Visa Information

Consulate information


2112 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours: Mon to Fri  9:30 am – 1 pm & 2 – 5 pm


Phone: (202) 986-4300 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and are subject to medical screening upon arrival. This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.
  • 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 Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and some other countries; for nationals of Singapore for a maximum stay of 30 days.
  • E-VISAS can be obtained before departure. Passengers must have a printed e-visa confirmation.
  • 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
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.
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)
Yellow fever certificate

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
2 business daysRegular
Same dayRush

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourist/Business160.00Single/Double/MultipleUp to 3 years
Tourist/Business (Rush)320.00Multiple3 years

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: March 2, 2022