Types Of Yemen Visa
Visas are issued based on the applicant's purpose for wanting to visit the country, and they each have varying features and requirements.
- rTourist visarequired
- rBusiness visarequired
- rOfficial visarequired
Yemen Business Visa
The business visa is for persons with upcoming meetings or business interests in Yemen. The visa is not the same as a work visa, which is meant for only noncommercial purposes. Business visas are mostly issued as single entry visas, but there are special conditions where the embassy may issue a multiple entry visa to a frequent visitor. Business visitors are also mandated to provide abundant information about their activities.
Those invited by a host must provide information about such hosts, including their itinerary and business information. Business visitors can stay in Yemen for up to 30 days.
The Embassy of Yemen is not issuing visas at this time.
The Embassy of Yemen is not issuing visas at this time.
Visa application form. Fully completed application form with accurate information about the applicant.
Original passport. Must be valid for at least six months after the date of the intended departure to Yemen.
Passport-type photograph. Include 2 recent passport style photograph, with a white background taken within the last 6 months.
An invitation letter from the Republic of Yemen, Department of Immigration.
Business Letter. A soft/hard copy of business letter from the sending company/employer in Yemen. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Yemen, 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 (i.e. nature of contracting, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Yemen.
Letter from a Doctor. Doctor's letter confirming the absence of any contagious or communicable diseases.
Two (2) completed application forms. All application forms must be typed and must include:
• The Sponsor / Host in Yemen. (e.g., U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, U.S. Consulate in Sana’a, etc.)
• Residential address in Yemen(e.g. Hotel, family or friend’s house, etc.).
Original passport. Must be signed by the bearer and should not expire within six months from the expected time of arrival in Yemen.
Passport and application form copy. A copy of your passport and a copy of the application. (Please print in color)
Passport-type photograph. Two (2) original passport-sized photos, with a white background taken within the last 6 months.
Original letter from the Government agency. An original letter from the concerned Government agency (e.g. of State, Dept. of the Army, Dept. of the Navy, etc.) The letter must include:
• Your position (e.g., Colonel, Engineer, etc.) and the purpose of your visit.
• Name and phone number of your point of contact in Yemen and confirmation of your sponsor during your stay in Yemen.
Invitation Letter. An invitation letter from the Republic of Yemen, Department of Immigration.
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A visa is not required for this destination.
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Additional steps you may take:
- Check the current validity of your passport and the availability of blank visa pages
- Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Yemen
Take advantage of our extensive embassy and consular database to find the nearest one. Upon contacting the embassy confirm the required documents, the time it takes to process the visa and whether the consulate accepts applications by mail.
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Yemen Visa Policy
Visitors to Yemen are advised to obtain visas for travel to Yemen unless they are nationals of visa-free countries. Yemen signed a visa on arrival policy for several nations in 2010, and the list remains active. However, citizens of Hong Kong do not need visas to visit Yemen, and they can stay in the country for up to 30 days.
Furthermore, visitors of Yemeni origin who have genuine ID cards to show proof of origin don't need visas to enter Yemen even though they may be citizens of other countries. Proof of origin can be done with a birth certificate or any other document from their father, who is Yemeni by birth.
Visa On Arrival
The visa-on-arrival policy is designed for citizens from several countries and is valid for 3 months. This visa allows the holder to stay in Yemen for up to 30 days.
International travelers can pass through Yemen to a third country without visas if they have a confirmed flight ticket and will only remain in the international transit area for 24 hours. They must also have valid documents for their next destination. Those who plan to exit the airport's transit area must apply for a visa.
Yemen has a special entry program for holders of special, service, and official passports from a host of countries, including holders of Palestine's VIP passport. These nonordinary passport holders are eligible for a visa on arrival at the entry point.
Israeli citizens and those holding Israeli visas or any travel documents are banned from entering Yemen.
