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  #106  
Old 29 Sep 2019
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Hi everyone

This might be a bit premature as I will not get to Africa until May 2020. I also don’t know if Brexit will effect things, I hope not. I am thinking of starting to apply for visas in mid January as I will be out of the country from mid December. As far as I can make out I might need a Nigerian, Ghanaian and Angolan visa before I leave the UK. Has anyone had experience of applying for these visas especially in relation to visa start date being post dated. Any information regarding timescale and issues involved would also be much appreciated.

Also has anyone had experience of taking a motorbike through Ghana. I’ve heard that it could be problematic getting across the boarder.

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Unfortunately almost all visa information has to come with a disclaimer that it may not apply either due to something having changed since the last traveller applied, or because of differences due to the nationality of the applicant, but I can tell you that for me (Australian passport) as of late 2018:
  1. Nigeria - Apply in your country of residence and enter Nigeria within 3 months of the date of issue of the visa (or try via other more complicated methods which I did not need to rely on).
  2. Ghana - Didn't go, sorry, but others may know.
  3. Angola - apply for a dual-entry eVisa in advance online and have it issued on arrival at the northern border of Rep of Congo and Cabinda.
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Nigeria accepts visa on arrival. I documented the process here. It's safer not to use third party companies when applying to avoid falling victim to forged documents.

Not visa related but useful: Ghana now requires a bond on vehicles without a carnet. The bond is then collected at the same border post when leaving, which makes overland travel through the country problematic. I found this info in the West Africa Travellers group, which was very helpful to me when I was in the area.

Angola visa on arrival at Cabinda worked great for me. The only issue was that DRC denied me entry even with a visa. This was about 6 months ago. There were lots of travellers who had the issue at that time. I don't know the latest info for this border now. It might be OK. Just a heads up, in case it's still a problem.
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Sadly some Western African countries continue the policy of issuing visa's via consular locations ....What's been of great benefit to me is E-Visa's
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Hi Cheecha

Which countries have you used E-Visas for
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From what I've heard since the original post, the company Destinali should not be used. There have been problems at the border with the documents they issue.
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West Africa visas blog 2019

I'm blogging about borders and visas as I go down to Côte d'Ivoire. May have some useful info on Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, perhaps Ghana...

https://visalog.blogspot.com/
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Any update on this now? Anyone got a Nigeria visa in Cameron?

Regarding the last comment - I'm mailing my passports back home from Cape Town to get the visas done. In my case for DRC, Rep Congo, Gabon and Cameron.
I also found something in the forum saying a guy got a Nigeria visa in Brazzaville for 250$, but not sure how old that is.
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Hi Cheecha

Which countries have you used E-Visas for
Sorry for late reply just been busy working long hours for my next trip ...
Suggest you Google or look at this website link below ( I hold 3 passports so I'm lucky in certain aspects) this link relates to Australian passport holders

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_r...alian_citizens
Certain details should be fine tuned as you can get a Kaza Visa to visit Zambia & Zimbabwe for the price of 1 visa payment ....or if visiting Rwanda/Uganda/Kenya there the East African Tourist visa which I had to purchase twice this year,only because I entered Northen Kivu state in DR Congo.....
Simple question to you is where do propose to go ?
hmmm I noticed Djibouti has E-Visa ,I got mine in Addas Adaba ......
Again apologies for late response..... ( small stupid statement sometimes the Yellow fever book is more important then your passport .....)
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DRC visa - headed north from CT

Hi all,

Does anyone have any recent experience/info on successfully applying for a visa for DRC whilst on the road, headed northbound from South Africa/Zambia?

I’m a Brit, and aware of the existing guidance of applying in London. I’m riding from Cape Town to London, with a loop up to Uganda and then back down to Zambia and into DRC. So would prefer to get the visa on the road.

Alternatively is anyone aware of you being able to stipulate/request a later start date for the visa validity period?

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Hi all,

Does anyone have any recent experience/info on successfully applying for a visa for DRC whilst on the road, headed northbound from South Africa/Zambia?

I’m a Brit, and aware of the existing guidance of applying in London. I’m riding from Cape Town to London, with a loop up to Uganda and then back down to Zambia and into DRC. So would prefer to get the visa on the road.

Alternatively is anyone aware of you being able to stipulate/request a later start date for the visa validity period?

Thanks,

Ed
Not knowing your exact entry point or exit point, then all I can say is that I entered this year for the inaugural re opening of the Virunga National Park this Feb 2019 .After my stay I ventured north to Butusande ( spelling) to then head into Uganda and head to Murchison Falls. All I will say its a slog in epic proportions ( state of road and getting transport to move ) and never reached my destination as UN troops basically refused me entry to head north -reason EBOLA & insurgency. In fact I was politely questioned if I was mad by an Uruguayan officer (I think ?)......
I did not enter DRC from the south ie heading to Lambuashi(spelling) but tried to take in Mozambique,Malawi,Burundi,Rwanda instead. So I entered the easy way through Goma . If you want to visit Virunga Park ( highly recommended but expensive) I would highly recommend you somebody to process your papers & DRC visa (entitles you to travel North & South Kivu in 14 days from memory)...... DRC is a confronting country in many ways....good luck
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700$ Visa for Nigeria?

Hi,

I just heared from someone who paid 700$ for a Visa for Nigeria.
First time I‘m hearing such amounts.

Anyone who can confirm this?

Thanks,
David
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Me also highly interested in any updates on that topic.
I recently heard about someone who said he paid 700$ - sounds a bit weird.
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Only Online Payment is allowed:
https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/visa/freshVisa

You get also the price at the end.. Please give us a update about pricing!

I did pay between 120 and 300 USD, depending on duration an one/multiple entry - but that was 2012....

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West Africa Route Visas

Hi Everyone

Has anyone got an update on the west African route visas. I am interested in the following;
• Guinea
• Cote d’Ivoire
• Ghana
• Togo
• Benin
• Nigeria
• Cameroon
• Gabon
• Republic of the Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Angola

Where to get them on the way? Ones to get before I leave? Any tips?

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