A foreigner who has married a Congo citizen is eligible for citizenship after five years of co-living in the country.
The Embassy of the Congo Brazzaville requires the applicant to apply for a visa directly, as an in-person appointment may be necessary.
Permanent residence permit in Congo
In the Republic of the Congo, a residence permit is not issued. Its counterpart is residence visas for 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years.
If it is necessary to extend the period of their stay in the country, the owners of ordinary foreign passports provide the migration service with a passport, an application form (in triplicate), three photos, an employment agreement (for persons who arrived at work), a certificate from the place of study (for students), a marriage certificate (for foreigners who are married to citizens of the Republic of the Congo).
Fees for applying for a visa for:
1 year - 150 USD;
3 years - 270 USD;
5 years - 350 USD.
A 5-year visa is considered privileged and is issued to foreigners or stateless persons residing in the Congo continuously for at least 10 years, whose age at the time of entry into the Republic of the Congo did not exceed 35 years. If a foreigner or stateless person is married to a Congo citizen, the age limit may be increased by 5 years. If underage children enter the country with a foreigner, the age limit may be increased by three years for each child.
Naturalization/acquisition of citizenship in the Congo
Congolese citizenship can be obtained if the following condition is met: The person has been living in the country for at least 10 years.
Permission to stay when buying property in Congo
Buying a property is not a basis for granting a residence permit in Congo.
Belorussian Expats in Congo
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.