Cotê d’Ivoire

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


2424 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours:

Drop off: Mon to Fri 9 am – 12 pm

Pick up: Mon to Fri 2 – 3:30 pm

Phone: (202) 204-4034 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to  change). Travelers must have COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or a printed negative COVID 19 result in English, issued at least 72  hours before arrival. For up to date information, click on this link
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least one (1) blank visa page.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Ghana, Nigeria and some other West Africa countries; for nationals of Philippines, Rwanda, Singapore, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days. Must have a valid passport.
  • ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY (ETA) is available for all nationals through SNEDAI.
  • 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.
Certified invitation letter from host organization in Côte d’Ivoire (Business visa only)
Receipt of online payment
Visa Office will provide
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
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.

* The application form MUST be printed as a two-sided document.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
2 to 3 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Credit Card,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
ETA90.00Single3 months
US Nationals
150.00Single/Double/MultipleUp to 1 year
Non-US Nationals
70.00Single/Double/MultipleUp to 90 days

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: November 16, 2022