Senegal Entry Requirements

Senegal Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country.

Visa information

Generally required, except for citizens of the following countries for a tourist or business stay of up to 90 days: (a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries; (b) Switzerland.

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Germany, Austria Tourist Visa: Free (for stays up to 90 days). Switzerland tourist visa: free.

Visa types and costs

Tourist, Business and Transit Visa.


Maximum 3 months.


Otherwise, transit travelers requiring a visa who continue their journey on the same aircraft, do not leave the transit area and have onward travel documents do not require a transit visa. In person at the consular section of the embassy (see contact addresses). The visa is usually collected in person by the applicant.

Application required

Entry visa: (a) 2 completed and signed application forms. (b) Visa fee (payment online by credit card). (c) 2 passport photos. (d) Passport that is still valid for 6 months upon entry and a copy of the first five pages. (e) Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the stay. (f) Registered return addressed envelope. (g) Proof of Accommodation. (h) 2 copies of the return or onward flight ticket. (i) Residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Business visa: (a) – (i), (j) Company letter.

Processing time

About 1 week. For applications from citizens who need a special permit, the processing time takes 4-6 weeks.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors under the age of 12 traveling without parents/guardians need a certified consent from the Senegalese Embassy in Berlin with a certified translation into French. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Senegal Entry Requirements