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Processing Time (Up to 48 hours Days after submission)

Tourist eVisa (Popular)

Processing time Stay period Validity Entry Fee
2-3 Working days Until valid visa 3 Months Single Entry INR 4,899/-

Business eVisa

Processing time Stay period Validity Entry Fee
2-3 Working days Until valid visa 6 Months Single Entry INR 4,899/-

Documents required for Benin Visa

  • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
  • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph.view image
  • 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


Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

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:

Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

  • 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.
  • 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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FAQ of Benin Visas

Do I need visa for Benin from India?

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.

What is an eVisa?

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.

What is the purpose of Benin visa?

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.

What is the difference between a traditional visa (sticker pasted on the passport) and an eVisa?

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.

What are the different types of Benin visas for Indians?

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.

What is the validity of a Benin Visa for Indians?

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

What is the Benin visa fee for Indians?

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/-

I would like to stay in Benin for a period of time longer than the e-Visa permits. What should I do?

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.

What kind of Documentation I need to apply for Benin eVisa?

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

What is the eVisa processing time?

The Benin visa is processed online within 48 hours.

How will I receive the Benin visa online?

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.

How can I apply for a Benin visa online?

With chillontrip, 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

When can the earliest possible application be made for a Benin visa online?

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.

Which are the entry requirements after you arrive in Benin?

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay period
  • Printed Benin eVisa
  • Return ticket to your country
  • Accommodation proof
  • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Benin
  • Detailed itinerary of your trip
  • Documents relating to your business trip

What are the advantages of applying for a Benin Visa online?

  • Benin Visa for Indians can be applied online from anywhere, anytime
  • No personal presence of the applicant required
  • Minimum document requirement
  • Convenient and cost effective i.e. lowest Benin visa price
  • Electronic visa can be sent anywhere in the world through Email

Do I need to obtain a separate e-Visa for persons accompanying me?

Yes. Each traveller must have a separate e-Visa.

Can I get a refund if I do not use my visa?

No. We cannot refund payments for unused e-Visas. The fee is a processing fee.

I do not want to apply for an e-Visa. Can I get a visa on arrival?

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.

Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?

It is always advised to be insured in case of medical or travel emergencies. chillontrip can assist you with the ideal insurance policy to protect yourself against medical emergencies during travel as well as damage or loss of baggage.

What is the easiest way to get a Benin Tourist Visa?

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.

Are you still having doubts about the Benin Visa process?

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.


Embassy Benin Visas

27, Block K
Jungpura Extension
New Delhi 110014

Simple Steps

Simple steps to get a Benin Visa:

chillontrip 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.

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

Here are the steps to apply for an Benin Visa through chillontrip:
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.