Consulate information


2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 408, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 342-2574/78 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must take a PCR test upon arrival. Before departure, they must sign up and schedule an appointment online for their PCR test at COUSP site. Click this link to access the website. For up to date information, click on this link
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining beyond stay and must have two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda for a maximum stay of 3 months. MUST have a valid passport.
  • Apply for a multiple tourist visa, if transiting through DRC.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form (2 copies)
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.
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 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

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
15 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Transit40.00Single48 hours
Tourist/Business90.00Single/Multiple30 days

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: November 16, 2022