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Senegal Visa Information

Learn4good provides general information on study, travel, work visa and business visa requirements and the addresses of embassies worldwide. You should contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information or visa forms.

Who needs a visa?
All travellers must hold a visa except the following:

  • Senegalese citizens.
  • Travellers with a re-entry permit which is issued by Senegal.
  • Travellers staying for no more than three months provided they are Algerian citizens with official passports.
  • Romanian citizens with service and diplomatic passports, staying for no more than 90 days.
  • Iranian citizens with service and diplomatic passports staying for no more than three months so long as they have a 'Mission Order'.
  • Brazilian citizens with service and diplomatic passports staying for no more than 90 days.
  • Travellers with British passports that are endorsed 'British Citizen', staying for no more than three months.
  • Travellers staying for no more than three months provided they have Chinese Taipei passports.
  • Travellers staying for no more than three months provided they are citizens of Austria, Belgium, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde Island, Republic of Central African, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Togo, Tunisia and the United States of America.

How to apply for a visa
For nationals of other countries, they must present a valid passport or valid national identity card for ECOWAS citizens. The biometric visa for 1 to 90 days stays with single entry is issued after prior collection of biometric data (fingerprints, photo, iris) and biographical data of the applicant. It also requires the provision of information on travel and accommodation.

This biometric visa is issued at the diplomatic and consular offices in the following thirteen countries: France, Spain, Belgium, USA, Italy, China, Cameroon, India, Germany, Mauritania, South Africa, Russia, The Gambia, and possibly at Senegal borders.

The visa application (pre-enrollment) is done online on the following website:, upon payment of 50 Euros (online payment) to which is added a processing fees of 2.5 or 5 Euros depending on the type of used credit card. These amounts are not refunded if the visa is not granted.

If the request is accepted, the applicant receives a pre-visa (by email if the request is made online), required to go at the border post. This pre-visa can be used in the airlines companies as an ok to board.
Foreigners who frequently travel in Senegal may ask, once in the country, a 90 day visa with multiple entries or a long stay visa with multiple entries. The application must be made to the Foreigners and Travel Documents Police Department (DPETV). Residents who have a foreigner identity card must also contact the Foreigners and Travel Documents Police Department for a non-biometric visa and be able to enter/exit the national territory.

Senegalese with dual nationality traveling with a foreign passport are exempt from visa if they have a valid Senegalese passport or Senegalese national identity card.

What documents will be required?
– Passport (validity 6 months at least)
– Application form (incomplete information on both sides will delay processing time)
– 2 Photos – passport size (photocopies not accepted)
– Copy of return ticket or confirmed itinerary

Additional requirements:
Business Visa: letter from employer or Senegalese business partner
Student Visa: letter from the University/Foundation or Senegalese sponsor
Tourist Visa: confirmed hotel reservation and proof of financial self support or letter of invitation from a Senegalese host (provide full name, address, occupation, telephone number if available) or letter from the Tour Operator (Organized Tour Group)

Time required to issue visa:
3 days are required to issue a Senegalese Visa.

For holders of refuge travel document and citizens of some particular countries that do not have consular agreement with Senegal, processing time is contingent to the prior approval of the Senegalese Ministry of Interior (expect 30 to 45 days).
The time limit for getting a biometric visa is 24 hours after application, however this time can differ according to the organization of each Embassy or Consulate.

How long is the visa valid for?
The Senegalese Visa is valid for 90 days.

Additional information
All travellers must have onward or return tickets and all necessary documents for their next trip.

Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Senegal embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Senegal. Senegalese Embassies Worldwide.

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Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and copyright owner/s is the:
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Senegal

The viewer/user of this web page should use the above information as a guideline only, and should always contact the above sources or the user's own government representatives for the most up-to-date information at that moment in time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.