Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 12:37 AM Last Post By: GrantJ
Nov 13, 2012 12:56 PM
VisaHello. i am going to travel through West Africa soon, and i was wondering if i should just get visas on the way. I heard that this was the best way to obtain visas, as well as he cheapest. Could anyone who has travelled this region recently please advise me if this is a good idea or should i get them arranged beforehand.
Nov 13, 2012 1:48 PM
Nov 13, 2012 2:07 PM
2Some countries - Ghana (may be changing), DRC and Ethiopia (not W Africa I know) require that you obtain visas in your country of residence so you need to do a bit more research and not assume thet you will get one on the way. There are different rules for different nationalities so knowing yours will be useful.
Nov 14, 2012 1:28 AM
3If you can get them before you leave or you could have drama at the border crossings, that will cost you money. Plan your trip well as there are a lot of changes happening here in West Africa at the moment. People are getting restless as the global downturn starts to have an effect here. Do your homework...
Nov 14, 2012 2:34 AM
Nov 14, 2012 4:18 AM
5For most West African countries you should be fine to collect your visa while you're there. It's cheaper, faster, and you don't need to send your passport by mail or courier.
The exceptions are Ghana which requires that citizen apply in their country of residence, and Nigeria (the same, but a quite lengthy and bureaucratic process)
Nov 14, 2012 10:30 AM
6Thanks for the replies. Udo1, i was led to believe that this was indeed the case, although i didn't know that Ghana required a visa in advance.
Nov 14, 2012 10:47 AM
refers to a Nigerian visa on arrival by plane - may it be extended to land borders?
Don't hold your breath.
Nov 18, 2012 12:37 AM
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