How to Get a Tourist Visa for the Congo

Congo Tourist Visa

Congo Tourist Visa

A lot of people often confuse this Congo with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a.k.a. Congo-Kinshasa)  which is a completely different country that lies to the east. The Republic of the Congo (ROC) is often known as Congo or Congo-Brazzaville and is the smaller of the two Congoes.

Below I will describe how to get a tourist visa for the Congo.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Congo:  Yes.  U.S. Citizens require a passport, visa, and evidence of yellow fever vaccination for entry.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens:  Visas are required by anyone not from the Congo.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.:

The Embassy of the Republic of Congo

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

Gather documentation

The official list of required documents, if you are applying within the United States is here.

Visa fee
  • Check your embassy or consulate for the latest fees and procedures.
Submit materials

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

If you want to apply in person at the Washington D.C. consulate
Just walk-in. Double check their hours of operation here.

If you want to apply by mail
Enclose a self-addressed prepaid return envelope as described in Step 2.

Receive visa

Congratulations! The Embassy of the Congo will give to you your brand new visa.

  • All visa applications are typically processed within three (3) business days from when the application is received.
  • If you applied in person, go pick it up.
  • If you applied by mail, wait until it gets to you.
  • Be sure to carry with you evidence of the purpose of your visit, means of support for the duration of the stay and accommodation arrangements.  You might have to show this to immigration upon arrival in the Congo.
  • Lastly, here is a cool checklist put together by the Embassy of the Congo in Washington D.C. for things to make sure you bring with you on your trip.
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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