Refugees & Red list countries

Application process for holders of a travel document (Convention 28 July 1951) and Red List countries’ citizens

Question A:
I hold a refugee travel document (Convention of 28 July 1951) or a passport from a country in the Red list and I’m planning to visit Senegal. How can I apply for a Senegalese visa?
Answer:
There are two options available to you.

Option 1: Application lodged in London.
Submit your application to the Senegalese embassy and wait for the visa to be approved by the authorities in Dakar (waiting time 4 months minimum).

Option 2: Application lodged in Senegal.
Ask your friend/relative/host in Senegal to submit an in-country visa application on your behalf at Dakar Central Visa Office* (waiting time one to two weeks minimum).

*Only someone currently residing in Senegal can do this method for you

Question B:
What is the procedure for option 1?
Answer:
Fill out a visa application form and send it to the Senegalese Embassy in London by email or post.

Question C:
Are there any supporting documents to include in my application regarding option 1?
Answer:
Yes, here are required documents (No WhatsApp pictures will be accepted):

  •         1 scan of your travel document
  •         1 letter of invitation from someone you know in Senegal (with full name, full address, email address and telephone number)  
  •         1 passport size photo (to be glued to the form before scanning) 

Question D:
What happens next after I apply using option 1?
Answer:
Your application will be forwarded to the Dakar Central Visa office in Dakar, Senegal for processing and could take some time to complete (around 4 months or more). 

Question E:
What is the procedure for option 2?
Answer:
You will need to send to your contact in Senegal a copy of your passport which they will take along with an invitation letter written by themselves and a copy of their Senegalese ID to the Ministry of Interior in Dakar and apply on your behalf. Usually after two weeks, a telephone interview will be conducted between your contact and officials at the Ministry of Interior in Dakar. If the interview is satisfactory, a letter will be issued to your contact in Senegal with the instructions that a visa will be stamped on your passport upon arriving at Dakar Blaise Diagne airport. Your contact in Senegal should send you a scan copy of this letter as soon as they receive it.

Question F:
Is there a fee to pay?
Answer:
No, all visa application should be free of charge

Question G:
I also hold a valid Gambian passport; do I still need a visa?
Answer:
Not if you are using your Gambian passport

Question H:
I also hold another passport; do I still need a visa?
Answer:
Check the visa country category list to see whether you are required to apply for a Senegalese visa or not.

Question I:
I have already purchased an airline ticket and need to travel to Senegal urgently; how can I be issued a fast track Senegalese visa?
Answer:
We do not have a premium visa service now therefore all applications will have a long lead time.

Question J:
Are there any requirements for Covid-19 test or travel restrictions?
Answer:
A negative Covid-19 certificate is compulsory for all travel to Senegal. Please visit the main visa page where more information can be found on Covid-19.

Dakar Central Visa Office where only in-country visa applications should be submitted.

Direction de la surveillance du territoire
Ministère de l’Intérieur
Cite de la police
Avenue Malick Sy
BP 4002
Dakar – Senegal
TEL: 00 221 33 889 37 55

If your application has been granted, you or your relatives / business partner should receive a letter called “Visa préalable” from the Senegalese authorities.

What to do before flying from the United Kingdom?

To ensure a smooth check-in with airline companies flying to Senegal, we will issue you with a laissez-passer (2-3 days processing time) if you email us on info@senegal-embassy.uk the following documents: 

  1. A scanned copy of your travelling document or passport;
  2. Copy of the airline ticket;
  3. A scanned copy of the “visa préalable” letter.
  4. A filled out SBA form

 

What happens when you arrive at Dakar Airport?

On arrival at Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS), a short stay visa will be stamped on your passport by an immigration officer at a passport control desk. You might be asked to present the “visa préalable” letter, proof of accommodation, return airline ticket and a yellow fever vaccination card.

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Algiers

Postal address:
8 bis Lotissement Djenane – Dely Brahim – Algiers

Telephone:
021.91.86.36
021.91.86.59

Fax:
021.91.86.16

website:
www.ambassadesenegal.dz

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Brussels

Postal address:
Chaussé de Waterloo 1039,1180
Bruxelles

Telephone:
+(32) 2 673 00 97
+(32) 2 673 43 97

Fax:
+(32) 2 675 0460

Email address:
ambassadesenegal@skynet.be
senegal.ambassade@coditel.net

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Ouagadougou

Postal address:
Secteur 15 / Ouaga 2000
Boulevard MouhamarKhadafi
Avenue El Salifou CISSE
BP :01-3226 ouagadougou 01

Telephone:
(226) 50 37 40 71

Fax :
(226) 50 37 47 98

Email address:
ambassadesenegal@fasonet.bf

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Ottawa

Postal address:
57 Marlborough Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8E8
Canada

