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Togo Tourist Visa

The Togolese tourist visa is for tourists coming from abroad to enjoy their time in the country for leisure. This visa allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds on offer for up to 90 days, and it is available to persons not from visa-exempt countries. Tourist visas have single and multiple entry options, so you are free to choose the option that best suits your needs. Apart from leisure, this visa can be used to visit family and friends or attend a social or cultural event in the country.

However, tourists are required to have rerun or onward flight tickets before they arrive and sufficient funds for their itinerary. There is also an option for an extension for those looking to spend more time in Togo.

Port of Entry

Airports: Gnassingbe Eyadema International Airport – Aérodrome de Sokode – Aéroport de Niamtougou.

Border Crossings: Togo – Benin border, Togo – Ghana border, Togo – Burkina Faso border.

Seaports: Port of Kpeme – Port of Lome

Togo Business Visa

A business visa is a short-term entry document for noncommercial ventures. This means that while you can use it for business-related activities, you cannot use it as a working document to gain employment in the country. Business visas are issued to non-visa-exempt visitors coming for meetings; conferences are any other endeavor that will not last more than 90 days from the first day of entry.

It is available in single and multiple-entry versions, and the latter is for frequent visitors who have regular engagements in Togo. Embassy officials will ask for information about their dealings in the country as long as a goat of other documents, including a valid passport before the visa will be issued.

Port of Entry

Airports: Gnassingbe Eyadema International Airport – Aérodrome de Sokode – Aéroport de Niamtougou.

Border Crossings: Togo – Benin border, Togo – Ghana border, Togo – Burkina Faso border.

Seaports: Port of Kpeme – Port of Lome

Visa is not required for nationals of this country for a specified period to holders of diplomatic or service passports.

Visa is not required for nationals of this country for a specified period to holders of diplomatic or service passports.

Visa is not required for nationals of this country for a specified period to holders of diplomatic or service passports.

Visa is not required for nationals of this country for a specified period to holders of diplomatic or service passports.

Visa is not required for nationals of this country for a specified period to holders of diplomatic or service passports.

Visa is not required for nationals of this country for a specified period to holders of diplomatic or service passports.

Fill out Togo Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Togo, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Togo. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in Togo in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in Togo.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Passport copy. A scanned copy of the first three pages of the passport with at least a validity period which is three (3) months longer than that of the requested visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A flight booking certificate or photocopy of the ticket.

  • Passport copy. A scanned copy of the first three pages of the passport with at least a validity period which is three (3) months longer than that of the requested visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A flight booking certificate or photocopy of the ticket.

  • Passport copy. A scanned copy of the first three pages of the passport with at least a validity period which is three (3) months longer than that of the requested visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A flight booking certificate or photocopy of the ticket.

  • Passport copy. A scanned copy of the first three pages of the passport with at least a validity period which is three (3) months longer than that of the requested visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A flight booking certificate or photocopy of the ticket.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of Togo, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in Togo will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page .

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in the country of destination explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Passport copy. A scanned copy of the first three pages of the passport with at least a validity period which is three (3) months longer than that of the requested visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A flight booking certificate or photocopy of the ticket.

  • Passport copy. A scanned copy of the first three pages of the passport with at least a validity period which is three (3) months longer than that of the requested visa.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A flight booking certificate or photocopy of the ticket.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • The visa validity is 90 days. If the traveler wishes to extend his stay beyond 90 days once in Togolese territory, he must contact the General Directorate of National Documentation (Ministry of the Interior) before the visa expires.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate;
    Copy of Parent's IDs (Driver's License, etc);
    Notarized letter of Parental consent.
  • The required documents can be brought directly to the Embassy or sent by post. In the latter case, a stamped return envelope (USPS, FEDEX or UPS) in the name and address of the applicant must be provided.
  • The visa validity is 90 days. If the traveler wishes to extend his stay beyond 90 days once in Togolese territory, he must contact the General Directorate of National Documentation (Ministry of the Interior) before the visa expires.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate;
    Copy of Parent's IDs (Driver's License, etc);
    Notarized letter of Parental consent.
  • The required documents can be brought directly to the Embassy or sent by post. In the latter case, a stamped return envelope (USPS, FEDEX or UPS) in the name and address of the applicant must be provided.
  • The embassy may ask for an additional documents.
  • The embassy may ask for an additional documents.
  • The embassy may ask for an additional documents.
  • The embassy may ask for an additional documents.
  • The visa validity is 90 days. If the traveler wishes to extend his stay beyond 90 days once in Togolese territory, he must contact the General Directorate of National Documentation (Ministry of the Interior) before the visa expires.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate;
    Copy of Parent's IDs (Driver's License, etc);
    Notarized letter of Parental consent.
  • The required documents can be brought directly to the Embassy or sent by post. In the latter case, a stamped return envelope (USPS, FEDEX or UPS) in the name and address of the applicant must be provided.
  • The embassy may ask for an additional documents.
  • The embassy may ask for an additional documents.

Togo Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 15 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$40.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$99.00
$99.00
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 15 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$55.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$114.00
$114.00
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$76.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$135.00
$135.00
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 15 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$55.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$144.00
$144.00
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$71.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$160.00
$160.00
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$103.00
Service fee:$59.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$162.00
$162.00
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5-7 business days
Embassy fee:$103.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$192.00
$192.00
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Togo Visa Policy

Togo has a comprehensive visa policy that regulates the entry of foreign nationals. Under current legislation, any foreigner coming to Togo must hold a visa unless they are from a visa-exempt country. Visas are issued by the country’s diplomatic missions abroad and take a few weeks to process.

