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Visa Services


Process and requirements

All applicants are respectfully requested to abide by the following regulations when applying for a visa for the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

  1. Valid passport (with at least one completely blank page other than the last page)
  2. One application form properly filled out, dated and signed by the applicant
  3. One recent passport photo
  4. International certificate of vaccination showing proof of immunity against yellow fever (valid within six months)
  5. A round trip airline ticket or letter from a travel agency showing the itinerary to and from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (if available)
  6. Those who do not have a US passport are required to provide
  • a copy of their green card, or
  • all US immigration documents showing your temporary status in the United States along with a copy of a US State ID
  1. If requesting a visa for a business trip, the applicant may present:
  • a letter from your firm or company stating the purpose of the trip and assuring the financial support to the applicant
  • an invitation in French from your business contact, signed and notarized in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  1. In requesting a visa for tourism, the applicant may present:
  • proof of funds (e.g. bank statements)
  • proof of employment (e.g. letter from your employer)
  • other documents relating to your trip, such as an invitation from your personal contacts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, tour agenda, etc.
  1. For minors, a copy of the birth certificate is required
  2. For minors, traveling with only 1 parent or no parents, a notarized consent letter from a parent(s) is required
  3. A prepaid self-addressed mailing envelope for the return of the applicant’s passport with visa using a service with tracking such as FedEx or UPS (unless the applicant plans to pick up visa in person)


Application Fees

Note: We are only accepting cash payments at the moment

  Single Entry Multiple Entry
One Month 100 US $ 150 US $
Two Months 175 US $ 200 US $
Three Months   300 US $
Six Months   400 US $


Application Times & Scheduling

Applicants can choose to mail in or drop off in person their visa application and adjoining documents.

All applicants are asked to fill out the google form to request an in-person appointment. A confirmation will be sent with the time of the appointment depending on availability in relation to other requests received by the Mission. Our office is open to drop off and pick up visa applications on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We do not accept walk-ins in any circumstance. 

Requests for an ordinary visa can be processed between three (3) and fifteen (15) business days after the Mission receives a complete application. Please allow a minimum of fifteen (15) business days for processing the application. We will notify you if your visa will take longer than 15 days.

Foreign officials’ requests can be processed within 24 - 72 hours after the Mission receives a complete application. 

Rush Service: If you would like your visa issued to you on the same day you drop it off, you must pay double the requested visa fee. Please email a copy of your application form and supporting documents in advance to facilitate processing. Please allow 4 hours for processing.

Email the mission at missiondrc@gmail.com if you have any questions.



Processing only starts once all documents are received. Failure to submit the required documents will cause delay in the processing of the application or return of the application. Just because you are scheduled for an appointment does not mean the mission will be able to approve your visa. 

Please avoid submitting multiple applications and photos, only one of each is needed.

If you represent an agency, please ensure that your clients meet all the above-mentioned requirements before submitting their application to the mission.