Visa application

For most delegates a visa is required to Togo. In order to apply for a visa, the Togo Embassy or consulate in the home country needs to be contacted. Visa can also be issued at the airport of Lomé once arrived in Togo. The requirements vary per country. Please contact the staff at the Togo Embassy of your home country for further details. Information on the visa requirements can be found here (French).

Nationalities concerned

Nationalities exempt from visa: obtaining the visa is not necessary for the travelers of nationals of the member countries of the ECOWAS and for all the holders of passport NANSEN. In addition, some countries such as South Africa and Romania are also exempt from entry visa to Togo.

Nationalities subject to visa: nationals of all other countries can obtain their visa in Togolese embassies and consulates

Consulates can issue three forms of visas: the tourist visa, the diplomatic visa and the business visa. Only embassies are entitled to issue an immigrant visa for Togo.

Obtaining the visa upon your arrival in Togo

Arrival visas are issued in the territory by the immigration authorities at border crossings and at Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport for a maximum of 7 days. Upon your arrival in Lome, the validity period of your visa can be extended up to one month by the Aliens and Passport Service located in the Bè-Klikanmé district, building GTA-C2A in Lomé upon presentation of receipts, 4 photos of identity, the value of the price of 10.000 FCFA or 15 euro.

Documents to be provided and procedure to be followed

A Passenger who has no Togolese identity document (passport or identity card), is considered a foreign passenger even if he/she has a multi-citizenship. A visa is therefore required.

To constitute the visa application file, the following documents must be assembled:

  • Valid passport for more than 6 months at the end of your stay in Togo and a page entirely free of any registration for the Togolese visa.
  • 3 recent identity photos (write on the back the first and last name).
  • Completed visa application form in two copies.
  • Proof of return ticket (photocopy of ticket or booking certificate).
  • A certificate of accommodation or a hotel reservation.

For obtaining a business visa: a letter of mission or a letter of invitation specifying all the coordinates of the partner in Togo.

When you are a journalist:

  • Your press card
  • The attestation of the press organ
  • The list of the members of your team
  • The accreditation of the Ministry of Communication and Civic Training of Togo
  • An envelope addressed and stamped for a return of the visa by registered mail.

Exemptions: Some countries, such as South Africa and Romania, are exempted from entry visas to Togo in view of a diplomatic agreement signed between these countries and the Togolese State.

Tourist Visa (VTE): The Visa Entente Touristique is hereby established which allows the tourist to visit if he wishes, at least two of the 5 countries of the Council of the Entente which are Togo, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire , Burkina Faso and Niger. It lasts 60 days and is issued by the passport service in Togo and costs 25,000 CFA francs.

ESP conference invitation letter

The local organisers of the ESP conference can issue an ESP conference invitation letter. In the registration form, you can select that you are in need of an invitation letter. This letter can only be issued upon payment of your registration fee. Once your conference registration payment is received by ESP, you will be provided with an invitation letter within a two week notice.

As the registration, payment and visa application process might be lengthy, we strongly advise you to register for the conference in due time. Please note that when paying via bank transfer, it takes some time before the funds are received to our bank account.

participant registration
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