The Burundian passport is ranked 172nd in the world on the VisaGuide Passport Index as of December 2022. As a result, Burundians don’t need a visa to go to 51 countries. Passport holders from Burundi must first apply for a visa before they can travel to other countries.
Where Can Burundian Citizens Travel Without A Visa?
With effect from December 2022, holders of Burundian passports will no longer need a visa to enter the following 22 countries and territories: Barbados, Benin, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Mauritius, Micronesia, Niue, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Gambia, and Uganda.
You still require a current passport that is generally good for six months after the date of your departure in order to travel without a visa. Your destination nation may also require you to purchase travel health insurance.
The process for obtaining an eVisa is nearly comparable to that of a traditional visa. However, you can avoid going to a visa application center in this case by submitting your application—along with the required payment—online.
You will receive an email confirming the status of your visa when your application has been approved, along with a document that you must print out and bring with you when you enter the country. In spite of the fact that your visa will be registered online, some officials may still want a printed copy of the permit, therefore it’s imperative to always have one with you.
The steps to apply for a visa are as follows:
1. Make an appointment with the Burundian visa office. You must make an appointment with a nearby visa application center in your nation of residency in order to submit your application. It can take many months to schedule an appointment with the embassy or consulate.
2. Get your paperwork ready. To submit a successful application, get all of the required paperwork together, including your passport, the application form, your health insurance, etc. Some of your documents need to be certified or have an apostille stamp from a foreign government.
3. Submit an application. The final step is to submit your application and appear for the visa interview, when you may also be asked to present biometric information. After you have translated your documents as required by the embassy or consulate and, if possible, authenticated them with an apostille stamp, you can submit your application. After that, the decision on your visa application won’t be made for a few weeks.
Please be aware that if you already have a visa that allows you to enter many countries, you do not need to apply for a new one.