Yes - A visa is required for travel to Burkina Faso

Saturday, December 7, 2019

A valid passport and business visa are required for travel to Burkina Faso.

Send these documents to Travisa


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Burkina Faso, with at least one blank passport page available for Burkina Faso visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Burkina Faso visas.


Burkina Faso Visa Application Form:

Two Burkina Faso visa application forms. After placing your order, fill out the application forms included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of travel to Burkina Faso. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Burkina Faso.

The Consulate of Burkina Faso requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Burkina Faso Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.


Medical Requirements:

International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.


Special Instructions:

Be aware that photographing airports, military barracks and the vicinity of government offices is a violation of law.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Burkina Faso Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Visas are usually valid up to five years with multiple entries.

Visa Processing Time:

Burkina Faso visas are usually processed in 4 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Burkina Faso Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Burkina Faso

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Burkina Faso Visa

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266