How to Get a Tourist Visa for the Central African Republic

Central African Republic Tourist Visa

Central African Republic Tourist Visa

Central African Republic is definitely one of those place way off the beaten track.  I’ve lived in Mauritius and South Africa and have traveled extensively to other countries in Africa either on business or as a tourist. However, if you want to see “real Africa,” there are few other countries that can compete with the Central African Republic.

I’ll explain below how to get a tourist visa to this exotic place.  Unfortunately, because they have no website, this has led to a lot of wrong information on the internet concerning the visa fees.  I’ve been in touch with the Central African Republic Embassy in Washington D.C. and can confirm the process and fees as of this writing are as per below.

Go to my Central African Republic visa page to get information on how to apply to other types of visas for the Central African Republic.

  • Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to the Central African Republic: Yes.
  • Visa required for non-U.S. citizens: Citizens of all countries need to get a visa for the Central African Republic.
Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy of the Central African Republic
2704 Ontario Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

If you’re outside of the U.S.:   Click here.

Gather documentation
Visa fee
  • The visa fee will vary depending on where you are applying.
  • It is always good practice to call the consulate or embassy to double check the latest fees as they are subject to change.
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and your visa fee from Step 3 to the consulate you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! The Embassy of the Central African Republic will give to you your brand new visa.

Vaccination information

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