Central Africa Republic

Visa Information

Consulate information

Address:

2704 Ontario Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 483-7800 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers are subject to medical screening. For the most up to date information, please click this link
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least one (1) blank visa page.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of USA for a maximum stay of 180 days; for nationals of Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Dem Rep of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Israel, Liberia, Niger, Rwanda and Senegal 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.
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 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.
Letter of employment
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
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
48 hoursRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Cash, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Business/Tourist150.00Single1 month
Business/Tourist200.00Multiple6 months to 1 year

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