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Burkina Faso Visa


Does Burkina Faso Require a Visa? Is there a Burkina Faso Visa?


Turkish Citizens with Diplomatic (Black) passports who want to travel to Burkina Faso are exempt from visa for 90 days; Turkish Citizens with Service (Grey), Special (Green) and General (Cordeaux) passports are required to obtain a visa.


Burkina Faso Visa Types


Burkina Faso Visa types are as follows:

  • Commercial, 3 Months, Single Entry, Visa

  • Touristic, 3 Months, Single Entry, Visa

  • Commercial, 3-Month, Multiple Entry Visa

  • Commercial, 6 Months, Multiple Entry Visa

  • Commercial, 12 Months, Multiple Entry Visa


How to Apply for a Burkina Faso Visa?

How to Apply for a Burkina Faso Visa?


Burkina Faso visa applications can only be made from the Burkina Faso Embassy in Ankara.

Turkish Citizens who want to obtain a visa to travel to Burkina Faso should apply to the Burkina Faso Embassy in Ankara.


Documents Required for Burkina Faso Visa


Documents Required to Obtain a Tourist Visa


  • Passport and Photocopy

  • 2 Photographs. Visa Photo size 35×45 mm

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Card or Photocopy

  • Petition

  • Travel health insurance

  • Bank Statement

  • Hotel and Flight reservation



Documents Required to Obtain a Business Visa


  • Passport and Photocopy

  • 2 Photographs. Visa Photo size 35×45 mm

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Card or Photocopy

  • Company Documents (Tax plate, Signature Circular, Commercial Gazette)

  • Petition

  • Travel health insurance

  • Invitation,

  • Hotel and Flight reservation


How Many Days Does Burkina Faso Visa Take?


Burkina Faso Visa takes approximately 3-4 working days. In order to avoid any mishaps, it is useful to make your visa application to the consulate within a minimum of 2 weeks from your travel date.


Burkina Faso Visa Fee Schedule

Burkina Faso Visa Fees


Visa Duration Visa Type Number of Entry Total Fee

3 MonthsTouristic 1 Entry 140 EUR

3 Months Express Tourist 170 EUR with 1 Entry

3 Months Touristic Multiple Entry 160 EUR

3-Month Express Touristic Multiple Entry 190 EUR

3 Months Commercial1 Entry 140 EUR

3 Monthly Express Commercial 1 Entry 170 EUR

3 MonthsCommercial Multiple Entry 160 EUR

3 Monthly Express Commercial Multiple Entry 190 EUR

6 Months Touristic Multiple Entry 180 EUR

6 Months Express Touristic Multiple Entry 200 EUR

6 Months Commercial Multiple Entry 180 EUR

6 Monthly Express Commercial Multiple Entry 200 EUR

6 Months Private Visit Multiple Entry 180 EUR

6 Months Express Private Visit Multiple Entry 200 EUR

1 YearTouristic Multiple Entry 240 EUR

1 Year Express Touristic Multiple Entry 260 EUR

1 Year Commercial Multiple Entry 240 EUR

1 Year Express Commercial Multiple Entry 260 EUR




Economy change source]

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. The country is considered as one of the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) (Turkish: Developing High Debt Countries) countries. In 2005, the World Bank and IMF decided to write off the country's foreign debt within the scope of HIPC debt restructuring. According to the Burkina Faso Human Development Index 2013 report, it was ranked 181st out of 187 countries.

According to the purchasing power parity, the Gross Domestic Product in the country is at the level of 26.51 billion Dollars according to the 2013 estimation data, and according to this value, the income per capita is at the level of 1.500 Dollars.[39]


Agriculture change source]

Approximately 90% of the country's population cultivates agricultural products for personal consumption and use. The majority of these cultivated products are millet, maize, sorghum and rice. In addition to these products in the southern parts of the country, cassava, yam and sugar cane are also cultivated. Peanut and cotton are the leading products that Burkina Faso exports.

Unfavorable climatic conditions throughout the country can cause difficulties in planting agricultural products and harvesting. Long drought periods that can be experienced in certain periods bring about famine problems, especially in the northern parts.

Although the quality of Burkina Faso cotton is high, there may be problems in its export to world markets due to high subsidies from developed industrial countries.[40] For these reasons, the country's cotton trade progresses with subsidies provided by the USA and the EU. The President of the period, Blaise Compaoré, held meetings with other African countries, who were disturbed by the fact that African cotton could not be delivered to world markets, and made attempts to remove subsidies. The economy of Burkina Faso may be adversely affected by the fluctuations in the world market, since 50% of the exports are made up of cotton.

With a new project started in 2005, wheat planting was started. With this project, it is aimed to reduce dependency on foreign countries and to start wheat export in the long term.[41]


Mine change source]

Very few underground mines within the territory of the country can be unearthed. At the beginning of these mines are gold and manganese. The fact that the underground resources are generally in the northern regions, which are inadequate in terms of transportation network, is shown as a big problem in reaching the mines and shipping the extracted products. Although Burkina Faso authorities have been working to extend the railway line to this region for many years, this target has not yet been achieved.


Industry change source]

The industry of Burkina Faso has developed especially as a result of the extension of the existing railway line to Abidjan in 1933 and thus reaching the port city as a country that has no connection to the sea. The brewery, oil mills and motorized bicycle factory opened in Bobo-Dioulasso were the first in this field and had an important share in the commercial development of the city. The railway line connection, which was necessary for the commercial development of the capital Ouagadougou, was realized 30 years later, and with the activation of this route, the capital realized its economic development. The cotton factories, which were created with the independence, had to be closed again in a short time.


Sports change source]

Football change source]

The most popular type of sport across the country is football, and it is the national federation in the Fédération Burkinabè de Football (FBF). The federation, which was formed as a result of gaining independence in 1960, became a member of FIFA in 1964. The most important achievements in the history of the Burkina Faso national football team were the second place in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and the fourth place in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations held in their home country. In the Burkina Faso football league, 14 different teams, mostly from the capital Ouagadougou, are competing for the championship.


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Tradition change source]


Burkina Faso traditional house structure

60 different ethnic groups living within the borders of Burkina Faso constitute a richness in terms of cultural traditions. Celebrations and ceremonies are held in groups for many reasons, and many visual feasts such as music, dance and the use of masks are exhibited in these celebrations and ceremonies, such as the communities in the Sudanese savannas. In these regions, the griots, who are known as the people who tell the oral history and traditions of the tribes from generation to generation, play an important role. These people can also take part in such celebrations and entertainment as singers and dancers.

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