Consulate information


1005 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

Phone: (202) 223-6090 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated or a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure or a negative Covid-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. For up to date information, click on this link.
  • Passport must have six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and at least one (1) blank visa page.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for a maximum stay between 30 to 90 days.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, USA, UK/British Overseas and some other countries for a maximum stay of 45 days.
  • VISITOR VISA REQUIRED for a stay of more than 45 days.
  • E-visa is available for some countries. List of countries
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
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.
Confirmation letter
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.

Forms and Links

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
7 to 15 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourist/Business90.00Single1 month
Tourist/Business120.00Multiple1 month
Tourist/Business100.00Single2 months
Tourist/Business130.00Multiple2 months
Tourist/Business130.00Single3 months
Tourist/Business160.00Multiple2 months
Tourist/Business160.00Multiple3 months
Tourist/Business220.00Single1 year
Tourist/Business260.00Multiple1 year

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: February 13, 2023