Guinea-Bissau

Visa Information
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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

Address:

866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 481, New York, NY 10017

Phone: Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation or present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated. For up to date information, please click this link
  • VISA APPLICATION. There are two ways to apply for a Guinea Bissau visa:
  1. E-VISA. Upon payment and visa confirmation you will receive a visa slip that serves as a receipt. This receipt needs to be printed and to be shown to the visa officer at the chosen border crossing with your passport. (A request for an e-visa is currently unavailable)
  2. VISA ON ARRIVAL at Guinea Bissau International Airport. Passengers can obtain a visa on arrival with a valid passport for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Benin, Burkina Fasso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
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.
Fingerprints
Copy of flight itinerary
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

Forms and Links

e-Visa

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
72 hourse-Visa

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Credit Card,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Short Stay65.00Single30 days
Tourist/Business75.00Multiple3 months

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: August 29, 2022