How to Apply for Residence Permit In Ivory Coast

Apply for Residence Permit In Ivory Coast By Yourself

  1. Schedule an appointment
    (i) Applicant must visit the ONECI website portal (link below ) then click “click here ” on the homepage to make an appointment at the VFS Global Appointment
    (ii) (iii) directed to the VFS Global website page.Login if you have an account. in the event that you do not have an account, click “New account” to create an account.
    (iii) (iii) A new registration pages for users (iii) New user registration page will be displayed.Fill the mandatory forms, including captcha and click the “submit” option.
    (iv) If your login is successful (iv) If the account registration is successful, you will be directed to the next webpage, sign in to book the appointment.
    (v) Log in by entering your email , password, and captcha the security information, then select “continue “tab
    (vi) The booking appointment page will be displayed. Click on “schedule appointment “under actions, fill out the mandatory fields, then click on the “continue” tab.
    (vii) A summary page with details will appear Check that all the details are correct and click the “submit” tab.
    (viii) (viii) Print from your confirmation letter of appointment which must be handed in at the main gate to the Application Centre.
    (ix) Alternately, you can call the Resident card application center(+225)20004876 and make an appointment.
  2. Check out the application for the Resident Card Center
    (i) Candidates are advised to be at the Resident Card Application Center approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to undergo security checks.
    (ii) (iii) You will receive token numbers at the point of entry.
    (iii) (iii) – Describe your desire at the desk of the service You will be provided an application form. carefully read it through and complete it correctly.
    (iv) You must sit and wait in the waiting area to wait for your token number to be called.
    (v) Complete the application form, along with required documentation (listed further below) to the officer in charge of VFS to be verified.
    (vi) If (vi) the VFS Official is confident that documentation is in good order (vi) If the VFS official is satisfied that all documents are in order, your application accepted to file.
    (vii) (vii) If the information of your application doesn’t coincide with those listed on the application (missing documents) Your application will not be considered, so quit the Application Centre to complete your application, then return on a subsequent day after making another appointment.
    (viii) Make the payment of the service charges at the cash desk and you’ll be required to declare verbally the method you’d like to get resident card if you are approved . This will incur an additional fee (Optional fees for service) look under fees for further details.
    (ix) After you have paid the fee for the service, go towards the kiosks that accept biometrics. The photo you take will be taken, as well as the fingerprints of your finger will also be taken.
    (x) Following the receipt of your application to the VFS the application will be sent on to the National Identification Office (N.I.O.) for processing and decision-making.
  3. Get your resident card
    (i) If the application you submitted is accepted If your application is approved, you will be informed of the result using the method you selected i.e. via SMS or email to the mobile phone number you gave.
    (ii) (iii) Visit at the VFS office to obtain your card in person or by representatives with the below documents.

    (a) A document proving identity;
    (b) The receipt for payment delivered by the Centre on the day of submission.
    (c) Authorization letter from the person applying ( in the case of a representative )
    (iii) If you’ve selected to return your resident card via courier service the residency card will then be delivered to you at the address you given.

Required Documents For Apply for Residence Permit

General Document

  • A photocopy of the bio-data section on the passport and consular card.
  • A valid copy of the visa
  • A duplicate from the stamp of entry
  • A birth certificate or other type of document that identifies the for the tenant
  • A copy of an incriminating record, or from any other document that is held on behalf of the tenant(Original)
  • A copy of the original residence certificate for lesser than
  • The confirmation letter for appointment
  • The application fee is to be prescribed.

Add to above-mentioned documents in the event of need. be the below documents:

  • The original work permit for workers.
  • The attestation of life as a religious person for the purpose of religious
  • A duplicate of the commercial register for the Merchants
  • A tax registration certificate for traders.
  • A certificate of administrative status for cooperates of French nationality
  • For retirees, a retirement pension bulletin.

For children who are under 16 years of age (16)

  • Authorization from the parent (to be legally recognized in the town hall in the town of the place where you reside) by the parent who exercise paternal authority or, if not is not possible, that of the legal guardian.
  • A proof of attendance certificate or School card or student card for the academic year in progress (for students and pupils)
  • A duplicate of the father’s or mother’s or tutor’s certificate of employment
  • A copy of the register of commerce of the father, or the mother or instructor (if merchant)
  • A duplicate of the father’s, mother’s or guardian’s tax registration certification (if trader)
  • Copy of current residency ID card for the father, mom or guardian (if it is a foreign citizen)

for a spouse who is who is in charge

  • A duplicate of the spouse’s work certificate
  • An original copy of your spouse’s company register (if merchant)
  • Copy of spouse’s Tax Regularity Certificate (if merchant)
  • A copy of the spouse’s current residence card (if it is a foreign card).).

Office Locations and Contacts

RESIDENT CARD APPLICATION CENTERDerriere le Commissariat DU 12eme Arrondissement de Police.
2 Plateaux Vallons – Cocody Abidjan.
Telephone: +225 20004876

Work hours:
To apply:
From Monday through Friday, From Monday to Friday from 08:00 until the time of 02:00
Except on public holidays.

To gather a processed application:
From Monday through Friday, 03:00 to 04:00
Except for public holidays

Call the center (+225)20307940
Toll-free number. 1340
ONECI Enrolmentcentre agency link :enrollment centers



  • Foreigners on the ivory coast



  • French Nationals 150,000 ;(AMOUNT IN FCFA, INCLUSIVE OFVAT)
  • Religious and co-operant 35,000 ;(AMOUNT in FCFA, including OFVAT)

Optional service charges

REFERENCES : VFS Premium Services : Additional Services

Processing Time

If all the conditions have been fulfilled The permit process will be completed in 15 (15) work days following the date of receipt of the application.

Requirements Information

  • Name of the person who is applying
  • Age/gender
  • Birth date/place
  • Nationality
  • Code of Nationality
  • Passport/consular card details
  • Contact details
  • Address for residence in the Ivory Coast
  • Professional
  • Names of parents
  • Date of appointment

The Document is required

An Residence Permit an document that permits its owner to remain in a nation that is not an official citizen.

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