Somaliland Visa

Somaliland Visa

There seems to be quite some misunderstanding about getting the Somaliland visa. This has to do with the recent visa policy changes. For this reason we will give you insight information about receiving your visa for your upcoming visit to Somaliland. Note that we try to give you updated information but that visa policies can change during time and we therefore always advise to contact us or the Somaliland Liaison Office for the latest information.

The bottomline is that some nationalities need to pre-arrange the Somaliland visa before entering the country and others don’t have to pre-arrange the visa.  

There are three options:

A) Get the Visa on Arrival (VOA) at The Airport or border. This is the easiest and most straightforward way for visitors from the countries listed below. They can get the VOA without pre-arrangement. They will only need to fill out a form at The Airport and pay the visa fee + arrival tax of $60 USD per person. 

Travelers from the following Countries can obtain Visas on Arrival:

Europian Countries, Canada, USA, Brazil, China, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Members of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) such as Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and IGAD Region Countries.  


B) If your country is not listed than you will need to pre-arrange the Visa on Arrival in advance. We can pre-arrange the Visa on Arrival for you. 


  • Download the visa application form here
  • Fill out the visa application form
  • Send your application form + scan of your passport to us
  • You will receive a confirmation email and/or request for additional information
  • Make the visa service fee payment first so we can start the application process
    • Payment can be done through Western Union, Banktransfer or PayPal. 
  • We will send you the approved Visa Confirmation letter (pdf) within one week via e-mail
  • Print out your Visa Confirmation letter and show it upon arrival in Somaliland to The Immigration
  • Pay the visa fee + arrival tax of $60 USD per person to The Immigration Office
  • Receive the Visa On Arrival and get your passport stamped
  • Welcome to Somaliland. Enjoy your stay!


C) Get the Visa in advance via the Somaliland Liaison Office in your country if available. This can be done in The United Kingdom, Djibouti, and Ethiopia.


Passport Requirements

Should be valid at least 6 months longer than your visa expiry date.

Visa Costs

Costs of the visa + arrival tax + departure tax = $60,-. USD

Visa Validity

Your visa is valid for one month.

Service fee

The service fee is $125,- USD per application for single person.

For two or more people the service fee is $75,- USD per person.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months.


Payment can be done through Banktransfer, Western Union and PayPal by using all major credit cards or via PayPal. Our website is HTTPS-encrypted and all transactions are secured.

Note that the transfer to our Business Bank Account can take longer.



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