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.
- 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.