What's the best way to get a Niger visa?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Aug 23, 2012 10:36 AM Last Post By: mattlv
Mar 7, 2012 8:34 PM
What's the best way to get a Niger visa?Hi, I'm a U.S. citizen, and I may be visiting Niamey for a day or two alter this year. Probably coming from Ouaga, preferably by road. I will also be in a few other West African countries in the preceding weeks but I'm not sure exactly which ones yet. I have tentatively scheduled a flight back to Europe leaving from Niamey airport, so I will need to get to Niamey somehow.
My general question is, what is the best way to get a Niger visa in West Africa? I probably won't be able to get one in the U.S. as I won't be in the U.S. long enough to send in my passport to the embassy.
Any chance I can just get the visa at the border coming by road from Ouaga? If not, where else in the region could I get it and how long will it take?
Mar 8, 2012 2:31 AM
1Someone posted in the last fortnight or so that they were allowed across the border with a VTE (Visa Touristique d'Entente) which covers Niger but prior to the this immigration weren't allowing it.
You can get a VTE at the 'Service des Passeports' on the Bobo road out of Ouaga, takes 24hrs, costs 25,000 and is good for Niger, Burkina, Togo, Benin & Cote d'Ivoire - single entry only
Have a look at the Burkina & Niger threads as this was a recent entry into Niger
Mar 8, 2012 9:09 PM
Mar 9, 2012 9:46 PM
Aug 7, 2012 5:21 PM
4How long did it take in Accra and what was the cost Mark?
Aug 21, 2012 6:29 AM
5Yes, it would be nice to know how long it takes to get it in Accra. =)
Aug 21, 2012 11:29 AM
6I don't really remember, but if it was more than I day or so I'd probably still harbor secret irritation. Travel in Niger has been through some changes since I was last there, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Same with the cost, which must not have been too extravagant. Same with the VTE, which I've heard is no longer honored by Niger.
Aug 22, 2012 12:15 PM
Aug 22, 2012 1:26 PM
8Yes, I talked to them today. They were not willing to issue visas to none Ghanians. Might be a different story if you show up in person though, you never know. Anybody knows if its possible to get it in Benin?
Edited by: Ronnie79
Aug 22, 2012 3:07 PM
Aug 23, 2012 4:45 AM
10The embassy in Cotonou, Benin finally answerd the phone and gave me an answer. They'll do it in 3 days for an EU citizien.
Aug 23, 2012 6:45 AM
Aug 23, 2012 10:36 AM
12It says he was refused because they only issue visas to citizens of Ghana there.
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