Getting your visa for Bissau in Ziguinchor just may be the most pain-free interaction you will ever have with bureaucracy in West Africa. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes. What’s more, the friendly consular officer will even fill out the paperwork for you.
The embassy is located in the center of town, on an unpaved side street a few blocks from two of the city’s biggest avenues:
Arriving at the embassy, take a left after walking through the gate. The office you need is on the left hand side of the terrace. It’s a small, air-conditioned closet with a nice man sitting inside.
The visa costs are as follows:
– 20,000 CFA : 1 month, single entry visa
– 30,000 CFA : 3 months, multiple entry
As usual, you will need to have two passport photos. All you need in addition to the photos is your passport.
The whole process takes about 5 minutes. You do not need to drop off your passport and pick it up the next day. The consular officer does everything right in front of you while you sit in the A/C. Not a bad deal and probably the most pleasant experience you will have getting a visa in West Africa.
One important note: The embassy is open for visa processing from 8:30 – 14:00, Monday through Friday.
Let us know in the comments if you have been to this embassy in Ziguinchor and if your experience was similar.