Telephone:
(613) 238-6392, -6393

Fax:
(613) 238-2695

Email address:
amy.laye@ambsencanada.org

website:
www.ambsencanada.org

This embassy also covers the following countries and international organisations: Cuba-OACI

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Praia

Postal address:
Rue Abilio M.Macedo Plateau / Praia

Telephone:
+(238) 615 621

Fax :
+(238) 612 838

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Beijing

Postal address:
305 Dong Wai Diplomatic Office Buiding No. 23,
Dongzhimenwai Da Jie, Beijing 100600

Telephone:
(+86) 10 6532 5035
(+86) 10 6532 3798

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Cairo

Postal address:
46, Rue Adbel Moneim Riad,
Mohandessine, Cairo

Telephone:
(202) 33 46 09 46
(202) 33 46 10 39

Email address:
ambassenelecaire@gmail.com

This embassy also covers the following countries: Sudan-Israel

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Addis Ababa

Postal address:
Africa Avenue, Addis Ababa

Telephone:
+(251) 611 376
+(251) 611 086

Fax:
+(251) 610 020

This embassy also covers the following countries and international organisations: Eritrea-Djibouti-Uganda-Somalia-African Union

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Paris

Postal address:
14, Avenue Robert-Schuman,
7éme Arrondissement, Paris

Telephone:
+(33) 1 47 05 39 45

Fax :
+(33) 1 45 56 04 30

Website:
www.ambasseneparis.com

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Libreville

Postal address:
Quartier Sobraga-Libreville

Telephone:
(241) 77 42 67

Fax:
(241) 72 66 64

This embassy also covers the following countries: Equatorial Guinea – Angola – Sao Tomé and Principe

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Banjul

Postal address:
59, Kairaba Avenue Banjul Gambia
BP 385

Telephone:
+220.373.752

Fax :
+220.373.750

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Berlin

Postal address:
Deffauerstrasse 28/29-Berlin

Telephone:
+(49) 30 85 62 190

Fax :
+(49) 30 85 62 192

Website:
www.botschaft-senegal.de

This embassy also covers the following countries and international organisations: Austria-Bosni-Herzégovinia-Bulgaria-Croatia-Georgia-Hungary-Liechtenstein-Moldavia- Czech Republic -Slovakia-
Ukraine, ONUDI-OPEP

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Accra

Postal address:
PMB CT 342 Cantonments Airport Residential, opposite Banking College Kwei Okyerema St, Accra, Ghana

Telephone:
+(233) 30 278 5422
+(233) 21 77 02 86

Fax :
+(223) 21 77 02 86

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Bissau

Postal address:
43, Rue Omar Torrijos / Bissau

Telephone:
+(245) 21 29 44
+(245) 21 03 99

Fax :
+(245) 20 17 48

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Conakry

Postal address:
Coleache Corniche Sud / Conakry

Telephone:
+(224) 446 132
+(224) 462 390

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in New Delhi

Postal address:
C 6/11 Vasant Vihar
New Delhi 110057

Telephone:
+(9111) 2614 7687

Fax:
+ (9111) 2614 0725

Email address:
embassy@senindia.org

website:
www.embsenindia.org

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Tehran

Postal address:
Eljah (Fayyazi), Fereshteh St., No. 39

Telephone:
22619569

Fax :
22619579

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Rome

Postal address:
Via Stoppani, 7 – 00197 Roma

Telephone:
066872381
066872353
066865212

Fax:
0668219294

Email address:
ambasenequiri@tiscali.it

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Abidjan

Postal address:
Immeuble Nabil Choucair
Rue du Commerce
Abidjan, BP : 2165

Telephone:
(225) 20 332 876
(225) 20 324 178

Fax :
(225) 20 325 039

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Tokyo

Postal address:
Chancery: 1-3-4, Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo.
Post Code: 153-0042

Telephone:
03-3464-8451

Email address:
ambbsd@yahoo.fr

This embassy also covers the following countries: Philippines-Indonesia

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Kuwait City

Postal address:
Al Rawdah Plot 1 – Street 13 – Villa 364
Kuwait City

Telephone:
22573477
22510823

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Kuala Lumpur

Postal address:
38, Lorong Tiga, Kampung Desa Pahlawan,
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

