There are fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in world. Virunga National Park is home to more than half of the mountain gorilla population.

There are fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in world. Virunga National Park is home to more than half of the mountain gorilla population.

There are fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in world. Virunga National Park is home to more than half of the mountain gorilla population.

BUILDING A NATION
The population of Democratic Republic of Congo is 83,983,932.

BUILDING A NATION
The population of Democratic Republic of Congo is 83,983,932.

BUILDING A NATION
The population of Democratic Republic of Congo is 83,983,932.

CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Visa, Passport and other consular services.

CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Visa, Passport and other consular services.

CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Visa, Passport and other consular services.

DRC HydroPower
The DRC is endowed with large mineral resources and has a potential to install up to 100,000 MW of hydropower capacity.

DRC HydroPower
The DRC is endowed with large mineral resources and has a potential to install up to 100,000 MW of hydropower capacity.

DRC HydroPower
The DRC is endowed with large mineral resources and has a potential to install up to 100,000 MW of hydropower capacity.

AGRICULTURE
It accounts for 42.5 percent of the DRC's gross domestic product, employs 62 percent of its men and 84 percent of its women.

AGRICULTURE
It accounts for 42.5 percent of the DRC's gross domestic product, employs 62 percent of its men and 84 percent of its women.

AGRICULTURE
It accounts for 42.5 percent of the DRC's gross domestic product, employs 62 percent of its men and 84 percent of its women.

CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Visa, Passport and other consular services.

CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Visa, Passport and other consular services.

CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Visa, Passport and other consular services.

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Welcome to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) website. We hope you will find all the necessary information for your visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, our beautiful country where the world second largest river basin is found along with the five national parks located in the Congo Rainforest and are part of the UN World Heritage Sites. We believe your visit as a tourist or for investment in the DRC will be of great value to the DRC country vision.
Ambassador François Nkuna Balumuene has been appointed by President Joseph Kabila and as the DRC Ambassador in the United States of America, Mr. Balumuene serves as the primary liaison between the U.S. and the DRC Government in Kinshasa aside from having the responsibility of representing the interests of the DRC and strengthening bilateral relations.
Here, you will find information pertaining consular services for tourists, investors as well as the Congolese Diaspora, about the DRC development and other relevant resources including but not limited to official statements from the Government.

 

OUR CONSULAR SERVICES

Visa application drop-off: Monday to Friday

From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visa application pick-up: Monday to Friday

From 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

VISA | PASSPORT | TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Visa for all travelers including foreign applicants, passport or travel document for Congolese Nationals, legalization of documents and power of attorney.

Application Info
CIVIL AFFAIRS FOR DIASPORA CONGOLESE

The DRC Government is committed to facilitating the travels of Congolese Nationals living abroad and the Embassy in the US will assist Congolese Nationals with DRC Passport issuance, renewals and “Tenant-Lieu”.

We are here to serve
THE EMBASSY

Ambassador François Nkuna Balumuene has been appointed by President Joseph Kabila and is responsible for the direction of the Embassy and its consulates in the U.S. He has the responsibility of representing the interests of the DRC and its citizens while advancing our nations’ bilateral relations and serving as the primary liaison between the U.S. and the DRC government in Kinshasa.

Learn about the Embassy
INVESTING IN THE DRC

The DRC’s investment agency namely the National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANAPI), provides investment facilitation services for initial investments over $200,000 and is mandated to simplify the investment process, make procedures more transparent, assist new foreign investors and improve the image of the DRC as an investment destination.

Info from laws to industries
ABOUT THE DRC

As the second-largest country on the African continent, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is emerging as a stable and promising leader in Africa, with improved security, a growing economy, and a commitment to democratic governance.

Learn about the DRC
DRC REPRESENTATIONS

The DRC Government is committed to assisting with Visa for visitors and Investors as well as passport and Tenant Lieu for it's Congolese Nationals leaving abroad. We are found in many countries to make your DRC consular process seamless.

Find out where we are

Invest in the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo boasts some of the most abundant natural resources on the planet. With a strong economy, rich farmland and bountiful mineral wealth, the DRC is progressively building towards a brighter future. The DRC’s investment agency namely the National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANAPI) provides investment facilitation services for initial investments over $200,000 and is mandated to simplify the investment process, make procedures more transparent, assist foreign investors and improve the image of the DRC as an investment destination.

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Mount Nyiragongo is located inside Virunga National Park