Yes - A visa is required for travel to Yemen

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A valid passport and tourist visa are required to visit to Yemen. Please note: entry not granted to passports showing Israeli visas or stamps. The Embassy of Yemen has suspended the issuance of visas. Please contact the embassy directly.


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Yemen, and with at least one blank passport page available for Yemeni visa stamp(s).


Yemen Visa Application Form:

Two signed Yemen visa application forms. After placing your order, fill out the application forms included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.


Official Invitation:

An official visa approval notification issued by the Passport and Immigration Department in Yemen.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Yemen.


Medical Requirements:

Health Certificate (Medical Record or doctor's letter) confirming the absence of any contagious diseases.


Other Requirements:

A letter of intent outlining the applicant’s purpose of travel, the length of intended stay, name of places to be visited, contact information, and accommodation information.


Special Instructions:

The Government of Yemen does not allow entry or transit to any traveler with an Israeli stamp or visa in their passport. Border control may refuse entry even if the traveler holds a valid visa for Yemen.

Visa Validity:

Visas are usually valid for three months for a single entry or 6 months for multiple entries, at the discretion of the consulate.

Visa Processing Time:

Yemen visas are usually processed in 2 weeks. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Yemen Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.