The visa policy of Somaliland dictates the use and acquisition of visas in Somaliland. In accordance with the law, citizens of all countries require a visa to visit Somaliland.[1][2][3] Somaliland and Somalia have completely different visa policies and Somaliland authorities do not recognize national visas issued by Somalia.[4] [5] [6]

Somaliland tourist visa issued in United Kingdom with Somaliland entry and exit date
Somaliland tourist visa issued in United Kingdom with Somaliland entry and exit date

Visa types

Visitor visa policy map

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Visa on arrival

See also: Somaliland Immigration and Border Control § Getting a Visa

Holders of passports issued by the following countries below can obtain a visa on arrival at all border checkpoints including Hargeisa Airport:[1][7][8][9]

Somaliland visa issued by the Somaliland Liaison Office, Addis Ababa
Somaliland visa issued by the Somaliland Liaison Office, Addis Ababa

Visa prior to travel

Visas are also issued at the Somaliland embassy in neighbouring Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa[1][10].[3] Additionally, a visa can be sought via application at the Somaliland representative office in London.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Briggs, Philip (2012). Somaliland: With Addis Ababa & Eastern Ethiopia. Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN 978-1-84162-371-9.
  2. ^ Gandrup, Tobias (2016). "Enter and exit:: everyday state practices at Somaliland's Hargeisa Egal International Airport". Danish Institute for International Studies. hdl:10419/148330. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b Wood, Graeme (2010). "LIMBO WORLD". Foreign Policy (177): 48–57. ISSN 0015-7228. JSTOR 20684975.
  4. ^ Somaliland, Puntland & Somalia - Visas Archived 2014-11-06 at the Wayback Machine. Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  5. ^ Keating, Joshua (20 July 2018). "When is a nation not a nation? Somaliland's dream of independence". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  6. ^ Rader, Anna C. (2016). Verification and legibility in Somaliland's identity architecture (Ph.D. thesis). SOAS University of London.
  7. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Gulf Air. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.somaliland.com/business/somaliland-to-offer-visas-on-arrival-to-visitors/
  9. ^ Hills, Alice (31 August 2016). "Off-road policing: communications technology and government authority in Somaliland" (PDF). International Affairs. 92 (5): 1061–1078. doi:10.1111/1468-2346.12701. ISSN 0020-5850.
  10. ^ "Somaliland Consular Services | Somaliland-Foreign-Ministry". somalilandmfa.com. Retrieved 30 October 2020.