Chad visa application and requirements

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Chad Visa Types

When it comes to e-visa types, there are different options for short-term visitors. So you must decide which one you wish to apply for depending on your purpose. Fortunately, VisaHQ offers application access to persons looking to apply.

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A visa is required for this destination.

Select the type of Chad Tourist visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of the US, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the US. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in the US in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in the US.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of the US, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the US. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in the US in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in the US.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Hotel Reservation. A copy of the hotel confirmation showing applicant's name.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Hotel Reservation. A copy of the hotel confirmation showing applicant's name.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Hotel Reservation. A copy of the hotel confirmation showing applicant's name.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of the US, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines: Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant). State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the US. Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa). Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel. In the event the applicant is self-employed, please mention the nature of business conducted in the US in the application under "Other" in paragraph 1.15. Specify the place of accommodation in the US.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. Official passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State addressed to the "Embassy of Chad, Washington D.C. ", giving a detailed description of the purpose of travel, the names and addresses of any organizations to be visited, and the dates of the trip. The letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number and should have a statement confirming that the US Embassy in Chad will take full responsibility for the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Chad explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Chad explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Chad and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 1 passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Chad explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    Chad Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidity
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Processing
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Single entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$150.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$249.00
    $249.00
    Single entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7-14 business days
    Embassy fee:$150.00
    Service fee:$111.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$261.00
    $261.00
    Single entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$200.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$339.00
    $339.00
    Single entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$299.00
    Service fee:$100.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$399.00
    $399.00
    Single entry (Military dep.)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 30 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    60 business days
    Embassy fee:$200.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$499.00
    $499.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$0.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$209.00
    $209.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$200.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$299.00
    $299.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$200.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$299.00
    $299.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$250.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$349.00
    $349.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$250.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$349.00
    $349.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$250.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$389.00
    $389.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$250.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$389.00
    $389.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$300.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$439.00
    $439.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$300.00
    Service fee:$139.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$439.00
    $439.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$200.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$499.00
    $499.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 90 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$250.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$549.00
    $549.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7 business days
    Embassy fee:$250.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$549.00
    $549.00
    Multiple entry
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 180 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Next business day
    Embassy fee:$300.00
    Service fee:$299.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$599.00
    $599.00
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    Chad Visa Policy

    Foreigners visiting Chad are expected to obtain visas from any of their Diplomatic missions or online before entering the country. The only visitor Category exempted from such trips is those from visa-exempt countries. Chad has a visa exemption list compromising countries largely from West Africa who are allowed to visit and stay in the country for up to 90 days per visit.

    This list of countries is determined by several factors, including countries with which Chad has bilateral and multilateral agreements. Under the ECOWAS protocol, citizens of fellow ECOWAS countries can freely enter, and exit member states without holding visas as long as such trips are not for employment. Apart from West African countries that are members of ECOWAS, there are also a few other countries Chad has visa waiver agreements with.

    There is also a visa-on-arrival program for citizens from selected countries. Under this agreement, passengers who hold passports from these countries can enter Chad with a letter of Entry Authorization. Chadian authorities issue this letter before they arrive in the country. With this letter, such visitors will get a visa on arrival at the entry point. ECOWAS citizens do not require this program.

    Chad EVisa

    The Chadian e-visa is an online visa program launched by the government to speed up the visa application process for selected nationalities. This program is a substitute for the Consular visa issued by foreign ministries and the visa on arrival. Applicants of the e-visa don’t have to visit any foreign office or travel agency to get it, as they can do it from the comfort of their homes. All they have to do is fill out the application form and submit it online, and they will receive feedback in a few days through their emails.

    E visas are issued primarily for tourism and business, but transit passengers may also use them en route to other countries. The visa has different validities depending on the holder’s nationality.

    Chad Transit Passengers

    Passengers traveling through a Chadian airport to a third country and will not spending more than 48 hours in the airport don’t require a transit visa. This visa is only recommended for persons who will spend more time at the airport or in the country.

    It is also important to note that visitors are mandated to apply for Police registration within 72 hours of arriving in the country for security and itinerary purposes.

    Key Information About Chad e Visa and Travel Tips

    While preparing for your application and trip to Chad, here are some vital details to remember.

