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The official AGOA Civil Society/AWEP/YALI Forum will be held on August 4, 2019 at Hôtel Pullman Abidjan, under the theme “AGOA and the Future: Developing a New Trade Paradigm to Guide U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment.”

This forum will gather African and U.S. Civil Society stakeholders, African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) members, and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) network members from AGOA eligible countries. There will be plenary, breakout, and B2B sessions, in addition to a closing reception. Registration is FREE.

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Date and Venue:

Sunday, August 4th, Pullman Hotel

Conditions of Participation:

All African and U.S. Civil Society stakeholders, African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) members, and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) network members from AGOA eligible countries are invited to register.

“AGOA and the Future: Developing a New Trade Paradigm to Guide U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment”

SUNDAY AUG 4, 2019*
08:00 – 5:00 pm: AGOA Civil Society/AWEP/YALI Forum Check-in for Registered Participants
09:00 – 10:00 am: Opening Ceremony
10:00 – 10:45 am: Refreshment Break and Networking
10:45 – 12:15 pm: 3 Concurrent Breakout/Workshops and Scheduled B2B Networking Sessions
12:15 – 1:45 pm: Keynote Luncheon
1:45 – 3:15 pm: 3 Concurrent Breakout/Workshop and Scheduled B2B Networking Sessions
3:15 – 4:00 pm: Refreshment Break and Networking
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Closing Ceremony, Closing Readout, and Recommendations Review
6:00 – 21:00 pm: Dinner Reception and Networking

*Notional Draft Agenda, Speakers to be Announced
***Registration is FREE of Charge and Non-transferrable or Exchangeable

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To be granted access to Côte d’Ivoire foreigners must hold a valid national passport, “laissez-passer” or travel document bearing at least a photograph of the holder, on which a biometric entry visa has been previously issued.

Visa application forms are available free of charge at the Embassies of Côte d’Ivoire in your country of residence, or online at www.snedai.ci

  • Payment method

Online: Total cost: 73 Euro (excluding bank charges)
In cash: Payment via Western Union at points of sale (This option is only available in some countries. Check on the website www.snedai.ci)

NB: These payment methods require a longer time limit in securing the certificate

Other payment methods:

International transfers (SWIFT)

International money order

Getting one’s biometric visa at Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan:

Procedure:
-Step 1: Pre-enrolment (www.snedai.ci)
-Step 2: Payment (Euro 73€)
-Step 3: Receipt of the confirmation document (in the case of online pre-enrolment)
-Step 4: Enrollment at the airport

All payments for a visa application must be made in Euro.

Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Useful information:
The biometric visa for entry into Côte d’Ivoire is:

Either a regular visa affixed to the regular passport, or an official visa affixed to the diplomatic, service or official passport.

However, whether it is regular or official, the biometric entry visa will depend on the length of stay:

- the transit visa shall not exceed three (03) days;
- the short stay visa shall not exceed three (03) months;
- the long-stay visa shall not exceed one (01) year.

Nationals from the countries listed below holding regular or official passports are not subject to visa requirements.

ECOWAS countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.

Other countries:Central African Republic, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Chad, Mauritania, Morocco, Seychelles, Singapore, Tunisia, Philippines, Seychelles Islands

Nationals from the countries listed below who hold diplomatic, service or official passports do not require a visa:
Austria, Brazil, Gabon, Israel, Iran, South Africa, and Uganda.

Nationals from the countries listed below holding regular or official passports are required to be in possession of a visa issued by the Diplomatic and Consular Representatives of Côte d’Ivoire abroad, without prior consultation with the Minister responsible for Security.

Algeria, Andorra, Austria (regular passport), Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil (regular passport), Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Caymans (Islands), Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Comoros (Islands), Costa Rica, Macao, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa (regular passport), Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius (Islands), Mexico, Illness, Monaco, Mozambique, Outer Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Uganda (regular passport), Uzbekistan, Panama, Papua, Paraguay, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Porto Rico, Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Estonia, etc., Ethiopia, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon (regular passport), Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Israel (regular passport), Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Lesotho, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Republic of Czech, Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Qatar, Romania, United Kingdom of Great Britain, Russia (Federation), Holy Kits and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent, Solomon Islands, El Salvador, Sao Tome and Principe, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela.

The yellow fever vaccine is required to travel to and within the country.
A check of the vaccination record is performed upon arrival in Côte d’Ivoire. Consult your attending physician for any other health information related to your trip.
It is strongly recommended to take out health insurance covering care abroad, as well as repatriation insurance.

Source : www.cotedivoiretourisme.ci