Do You Need Visa to Visit Guinea-Bissau?


Do You Need Visa to Visit Guinea-Bissau? Check It Out!

Visa Types

Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Guinea Bissau

Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Guinea Bissau

You can obtain Guinea Bissau visas either on arrival or through an electronic visa system. Guinea Bissau visas can be single and multiple entry. Single entry visas are valid for 1 month, while multiple entry visas can be valid up to 3, 6. 12 months. Guinea Bissau Transit visa is valid for 1 day.

Guinea Bissau Visa on Arrival

Guinea Bissau Visa on Arrival

In case of planning to obtain a visa on arrival, you will need an authorization letter from Guinea Bissau Migration Office and a valid travel document. In order to get an authorization letter, you have to send details of the purpose of your visit to Guinea Bissau, the duration of the travel, and a scanned copy of the passport to your contact in Guinea Bissau. The documents are sent to Immigration Office and a request for an authorization letter is filled in by your contact. Rejection/approval decision is made by the Chief Immigration Officer of the Migration Office. In case of getting approval, your contact will send the authorization letter to you through mail or fax. A printing authorization letter is mandatory to show when applying for a visa. If you don’t have contact in Guinea Bissau you can send the documents to Chief Immigration Officer.

Guinea Bissau E-visa

Guinea Bissau E-visa

You can realize your planned trip to Guinea Bissau by obtaining a Guinea Bissau visa. You have to pay an additional 2.50 € processing fee besides online payment. The fees paid are not refundable including in the case of unused E-visa. If the E-visa application approved, the applicant will get E-visa confirmation through the mail. The applicant will be required to confirm E-visa at the entry. Besides passport and E-visa confirmation, the applicant will need to present a printed payment receipt to the visa officer at the entry. Payment receipt can also be used by airline companies to allow the foreigner to be approved to board.


Required Documents for Guinea Bissau E-visa


1. Completed Online Application

2. Passport

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the departure date

3. Payment Receipt

  • A printed payment slip is required at the entry


Processing Time for Guinea Bissau E-Visa

The average processing time for a Guinea Bissau E-visa is 3 working days.


Guinea Bissau E-visa Fee

You can find Guinea Bissau fees below.  


Number of Entries


Price and Transaction Fees

Short Stay Visa 


30 days 

61.45 € + 2.50 € 

Multiple entry visa for 3 months


3 months 

70.45 € + 2.50 € 

Transit and stop-over visa 


1 day 

55.00 € + 2.50 € 

Multiple entry visa for 6 months 


6 months 

88.32 € + 2.50 € 

Multiple entry visa for 1 year 


1 year 

100.00 € + 2.50 € 

Courtesy visa 


1 month 

61.45 € + 2.50 € 


Where to Apply for Guinea Bissau E-visa?

You can apply for an E-visa through this website.



Do I have to participate in the Embassy or Visa Administrative Center in person, if I am not applying to e-visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

Can I get a refusal for my e-visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from the Guinea Bissau e-visa application. The fees paid are not refundable.

Is it mandatory to print the payment receipt of the E-visa?

Yes. It is mandatory as it can also be used for approval at the board by airline companies.

I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Guinea Bissau. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Guinea Bissau?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Guinea Bissau, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Guinea Bissau must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Guinea Bissau.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Guinea Bissau before the duration of the permitted stay ends.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.

I got my Guinea Bissau E-visa. Can I face problems at the entry?

Guinea Bissau visa only enables you to travel up to the port of entry. The final decision regarding entry into the country is made by the visa officer. The authorized duration of the stay is also determined by him/her.

Will the paid fee be refunded if I cancel my application?

No. Fees paid are non-refundable.

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