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France Embassy and Consulates in Benin

1 Diplomatic Missions 1 Cities

France Embassy in Cotonou, Benin

France Embassy in Cotonou, Benin
2235, Avenue Jean-Paul Ii B. P. 966 Cotonou Benin
Phone: + 229 21 36 55 33 Working hours: Close now

Holidays to be Observed in 2021

The Embassies and Consulates of France may close on the following Beninese and French holidays in 2021/2022:

Holiday Date Counting down
Father's Day Monday, June 21 1 week
Bastille Day Wednesday, July 14 1 month
Tabaski Saturday, July 31 1 month, 2 weeks
Independence Day Sunday, August 01 1 month, 2 weeks
Assumption Day Sunday, August 15 2 months
Prophet's Birthday Friday, October 29 4 months, 2 weeks
All Saints' Day Monday, November 01 4 months, 2 weeks
Armistice Day Thursday, November 11 5 months
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 6 months, 2 weeks

Frequently asked questions, answered

1. How many French Embassies/Consulates are there in Benin?

France currently maintains 1 diplomatic representative office in Benin including and Cotonou.

2 - Do Beninese citizens need a visa for France?

Beninese citizens are required to obtain a valid visa in order to be allowed entry into France. Kindly contact the nearest embassies or consulates of France in Benin for further instructions.

3- What is the Holiday Calendar of French embassies in Benin?

The French representative offices in Benin will be closed in observance of the following Beninese and French holidays in 2021/2021:

  • Father's Day (FR) Mon, Jun 21, 2021 (1 week, 1 day)

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