Central African Republic Visa

To enter and visit the Central African Republic, citizens of some countries need to apply for a visa. For further information regarding the application process, the requirements and the duration of a Central African Republic visa, look at the article below.

Who Needs a Visa for the Central African Republic?

Citizens of the following countries listed below are eligible to enter and visit The Central African Republic for 90 days without a visa (unless otherwise stated from any of the countries listed):

  • Benin
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Nigeria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ivory Coast
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Senegal
  • Cameroon
  • Gabon
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Chad
  • Israel
  • United States*
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Liberia

*United States citizens can stay in The Central African Republic for six months without a visa.

Everyone else needs to apply for a visa to enter the country.

How to Apply for a Central African Republic Visa?

The Central African Republic has been in violent chaos since 2012. The United Nations tried stabilising the country in 2014, but the mission was unsuccessful. Since then, the country has been responsible for the deaths of many people, so it hasn’t been a safe place for visitors to visit the country. However, if you want to visit The Central African Republic, follow these steps:

  1. Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the Central African Republic and book a visa appointment.
  2. Fill out the Central African Republic application form and sign it at the end.
  3. Gather all the required documents. See ‘ The Central African Visa Requirements’ for further information.
  4. Submit all the required documents to the embassy or consulate of the Central African Republic.
  5. Wait until you receive a response from the embassy with your visa application result.

The Central African Republic Visa Requirements

To apply for a Central African Republic visa, submit the following documents:

  • A passport with at least six months of validation.
  • Fully completed and signed visa application form.
  • Two passport-sized photographs.
  • A valid health insurance for your stay in Central African Republic.
  • Booked / Confirmed Flight Itinerary
  • An accommodation proof for your stay in Central African Republic.
  • A letter of invitation from your relatives.
  • The yellow fever certificate card.
  • A bank statement document.
  • A criminal record.

Remember that any missing document or false information can lead to your visa denial.

Note: The embassy of the Central African Republic can request other additional documents depending on the type of visa you are applying for.

Duration of a Central African Republic Visa

The duration of a short-stay Central African Republic visa is one month. If you want to stay longer than one month in the country, you must apply for a long-stay visa. The long-stay visa allows you to stay in the country for three months.