Yes - A visa is required for travel to Yemen

Saturday, September 19, 2020

A valid passport and business visa are required to travel to Yemen. The Embassy of Yemen has suspended the issuance of visas. Please contact the embassy directly.


Passport Requirements:

Copy of signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Yemen, and with at least one blank passport page available for Yemeni visa stamp(s). Plus, copies of page 2 and 3 of passport.
Do not send original passports.


Yemen Visa Application Form:

One original Yemen visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

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


Official Invitation:

An official invitation/visa approval notification issued by the Department of Immigration in Yemen and provided by host/sponsor in Yemen.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s employment status/position held in the company, clearly stating the purpose of visit to Yemen. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Yemen. The letter must have the company stamp or seal be affixed to the letter.

The Consulate of Yemen requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Yemen Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.


Medical Requirements:

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


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 Processing Time:

The procedure takes a minimum of 15 working days as visa requests require pre-approval from Yemen.

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.