2349 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Consular hours: by appointment ONLY.
- 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.
- 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|
|Completed and signed application form (2 copies)|
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
|*Passport size photos – two (2) photos||✔||✔|
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)||✔|
|Yellow fever certificate||✔||✔|
* Passport photo must be without glasses.
Forms and Links
|Processing time||Service type|
|7 to 10 business days||Regular|
|48 hours||Express Service|
Fee per Visa
|Type of Visa||Fee per Visa||Type of entry||Term of visa|
|Tourism/Short Stay/Transit Visa||93.00||Single/Multiple||3 months|
|Long Term||184.00||Single/Multiple||6 months|
|Expedite processing||90.00||Single/Double/Multiple||48 hours|
Last updated: November 24, 2021