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Old 14 Feb 2013
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Update on Benin visa in Togo

So according to people here there is now a 99% chance you'll be denied the 48 hour visa for Benin at the border. The good news is that getting the visa in Lome is quite easy although takes a day. They need two photos and that's it. A 15 day single entry visa for me was only 10,000 CFA which is the same as the 48 hour used to be. They're also offering just about any other visa under the sun as long as you're willing to pay the price. If you need the location of the it's in a part of town called Kodjoviakope which is essentially bordering the Ghanian visa. If you're on the main highway, ask just about anyone and they can point you there. I've marked the spot on my map if you want a screenshot let me know.
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Easy in Accra

Hi all,
Just to let you know it's also easy and friendly to get in Accra.
Copied this from the visa page on our blog...

BENIN – Accra, N5 37.007 W0 11.178, December 2012
Easy and friendly.
Simple form, two photos, pick up form and hand in passports between 8 and 11 any day; pick up from 2pm same day (we turned up at 2pm and were still allowed to apply but then had to wait 24hrs).
Normally only 15 day, single entry for non-residents (40 cedis) but smile sweetly and pay 80 if you want 30 days, muliple entry.


Happy travels
Sam & Catherine
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