Types of Visas

The Immigration and Naturalization Directorate issues visas to all foreigners coming to Somalia at every port of entry covering the whole country. The Immigration Directorate issues Visas that are different in nature depending on the reason for the visit. Below are the types of Visas:

  • Transit Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Tourism Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Education and Research Visa
  • Temporary Residence
  • Permanent Residence


Reasons different from those mentioned above is considered breach of Somali’s immigration law and anyone caught to be in the country illegally will be prosecuted accordingly.

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