Yes - A visa is required for travel to Congo (Republic)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A valid passport and visa are required for missionary travel to the Republic of Congo; a business visa is issued for this purpose.


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank passport page available for Congo visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Republic of Congo visas.


Congo (Republic) Visa Application Form:

Two signed Republic of Congo visa application forms. After placing your order, fill out the application forms included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background.


Letter Of Invitation:

A letter of invitation from sponsor or host organization in Republic of the Congo explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and host’s contact information.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from host or sponsoring organization in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's status/position held in the organization, and clearly stating the purpose of visit. The letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in the Republic of the Congo.

The Consulate of the Republic of the Congo requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Congo Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets.


Medical Requirements:

International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.


Special Instructions:

The Republic of the Congo, or Congo Republic, is also commonly referred to as Congo-Brazzaville. This country should not be confused with Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), which is a neighboring country.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Congo (Republic)

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Congo Visa

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266