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The Kingdom of Benin commonly known as the Edo Empire or the Benin Empire is located in southern Nigeria formerly situated a kingdom in West Africa. Benin is widely known for its bronze - brass works, museums, historic architecture, etc. If you are planning to travel to Benin, you must apply for Benin visa through the Benin visa application form. To help you determine whether you require a Benin visa, you must know whether you are a national of one of the Benin visa free countries.

What is the purpose of Benin visa free countries?

The monarchy at Benin continues to exist as one of the traditional states of contemporary Nigeria. The government and the immigration authorities have set visa requirements and regulations due to the influx of people visiting Benin. Ever since 2nd July 2019, the nationals of Benin have had visa free or visa on arrival access to around 61 countries and territories. These visa requirements are administrative entry restrictions that are placed by the authorities on the citizens of Benin. In terms of travel freedom, Benin's passport has been ranked as the 83rd according to the Henley Passport Index.

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Are you a national of Benin visa free countries?

If you belong to a Benin visa free country or have a visa on arrival access to Benin, then you are not required to obtain a pre-arranged Benin republic visa, you can get your visa in the airport as and when you arrive. Around 23 countries have visa free access to Benin and 29 have visa on arrival access to Benin. In case, you do not belong to any of the categories of visa-free countries or visa on arrival access then you can easily apply for your visa online. Applying for a Benin e-visa application makes all of your processes faster and easier as you will be able to comply with all the Benin visa requirements. Applying for an e-visa will also enable you to skip the procedural delays of Benin embassy visa-issuing since you do not have to deal with the Benin embassy at all.

You must know the lists of the visa free countries and visa on arrival access countries so that you can determine whether you are required to pre-arrange a visa or how and when you can obtain your visa or what all visa requirements you must adhere to. To help you determine your Benin visa requirements, here are a list of Benin visa free countries:

List of Benin Visa-Free countries:

This is the list of Benin visa free countries, if you are a national of any one of these countries, you will not require a visa at all. These visas give you a stay duration ranging from 21 days to 90 days depending on the country you belong to:

Burkina Faso

Cape Verde        

Central African Republic   - visa-free access for 90 days

Côte d'Ivoire (OR Ivory Coast) - visa-free access for 90 days

Dominica - visa-free access for 21 days

Ecuador - visa-free access for 90 days

Gambia     

Ghana       

Guinea      

Guinea-Bissau   

Haiti - visa-free access for 90 days

Liberia

Mali

Niger

Nigeria     

Rwanda - visa-free access for 90 days

Senegal - visa-free access for 90 days

Sierra Leone      

Singapore - visa-free access for 30 days

South Africa               - visa-free access for 30 days

St. Vincent & the Grenadines - visa-free access for 30 days

Togo

Tunisia

 

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List of Benin visa on arrival access:

This is the list of the countries having the Benin visa on arrival access with the specified duration of stay. You can request for a Benin visa extension from the immigration office or apply for it.

Bolivia - visa on arrival access or e-visa for 90 days

Chad

Comoros - visa on arrival access for 45 days

Congo

Cuba – must obtain tourist card to gain visa on arrival access for 30 days

Djibouti

Ethiopia - visa on arrival access for 90 days

Gabon       

Iran - eVisa access for 30 days

Kenya         - visa on arrival access or eVisa for 90 days

Lesotho – eVisa access for 14 days

Madagascar        - visa on arrival access or eVisa for 90 days

Malawi - visa on arrival access or eVisa for 30 days

Maldives - visa on arrival access for 30 days

Mauritania

Mozambique - visa on arrival access for 30 days

Namibia - visa on arrival access for 90 days

Nepal         - visa on arrival access for 90 days

Nicaragua - visa on arrival access for 30 days

Palau - visa on arrival access for 30 days

Saint Lucia - visa on arrival access for 42 days

Samoa - visa on arrival access for 60 days

Seychelles - tourist registration to obtain visa on arrival access for 90 days

Somalia - visa on arrival access for 30 days

South Sudan      

Suriname 

Tanzania   

Tuvalu - visa on arrival access for 30 days

Uganda

 

These lists of Benin visa free countries and visas on arrival are important for you to know to determine whether you require to apply for a Benin visa or submit your requirements to the embassy of Benin republic.

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