Guinea is rich with the reserves of bauxite, iron, gold and even diamonds. The scope for exports business is therefore, quite high. Foreign businessmen on a Guinea business visa can participate and contribute to the economy of the country.
When foreign businessmen have plans to travel to Guinea on a business trip, a business visa for Guinea is issued in their name. With this visa, the holder is allowed to carry out business activities in the country and is even permitted tourism. The business activities include business meetings and conferences, exhibitions, business meetings for a branch of your own company or a sister company, or attend client meetings and others. If you are willing to invest in the country, there is a different kind of visa for the same called an investor visa. It falls under the higher classification of Ordinary Visa that is issued to the civilians. The validity of the permit will vary depending on whether the permit is single-entry type or multiple-entry type. The validity of a single-entry type is for 1 month and the validity of a multiple-entry type is 3 months.
In order to get a business visa for Guinea, you will have to apply offline to the Embassy of Guinea. However, before going ahead with the application process, you need to know if you are eligible for the application. The process for the visa application is given as follows:
There are a few things that you need to keep in mind at the time of filling out the visa application form. The information that you are providing must be true and correct and the form should be filled as per the details on the documentary proof that is being provided. If there is any kind of false or incorrect information detected, then there are chances that your visa application may get rejected. Visa rejection of such kind can affect your future application for a visa to Guinea or any other country as well.
As it is known that before applying for any permit, it is important to know if you are eligible for the permit or not. There are certain criteria that decide whether the applicant can get a business visa for Guinea or not. These parameters are listed as follows:
To get a business visa for Guinea, there is a set of documents that you need. Some of the documents for business visa for Guinea are listed as follows, there may be other requirements based on the case as well -
The time required for the verification and processing of the documents to obtain a business visa for Guinea is about 3 to 5 days. There are several factors that affect the processing time of the Guinea business visa which include higher number of pending applications at the Embassy of Guinea, whether the permit is single-entry type or multiple-entry type, if there is a requirement for additional documents and others. The embassy even renders an option for fast track issuance of the permit. You get the visa issued within 24 hours by paying 50% extra fee for the same.
There are certain factors that are considered at the time of estimation of the fee. It varies depending on the type of the permit, whether it is single-entry or multiple-entry. The fee is to be paid to the Embassy at the time of submission of the visa application form and the required documents. It can be paid in cash as well.
|single entry||30 days||3 months||7000.0|
|multiple entry||30 days||3 months||8700.0|
When you have completely filled out the application form and attached all the required documents, there are a few things that you need to know during and after the submission -
The status of the processing of your visa application can be checked offline. To know the status, you will have to contact the Embassy of Guinea offline with the contact information provided on the embassy website. Make sure to call the embassy office only during the office hours.
After the submission of the documents, the embassy officials will process your application form and your documents. When this procedure is complete, you can collect your stamped passport from the embassy office in the time allotted for collection, that is, after 2 PM on weekdays. When you have this visa -
To be able to apply for the extension, you first need to have a legitimate reason to do so. At the time of extension, if you are in Guinea, you can apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. If you are already back to India, then you will have to apply to the Embassy of Guinea. Fill out the Entry Form No. 3 and submit it to the respective department and you will be granted an extension as per the type of your business permit.
Once your business visa for Guinea has expired, you are not allowed to stay in the country any longer. If you have stayed in the country longer than the validity of your permit, you will be fined and in even more serious cases, you will be deported from Guinea and perhaps banned from re-entering as well. Therefore, it is better to return within the validity of the permit. In case you need to stay longer, you can always apply for an extension in time.
A medical test is a health examination performed by an authorized doctor to ensure that the applicant does not possess any kind of contagious diseases. These do not just include HIV/AIDS, but also other contagious diseases that can spread. However, this medical test is not necessarily required for the business visa.
You are not permitted to convert one type of visa into another and hence, you cannot convert your business visa into a work permit. You may be allowed to do any kind of volunteer work in the country as a visitor, but for paid employment, you will have to issue a work permit separately.
The amount that is required in your savings bank account is not specified clearly by the Embassy of Guinea. There may be requirements as per the type of your visa and whether the visa is a single-entry type or multiple-entry type. For the business permit, the balance needs to be sufficient to cover your stay and your leisure and business activities. The requirements may still change based on several factors.
The processing time required for the application is about 3 to 5 days. Therefore, to get your visa issued in time, it is safer to apply at least a couple of weeks before the intended date of travel. Also, if you need your permit issued sooner, you can pay 50% extra fee and get the permit issued within 24 hours.