Democratic Republic of Congo Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To enter Congo, a passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

A visa is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Congo.

A yellow fever certificate, onward ticket, sufficient funds and letter of invitation are required.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Congo.

Types and cost

Single-entry transit visa: £30; double-entry transit visa: £60; one-month single-entry visa: £60; one-month multiple-entry visa: £90; two-month single-entry visa: £100; two-month multiple-entry visa: £120; three-month single-entry visa: £140; three-month multiple-entry visa: £150; six-month single-entry visa: £180; six-month multiple-entry visa: £220.

Validity

One to six months. You must use the visa within three months of the date of issue.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Allow five to nine working days for visa processing if you apply in person and 10 to 18 days for postal applications. An express service of two to three days is available for an additional charge.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Democratic Republic of Congo
Telephone: 8155 66200. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/democratic-republic-of-congo Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0730-1600; Fri 0730-1400.
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the USA
Telephone: (202) 234 7690. Website: http://www.ambardcusa.org/index.html Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1700.
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7580 3931. Website: http://ambardc-londres.gouv.cd/ Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1100 (visa application); Wed-Fri 1100-1200 (collection).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.