Everyone except nationals of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) countries needs a visa. Allow extra time for delays in processing.

Customs Regulations

There are very few restrictions on what you can bring out or in to Togo. In terms of money the limit you can bring in or out is CFA100,000 for countries that use CFA; for all other destinations the limit is CFA10,000


One-week extendable visas (CFA10,000) are issued at major border crossings with Ghana (Aflao/Lomé), Benin (Hillacondji) and Burkina Faso (Sinkasse), and upon arrival at the airport.

The Service Immigration Togolaise, near the GTA building 8km north of central Lomé, issues 30-day visa extensions in one or two days. They're free when you extend the seven-day visa. Four photos are required.

Visas for Onward Travel

The Visa des Pays de l'Entente, valid in Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso, is available at the Service Immigration Togolaise. Bring two photos, your passport and CFA17,800. It takes 24 to 48 hours to process, but note that the office is closed on weekends.

If you're visiting only a single country, the following embassies deliver visas:

Benin A two-week/one-month single-entry visa costs CFA12,000/17,000. You need two photos and photocopies of your passport. It takes one day to process.

Burkina Faso Contact the French Embassy in Lomé.

Ghana One-month single-entry visas are issued within three days for CFA20,000 and require four photos and a photocopy of your yellow-fever vaccination certificate.