Visitors to the Republic of the Congo must obtain a visa from one of the Republic of the Congo diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that can obtain a visa on arrival.

Visa policy map

Visa policy of the Republic of the Congo
Visa policy of the Republic of the Congo

Visa exemption

Citizens of the following 5 countries who hold a biometric passport can visit Republic of Congo without a visa for up to 90 days:[1][2]

Visa not required for citizens of  China provided their normal passports are endorsed "For Public Affairs".

Visa not required for holders of a V.I.P Invitation letter.

Holders of diplomatic or service category passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China and Russia do not require a visa as well as holders of diplomatic passports of Portugal and Turkey.[3]

Visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passports was signed with  Angola[4] and it is yet to come into force.

Visa on arrival

Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival:[7][8]

Transit

Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on the same calendar day. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

eVisa

In April 2019 Congolese authorities announced a plan to introduce electronic visas in August 2019.[9] Visa applications can already be submitted online at the Republic of the Congo embassy in France website.[10][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 15 November 2012; from 13 July 2013 [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]
  6. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/Rwandamigration/status/1052212463935115264
  7. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  8. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/Rwandamigration/status/1052212463935115264
  9. ^ Congo: Le visa touristique bientôt électronique
  10. ^ France Diplomatie - Congo - Formalités d’entrée
  11. ^ Ambassade du Congo - France - Services consulaires - Démarches en ligne - Demande de Visa