Russian Embassy in Cotonou

Contact No.   : (+229) 21-31-28-34
(+229) 21-31-68-13 (Consular section)
Fax   : (+229) 21-31-28-35
Email   : [email protected]
[email protected]
Official Website   : http://www.benin.mid.ru,

Head of Mission: Mr Oleg Kovalchuk, Ambassador

Please Note:

Visits to the Russian Embassy in Cotonou are strictly by appointment. For specific services, visitors must visit the designated section at the embassy and book an appointment accordingly on the email addresses mentioned above. For instance, if you want to apply for consular services, you should visit the Consular Section. To book an appointment, you can directly mail the high commission or consular email section at [email protected], [email protected].

Consular Services:

The Russian Embassy in Cotonou offers a wide range of consular services, including the processing of visas and passports and document legalization. To apply for a new passport, renew your old passport, want to change the particulars on your current passport, or need to report about a lost or damaged passport, book an appointment with the high commission's passport service

These consulate services are listed below:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Legalization of documents
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

Granted Visa Types

Visa types granted by Russia are;

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Russia and Benin Relations-

The Russia and Benin enjoy cordial bilateral relations. The high commission's diplomatic mission's mandate is to forge stronger and closer ties between the two countries. Pursuing bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse sectors, including culture, defense, tourism, trade and investments, science and technology, security, and other fields while safeguarding mutual benefits, is vital for their relations. The countries are cooperating to resolve global issues like climate change, piracy, terrorism, cybersecurity, etc. The Russia is the most important source market for tourism in Benin.
*Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the Russian Embassy in Cotonou could have adjusted its office hours or services. Please do confirm personally.

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