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11 Nov

Wednesday #WorldTravel Q&A : Senegal Travel Visa

Traveling to Senegal has special requirements. We can assist you in the acquisition for nearly any country in obtaining your travel visa, however with Senegal, due to the nature of the visa you need, we cannot assist you. We do have some questions and answers that may help the process go smoother for you.

Here are some of the most common questions asked about getting your travel visa and other related documents to enter Senegal.

Q. Do travelers from the United States need a visa to enter Senegal?
A. Yes.

Q. What is the maximum stay in Senegal on a visa?
A. 90 days

Q. Why can’t Texas Tower process Senegal visas?
A. A biometric visa is needed, which will require that you be fingerprinted in addition to submitting other documents. You will need to make a personal appearance to be fingerprinted at the Senegal Embassy.

Q. Is it true my visa can be issued at the Dakhar Airport?
A. Yes, but there are no guarantees it can be done in a timely manner.

Q. Where is the Senegal Embassy located?
A. The Senegal Embassy in Washington, DC is located at:
2215 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 (202) 234-0540

Q. How does the process work?
A. After you pay and pre-register your visa you may then submit you documents to a Senegal Embassy or upon arrival at the airport in Dakar. It is recommended that you are fingerprinted and submit your documents at a Senegal Embassy in order to avoid potentially long lines at the airport.

Q. What are the requirements for my passport?
A. You should have an expiration date that is 6 months past the completion date of your visit to Senegal. You should also have a photo copy of the first five pages.

Q. Will I need to provide an itinerary?
A. Yes, you will need to provide detailed proof of booking/airfare.

Q. Do business travelers still need an invitation?
A. Yes. You will need a written invitation from your Senegal host. Tourists will need to provide a copy of their hotel confirmation.

Q. What is the average travel time to Senegal from the U.S.?
A. Traveling from New York takes an average of 7-hours, travelers from Atlanta will usually find the trips takes 8-hours.

Those are some of the most common questions we get regarding traveling to Senegal from the U.S. If you have any additional questions, just contact our offices, 713-874-1420.

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