Burkina Visa

All U.S. citizens need a Burkina visa for entry into the country. According to the U.S. Department of State, you can get a visa on arrival. However, the fees are much higher than if you secure your visa before traveling to Burkina.

According to the U.S. Department of State, the cost of a three-month single entry visa is $181.00 if obtained on arrival, and the cost of a multiple-entry visa that is valid for several years is $506.00 when obtained on arrival.

At the same time, the cost of a five-year, multiple-entry travel visa is $100.00 for U.S. citizens when obtained before arriving in Burkina. For this reason, the U.S. Department of State recommends securing your visa prior to your departure.


The following is a list of items that are commonly required when applying for a Burkina visa.

  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Two application forms. It is very important that these forms are filled out correctly. Application forms that are incomplete or contain inaccurate information could delay the issuance of your visa and potentially your travel plans.
  • Two passport photos
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • This is not an all-inclusive list of the requirements for obtaining a visa for travel to Burkina. You may be asked to provide additional information based on the purpose of your visit. For the most up to date visa requirements, visit the website of the Burkina Faso Embassy.

    Submitting Your Application

    After you have completed your application forms and gathered all of the required documentation, you must submit your application for processing. There are two ways to do this. You can apply for your Burkina visa in person at the Burkina Faso Embassy in Washington, D.C. or at the Burkina Faso’s Mission to the United Nations in New York City or you can submit your application by mail.

    If you mail in your application, you must include a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope (NOTE: You must use a traceable delivery method), so your travel documents can be returned to you. Applications are generally processed within three business days. For an additional fee, you can choose “rush” service, and your application will be processed within 24 hours.

    Payment Information

    United States citizens are eligible to apply for a multiple-entry visa that is valid for up to five years at a cost of $100.00. If you choose “rush” processing for your visa application, there is an additional $50.00 fee. All Burkina visa fees are non-refundable and payable by money order or company check only.

    Visa Service

    When you need your visa quickly and you want to make sure you have fulfilled all of the application requirements, a professional visa service like “company name” can help. Visa services are authorized by foreign embassies and consulates to submit visa applications on behalf of their clients. They are also familiar with the most up to date visa requirements of nearly every country in the world. They will help you prepare your application, so you can be sure it is complete, so you don’t experience any delays with the issuance of your Burkina visa. When you work with a visa service, applying for a visa is fast and easy. If you have questions about your application or the process, a representative is available to get you the answers you need. Some visa companies even have representatives available twenty four hours a day.

    When you have completed the required forms, gathered all of the supporting documentation and your application is complete, a representative from the visa service will submit your application for you. After your application has been processed and your visa has been issued, it will be mailed directly to you, so you can be on your way.

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