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Democratic Republic Of The Congo Passport & Visa Requirements

Entry requirements for Americans

US nationals require a passport valid for the period of intended stay, and a visa, to enter the DRC.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British nationals require a passport valid for the duration of intended stay, and a visa, to enter the DRC.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian nationals require a passport valid for the duration of intended stay, and a visa, to enter the DRC.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian nationals require a passport valid for the duration of intended stay, and a visa, to enter the DRC.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African nationals require a passport valid for the duration of intended stay, and a visa, to enter the DRC.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand nationals require a passport valid for the duration of intended stay, and a visa, to enter the DRC.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish nationals require a passport valid for the duration of intended stay, and a visa, to enter the DRC.

Passport/Visa Note

All foreigners entering the DRC require a visa obtained in advance, as well as a yellow fever vaccination certificate. Visas issued by any country other than the home country of the traveller may be refused, unless there is no embassy of Congo (Dem. Rep.) in the home country. Passengers with a letter issued by the Ministry of Interior and Security can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum of seven days, and can apply to extend their stay. It is highly recommended that travellers' passports have at least six months' validity remaining after the intended date of departure from their travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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