21 Jan 2023
Lesotho citizenship
Visa Visa required
Useful information
Currency Central African franc
Language French, Kituba (Kikongo; national), Lingala (national)
Minimum passport validity
Minimum passport validity at least 6 months
Phone code
Phone code +242
Covid There are no COVID restrictions
Health Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required
Insurance policy Insurance policy recommended

Student visa

A student visa to the Congo allows a foreign citizen to immigrate to the Congo temporarily to complete a course of study in the country. A student visa allows holders to live and work (in a limited mode) in Congo for as long as they need to complete the course of study to help support themselves and all dependents. To apply for a student visa, you need to find the nearest embassy or consulate.


To obtain a student visa, the following criteria must be met:

  • A letter of admission must be provided confirming that the applicant has been offered a place in a full-time course of study at a recognized educational institution.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the availability of sufficient funds to secure their living in the country.
  • It is necessary to prove that the payment for the course was made in full.
  • It is necessary to obtain private health insurance and provide documentary evidence of this.
  • The candidate must have a firm intention to return to their country after the end of the period of study.

Congo Education for Basotho