Telephone:
+60 3-9200 1576

Email address:
senamkl@yahoo.com

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Bamako

Postal address:
341, Rue 287, Av. Nelson Mandela
Bamako

Telephone:
+(223) 2 218 273
+(223) 2 218 274

Fax :
+(223) 2 211 780

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Nouakchott

Postal address:
Z.R.A, Villa n.500 Tavragh Zeina
Nouakchott
BP: 2551

Telephone:
+(222) 525 72 90
+(222) 525 72 91

Fax :
+(222) 525 72 91

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Rabat

Postal address:
17, Rue Cadi Ben Hamadi Senhadji Souissi
Rabat, BP : 365

Telephone:
+(212) 37 754 171

Fax :
+(212) 37 639 163

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in The Hague

Postal address:
Laan Van Meerdervoort 22
2517AK ‘s-Gravenhage

Telephone:
+31 70 216 28 08

Fax:
+31 70 216 22 86

Email address:
ambassadesenegal@ziggo.nl

This embassy also covers the following countries: Norway, Sweden

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Niamey

Postal address:
B.I.A.O. Niamey

Telephone:
(+227) 20 73 91 37

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Lagos

Postal address:
14, Kofo Abayomi Road, Victoria Island
Abuja

Telephone:
(234) 1 261 17 22

Fax:
(234) 1 261 42 26

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Muscat

Postal address:
PO Box 702
Shatti Al Qurum
PC 130 Muscat

Telephone:
2494 9496

Fax:
2460 2423

Email address:
ambasene@omantel.net.om

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Warsaw

Postal address:
Ul. biedronki 6302-956
Warsaw

Telephone:
0048226516036

Fax :
0048226515617

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Lisbon

Postal address:
Rua Antonio Pedro- n.46
Lisbonne

Telephone:
+(351) 213 16 01 80

Fax:
+(351) 213 16 25 30

Email address:
bpbull@mail.telepac.pt

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Doha

Postal address:
New Salata D Ring Road villa n.5
Doha

Tel :
+(974) 467 65 67

Fax :
+(974) 467 42 28

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Moscow

Postal address:
119049, г. Москва, ул. Коровий вал, 7/1,
кв. 193,194, 195

Telephone:
+7 499 230-21-02
+7 499 230-22-75
+7 499 230-20-72

Fax:
+7 499 230-20-63

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Riyad

Postal address:
Diplomatic Quarter – Al Khawabi Street – Unit n.217 12513 8300
PO Box: 94352 Riyadh 11693

Telephone:
0114880157
0114880146

Fax:
0114883804

This embassy also covers the following countries and international organisations: OCI-Yemen-Irak.

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Pretoria

Postal address:
Charles Manor 57, Charles Street Bailey’s Muckleneuck 0181
Pretoria

Telephone:
+(27) 12 460 52 63

Fax:
+(27)12 346 55 50

Email address:
aronacis@gmail.com

This embassy also covers the following countries: Mozambique-Zambie-Botswana-Zimbabwé-Malawi-Swaziland-Lesotho-Namibie-Royaume Eswatini

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Seoul

Postal address:
#501, Coryo Daeyungak Tower, 97 Teogyero, Jung-gu, Seoul
Zip code: 04535

Telephone:
+82 745-5554

Fax No:
+82 745-5524

Email address:
senegalembassyseoul@gmail.com

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Madrid

Postal address:
C/Moralzarzal n.18 28034
Madrid

Telephone:
(34) 91 71 51 003

Fax :
(34) 91 74 51 148

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Geneva

Postal address:
Rue de la Servette 93 1202
Geneva

Telephone:
+(41) 22 918 02 30

Fax:
+(41) 22 740 07 11

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Lomé

Postal address:
Boulevard de la Kara

Telephone:
(228) 22 22 98 35

Fax :
(228) 22 22 98 34

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Tunis

Postal address:
122, Avenue de la Liberté
Tunis

Telephone:
(216) 71 802 397
(216) 71 842 300

Fax :
(216) 71 780 770

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Ankara

Postal address:
Hilal Mah. Aleksander Dubcek Cad.
N8 Yildiz 06550 Cankaya
Ankara, Turkey

Telephone:
+(90) 312 466 30 86

Fax:
+(90) 312 427 22 13

Email address:
senegalbuyukelciligi@gmail.com

This embassy also covers the following countries and international organisations: Georgia, RTCN-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan, COMCEC-SESRIC-ICYF/DC-IIAC

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Abu Dhabi

Postal address:
Abu Dhabi – Muror Road- opposite
Madinat Zayed Shopping Center

Telephone:
+97126336929

Fax:
+97126336779

Email address:
mmdiop50@yahoo.fr

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Washington DC

Postal address:
Chancery: 2215 M street, NW, 20007
Washington DC

Telephone:
+1 202-234-0540

Fax:
+1 202-629-2961

Email address:
contact@ambasenegal-us.org

Website:
www.ambasenegal-us.org

This embassy also covers the following countries: Brazil-Argentine-Uruguay