All visitors, except US and the Ecowas community nationals, require visas and they must be bought before arrival.
Visas can be extended at La Sureté Nationale (Police de l’Air et des Frontieres, Blvd de la République, Immeuble Douane; 8am-noon & 3-5pm Mon-Fri) near the main post office in Le Plateau in Abidjan. An extension, valid for up to three months, costs US$36 (plus two photos) and is ready the same day if you apply early.
Visas for onward travel
Burkina Faso Three-month, single-/multiple-entry visas cost US$45/54 and require two photos. They are usually issued the same day.
Ghana Four photos, US$27 and 24 hours are required of most nationalities for one-month, single-entry visas.
Guinea One-month single-entry visas cost US$57 for most nationalities, though you pay US$100 if you’re from the USA. You need three photos and visas might be ready the same day.
Liberia One-month, single-entry visas, issued the same day, cost US$48 for most nationalities. Multiple-entry visas are good for a year and cost US$100. You need two photos.
Mali For most nationalities, one-month single-entry visas cost US$36; three-month multiple entry visas cost US$72; and one-year multiple-entry visas cost US$108. Americans are charged US$100. Bring a photo and a letter detailing your reason for visiting Mali. You can pick up the visa within 24 hours.