Yemen Entry Requirements

Yemen Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


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

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Visa information

Required for citizens of the countries listed in the table above, among others.

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Single entry: 40 € (valid for 3 months) Multiple entries: 80 € (for foreign cheques, an additional 15 € bank charges and 8 € postage).

Visa types and costs

Tourist and business visa (single entry).


3 months from date of issue, entitles you to a stay of 1 month (extension is possible). In person or by post at the consulate or at the consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses). An entry permit must be requested in advance from the visa department / immigration office, passport and nationality office of the Ministry of the Interior in Yemen via the tour operator / business partner / language institute.

Application required

(a) 1 application form. (b) 1 passport photo. (c) Passport that is valid for at least six months at the time of entry. (d) Fees. (e) Possibly a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (f) Fee (cash when applying in person, by personal check or bank transfer with receipt) Tourist Visa Additionally: (g) Home Office Approval requested through Tour Operator. Business visa additionally: (h) Letter of secondment from the company with all relevant data. (i) Invitation letter from the Yemeni company (issued by the relevant ministry). If the application is submitted by post, a stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed.

Processing time

1-2 weeks.

Legally Required Registration

For stays longer than one month, registration should be completed within the first week. For a stay of more than three months, there is an obligation to register after entry.

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 traveling alone should definitely carry a power of attorney from their parents, which should be certified by the Yemeni embassy in Berlin if possible. If only one parent is traveling with a child, a power of attorney from the other parent is also recommended. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Entry restrictions

The government denies entry and transit to the following, among others: Holders of passports with Israeli visas (second passport required).

Exit permit

If you stay in Yemen for more than four weeks, you need an exit visa to leave the country, which must be applied for at least seven days before departure from the “Immigration Authority”.

Yemen Entry Requirements