The government of Togo has a visa-exempt policy for visitors from selected countries who don’t need visas to enter the country. Being a West African country and a member of Ecowas, most countries on the visa-exempt list are members of the sub-regional body. The visa exemption also covers service and diplomatic passport holders of China, including public affairs passport holders of Russia and Moscow.

If you are from any of the visa-exempt countries, you don’t need a visa to visit Togo for a short-term trip. Such visits, however, can only last for 90 days, but any trip that will last longer will require a visa.

Visa On Arrival

There is a visa-on-arrival arrangement for selected nationalities who can apply for a q visa at the entry point and stay for up to 7 days as long as they have a return or onward ticket for their journey out of the country. This visa is available to most visitors, excluding citizens of Mauritania who are not issued arrival visas. Furthermore, arrival visas can be extended for up to 90 days if the visitor decides to stay for that long.

How To Apply For A Togolese Visa

To apply for a Togolese visa, you have two options. You visit the embassy or apply for it once you arrive at any approved entry points. For the first option, you must submit your application outside the country to any of the diplomatic missions abroad. The embassy or consulate will take time to process your application after receiving your documents or application fee, which can take up to three weeks. Once approved, the visa will be released, and you can make the trip.

The other option is the visa on arrival, which will require your valid passport, an application fee, and a return or onward ticket. Arrival visas are issued on the spot.

Remember that if you are from a visa-exempt country, you don’t need to follow these procedures to land a visa unless you wish to stay longer than 90 days. In that case, you will need to apply to a foreign mission for a visa.

Key Information About Togo and Other Travel

If you are planning a trip to Togo, here are a few travel advisories to bear in mind.

Security and Safety: While most of the land borders with Togo are largely safe, the border with Burkina Faso is replete with robberies and kidnappings. Extremist groups operating in the Southwest of Burkina Faso have infiltrated that area of the border. These groups are rumored to carry out attacks and kidnappings, leading to increased military operations by both governments. Due to the volatile situation in these parts, it is what to avoid land trips in those areas if you choose land travel.

Crimes: As is the case with densely populated cities, petty crimes are common in Togo, especially in the capital city of Lome. Pickpocketing is rife in markets and beaches, so be careful when you are out and about. Conceal valuables, including passports and jewelry, at all times in public. Furthermore, violent crimes like armed carjacking, assaults, and robberies are not uncommon, so remain vigilant and don’t visit isolated areas or places you are unfamiliar with at night. In case you are a victim of a robbery, do not resist.

Demonstrations: Political demonstrations are common in Togo, with many starting as peaceful and then turning violent over time as the police get involved. Avoid such centers to avoid becoming a casualty of clashes between demonstrators and security forces. Always monitor local news before leaving your home for any outdoor engagement.

Terrorism: Unlike some of its Wear African counterparts, Togo has had fewer cases of terrorist attacks, but they have occurred in the past, so you need to be mindful

 Targets could be government buildings and schools, places of worship, public areas like hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, and areas frequented by expats. Always be aware of your surroundings.

Culture: Togo is a conservative society like most other African countries and is a combination of animist and Western religions. You are advised to respect the culture of the people. Togolese society still maintains a strong conservative culture despite adopting a significant measure of Western standards and trends. While you are free to wear what you like at the beach dressing provocatively on a normal day is frowned upon, especially by older people. Younger people are expected to show their elders respect by greeting them with their heads bowed.

Visa Application Timeframe: The time it will take to process your application cannot be predicted because different embassies take longer to approve applications than others. Some visas may be released within a week, while others may take up to 3 weeks or more. If you wish to avoid unnecessary delays, we advise that you submit your application much earlier than your planned travel date.

Proof of Funds:  Proof of funds is one of the visa requirements to show that you have the financial capacity to cover your travel and living expenses in Togo. This can be shown in documentary form, such as a statement of account. The statement must contain a minimum account balance, a combination of daily amounts multiplied by the number of days you plan to stay in the country.

Confirmed Flight Ticket: All transit visitors are required to have a flight ticket before they arrive in Togo, not after they arrive. Border security officers will demand tickets for their next flight when they land at the airport. Furthermore, the flight ticket must have matching dates with what is on their transit visas to show proof that they have every intention to show that they will indeed leave the country on the day they claim.

Application Fee: The application fee for the visa will be collected by the embassy alongside the form and other documents. The fee is meant for document processing, without which the embassy will not collect your documents.

Overstaying:  Foreigners who overstay their visas would have broken the immigration law, which will attract sanctions. Sanctions come in different forms, like fines, temporary bans, deportation, or jail time in the worst cases. Be reminded of your visa’s expiration date and plan your trip accordingly. If you need more time to conclude your business, you should visit the nearest immigration department to apply for an extension of your visa at least a week or two before it expires. This way, you will not be stranded in the country on an expired visa.

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Anyone planning a trip to Togo must ensure they have all the required documentation to successfully navigate the immigration authorities at the point of entry as they will with any other country on the globe.

Togo COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Togo is now allowing travelers and borders are now open. International flights have resumed.
    Prior to arrival restrictions
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if you need visa and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival. All travelers departing Togo must complete an online immigration and pay for a COVID-19 test. Travelers must take a PCR test within 5 days before their departure.
    Health form is required for all arrivals. Travelers are required to complete Togo's online health form.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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