Togo Entry Requirements

Togo Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes, 1 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for more than 6 months when you leave the country.

Visa information

A visa for Togo is required for nationals of the countries listed in the table above (exception: [1] Romania (source: Embassy of Togo in London)). Note: Despite the possibility of obtaining a visa on arrival, it is strongly advised to obtain a visa in advance, as visa issuance can be lengthy and various airlines insist on a pre-departure visa. Information can be obtained from airlines and consular posts.

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Germany, Austria entry visa: 30 € (stay up to 30 days, single or multiple entries); Entry visa: €50 (stay up to 90 days, single or multiple entry). Business visa €30 (stay up to 30 days, multiple entries); €50 (stay from 30 to 90 days, express issuance, multiple entries); €50 (stay up to 3 months, multiple entries); Express issuance: visa fee + €20. Visa on arrival: 10,000 FCFA (stay up to 7 days) Switzerland visa: 70 CHF (stay up to 30 days, single entry; 90 CHF (stay up to 60 days, single or multiple entry); 110 CHF (stay up to up to 90 days, single or multiple entry).

Visa types and costs

Tourist, business visa.


Entry visas are issued for either 1 or 3 months. Visa on arrival: length of stay 7 days.


Otherwise, transit travelers who require a visa and who fly on with the next plane within 24 hours and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. In person or by post at the embassy or consular representation (see contact addresses).

Application required

Entry visa: (a) 1 application form (downloadable from the website of the responsible diplomatic mission). (b) 2-3 passport photos. (c) Passport that is valid for more than 6 months at the time of departure and contains at least one blank page. (d) Fee (when applying in cash or by personal cheque/wire transfer with proof of payment, depending on the consulate). (e) Hotel Reservation or Invitation. (f) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Business visa additionally: (g) Company letter. A stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed with the application. Documents for a visa upon entry (a) 3 passport photos (b) Passport that is still valid for at least 6 months upon entry. (c) Return or Onward Ticket. (d) Proof of yellow fever vaccination. (e) Fee (CFA Fr 10,000 in cash, equivalent to approx. €15) Note: Obtaining a visa in advance is strongly recommended.

Temporary Residence

Applications must be submitted to the Immigration Office in Lomé.

Processing time

Approx. 4 days to 1 week. Express issue: 2 days.

Documents required upon entry

Proof of valid yellow fever vaccination.

Extension of stay

The visa applied for upon entry, which allows a stay of up to 7 days, can be extended to a total of 30 days at the passport authority Direction générale de la documentationnationale – DGDN. However, there is a risk that it may take longer than 7 days to apply for the extension. Anyone who exceeds the validity period of their visa must expect penalties.

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 regulations apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) to travel abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Togo Entry Requirements