Consulate information


1531-33 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 244-4990 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in English. Travelers could be  subject to a Covid-19 test and quarantine upon arrival at their own expense and medical screening. This does not apply to travelers younger than 5 years. For up to date information, please click this link
  • Passport must have six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and three (3) blank visa pages.
  • Non-US Citizens traveling to Botswana transiting through South Africa MUST have a transit visa for South Africa.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Finland, France, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russian Fed., Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
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.
Notarized copy of passport vital information page
Copy of previous visa (if applicable)
Invitation letter (Business visa only)
Cover letter from applicant
Certified copies of ordination certificate for religious leaders (Business Visa)
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.
Malaria vaccination is advised (optional)
Yellow fever certificate (optional)
If the applicant has been in a yellow fever endemic country, the applicant must bring a yellow fever certificate when traveling.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
20 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Business/Tourist/Visitor50.00Single/Multiple3 months
Business100.00Multiple3 months
Business150.00Multiple6 months to 1 year
Tourist/Visitor30.00SingleUp to 90 days
Visitor150.00Multiple2 years

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: July 19, 2022