Visa requirements for US passport holders and US residents:

1) An invitation letter from the Republic of Yemen, Department of Immigration

Download and complete the Visa Application Form. (PDF)

2) Your original passport, which must be valid for at least six months after the date of the intended departure to Yemen.
3) Two (2) recent, passport-sized color photographs.
4) For Business Visa requests: a letter from employer in Yemen must be provided.
5) For Student Visa requests: a letter of acceptance from the institution in Yemen must be provided. It should indicate the nature and duration of study.
6) A pre-paid, self-addressed USPS Express Mail return envelope. (Certified mail only)
7) Doctor's letter confirming the absence of any contagious or communicable diseases.
8) If the applicant is under the age of 18, both the mother and father's approval must be provided in a letter signed and observed by a Notary Public.
9) Visa fees are paid through a MONEY ORDER payable to "The Embassy of Yemen". The Visa fee  is $65. .


Note: For fee exemption, individuals holding dual citizenship from Yemen & the U.S. are required to provide some form of Yemeni Identification.


Visa Requirements for U.S. Diplomatic and Official Visas

To apply for a Diplomatic visa, you must provide the following:

  1. Two (2) completed application forms. All application forms must be typed and must include:
    • The Sponsor / Host in Yemen. (e.g., U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, U.S. Consulate in Sana’a, etc.)
    • Residential address in Yemen(e.g. Hotel, family or friend’s house, etc.).
  2. Original passport signed by the bearer, should not expire within six months from the expected time of arrival in Yemen.
  3. A copy of your passport and a copy of the application. (Please print in color)
  4. Two (2) original passport-sized photos.
  5. An original letter from the concerned U.S. Government agency (e.g. of State, Dept. of the Army, Dept. of the Navy, etc.) The letter must include:
    • Your position (e.g., Colonel, Engineer, etc.)  and the purpose of your visit.
    • Name and phone number of your point of contact in Yemen and confirmation of your sponsor during your stay in Yemen.
  6. If you are sending the Visa application through the mail please include a prepaid, self-addressed envelope with a tracking number (Certified mail only).

Note: Visas requires prior approval from YEMENI authorities and the Embassy requires a minimum of two (2-4) business days to issue the visa.



Non-US Citizens

Visa Requirements for Non-US Citizens (Tourist Passports)

1- An invitation letter from Yemen, Department of Immigration.

2- Your original passport, which must be valid for at least six months after the date of the intended departure to Yemen.

3- A complete the Visa Application Form.

4- Two recent, passport-sized color photographs.

5- Confirmation of round-trip airline ticket or airline ticket to another destination


Note : If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you Will need a visa to Yemen:

•       Andorra

•       Australia

•       Austria

•       Bahrain

•       Belgium

•       Bulgaria

•       Brunei

•       Canada

•       Croatia

•       Cyprus

•       Czech

•       Denmark

•       Estonia

•       Finland

•       France

•       Germany

•       Greece

•       Hong Kong

•       Hungary

•       Kuwait

•       Iceland

•       Ireland

•       Italy

•       Japan

•       Latvia

•       Liechtenstein

•       Lithuania

•       Luxembourg

•       Malta

•       Monaco

•       New Zealand

•       Norway

•       Oman

•       Poland

•       Portugal

•       Qatar

•       Romania

•       San Marino

•       Saudi Arabia

•       Seychelles

•       Slovakia

•       Slovenia

•       Singapore

•       South Korea

•       Spain

•       Sweden

•       Switzerland

•       The Netherlands

•       United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

•       Vatican