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Democratic Republic of Congo
Visa Services

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What you will need: 

  1. U.S. Passport – You must provide your signed passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have a blank page available.
  2. Congolese Visa Application Form – Please provide a completed visa application form in duplicate. Click here for the pdf of the application. Because the application changes on occasion, we’ve also provided a link to the Democratic Republic of Congo Embassy website so you can get the most recent version directly from the Embassy website. The application form must be filled out completely and have answers for all fields.
  3. Washington Express Visas Visa Request Form – filled out completely.
  4. Photograph – Please provide 2 color, passport size photos. The photos must be printed on photo paper, must be 2″ by 2″ and have a white background, and must have been taken in the last 6 months.
  5. A copy of the Permanent Residence document “Green Card” for non US citizens.
  6. Copy of your round trip airline tickets or a letter from your travel agent confirming that round trip tickets will be issued. Itinerary is not accepted unless it shows the ticket number(s), or that the ticket is paid for.
  7. An international Inoculation Certificate against yellow fever.
  8. 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 either be legalized by the DRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs or submitted with a formal declaration of liability “engagement de prise en charge” issued by the Direction Générale des Migrations (DGM).
  9. If the tourist is not using either a tourist agency or private host, please 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. and be submitted with a declaration of liability “engagement de prise en charge” issued by the Direction Générale des Migrations (DGM) .
  10. Copy of Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

*Minor Children (under 18 years) must also have:

  • Travel Authorization for Minors Form (Notarized). All applicants under 18 years of age, who are traveling alone, or in the company of only one parent, will only be allowed out of DRC when duly authorized by the absent parent(s).
  • Notarized photocopy of birth certificate.
  • In the event of absent parent(s), a notarized letter of parental consent authorizing the Consulate General of the Democratic Republic of Congo to issue a visa, signed by the absent parent(s) or guardian(s).

What you will need: 

  1. U.S. Passport – You must provide your signed passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have a blank page available.
  2. Congolese Visa Application Form – Please provide a completed visa application form in duplicate. Click here for the pdf of the application. Because the application changes on occasion, we’ve also provided a link to the Democratic Republic of Congo Embassy website so you can get the most recent version directly from the Embassy website. The application form must be filled out completely and have answers for all fields.
  3. Washington Express Visas Visa Request Form– filled out completely.
  4. Photograph – Please provide 2 color, passport size photos. The photos must be printed on photo paper, must be 2″ by 2″ and have a white background, and must have been taken in the last 6 months.
  5. A copy of the Permanent Residence document “Green Card” for non US citizens.
  6. Letter of invitation from company or host in Democratic Republic of Congo this letter must be notarized at City Hall in the DRC must legalized by the DRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The DRC consulate requires all travelers to submit a formal declaration of liability “engagement de prise en charge” issued by the Direction Générale des Migrations (DGM).
  7. Business letter of introduction from your company (on company letterhead) addressed to the Democratic Republic of Congo stating the purpose of travel, the name and contact of the company in DRC you’re visiting, and a financial guarantee for all of your expenses
  8. Copy of your airline ticket or travel agent itinerary.
  9. An international Inoculation Certificate against yellow fever.
  10. Copy of Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

Congolese Consular Fees:

  • One-way Transit Visa: – $45
  • Two-way Transit Visa – $75
  • Single Entry for One Month Duration – $100
  • Single Entry for Two Months Duration – $135
  • Single Entry for Six Months Duration – $400
  • Multiple Entry for One Month Duration – $120
  • Multiple Entry for Two Months Duration – $150
  • Multiple Entry for Three Months Duration – $160
  • Multiple Entry for Six Months Duration – $450

Washington Express Service/Fees:

  • Regular Service (5-7 business days): $175
  • See our Price List for return shipping information

*Please note, you can also fill out and submit your application for free (excluding embassy fees) by visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo Embassy website. We have no affiliation with any government embassy or agency.

Forward Documents To:
1001 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

We ask that you send the documents listed above via FedEx or UPS so the delivery can be tracked. Please call us at 202-393-3030 to let us know that your documents have been sent. See our Price List for detailed information about Service Fees and Shipping information.

Vaccination against yellow fever is required.

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