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Tourist 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).

::    Confirmation of employment

Please submit a letter from your UK employer, or school/university if you are a student. This must be an original, signed document on company letterhead, confirming your employment (or academic) status. It must note your job title or subject, the purpose of your trip, and indicate the date on which you are due to return to work or study.

::    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. 

::    Proof of funds

All travellers must provide evidence of sufficient funds (e.g. travellers cheques or a recent bank statement) to cover the planned duration of stay.

::    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.

::    Birth certificate, if applicable

Applicants under 18 must submit a clear photocopy of their birth certificate, plus a notarised letter of consent signed by both parents/guardians.



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.




(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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