Cote Divoire

cote divoireAbout The Cote Divoire

vory Coast officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire , is a country in West Africa. It has an area of 322,462 square kilometres (124,503 sq mi), and borders the countries Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, andGhana; its southern boundary is along the Gulf of Guinea. The country’s population was 15,366,672 in 1998 and was estimated to be 20,617,068 in 2009. Ivory Coast’s first national census in 1975 counted 6.7 million inhabitants.

Capital

Yamoussoukro

Time difference between India and cote divoire

Cote d’Ivoire is 5:30 hours behind India

Travel distance between India and cote divoire

  • 8980 km = 5580 miles

Airports

  • Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport
  • San Pédro Airport – San-Pedro, Cote d’Ivoire

Names of the airlines

  • Air France,
  • Egyptair,
  • Air Burkina,
  • British Airways,
  • SN Brussels,
  • Kenya Airways,
  • South African Airways
  • Trans African Airlines

Travel Cost

Currency

West African CFA franc

Compare it to Rs

 1 Indian Rupee (INR) = 8.49  West African CFA (XOF)

Temples

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has a presence in this country.

Schools

  • We advise you reconsider your need to travel to Côte d’Ivoire at this time because of the risk of terrorist attack, the unpredictable security environment and the high risk of crime.
  • Terrorist groups in the region have declared their intention to increase attacks and kidnappings targeting Westerners.
  • You should avoid protests and demonstrations throughout Côte d’Ivoire as they may become violent without warning, and maintain a supply of essential items.
  • Pay close attention to your personal security at all times, especially at night, and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
  • Cases of meningitis have been detected in northern and central regions of Côte d’Ivoire.

Languages

  • The official language is French

Indian Restaurants

  • Delhi Darbar

Life of Indian there

  • There are approximately 1000 Indian nationals residing in CI. Most of Indian are engaged in trading and general merchandise business. Seven Indian Army officers are working with the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI).

Population of Indians there

There are about 250 families of Indians in Ivory Coast, most of them businessmen of Sindhi and Gujarathi origin, professionals in trading and manufacturing companies owned by NRI-PIOs and officials working with the UN

Safety and Security

  • We advise you reconsider your need to travel to Côte d’Ivoire at this time because of the risk of terrorist attack, the unpredictable security environment and the high risk of crime.
  • You should avoid protests and demonstrations throughout Côte d’Ivoire as they may become violent without warning, and maintain a supply of essential items.
  • Pay close attention to your personal security at all times, especially at night, and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
  • Cases of meningitis have been detected in northern and central regions of Côte d’Ivoire.

Visa Process

Original, signed India passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.

Passport-type photographs: 2

Photocopies of the passport. The applicant must provide photocopies of first 3 and last 3 pages of the original passport, including copy of all visas(valid and expired)

Visa application form. Visa application form filled out in detail(block letters) and signed by the applicant.

Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary.

Yellow Fever Vaccination. Copy of International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever.

Bank Statement. Copy of a recent bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds.

Hotel Reservations. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations.

Letter of Invitation. If staying with friends or family, a letter of invitation from the host in Ivory Coast, can be used instead of the hotel reservation. The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Ivory Coast, Visa Section and should state the relationship to the applicant, the dates of the visit, and the address and phone number where you will be staying.

Personal Letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Ivory Coast, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and place of accommodation.

COTE D’IVOIRE

Embassy of the Republic of Cote d lvoire

B-9/6, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi-110057

Telephone: +91-11-46043000

Fax: +91-11-46043031,32

Email: embassy[at]amb2ci-inde.org

Web: http://www.amb2ci-inde.org/en/accueil.php (External website that opens in a new window)

Consulates and Related Offices: http://www.amb2ci-inde.org/en/ambciconsulats.php (External website that opens in a new window)

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