Congo Democratic Republic Visa – How To Apply For A Congolese Visa

GENERIC VISA INFORMATIONThe Congo Democratic Republic is a major country located on the western side of Africa that also borders a number of other African nations. If you are planning to visit CDR for a period of six months or less, you will need both a passport and approved Congo Democratic Republic visa. It is important to note that the embassy for the CDR in Washington does not offer same-day visa services, so you need to plan ahead.

You can apply for a visa for different lengths and types of visits, and the fees for the via range from $20 for a one-way transit visa to $400 for six months with multiple entries allowed. Each visa type application is to be submitted to the DRC embassy in Washington, D.C along with the following:

  • A valid passport with at least six months remaining before expiration
  • Two completed application forms that are fully completed, dated and signed by the applicant traveler
  • Two passport-type photos of the traveler from a face-on perspective
  • Copy of a Green Card (I-94) for non-U.S. Citizens
  • Proof of immunization against yellow fever in the form of an International Certificate of Vaccination
  • Copy of a specific travel itinerary from an authorized travel agent
  • A letter from a sponsoring company assuming all responsibilities for the applicant
  • A formal invitation letter from and notarized in the DRC
  • A U.S.P.S Express Mail prepaid and addressed return mailing envelope

The embassy will deny and return any applications that are incomplete or missing any of the indicated items.

Congo Democratic Republic Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & ConsulateAddressPhone Number
Embassy of Congo Democratic Republic in Washington DC
1720 16th st, NW
Washington DC 20009
United States
Phone
+1-202-726-5500
Fax
+1-202-726-1860
Consulate General of Congo Democratic Republic in
New Orleans
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 2500
New Orleans
Louisiana 70170
United States
Phone
+1-504-568-9376

Additional Congo Democratic Republic Information

CapitalKinshasa
CurrencyCongolese franc (CDF)
LanguageFrench
ElectricityVoltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C / E 
Country Code1+243
Time ZoneWAT and CAT(UTC+1 to +2)

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