How To Apply For A Yemen Visa
If you are not eligible for visa-free entry or a visa on arrival, you must apply to the nearest embassy for a visa. To apply for a Yemen Visa, you must submit a completed application form and other required documents to a foreign embassy abroad. The application process is different as embassies operate differently, but you can only make the trip after receiving your visa.
Yemen Travel Information For Visitors
The situation in Yemen remains volatile due to the ongoing war, which has created significant economic upheavals in the country. Avoid traveling to Yemen unless necessary; if you must, imbibe some of the following tips.
Airstrikes: Due to the ongoing war in Yemen, there are incessant military air strikes in cities and towns. These strikes have cooled off in recent times, but they can recommence without warning. Keep your ears open for sirens and stet away from targeted areas. You also want to pay close attention to your environment because of land mines, some of which have not been detonated.
Lack Of Supplies: The ongoing war has led to a disruption of supply chains, so medical care, food, and water are in short supply. You may not get sufficient supply, so you want to make sure you plan for these things before your trip. If your health is unstable, avoid traveling to Yemen because medical facilities are mostly understaffed and lack supplies.
Airlines: Most international airlines no longer fly to Yemen, and the fee that does are often booked several weeks or months in advance. If you must fly, consider booking your flight several weeks or months in advance. In case you decide to leave the country and there are no scheduled exit flights because of the fighting, find a bomb shelter or a safe place to hide until the strikes end. Follow the advice of local authorities.
Personal Safety: Avoid traveling alone at night, and don't visit isolated places. Keep valuable belongings hidden, and don't dress extravagantly, as you may be a target for muggings common in many Yemeni cities. Many embassies no longer operate in the country, so getting assistance from your government may be near impossible. If you must visit and stay in the country, work with only authorized and trusted organizations. Lock your doors every time and keep your windows closed and inaccessible at all times.
Low Profile: Kidnapping and terrorism are rife in Yemen, including in places like Aden, Sana'a, and Taizz. Always keep a low profile and change your routine often so others cannot track your activities. You also want to be wary of offices of government, international journalists, foreign installations, and NGOs.
Public Gatherings: Public gatherings are targets for extremist groups, and clashes and attacks are common during anniversaries, like Unity Day or Friday payer afternoons. Avoid such areas as much as possible.
Forgery: Many documents issued to unsuspecting victims in Yemen are forged, so make sure you check every document given to you.
Custom: Yemen is an Islamic country founded on the teachings of the holy prophet. Always respect the people's religion, customs, and traditions at all times.
Please do not say or do anything that will offend people's beliefs, as they are very sensitive. If you are not Muslim, avoid religious areas, especially in the holy month of Ramadan, and if you are Muslim, be mindful of your actions in such areas.
Alcohol consumption: Consuming alcohol in public is forbidden and attracts stiff fines.
Pictures: Be mindful of how you use your camera. Please don't take pictures of residents without their permission, and be careful of taking images at religious or military sites.
Antiques: Yemen has a long history with cultural antiques and artifacts to serve as proof. There are thousands of such antiques in the country, and moving a unit without approval is illegal. Illegal removal or sale of antiques is illegal and attracts a custodial sentence. If you must move such crafts, you need permission from the Authority For Antiques.
Purpose: The immigration laws of Yemen are very strict, and violators are punished severely. Stick to the purpose of your visa end leave the country when your visa expires or before. If you got a visa for tourism, don't pick up a job and remain in the country; let your activities reflect the entry document you have.
Return Ticket: Book your return ticket before your arrival. This is mandatory and will also save you traveling costs. For air travel, look for available airlines and book your ticket several weeks or months in advance.
Application Fee: The application fee is paid when you submit your application for the visa. The fee varies depending on the visa you're applying for.
Yemen COVID-19 travel restrictions
- Entry is openAll travelers can enter Yemen, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.Prior to arrival restrictionsValid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if you need visa and apply.Upon arrival restrictions🏠Quarantine. All travelers arriving into Yemen are required to enter quarantine facilities for 14 days.