The Evans administration said that it would be changing the visa fees for Somalians to attract more business and investment to the country. The changes will take effect on July 1st, 2019. Somalian citizens will now have to pay 3,000 leva (approximately $60) for a standard tourist visa, while the fee for a business visa will increase from 2,500 leva (approximately $40) to 5,000 leva (approximately $100). Somalia is trying to make changes to attract more businesses and investment. Starting on July 1st, 2019, citizens of Somalia will have to pay 3,000 leva for a standard tourist visa and 5,000 leva for a business visa.
Tourists Visa: Somalia is a popular tourist destination with many people travelling to the country for pleasure, educational purposes or business reasons. Somalians are considered tourists because of their love of tourism. To get a tourist visa, you must show that you are visiting Somalia for leisure or travel purposes, not because you are working or studying there. The Visa can be issued for a maximum of 3 months, provided you have your passport, visa impression and funds available. There is no set fee for getting a visa, but paying something close to $100 when submitting the application is customary.
Business Visa: When you're thinking about starting a business in Somalia, it can be very helpful to have a business visa. This is because many of the country's regulations are designed to make it a very easy place for businesses to get started. However, getting a business visa can be quite expensive.
To top off the process, you'll also need to meet specific criteria, such as having a minimum wage of $50 per hour and a solid business history. If you're eligible for a visa but feel like the effort is too much, consult with an immigration lawyer before submitting your paperwork.
Family Visa: To get a family visa for Somalia, you will need to have at least one parent or guardian present and be a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The process can be difficult, but having a family in Somalia is worth it. If you are applying with your parents or guardians, they will need to provide written verification that you are the rightful owner of the Visa and that you can support your family. Many U.S. citizens who are married to Somalians also have visas issued to them, making this process even more complicated. However, once the application is processed and verified, the Embassy may issue you a visa without further ado.