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CÔTE D'IVOIRE – Biometric Data Capture Introduced for Residence Permit Applications

The Ivorian authorities have introduced a new procedure for temporary residence permit applications, including biometric data capture.

What to Expect

A temporary residence permit application or "Titre Provisoire de Séjour (TPS)" should be filed with the National Office of Identification (ONI) eleven weeks after entry into Côte d'Ivoire (i.e. a week before the three months mark).

The foreign national applicant (including any dependent family members) must attend in person, and biometrics (fingerprints; height measurement; photo) will be taken at the appointment and a receipt will be issued on the same day.

The list of required documents for the residence permit application remains the same.

Action Points

  • Ensure that resident permit applicants (including any dependent family members) attend the ONI in person to have their biometric data captured, eleven weeks after entry to Côted'Ivoire.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Africa Relocation Services.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.