Benin

Benin Tourist and Business Visa Requirements

Citizenship: USA

Pre-Check Documents is available.  If you choose to not pre check your documents, and JIDS receives your documents with errors, you will be charged for a representative to assist you with corrections.
Concierge Service is available for this country
Please note these visa requirements are for US citizens only. If you are not a US citizen please contact our office at (914) 592-2760.


Your Checklist– Documents Required

Entry requirements:

  • Passport and Visa are required.

Business Visa requirements:


Valid Signed Passport

Applicant must submit their current signed passport.

Applicant must also include a color copy of the information page of the passport.

  • Note: In order to obtain visas, passport must have at least two blank visa pages side by side. Pages in the passport marked “Amendment” pages are not valid for visas.
  • Passport must be valid for at least six months past the last day of stay from international destination.
  •  JIDS can help you add additional pages to your passport or renew it if you need more validity. If you require passport services, please refer to our passport services section.

011_yes-128APPLICATION Two (2)

Two Visa Application Form completed and signed.


011_yes-128 Photo Requirement (2)

Applicant must submit (2) color, passport style 2 x 2 photograph.The photos must be recent within 6 months, and generally not the same photo as in the passport.


Proof of Travel

  • Must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online travel site. E-confirmation from an airline or travel company showing departure from the U.S. and arrival/departure to and from your visa destination.    Acceptable with a valid record locator.
  • AND copy of actual airline tickets or e ticket.

Justin Document Service – ORDER FORM & copies Mandatory order form, which must be included with your original documents to JIDS.

  1. ORDER FORM then PRINT to include with documents.
  2. COPIES of all documents included in your package to JIDS. If copies are not included then a $10.00 copy fee will be applied.

If Business Cover Letter from the U.S. Company

Note: Self-employed must also submit a copy of a recent bank statement.

For business letter please note the following:

Applicant must submit a Business letter of support from a U.S. based company.

  • This letter must be on your company letterhead.
  • This letter must be sign by someone other than the applicant.
  • Passport Information
  • How your expenses will be paid
    • Business multiple entries must be requested in the business letter.

Must be an original signed document.

See example below:


Tourist visa requirements

No business letter required, all else the same.


011_yes-128Health Requirements:

  • International Certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever is mandatory and must be presented at time of application.  Cholera vaccination is also recommended.  Visit the Center for Disease Control: CDC.GOV for complete health requirements.

011_yes-128Consular fee and processing time: (consular fees may change)

U.S. citizens: $140 U.S. dollars

Rush fees: $100 U.S. dollars

• Non-U.S. citizens: $80 U.S. dollars

Rush fees: $70 U.S. dollars

– Processing time in embassy:  5 Business Days

Rush 3 Business Days (from arrival in Washington)

– For rush fees (same day), expect a separate money order fee.


Applicable fee paid in U.S. Post Office Money Order, only. If you wish to include your own money order

DO NOT WRITE or STAMP any information on your money order.

JIDS can obtain this money order for you.

See our pricing sheet for fees associated with this.

Please NOTE: Embassy fees may change without notice. JIDS does not assume any responsibility for changes. The above fees DO NOT include JIDS service fees, or return mail fees.

If JIDS is paying government fees (consular or passport agency fees) on your behalf a 5.7% processing fee will be added.

For Just-In Document Service, Inc. service fee please refer to our pricing page or call us (914) 592-2760.




011_yes-128Return Shipping fees:

Federal Express starting at $29.95 for priority Weekday Delivery based on zip code.Special Deliveries of Federal Express VARY (Ex. SATURDAY DELIVERY OR 8AM DELIVERY, call for rates).RESIDENT home deliveries are an additional $3.00 to have signature required.Verify SIGNATURE OR NO SIGNATURE must be selected.
You can include a printed air bill to avoid additional charges.  Account numbers without air bill will be charged $5.00.

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