Ivory Coast Immigration Services

​​The immigration system of the Ivory Coast provides several options for employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification. The main visa category is the long-term visa permit type.
Foreign nationals traveling to the Ivory Coast to conduct business activities for up to 90 days require a business visa (Visa D'Affaires) and must not obtain work authorization or a residence permit. 
Foreign nationals seeking work authorization must apply for a Work Permit. This approval is valid for one year and applicable to a fixed-term or permanent contract. It can be renewed each year if the foreign national is still working for a locally registered company.
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.