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Business Visa  |  Democratic Republic of Congo


 

Visa Requirements

 

::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    Three blank visa pages in passport

::    Two recent passport photographs

::    Completed application form

::    Proof of UK residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.

::    Photocopy of visa from last destination visited

::    Yellow fever vaccination certificate

::    Completed travel questionnaire

Applicants must complete and submit a questionnaire regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

::    Business introduction letter

The letter of introduction from your UK employer must be an original, signed document on company letterhead. It should note your name and the date you started working for the company, plus duration and purpose of travel. It must also include details of organisations to be visited in Congo, and accept moral and financial responsibility for your trip.

::    Letter of invitation

The letter of invitation must come from a business or organisation in Congo and should be written in French. It must be on official letterhead, signed by a company officer with contact details included. The letter should introduce you as the applicant, note the duration and purpose of visit, and provide a guarantee for your trip, as required by the Immigration Office.

The invitation letter must be certified by the Immigration Office or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGM) in Kinshasa. 

::    Proof of travel

Please provide a copy of your flight booking confirmation, ensuring it clearly displays dates of entry and departure from Congo.

::    Proof of accommodation

If staying in a hotel, the booking confirmation must be made in your name and paid in full. The confirmation should include contact details, including telephone number, for the hotel, and must cover the full duration of stay. Alternatively, you may provide a lease or legalised certificate from a rental agency if staying in private, rented accommodation.

::    Proof of UK address

This should either be a utility bill which clearly displays your name and UK address, OR a current-account bank statement, no more than three months old.

 

 

Additional Information

 

Visa Base lodges applications at the Congolese embassy on a Thursday. Your visa will be issued once the embassy receives authorisation from Kinshasa, which takes a minimum of 15 working days. Travellers are advised to factor in both of these timing issues when submitting an application. Please contact us if you need further advice or information.

PLEASE NOTE: citizens of Burundi, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Congo Brazzaville do not require a visa to visit DRC for a stay of up to 90 days.

Visas are valid from the date of issue, not the date of travel.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees

 

Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.

 

 

STANDARD VISA PROCESSING 

(from 15 working days)


Single entry visa (1 month): £60

Single entry visa (2 months): £100

Single entry visa (3 months): £140

Single entry visa (6 months): £180

Multiple entry visa (1 month): £90

Multiple entry visa (2 months): £120

Multiple entry visa (3 months): £150

Multiple entry visa (6 months): £220

Handling fee:  £95

 

 

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