Consulate information


1014 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Consular hours: Mon to Fri  8 am – 3 pm.


Phone: (202) 506-4995 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.  All travelers must complete and submit before departure or on arrival the “immigration pre-check“. For up to date information, please click this link
  • APPLICATION SUBMISSION. Appointment is needed to submit application in person.
  • 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 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Germany,  India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russian Fed., South Africa, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, UK,  USA, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals Dominican Rep. for a maximum stay of 60 days; for nationals of Peru for a maximum stay of 30 days.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for any nationals with a permanent resident issue by the USA for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Valid passport
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.
Copy of valid passport's vital information page
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.
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 legal residency in the US (original & copy)

Forms and Links

Application Form

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entry

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: August 30, 2022