Contact and office information in Cotonou

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, preventative measures have been enacted throughout our global network of offices. Consular services remain available to Canadians. Many Government of Canada offices are encouraging clients to limit in-person visits. Canadians in need of assistance should contact the Government of Canada office nearest them by phone or e-mail before visiting in person. You can also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre.

For information on COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada's official outbreak page and check our Travel Advice and Advisories. Make sure to register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad to get the latest updates at your destination.

General contact information

Hours of operation:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 1 pm / 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 1 pm

Telephone: (229) 90 25 80 10

Office of the Embassy of Canada
04 P.O. 1124
Cotonou, Benin

Services for Canadians - Consular/passport

Contact the Ouagadougou office for all consular/passport services.

Statutory Holidays 2021

Our offices are closed on the following days:

Friday, January 1New Year
Monday, April 5Easter Monday
Wednesday, May 12Ramadan – Aïd El Fitr (variable date)
Thursday, May 13Ascension
Monday, May 24Pentecost (Sunday)
Thursday, July 1Canada Day
Tuesday, July 20Tabaski – Aïd El Kébir (variable date)
Monday, September 6Labour Day (Canada)
Monday, October 11Thanksgiving (Canada)
Monday, October 18Maouloud
Monday, November 1All Saints’ Day