Consulate information


2490 Tracy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 265-6900 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Covid-19 entry regulations have been lifted.
  • 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 Belize, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and some other countries for a maximum stay of 6 months; for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Peru (traveling as tourist), Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days; for Dominican Rep., Indonesia, Korea Rep., and South Africa for a maximum stay of 30 days. Visa exempt list
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL. Passengers traveling as tourist can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days. Must have a letter of invitation, contact information of sponsor/host or hotel, and 2 passport photos.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Completed and signed application form
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 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.
Evidence of finances to cover expenses for 30 days to be provided on arrival
Recent bank statement
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Yellow fever certificate

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
1 to 3 weeksRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Cash, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Visitors25.00Single1 month
Business140.00Multiple5 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: November 1, 2022