Consulate information


2525 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 612-6700 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Covid-19 entry regulations have been lifted. For up to date information, click on this link
  • 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, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Peru, Switzerland, Spain, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, Venezuela, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days; for nationals of Russian fed. for 60 days; for nationals of Costa Rica and some other countries for 30 days.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL for nationals of Australia, Canada, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mauritius, USA, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • E-VISA is available for most nationals including Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa,  Zambia, Zimbabwe, and some other countries. Contact the GC Visa office for more information.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US e-Visa
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Completed e-Visa application form
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 (Business visa only)
Recent bank statement
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

E-visa application form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
5 to 7 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order, Online Payment,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
E-visa51.50Multiple6 months
Non-US Nationals
60.70Single3 months
Business/Tourist60.00Single6 months
Business/Tourist200.00Multiple6 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: November 16, 2022