Consulate information


2374 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours:

Drop off: Mon, Wed, Fri  10 am – 1 pm

Pick up: Mon, Wed, Fri   2 – 4 pm

Phone: (202) 265-5525 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 one (1) blank visa page.
  • APPLY FOR A TOURIST VISA to attend a conference, convention, workshop, or training, for a short stay up to 90 days.
  • LONG-TERM STAY VISA (Beyond 90 days). Visa valid for 30 days is transformable and can be extended to Long-Term Visa.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for passengers with a confirmed return/onward ticket for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • TRANSIT WITHOUT A VISA for holders of confirmed onward tickets for a maximum transit time of 24 hours. Must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
  • 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 - 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 (Business visa only)
Certificate of police clearance (Mission long term Visa)
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

* It is recommended to get the Cholera, Hepatitis A and Malaria vaccine prior trip.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
7 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Cash, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourist/Short term22.13Single30 days
Tourist/Short Term27.66Multiple60 days
Tourist/Conference/Workshop/Training38.73MultipleUp to 90 days
Business/Short Term38.73MultipleUp to 90 days
Business/Long term41.83SingleMore than 90 days

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 16, 2022