Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Visa for Americans



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20 May 2024 (Today)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long in advance Should I apply for my Burkina Faso visa?

It is advised to apply for your visa to Burkina Faso at least 2 weeks before your travel dates.

What Documents do I need to apply for a Burkina Faso e-visa?

When you apply for your e-visa to Burkina Faso, you must submit the following documents:

  • Passport: A copy of your passport’s first page.

  • Photo: A recently taken passport-size photo.

  • International Certificate of Vaccination: Submit your vaccination card to prove your vaccination against yellow fever or other required vaccinations.

  • Proof of Accommodation: Submit a hotel reservation to prove your place of stay in Burkina Faso.

How can I apply for a Burkina Faso visa from India?

You can apply for your Burkina Faso visa from India through Atlys or the government portal. When you apply through Atls, we will guide you through each step to ensure a smooth and hassle-free application.

Do I need travel insurance when applying for a Burkina Faso Visa?

No, travel insurance is not a requirement. However, it is advised to have travel insurance whenever you visit a foreign country.

What is the standard processing time for a Burkina Faso visa?

Processing times vary, but it usually takes 7 and 10 days. However, applying for your visa well in advance is advised to allow sufficient processing time and to account for delays.

What are the file size requirements when uploading my documents?

When you upload your documents, you must ensure that the file size is no more than 1MB and that the file type is a JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or BMP.

What are the reasons that can cause my visa to be denied?

Various factors can be the reasons for your visa denial. The most common reasons include:

  • Not providing all the required documents.

  • Providing inaccurate information on your application.

  • Not having a passport valid for at least 6 months.

  • Not providing sufficient proof of funds for the duration of your stay.

  • Having a criminal record with a serious offence.

Can I extend my Burkina Faso visa while in the country?

Yes, extensions are possible while in Burkina Faso. To extend your visa, you must visit the immigration authorities in Burkina Faso to apply for a visa extension.

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

When applying for your visa on Atlys, you will receive a visa valid for 30 days.

Are there any health requirements for Burkina Faso visas?

Yes. a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory when applying for your e-visa.

How long can I stay in Burkina Faso with an e-visa?

Once your visa gets approved, you will receive a single entry visa allowing you to stay in the country for up to 30 days.

What should I do if my visa gets denied?

After visa rejection, you will receive the reasons for the rejection reasons. Fix these reasons and reapply for your visa. Unfortunately, you will lose the funds when applying through the government or online portals. However, through Atlys, you will receive a refund on visa rejections. The refund will be up to ₹8000 or $100, excluding the service fees.

Will I receive a refund if my visa gets denied?

No, the visa fees are non-refundable since they are used to process your visa.

Can I work in Burkina Faso with an e-visa?

No, the e-visa does not allow employment in Burkina Faso. To work in the country, you must first obtain the required employment visa.

Can I apply for a Burkina Faso visa with a criminal record?

Yes, you can apply for a Burkina Faso visa with a criminal record. However, this might delay the processing of your visa if the authorities find it necessary to do a background check.

How long should my passport be valid to apply for a Burkina Faso visa?

Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Burkina Faso.