A visa is required by any foreigner whose country is not member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Your visa is valid for a maximum stay of three months (90 days). It may be extended, but this must be arranged in the country by contacting the General Office of the National Police in Ouagadougou. The Embassy does not issue a long-stay visa.
Visas are available at the airport and borders for some nationalities. The price of the visa will be double what you would pay at an embassy. Trying to board a flight without a visa may be a problem.
Carefully complete the application forms. If any information is missing, it will be necessary for the Embassy to return the forms, delaying your visa.
Burkina Faso Consular Information
Burkina Faso Embassies
If you are travelling to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'ivoire, Niger and Togo you may apply for a Visa Touristique Entente which costs 25000cf (about US$50). It covers all the above countries, is cheaper and less work than getting single visas for each country.