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

The 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.

The Congo Democratic Republic Visa Requirements

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 U.S. legal residents
  • 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 & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Congo Democratic Republic in Washington DC
1720 16th st, NW
Washington DC 20009
United States
Consulate General of Congo Democratic Republic in
New Orleans
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 2500
New Orleans
Louisiana 70170
United States

Additional Congo Democratic Republic Information

Capital Kinshasa
Currency Congolese franc (CDF)
Language French
Electricity Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C / E 
Country Code 1+243
Time Zone WAT and CAT(UTC+1 to +2)