    Visit With The Same Passport: As with all e-visas issued by national governments to foreigners, this Chad e-visa is linked to your passport. Ultimately, you should always travel with the same passport used for the e-visa registration, not a different one. Also, note that the e-visa expires immediately after the passport it is linked to expires. Make sure the passport you use is valid for at least six months to cover the duration of the visit.

    Use Approved Routes: Only a few entry routes are safe for visitors. Apart from the international airports, there are approved border routes between surrounding countries that are manned by law enforcement personnel. There are routes you should use for your safety.

    Police Registration: All. Visitors are required to apply for police registration within 72 hours of their arrival. The registration is done at police stations scattered across the length and breadth of the country. Once you arrive, enquire about the nearest Police station and go there with your travel document, especially your passport, and e-visa, to complete the mandatory registration.

    Be Conscious in Public Places: Chad has had a long history of terrorist attacks in pockets of the country. When you are in public places, be security conscious of your environment. Watch out for warning signs and retreat to your hotel or a safe place at the first sign of trouble.

    Print Your e-Visa And Keep It Close: Keep a copy of your e-visa with you when you are out in the open. Please print a copy of the e-visa once it is released to your email and travel with it. The immigration officers will ask for it at the arrival point before stamping your passport but don’t do away with it. You should also make sure you keep it with you, as you may need it at any point during your stay.

    It Is Not For Work: Do remember that electronic visas are not for employment or work of any kind. If you have secured employment with a company in Chad, you should visit the nearest Chadian foreign mission to apply for a work visa. If there is none near where you are domiciled, look for a licensed visa agent working with the Chadian foreign ministry and apply through them.

    Extension Application: It is possible to extend your stay in Chad despite entering with a temporary e-visa. However, such applications must be submitted before your current visa runs out; expired visas cannot be extended. To extend your visa, you should visit the nearest immigration office in the city you are staying and file for an extension. The officer will ask for reasons why you wish to stay for a while longer and will decide on the number of days or weeks to extend your e-visa. Also, note that visa extensions command an application fee.

    Don’t Overstay: The maximum number of days you can stay in Chad with an e-visa is 90. Don’t make the mistake of staying much longer on an expired visa unless you had initially applied for an extension. Visitors who overstay will not be allowed to leave the country unless they pay a fine. Furthermore, fines are calculated based on the number of extra days you stay after your visa expires. The more days you stay, the more fines you’ll pay.

    Chad e-Visa Online – Get your Chad e-Visa with VisaHQ

    Are you a foreigner with plans to visit Chad in the coming weeks or months? It will interest you that you don’t need to spend too much time applying for a visa, as you can get one at short notice if you apply through VisaHQ. The online visa program is the fastest way to get a trip visa.

    How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ?

    If you want to apply for an e-visa with VisaHQ, you can do so in a few easy steps, as explained below.

    Complete the online application form: You will find an online application form on the main page which you must complete. This online form has different sections where you must input your information. Ensure that the input data reflects what is on your travel documents.

    Upload your documents: The next stage is to upload your documents. Only valid documents will be accepted.

    Pay the application fee: The fee should be paid with a bank-issued credit or debit card. Ensure the card has enough funds to cover the fee and transaction charges. After paying it, submit it for approval.

    Get your visa: Within three days or less, the e-visa will be sent to your email once your application is approved. Please print out a copy of the trip.

    Why Use VisaHQ?

    You should use VisaHQ for your online visa application for the following reasons.

    • More than two decades of experience with online visa processing
    • We offer speedy technical support in times of emergencies
    • We protect your data with encryption software
    • You can track your application status online
    • Apply for multiple visa applications at once

    These and more are some of the features that make VisaHQ tick. You, too, can get your application across to the Chadian authorities without stress from your comfort zone. Visit our main application page to get started.

    Chad COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is partially open
      Commercial flights to Chad have been resumed, while land borders remain closed for travel. International land borders are closed to passenger traffic.

      In addition, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to:
      • the northern provinces of Chad (Borkou, Ennedi, Tibesti)
      • eastern Kanem province, including the town of Nokou
      • the Lake Chad region
      • within 30 km of all Chad’s other border areas
      Prior to arrival requirements
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test. Visitors must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chad. Holders of Chadian COVID-19 vaccination certificates, indicating that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Chad can enter without PCR test.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      🏠Quarantine. Anyone arriving in Chad is required to self-quarantine for 7 days.
      😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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