Democratic Republic of Congo

Consulate information


1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 725, Washington, DC 20036

Consular hours:

Drop off: Mon to Fri 10 am – 1 pm

Pick up: Mon to Fri 2:30 – 4 pm

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (202) 234-7690 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure or a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken 3 days before arrival. The test must be issued in English or French. Travelers must complete the “Travelers Registration  form” at, the printed QR code must be presented on arrival. Travelers are subject to a Covid-19 test at their own expense. For up to date information, click on this link
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Burundi and Rwanda; for nationals of Congo and Zimbabwe for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for nationals of Kenya, Mauritius, and Tanzania for a maximum stay of 7 days and can apply to extend the stay in the country.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for any nationals with a letter (Visa Volant) issued by the Ministry of Interior and Security for a maximum stay of 7 days and can apply to extend the stay. Processing time may vary due to the Consular office sending the application to the Immigration office in Dem. Rep of Congo for approval.
  • Visas will not be processed if the request is received earlier than three months in advance of your travel dates.
  • VISA VALIDITY. Visa can be used to visit the country within 3 months from the date of issuance. Depending on the type of visa, duration of stay in the country will be counted from the date of entry.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Copy of valid passport's vital information page
Copy of previous visa (if applicable)
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.
Engagement de Prise en Charge from the DGM
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 Engagement de prise en charge

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
10 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourist/Business100.00Single1 month
Tourist/Business135.00Single2 months
Tourist/Business400.00Single6 months
Tourist/Business120.00Multiple1 month
Tourist/Business150.00Multiple2 months
Tourist/Business160.00Multiple3 months
Tourist/Business450.00Multiple6 months
Airport transit visa (One way)45.00
Airport transit visa (Round trip)75.00

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: January 19, 2023