DRC WORK VISA SPECIALISTS
Looking to get a visa to the Democratic Republic of Congo? The Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as the DRC, is the largest country in Central Africa surrounded by Angola, the Central African Republic, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia. It has a total area of 2,3 million km². The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the second-largest rainforest in the world, the Congo rainforest. The DRC is also known for Lake Tanganyika and the Albertine Rift. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining sector with an abundance in copper, diamonds, gold, and manganese is noteworthy as well as the great potential for growth in the agribusiness sector. If you are looking to grow your business or bring in the valuable skill set of your foreign employees in this jurisdiction, the DRC offers various immigration options for exploring business opportunities, and for undertaking work. Please contact us for more information on how we may assist you in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Effective from 28 March 2020, Kinshasa has gone into a rotational-based lockdown for a period of four days, following two days of free access for residents to go to essential shop. The period of lockdown will continue for three weeks.
During this time, there are limited immigration services available, but foreigners can continue to submit applications for to the Department of Migration Services during this period. A delay in processing times is to be expected as the department will be running on skeleton staff.
Holistic Expatriation Solutions
An ordinary visa is issued to foreigners entering the Democratic Republic of Congo for tourism, sightseeing, to visit family and friends, and for business-related purposes.
A flying visa is issued to foreigners who do not have a Congolese embassy or consulate in their country of residence. This visa allows the application to arrive in the DRC and a stay of up to 7 days in the place of arrival.
Short Term Work Visa
A short-term work permit is designed for foreign nationals intended to work for six (6) months or more. A short-term work permit is valid for a maximum period of a year and is non-renewable.
Long Term Work Visa
A long-term work permit is designed for foreign workers intending to work in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a period that exceeds 12 months up to 2 years.
Accompanying Spouse & Children
This visa category allows the holders thereof to lawfully accompany your spouse or parent while he/she is on a work assignment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.