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Congo-Kinshasa
Holiday
and Business Visa


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Congo-Kinshasa Holiday and Business Visa

 
Everyone travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) needs to obtain a visa to enter the country.

Tourist visas:

  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months beyond entry date with at least 1 blank visa page
  • Proof of residency if holding passport different from the country where you’re applying from – i.e. copy of valid visa, copy of GNIB card etc.
  • Proof of address – utility bill or bank statement showing applicant’s current address (not older than 3 months)
  • 2 completed and signed visa application forms
  • 2 recent colour passport size photographs
  • Copy of Yellow fever certificate
  • Copt of return/outward tickets or confirmed travel itinerary
  • Proof of accommodation – copy of confirmed hotel reservation
  • OR Letter of invitation from host/partner, certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or an Immigration Office in DRC
  • Reference letter from current employer/Education Institution to meet the following requirements:
    • To be on letterhead paper
    • To include the name of the applicant
    • To confirm that the is an employee of the company / is currently enrolled in school/college/university
    • Specify the purpose of the journey and state the applicant’s expected return to work date
    • To be signed by the applicant’s supervisor or the company’s HR Department
  • Proof of sufficient funds – copy of recent Bank Statement showing minimum balance of at least GBP 35 per day of stay
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed, special delivery envelope

Business visas:

  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months beyond entry date with at least 1 blank visa page
  • Proof of residency if holding passport different from the country where you’re applying from – i.e. copy of valid visa, copy of GNIB card etc.
  • 2 completed and signed visa application forms
  • 2 recent colour passport size photographs
  • Copy of Yellow fever certificate
  • Copy of return/outward tickets or confirmed travel itinerary
  • Proof of accommodation – copy of confirmed hotel reservation
  • Reference letter from current employer to meet the following requirements:
    • Addressed to the Embassy
    • To be on company letterhead paper
    • To include the name of the applicant and specify the purpose of the visit, the number of entries, the length of the visa required and the name of the organization to be visited
    • To accept financial responsibility for the applicant
    • To be signed by the applicant’s supervisor or the company’s HR Department
  • Letter of invitation from the company to be visited in DRC written in French to meet the following requirements:
    • To be on company letterhead paper
    • To include the name of the applicant, state the purpose of the visit, specify the requested number of entries and the length of the visa required
    • To be notarized by the Mayor’s Office before being certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or an Immigration Office in DRC (2 separate stamps are required)
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed, special delivery envelope