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  #31  
Old 13 May 2016
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Did around Africa last year. We got none of the visas before hand, matter of fact, getting visas in Finland where we hardly have any embassies would have been impossible anyway.
We got Nigerian visa in Burkina last year, no much hassle. Few weird questions.
Accra have been famous place for overlanders to get visas for countries like Nigeria, DRC, Angola for quite a while.
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Can this Nigerian visa still be got in Benin?

Or in fact, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso or Niger?

I am getting mine in Bamako, but my girlfriend is flying from Spain to Ghana and we are really struggling to find somewhere to get it for her. It seems like a nightmare trying to get it in Spain, if we can't get it in Spain then we need some sort of back up. Any ideas?
I got mine in Bamako back in 2013. Make it very clear to the Consul that you will not visit Northern Nigeria and that you will stick to the South. Also Burkina Faso visa was a piece of cake. Bamako is a good place for visas.
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Guinea - same day or next day - Dakar - 100usd
Bissau - 10 min - zuigonchor - 20 euro
Sierra Leone - banjul - same day or next day - 100usd
Liberia - next day- dakar - 110usd
Mali -same day- nouckchott - same day
Mauritania - next day - rabat or border - 140 euro
VTE (burkina/niger/cote divore/benin/ togo) - same day (wednesday) - barcalona - 100euro

Will update as we go but will try ghana in cote divore
Nigeria in bamako...
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Mauritania is 140 now? was 120 at border a few months ago

I would get Guinea in in Bissau for $50usd (30,000CFA) 1 month multiple entry. Issued same day. The guy is a bit corrupt saying 1 month is only single entry but a bit of pressure and he crumbles.

Good to know about the Sierra Leone and Liberia visas, I would probably get them where you got them eddyboi
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Is there anyone who you know of who traveled or is traveling south to north? I'm trying to find info on where best to get visas, but almost all the info is coming from the North.....
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Is there anyone who you know of who traveled or is traveling south to north? I'm trying to find info on where best to get visas, but almost all the info is coming from the North.....

Hey man, hit up Paul Dwyer on Overland Sphere, he just finished South to North
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Nigeria

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Ghana in Monrovia, no problems and an invite helps. Super friendly as well. $60usd I think
Nigeria in Bamako, prices was 40k CFA for NZ and Aus
VTE in Barcalona is highly recommended.
Working on Eq Guinea atm
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Good thread.

Update: Mauritania - next day - rabat or border - 40 euro from 2017
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Ghana in Monrovia, no problems and an invite helps. Super friendly as well. $60usd I think
Nigeria in Bamako, prices was 40k CFA for NZ and Aus
VTE in Barcalona is highly recommended.
Working on Eq Guinea atm
Sorry what does it mean VTE in Barcelona?
Where is?
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Sorry what does it mean VTE in Barcelona?
Where is?
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Hi Piero,

It means that you can go to the Benin consulate in Barcelona for the VTE visa.

If my memory is correct, based on their website the last time i checked, the cost is 120euro when applying during the regular visa requests hours (Wednesday morning?). Outside thoses hours there is an extra charged of 20euro for urgent processing. Total cost 140 euro for anytime processing

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I regularly get mine from Barcelona, brilliant service, 100€ if within their time frame.

They do a multiple entry VTE, which you can't usually get in Ouaga ... so it's even more worthwhile!

Sometimes a friend of mine takes my passport to Barcelona for me, other times I've used the postal service & it's worked perfectly with a quick turnaround!
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Hi Piero,

It means that you can go to the Benin consulate in Barcelona for the VTE visa.

If my memory is correct, based on their website the last time i checked, the cost is 120euro when applying during the regular visa requests hours (Wednesday morning?). Outside thoses hours there is an extra charged of 20euro for urgent processing. Total cost 140 euro for anytime processing

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We did the VTE in Barcelona. 100EUR as Creer stated, took about 10 minutes. The hours are Wednesday 10am-12pm. We showed up at 2pm and earned a free week in Barcelona for our tardiness.

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We are about to request the Guinea-Conakry visa in Dakar -- does anyone know if an "invitation letter" is still needed, and if so, what form that would take? I am having trouble finding information on this specific aspect.

We will also try for a Nigeria transit visa, and maybe DRC too, but are expecting to be laughed out of the Embassies -- but we don't have anything better to do

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Has anybody successfully managed to get a Nigerian visa from a West African country other than Mali? Were driving down but are hoping to stick as close to the coast as possible and would love avoid the large detour up to Mali just for a visa!

Thanks!
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Hi
we are a Dakar and got the following Visa:
Mali 33000cfa 1 day
Guinee 51000 1 day
Ghana 30000 cfa Friday/monday
Cameroun 51000 cfa 1 day
Cheers Peter&Patricia
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Have you seen any recent reports of DRC-Kinshasa visa made in Brazzaville?

Tried second visit to DRC embassy in Gabon, but they only give to Gabon residents.

We're debating whether to try Brazza or instead go to Pointe Noire and try to get another Angola visa in addition to the one we have, so we can hop around from Cabinda.

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