Visa Information

Consulate information


2349 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours: by appointment ONLY.

Phone: (202) 265-8790 Website

Important Facts

  • Currently all applications are accepted only by Mail with return prepaid envelope.
  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Travelers are subject to Covid-19 test upon arrival, medical screening and quarantine. This does not apply to travelers younger than 5 years. For up to date information, please click this link
  • APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME. The visa application processing time is subject to the Embassy discretion. Please contact the GC Visa office at least a month prior to travel date.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining beyond stay and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Central Africa Rep., Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mali and Nigeria for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • 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.
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy in Washington DC. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
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

* Passport photo must be without glasses.

Forms and Links

Checklist and Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
7 to 10 business daysRegular
48 hoursExpress Service

Fee per Visa

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourism/Short Stay/Transit Visa93.00Single/Multiple3 months
Long Term184.00Single/Multiple6 months
Tourist93.00Single/Multiple1 month
Expedite processing (Separate MO)90.00Single/Double/Multiple

Last updated: September 1, 2022