Consulate information


1515 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 862-1850 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must complete a “Health Declaration Form” This document will generate 2 documents which must be signed, printed and presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival. Also, they must have a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must have a QR code or be issued by a Ministry of Health and must be in Arabic, English , or French.
  • 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 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China (traveling as a tourist), Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Fed., Spain, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals of Greece for a maximum stay of 1 month; for nationals of Canada, Germany, and the USA for a maximum stay of 4 months.
  • 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 - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
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.
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 valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Enclose a pre-paid return envelope
the GC Visa office will provide.

Forms and Links

Visa Application

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
20 business daysRegular

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 10, 2021