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Congo, Dem. Rep. Of Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Congo, Dem. Rep. Of visa?
The best time to apply for your Congo, Dem. Rep. Of visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Congo, Dem. Rep. Of visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Congo, Dem. Rep. Of visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application using our secure collection service.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for a Congo, Dem. Rep. Of Visa for Australian Citizens

  1. Processing Time

    Due to the Embassy seeking approval from Kinshasa to issue visas, processing times cannot be guaranteed. Please factor this into your travel plans to ensure travel dates can be met.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for one year beyond entry date

  3. Photograph(s)

    Two identical passport sized colour photographs. The photographs must:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 45mm (h) by 35 mm (w) 
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos must be paper clipped to the top right corner of the visa application form. Do not glue or staple.

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You are required to provide an original Business Introduction Letter from your Australian-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays an Australia mailing address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at https://cibtvisas.com.au/forms?formname=Business-Introduction-Letter-Sample.pdf using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request.

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company to be visited. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Be addressed to the applicant
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include the passport details of the applicant
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party
    • Be notorised at the Mayor's office before being certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGM) or the Bureau of Immigration
    • Be in French only
    • Be transmitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs direct to the Embassy and confirmed received by the Embassy prior to submission

    Please Note: Applicants must confirm that the approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been received by the Embassy prior to visa submission. Applications submitted without prior confirmation from the Embassy will be subject to increased issuing delays.

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements.  These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the flight confirmation
    • A copy of the hotel confirmation showing paid in full

    Applicants travelling from Australia to an interim destination, arriving at Congo D.R. overland, must provide an original personal statement stamped by the local Direction Generale de Migration and the local Agence Nationale de Reseignement security service explaining the route of travel and including the car registration details.

  7. Proof of Residency

    Evidence of residency. This must be provided in the form of a photocopy of the applicants drivers license or a utility bill.  The utility bill may not be more than three months old.

  8. Proof of Financial Means

    Evidence of available funds. This must be provided as a current non-online bank statement, issued within 3 months, showing:

    • A minimum credit balance of at least $60.00 per day of stay, for each applicant
    • The applicants full name

    Please Note: A credit card statement will not be accepted.

  9. Photocopy of Certain Application Materials

    A clear colour copy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport.

    CIBTvisas can supply this requirement at a fee of $3.50 + GST per page if not received with the application. This will minimise the risk of delay for successful visa issuance.

  10. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form.

  11. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One copy of the applicant's yellow fever certificate

    Please note: The original certificate must be carried by the traveller whilst in country for presentation to officials on request

  12. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Please provide the CIBTvisas Order Summary which will be emailed to you at the time of placing the order.

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for a Congo, Dem. Rep. Of Visa for Australian Citizens

  1. Processing Time

    Due to the Embassy seeking approval from Kinshasa to issue visas, processing times cannot be guaranteed. Please factor this into your travel plans to ensure travel dates can be met.

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least three blank visa pages with two of the pages facing each other
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  3. Photograph(s)

    Two identical passport sized colour photographs. The photographs must:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 45mm (h) by 35 mm (w) 
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos must be paper clipped to the top right corner of the visa application form. Do not glue or staple.

  4. Proof of Employment

    A letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected return to work date
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department

    A sample Proof of Employment Letter can be found in the Application Pack

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    Evidence of available funds. This must be provided as a current non-online bank statement, issued within 3 months, showing:

    • A minimum credit balance of at least $60.00 per day of stay, for each applicant
    • The applicants full name

    Please Note: A credit card statement will not be accepted.

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements.  These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the flight confirmation
    • A copy of the hotel confirmation showing paid in full and legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Applicants travelling from Australia to an interim destination, arriving at Congo D.R. overland, must provide an original personal statement stamped by the local Direction Generale de Migration and the local Agence Nationale de Reseignement security service explaining the route of travel and including the car registration details.

  7. Proof of Residency

    Evidence of residency. This must be provided in the form of a photocopy of the applicants drivers license or a utility bill.  The utility bill may not be more than three months old.

  8. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One copy of the applicant's yellow fever certificate

    Please note: The original certificate must be carried by the traveller whilst in country for presentation to officials on request

  9. Photocopy of Certain Application Materials

    A clear colour copy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport.

    CIBTvisas can supply this requirement at a fee of $3.50 + GST per page if not received with the application. This will minimise the risk of delay for successful visa issuance.

  10. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form.

  11. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Please provide the CIBTvisas Order Summary which will be emailed to you at the time of placing the order.