How to Renew Residence Permit In Ivory Coast

Renew Residence Permit In Ivory Coast By Yourself

  1. Make an appointment
    (i) The applicant should go to the ONECI website portal (link below ) then click “click here ” on the homepage to make an appointment by clicking an appointment using the VFS Global link
    (ii) (iii) You will be directed to VFS Global website page, login if you already have an account. If you do not have an account click on the “New User” tab to create an account.
    (iii) (iii) New registration page for users will appear complete all fields that are mandatory, enter the security details , and click on the “submit” option.
    (iv) If your confirmation of your account is successfully completed (iv) If the account registration is successful, you will be directed to the next page. sign in to book the appointment.
    (v) Login using your email address, password and captcha, the security credentials and click the “continue” button.
    (vi) The page for booking appointments will appear, choose “schedule appointment “under actions, fill out the mandatory fields, and click on the “continue” option.
    (vii) The Summary Details page is going to appear Make sure all the details are correct and click on the “submit” tab.
    (viii) Print the confirmation of appointment letter that must be delivered in the central gate to the Application Centre.
    (ix) Alternative is to contact the Resident card application center(+225)20004876 and schedule an appointment.
  2. Go to the Application for Resident Cards Center
    (i) The applicants are advised to be at the center for application of the Resident Card at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time to undergo security checks.
    (ii) (iii) You will be given an ID card at the entry point.
    (iii) Indicate your desire at the desk of the service You will be provided by a form to apply. take the time to read it carefully and complete it correctly.
    (iv) (iv) Sit and wait in the waiting area to wait for your token number to be called.
    (v) Complete the application form and documents supporting it (listed further below) in the form below to the VFS officer to be verified.
    (vi) If (vi) the VFS Official is confident that required documents have been filed the application will be accepted to file.
    (vii) (vii) If the contents of your application doesn’t correspond to your list of required documents (missing documents) (vii) If your application is not in compliance with the list of documents (missing documents not be approved, you must quit the Application Centre to complete your application and return the following day after making another appointment.
    (viii) Pay the service charges at the cash desk and you’ll be required to provide a verbal explanation of how you’d like to obtain resident card, if you are accepted at an additional cost (Optional service charges) Check under fees for additional details.
    (ix) After you’ve paid the fee for the service, go towards the kiosks that accept biometrics. Your photo will be taken and the fingerprints of your finger will also be gathered.
    (x) Following the receipt of your application to the VFS The application will then be sent through the National Identification Office (N.I.O.) for processing and decision-making.
  3. Redeem the resident’s card
(i) In the event that your request is accepted You will be notified of the decision using the method of notification you selected i.e. via SMS or email to your cell phone number that you gave.
(ii) (iii) Visit at the VFS office to obtain your card either in person or by an authorized representative who has the below documents.

(a) A valid proof of identity;
(b) The receipt for payment given to the Centre on the day of submission.
(c) Authorization letter from the person applying ( in the event of a representative )
(iii) If you’ve selected to return your resident card using a courier service (iii), your residency card will then be mailed to you at the address you given.

Required Documents For Renew Residence Permit

  • A duplicate of the identity page from the passport, or consular card.
  • A duplicate of the old resident card.
  • The original work permit for workers.
  • A document of life in the religious community for those who are religious.
  • A proof of attendance certificate or School card or student card of the academic year in progress (for students and pupils)
  • A duplicate of the commercial register for the Merchants
  • A tax certificate for retailers.
  • Note Supporting documents for the way to sustain children younger than 16 (16) years, as and the housewife.

Office Locations and Contacts

RESIDENT CARD APPLICATION CENTERDerriere le Commissariat DU 12eme Arrondissement de Police.
2 Plateaux Vallons – Cocody Abidjan.
Telephone: +225 20004876
The hours of work:
To make an application:
From Monday through Friday, From Monday to Friday from 08:00 until 02:00
Except for public holidays

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

Call Center (+225)20307940
Toll free number. 1340
ONECI Enrolmentcentre agency link :enrolement centers



  • Foreigners who want to renew their residency permit may apply.


  • Religious and co-operant 35,000 Service FEE (AMOUNT in FCFA IN INCLUDING OFVAT)

Service fees that are optional

REFERENCE : VFS Premium Services Other services

Processing Time

If all requirements are fulfilled that is, the resident card application will be completed within 7 (7) work days from the acceptance of application.

The Information You Need

  • Name of the person who is applying
  • Age/gender
  • Birthdate/place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Code of Nationality
  • Passport/consular card details
  • Contact details
  • A residential address on the ivory coast
  • Professional
  • Names of parents
  • Date of appointment
  • The details of the expired resident’s permit

Documentation is needed

      • The Resident Card is permit or document that allows its holder to remain in a nation that is not an official citizen.
      • Foreigners are required to possess an official resident card in order that they can be a resident of Ivory Coast legally.




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