Burkina Faso Immigration Services

Burkina Faso does not have a proper “Business Visa.” Generally, foreign nationals may enter Burkina Faso and engage in almost any activity without work authorization for up to 90 days, provided they do not execute a local employment contract. Short-Stay Visas can be obtained for any stays under 90 days.

Foreign nationals can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport or a border crossing, which is valid for up to 3 months.

Foreign nationals seeking to work in Burkina Faso for more than 90 days must obtain a Worker Card and a Long-Stay Visa. Labor Administration Visas can be valid for the length of a foreign national’s employment contract, up to three years.

Note that travelers will require an international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever and a COVID-19 certificate issued 5 days prior to arrival in the country. Additionally, as the processing time of applications is left to the strict discretion of the relevant authority, unexpected delays may occur during visa processing.​

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.