Consulate information


1605 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

Consular hours:

Drop off: Mon to Fri  9 – 11 am

Pick up:  Mon to Fri  3 – 4 pm

Phone: (202) 986-0540 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated. For up to date information, please click this link
  • Passport must have six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least three (3) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED when traveling as a tourist for nationals of Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Netherland,  Portugal, Russian Fed., Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, UK, USA, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 3 months.
  • Non-US Citizens traveling to Namibia via South Africa need to have a Transit Visa for South Africa.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Passport size photos - two (2) photos
White background and should be free of shadows, photo is clear and in color, glasses not allowed. Applicant is directly facing camera w/ a neutral expression, eyes are clearly visible.
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy or Immigration officer of the country. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
Copy of passport's vital page or ID of person signing the invitation letter.
Include a copy of the legal status of the host if host is not a citizen of the country.
Recent bank statement
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Yellow fever certificate

Forms and Links

Application Form Health Questionnaire Covid-19 Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
5 business daysRegular
Next dayRush

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Cash, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Business/Tourist50.00Single3 months
Business/Tourist100.00Multiple3 months
Business/Tourist (Rush)100.00Single3 months
Business/Tourist (Rush)150.00Multiple3 months

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: October 11, 2022