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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo visa

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A visa is required for this destination.

All applicants need an approval from Kinshasa. Processing times can vary greatly depending upon how quickly the consulate receives this approval.

All applicants need an approval from Kinshasa. Processing times can vary greatly depending upon how quickly the consulate receives this approval.

Applicants traveling to DRC for work should apply for a business visa at the embassy in Washington. The work permit will be issued by the Ministry of Labor or the Department of Immigration upon arrival in the Congo. This process must be arranged by the inviting party in Congo.

Please be advised The Democratic Republic of the Congo embassy must receive approval from Kinshasa prior to visa issuance which can extend the processing time beyond 10 days.

All applicants need an approval from Kinshasa. Processing times can vary greatly depending upon how quickly the consulate receives this approval.

Select the type of Democratic Republic of the Congo Tourist visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page.

  • Business invitation. A letter of invitation from the company or partners to be visited in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The letter must be on company letterhead and signed by a representative of the company, and should include the applicant’s name and the name, address, and telephone number for a contact person at the overseas company. This letter must be notarized at City Hall in the DRC and legalized by the DRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here.
    Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Business Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Congo Democratic Republic, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Congo Democratic Republic.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page.

  • Certified Letter of Invitation.. A letter of invitation from a tourist agency or private host in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This letter must be notarized at City Hall in the DRC and legalized by the DRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If the tourist is not using either a tourist agency or private host, then, they need to provide a letter stating the purpose of the trip, the site the tourist plans to visit and the duration of the trip. This letter should be notarized by local authorities in the U.S. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page.

  • Business invitation. A letter of invitation from the company or partners to be visited in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The letter must be on company letterhead and signed by a representative of the company, and should include the applicant’s name and the name, address, and telephone number for a contact person at the overseas company. This letter must be notarized at City Hall in the DRC and legalized by the DRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    The sample format for this letter can be found here.
    Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Business Letter. Company-signed letter explaining the purpose of their trip and providing a financial guarantee. The letter must bear the original pen-to-paper signature of a company representative other than the applicant.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Congo Democratic Republic, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least six months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo and has at least two blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a surcharge associated with this service.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Congo Democratic Republic explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    Democratic Republic of the Congo Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$100.00$99.00$0.00$199.00
    Single entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$400.00$209.00$0.00$609.00
    Single entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$135.00$99.00$0.00$234.00
    Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$160.00$99.00$0.00$259.00
    Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$160.00$99.00$0.00$259.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$100.00$209.00$0.00$309.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$100.00$209.00$0.00$309.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$100.00$99.00$0.00$199.00
    Single entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$135.00$99.00$0.00$234.00
    Single entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$135.00$209.00$0.00$344.00
    Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$160.00$209.00$0.00$369.00
    Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$160.00$209.00$0.00$369.00
    Single entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$160.00$209.00$0.00$369.00
    Single entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$400.00$99.00$0.00$499.00
    Single entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$400.00$99.00$0.00$499.00
    Single entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$135.00$209.00$0.00$344.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$150.00$99.00$0.00$249.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$150.00$99.00$0.00$249.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$120.00$99.00$0.00$219.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$150.00$209.00$0.00$359.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$150.00$209.00$0.00$359.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$120.00$99.00$0.00$219.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$175.00$99.00$0.00$274.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$175.00$99.00$0.00$274.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$175.00$209.00$0.00$384.00
    Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$175.00$209.00$0.00$384.00
    Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$450.00$209.00$0.00$659.00
    Multiple entry (60 days stay)Up to 90 daysNext business day$0.00$209.00$0.00$209.00
    Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$450.00$99.00$0.00$549.00
    Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$450.00$99.00$0.00$549.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$120.00$209.00$0.00$329.00
    Multiple entry (180 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$450.00$209.00$0.00$659.00
    Multiple entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 daysup to 40 days$120.00$209.00$0.00$329.00
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    $199.00
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    Single entry
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    Single entry
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    Validity
    up to 40 days
    to get your visa
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    Up to 90 days
    Validity
    up to 40 days
    to get your visa
    $309.00
    price starts at
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