Visa Information

Citizens of the following  countries DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA when traveling to Benin: Algeria, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Togo.


All other Nationalities require visas. 

If there is a Beninese embassy or consulate in your country, and you wish to obtain a visa in advance, ACA can issue a personalized invitation letter (upon request) to submit with your application.

In order to benefit from this service, participants must provide ACA will all necessary passport information:

-       Full name as it appears in passport

-       Passport number

Once this information has been received, ACA will issue an official letter for the participant’s use in a visa application. Please note that this personalized letter is NOT necessary for visa on arrival.  

When entering Benin, please make sure your passport:

-       Is valid for at least 6 months

-       Has at least 2-3 blank visa pages remaining


To request an invitation letter, please email Marian Lamptey at