Get a Benin Visa

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Benin Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. eVisa Eligibility

    The Benin Government have replaced their consular service with a web-based visa issuance system. The eVisa is an electronic authorisation from the Government to enter Benin. It is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return travel
    • Comply with all requirements stated on the eVisa questionnaire


    In order to facilitate this, please complete the VisaCentral Benin eVisa Form included in this pack and upload securely, along with all other required documents, at https://visacentral.ch/upload-forms?service=evisas

  2. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    Provide a clear colour copy of your passport identification page which must be valid at least six months beyond the expiry date of the visa.

    Once you have placed your order with VisaCentral, please upload securely at https://visacentral.ch/upload-forms?service=evisas

  3. VisaCentral eVisa Order Form

    One fully completed Benin eVisa Questionnaire which can be found within the VisaCentral Application Pack.

    Once you have placed your order with VisaCentral, please upload your document securely at https://visacentral.ch/upload-forms?service=evisas.

  4. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the VisaCentral website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed VisaCentral Visa Order Form which can be found in the VisaCentral Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Benin Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. eVisa Eligibility

    The Benin Government have replaced their consular service with a web-based visa issuance system. The eVisa is an electronic authorisation from the Government to enter Benin. It is the equivalent to a visa, but no stamp or label is placed in the passport.

    To be eligible the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return travel
    • Comply with all requirements stated on the eVisa questionnaire


    In order to facilitate this, please complete the VisaCentral Benin eVisa Form included in this pack and upload securely, along with all other required documents, at https://visacentral.ch/upload-forms?service=evisas

  2. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    Provide a clear colour copy of your passport identification page which must be valid at least six months beyond the expiry date of the visa.

    Once you have placed your order with VisaCentral, please upload securely at https://visacentral.ch/upload-forms?service=evisas

  3. VisaCentral eVisa Order Form

    One fully completed Benin eVisa Questionnaire which can be found within the VisaCentral Application Pack.

    Once you have placed your order with VisaCentral, please upload your document securely at https://visacentral.ch/upload-forms?service=evisas.

  4. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the VisaCentral website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed VisaCentral Visa Order Form which can be found in the VisaCentral Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

Additional Info

  1. Fast.  VisaCentral specialises in securing Benin visas and can help you secure a Benin visa.
  2. Easy.  VisaCentral is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Benin visas at the Benin Embassy every day for residents of the UK.
  3. When is the best time to apply for my Benin visa?

    The best time to apply for your Benin visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.
  4. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Benin visa? Is it safe to send a passport?

    Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Benin visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.