Everything you need to know about a Djibouti Visa
travelers to Djibouti require a visa in advance before traveling to the
country. Since the application may take quite a while to process, although the
prescribed time frame is 72 hours, you should plan your visit well in advance.
on arrival may be applicable at the discretion of the Djibouti immigration
authorities. But it is unsure and in order to avoid complications at the
airport, you should apply for an e-visa through the online e-visa application portal. Let’s give you a brief of the whole
Djibouti e-visa is issued for the following purposes:
- Family visit
e-visa is an electronic document that is issued after lodging an online application
and after making the payment online.
Once approved, the e-visa is sent to the
applicant’s registered email id.
need to take a print of this document and present it to the authorities,
alongside your passport, after arriving at the Republic of Djibouti.
documents required to apply for an e-visa are minimum. All you need is an
original British passport that is valid for at least six months from the date
of arriving in Djibouti.
you will need to enter your accommodation address, an invitation letter, and
own a credit card - visa, Mastercard or American Express.
transit e-visa is issued for stays ranging from 1 to 14 days and costs $12. A
short-stay tourist, visit, or business visa grants stays from 15 to 90 days and
will cost $23.
any case, you cannot overstay your visa. If you wish to extend your stay, you
need to lodge an application through the local police services for an extension
are available only in single-entry and e-visa holders can only enter Djibouti
through Ambouli International Airport.
Other visa types
your travel plans include purposes other than tourism, business, or transit,
you need to apply for a work visa or a student visa through Djiboutian
embassies and consulates. But since the UK does not have a Djiboutian mission,
you need to directly contact the French Embassy in London (which administers
the UK’s immigration relationship with Djibouti) for further inquiries.
your stay in Djibouti, you should refrain from traveling to the border with
Eritrea according to the recommendation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Djibouti is one of the major routes for Yemeni refugees, you need to ensure
that you have made adequate arrangements to leave the nation when required.
the British government can offer limited assistance in this matter and you have
to take responsibility for your visa costs, accommodation, insurance, and
is no British Embassy in Djibouti and consular support is extremely limited.
The British Honorary Consul in Djibouti cannot give much support. During
emergencies, please contact the British Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
can use UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to enter, exit, or transit via
are also advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before
you arrive in Djibouti to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and