Burkina Faso

Artboard 1 Notice: ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is made up of fifteen member countries that are located in the Western African region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Passengers with a Laissez-Passer issued by the ECOWAS Passport do not require a visa when traveling on duty.

Consulate information


2340 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 332-5577 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers without a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 5 days before arrival are subject to medical screening at their own expense. For up to date information, please click this link
  • Passport must have six (6) month validity beyond the completion of a trip and must have a minimum of two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Benin, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo; for nationals of Central African Rep. for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals of Singapore for a maximum stay of 30 days.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Kenya, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, USA, Venezuela and some others for a maximum stay of 3 months; for nationals of UK  and Peru for a maximum stay of 1 month. They can apply to extend their stay.
  • TRANSIT VISA ON ARRIVAL. Passengers who want to leave the airport international transit area can obtain a transit visa for a maximum stay of 72 hrs.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form (2 copies)
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - two (2) photos
White background and should be free of shadows, photo is clear and in color, glasses not allowed. Applicant is directly facing camera w/ a neutral expression, eyes are clearly visible.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Yellow fever certificate
Enclose a pre-paid return envelope
the GC Visa office will provide.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
3 to 4 business daysRegular
24 hrsRush

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Company's Check, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
US Nationals
140.00Multiple5 years
Non-US Nationals
105.00Single3 months
Non-US Nationals
135.00Multiple3 months
Non-US Nationals
145.00Single6 months
Non-US Nationals
175.00Multiple6 months
Non-US Nationals
190.00Single12 months
Non-US Nationals
220.00Multiple12 months
Expedite Service (Extra)50.00

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: July 19, 2022