Thursday, 09 April 2020
Improving the Business climate in DRC, "the indicator allowed to build improved":   To meet the requirements of flexibility and speed in the process of obtaining the building permit, the Government through the Ministry of Planning and Housing has taken a Ministerial Decree No. CAB / MIN-UH / 023/2018 of the May 31, 2018 amending                                                    Official launch of the activities of the 2th edition of the fair International Agricultural of Kinshasa: Under the initiative of the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture of Kinshasa, the official launch for the 2nd International Agricultural Fair of Kinshasa took place on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the KEMPISKI FLEUVE CONGO HOTEL. During the ceremony, several speeches were                                                    The Democratic Republic of Congo presents the Doing Business 2018 reforms: Under the patronage of His Excellency BAHATI LUKUEBO, Minister of State, Minister of Planning, the National Agency for the Promotion of Investment organized on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at  Pullman Hotel, a workshop presenting the 2018 Doing Business reforms. Six indicators                                                    “The time for Africa is now – we can’t slow down, we must quicken the pace”: Adesina: India is the perfect place for the African Development Bank to focus on the transformative power of agriculture, Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has told the African, Indian and international press. “India is an inspiration to Africa, in that its Green                                                    Burey Gold expands in Kilo-Moto greenstone belt: Mining company Burey Gold inked an agreement with Emirati firm Medidoc FZE to buy a 60% onterest in Tendao project which comprises five exploration licences covering a total of 1,456 km², in North-Western part of DR Congo. The deal will                                                    DRC will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi: The Democratic Republic of Congo will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi, Kenya's capital. The delegation led by the Managing Director of the National Vocational Training Institute (INPP), Maurice Tshikuya                                                    kwilu: sensitization of executives of the public administration on the improvement of the business climate: Executives of the public administration and the private sector in the province of Kwilu and particularly those from Bandundu city, the capital of the province have been sensitized for two days on the reforms implemented to improve the business and                                                    Need to adapt the geological map of the DRC to the understanding of new minerals: Mr. Ikoli, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Mines, noted the need to adapt the old geological map of 1972 to the understanding of new minerals at the opening of the validation workshop of the new geological map                                                    FIKIN opens its doors this Saturday 16th of July 2016: The fair activities of Kinshasa for the year 2016 will start on Saturday, July 16 and close on 15th August, announced the Director General of the International Fair of Kinshasa (FIKIN), Eugene Bokopolo. The N ° 1 of FIKIN engaged with the                                                    The Government has committed to improving the income of farmers for agricultural growth of at least 6%: The Government of the Democratic Republic Congo is planning to sustainably promoteagricultural and food sectors in priority and develop the agri-business between 2015 and 2016. The aim is to improve farmers' incomes and achieve an agricultural growth of at least 6%                                                   

Prior to Arrival in DR Congo

  • Entry requirements
  • How to Get a Work Permit ?
  • How to Get a Residence Permit ?

Entry requirements

For entering D.R.C., any foreigner must have the documents hereafter :

  • A national or international passport in the process of validity or any other travel certificate bearing one of the visas provided for by the law ;
  • An airport visa ;
  • A travel or tourist visa ;
  • An individual pass (Ip) for the border countries ;
  • An international vaccination certificate required by the health police rules.


  • Any foreigner who does not live in D.R.C. should have a valid transport ticket when returning or when he desires to continue his travel outside D.R.C. ;
  • The airline companies are responsible towards D.R.C. for repatriation or accommodation of the foreigners they would have transported in case the latter did not establish before taking off that they had the required documents and visa.

For obtaining an entry visa in D.R.C, any foreign investor in need, should request an invitation letter from ANAPI by mentioning the names of delegation members and their passport numbers. After processing the file ANAPI will send the invitation to its addressee with a copy to the D.R.C Embassy in the applicant country, which has to issue the visa. For promptness reasons, all this procedure is carried out through electronic means.

Travel visa (or tourist)

It is issued by the diplomatic and consular missions of the D.R.C. abroad and has a validity of 1 to 6 months maximum. The DGM (Immigration Department) is able to grant and extend it.

When the validity of travel visa is less than 6 months, it can be extended one or several times up to a total duration of 6 months.

Delivery conditions

  • Hold a passport in the process of validity ;
  • Fill in the visa application form ;
  • Join a passport photograph;
  • Be of good morality ;
  • Have enough means of subsistence;
  • Be in charge of (or invited by) a legal entity or an individual regularly established in D.R.C.

N.B. The travel visa does not entitle anyone to carry out a salaried employment in D.R.C.

Types of travel visa

  • Travel visa 1 month, only one entry ;
  • Travel visa 1 month, several entries ;
  • Travel visa 2 months, only one entry ;
  • Travel visa 2 months, Several entries ;
  • Travel visa 3 months, only one entry ;
  • Travel visa 3 months, several entries ;
  • Travel visa 6 months, only one entry ;
  • Travel visa 6 months, several entries.

Airport visa and flying visa

These visas are provided to foreigners from countries where the D.R.C. is not diplomatically represented or on discretion decision from the Managing Director.

  • Flying visa
    It is about an entrance permission granted by the Managing Director in message form and which enables OFFIMI to deliver the airport or port visa. Conditions :
    • Application letter sent to the Managing Director ;
    • Copy of the applicant passport ;
    • Copy of the Identity of the person bearing the responsibility (case of individual).
  • Airport / Port visa
    • It is provided to a flying visa holder at Entry post. It is valid for seven days.
    • It is also granted to any person authorized to go to the borders of DRC.

Exit conditions

Exit-return visa is granted for one or several trips to any foreigner holding a settlement visa for travels outside the D.R.C.; It is valid for 7 months starting from the first travel, 11 months for liberal professions of philantropical nature (Missionary, ASBL, etc.).

Law and Order measures

Any offending to the legal provisions above-mentioned relating to entry, stay and movements of foreigners in DRC is liable for the following measures :

Turning back

Any foreigner who goes to the border post for entering DRC without having any of the documents and the visa required is turned back by the employee in charge of immigration control. This measure is without appeal and the foreigner is immediately repatriated; the transport company being in charge of all probable fees.


Will be subject of dismissal measure :

  • Any foreigner entering D.R.C. without any documents and the required visa.
  • Any foreigner who will not have left the DRC territory on expiry of his residence certificate without valid excuse.

The dismissal measure is recorded in an undesirability report made by an immigration officer and notified to the person concerned. The foreigner concerned can appeal to the Managing Director or his representative within 24 hours from the notification.


The President of the Republic can through a decree, expel from D.R.C. any foreigner who compromises or threatens to compromise peace or law and order by his presence or behaviour. Expulsion measure is for 5 years minimum.

Any foreigner subject of expulsion decision and who wishes to return to DRC before the indicated period should obtain a special authorization from the President of the Republic.


Without prejudice of legal proceedings or other law and order measures, penalties apply in the following cases :

  • Non-observance of law provisions ;
  • Non-regularization of travel visa or non-renewal of settlement visa in the legal period ;
  • Facilitation or direct or indirect attempt of facilitation for entrance, movement or irregular visit of a foreigner ;
  • Hindrance to the fulfilment of immigration officer duties acting according to the law or its enforcement measures.

How to Get a Work Permit ?

To hire an expatriate, any employer must ensure that the following procedure is observed :

  • Submit a job offer to the Employment National Office

Why Invest In DR Congo ?

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