How to Obtain a Congolese Visa

Most international guest will need a visa to enter the Republic of Congo.

Obtaining a visa from the Congolese Embassy in your country prior to arrival will require a letter of invitation that we (Congo Conservation Company) will help you obtain.

For CCC to obtain the letter of invitation, we need a copy of the photo page of your valid passport. Please send us a scanned copy of this page 7 weeks prior to your travel date, so that we can obtain your letter. Send the scan to sales@odzala.com along with your booking reference.

Once we receive your scanned photo page of your passport, we will establish the letter of invitation and take it to the Congolese immigration authorities, who will authorize the letter with their official stamp. This authorization process can take several weeks, which is why we ask to receive the scan of your passport 7 weeks prior to your travel date.

Once we have your authorized letter of invitation we will send you a scanned copy that you can use to obtain your visa.

Please make sure to print several copies of your invitation letter as you will need one to submit with your visa application, and one that you must bring with you and present when you enter the country.

For our international guests who do not have a Congolese Embassy in their country, we can make special arrangements for you to obtain a visa upon entry in Brazzaville.

To obtain a visa upon entry, we will assist with obtaining a letter of invitation, which will need to be presented for the visa application and to the immigration authorities on arrival in Brazzaville. We would need a scan of the photo page of your valid passport 7 weeks prior to your travel date, which we will use to obtain an invitation letter authorized by the Congolese immigration authorities.

The company has an agreement with the immigration authorities, which grants our clients/partners the convenience of obtaining a visa on arrival, providing they have all necessary documentation (LOI, hotel reservation, passport) proving they are coming to us. A minimum of 45 days notice will be required to avoid any inconvenience on arrival, as authorities must be notified at least 30 days in advance.

We strongly advise that international clients get their visas ahead of travelling.

Nevertheless, in case of delays with LOI issuance or unavailability of a Congo representative in the client’s country, visas can be issued on arrival for CCC & ODC clients.

 

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