Business Visa Processing Delays in Cote d'Ivoire

Business visa processing times in the Ivory Coast have increased to two to four weeks from the date of submission (up from two to three business days) while the country hosts the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations from January 13 to February 11, 2024. 

Travelers are urged to submit business visa applications in advance and be prepared for possible delays until the end of February, which may affect travel times and entry to the Ivory Coast.

[Note: the tournament retained its original branding with the year 2023 in the title; however, it was moved to January–February 2024 upon the request of the Ivory Coast, so as to avoid the West and Central African tropical rain season, which typically reaches its peak around June–July.]

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