbiris, the highest peak is also popular for treks.
  • Somalian cuisine varies in every part of the country. Don’t be surprised if you find Italian, Indian and Arabic delicacies on the menu. History has left behind a paradise for food lovers. Canjeero, Sambusa (Similar to Samosas in India), Basbousa (Traditional cake), Malawah, SurbhiyaanHilibAdhi and Nafaqo are main staple foods.
  • Although not economically stable, Somalian markets are a source of living for many. Wooden sculptures, masks, antique jewellery, handmade baskets and even cotton garments are sold in large quantities. Be careful as some shops openly sell live guns and bullets. The Bakaara Market, located in the heart of Mogadishu, is ideal if you wish to grab a few souvenirs before departing.

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Somalia Facts and Figures

Region:
East Africa (Horn of Africa)
Major cities :
Mogadishu, Hargeysa, Berbera, Kismayo, Marka
National Day:
July 1st
Capital:
Mogadishu
Time in Somalia Island:
IST (+) 5 hours 30 minutes Read more
Language:
Arabic, Somali
Important holidays:
Day of Ashura, Eid-al-Fitr, Eid-al-Adha
Population:
15.64 million
Area:
637,655 km²
Currency:
Somali Shilling (SOS)
Main Airlines:
Daallo Airlines (D3), Jubba Airways (6J)
International Airports :
Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ), Bender Qasim International Airport (BSA), Garowe International Airport (GGR)
Best time to visit:
January and February
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