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

Rules of entry and stay

All entry restrictions due to COVID-19 were lifted on May 5, 2022.

Be sure to present a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.

Citizens of 5 countries do not need a visa to enter the Congo, the total period of stay in the country should not exceed 90 days. This applies when you travel as a tourist, visit family or friends, or attend business meetings, cultural or sporting events. Visitors must have a passport valid for six months, which must contain at least one blank page for visa stamps. The passport must be valid for six months after the date of departure from the Congo.


Citizens who are allowed to obtain visas upon arrival in Congo can obtain a visa upon arrival at Maya-Maya International Airport in Brazzaville.


Countries whose citizens must apply for and obtain a visa to the Congo before traveling can obtain it at any accredited Consulate of the Congo

Visa gives tourists/visitors permission to enter the country through designated ports of entry. The tourist visa is issued for 3 months (90 days). For foreigners traveling to the Republic of the Congo for tourist purposes, a multiple-entry visa is issued for 6 months (180 days). When applying for a visa to the Republic of the Congo, you will need the following documents: 

Print, fill in completely, and sign it. If you leave any parts of your visa application blank, this will delay your visa approval process.

  • Two color passport-sized photos with a first and last name written on the back.

Photos should be on a white background and with a full frontal view of the face. These photos should be taken within the last 6 months and show your current appearance. The facial expression should be neutral, there should not be any smiles or frowns in the photo. You should not wear glasses in the photo. Hair should be removed back so that the face is visible.

Ears should be clearly visible. It should not have any hats, except religious.

  • Your passport, valid for at least another six months from the date of entry and has at least two blank pages
  • Copy of one passport (BIO page only) and copies of previous Congo visas (If applicable)
  • Residence permit or other proof of legal residence if you are not a citizen of the country from which you are applying
  • Invitation letter or hotel reservation

Printed and notarized letter of invitation (invitation letter must be notarized by the City Council or Prefecture/Mairie) indicating the nature of the trip, the name and address of the landmark to be visited in the Republic of the Congo. The invitation letter must be addressed to the Embassy of the Republic of the Congo, visa section, and must be valid for at least 3 months (90 days).

  • Copy of plane tickets and itinerary

A copy of the ticket or reservation of the ticket indicating the dates of arrival and departure to the Republic of the Congo is required.
The itinerary should indicate the daily schedule, plans, and program of stay in the country. The itinerary should contain correct and detailed information about the traveler's daily routine. Even if one detail is missed, it can affect the visa interview. 

  • Confirmation of payment of the visa fee, payment must be made only in cash (exact amount) or by money transfer indicating only the amount (leave all other fields empty). This measure is valid until further notice
  • A copy of the international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever
  • If you apply by mail, a self-sent and prepaid envelope to return your passport and documents
  • All tourists are advised to have an insurance policy.


Please note that the exact number of documents required depends on the purpose of your trip, as well as on the embassy or consulate where you are applying).


The cost of a visa to Congo may vary depending on the consulate/diplomatic mission and the country from which you are applying. You will have to clarify the exact cost with them first. 

Transit rules

Entry with pets

Emergency contacts

Customs regulations

Information for motorists

Embassy contacts

Entering Congo as Sudanese Citizen