Republic of Congo

Consulate information


1720 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Consular hours:  Mon to Fri 10 am – 3:30 pm

Phone: (202) 726-5500 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers without a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result are subject to a test upon arrival and  quarantine at their own expense.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least one (1) blank visa page.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for nationals of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.
  • 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
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.
*Notarized invitation letter
Letter of employment (Business visa only)
Visa Office will provide this for GC employees.
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation (Tourist visa)
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

* Invitation letter must be notarized at the City Council or Prefecture/Mairie in the Republic of Congo.

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
5 to 7 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
US Nationals
200.00Multiple6 months
Non-US Nationals
200.00Multiple3 months

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: July 28, 2021