:: Passport valid for six months on exit
:: Two blank visa pages in passport
:: One recent passport photograph
The photograph must be glued, NOT stapled, to the application form.
:: Completed application form
:: Proof of residence
Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.
:: Original yellow fever vaccination certificate
:: Business introduction letter
The letter of introduction from your UK employer must be an original document on company letterhead. It should note the duration and purpose of travel, and provide details of all companies or organisations to be visited in Benin. The letter must be signed by an authorised individual and should also confirm acceptance of moral and financial responsibility for your trip.
VISA ON ARRIVAL
You may be able to obtain a visa on arrival in Benin, valid for a maximum stay of 8 days. However, a fee is still payable and there is no guarantee of entry. We therefore strongly advise applicants to obtain a visa before travelling.