Welcome, U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants

You are at the Official Immigrant (permanent) Visa support website for the U.S. Embassy in The Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus: As of March 17, the United States Embassy in Kinshasa is cancelling routine Immigrant and Nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at (https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-cd/niv/information/faqs#need_earlier_appt) to request an emergency appointment.

Applicants who were issued nonimmigrant visas on Monday, March 16 should not come to the Embassy on March 18 to retrieve their visas. We will contact you when your visa is ready for pickup.


Register your Consular Immigrant Visa appointment date and time or request Returning Resident support services.

Review and manage your existing Consular Immigrant Visa Appointment or Returning Resident request.

Learn more about the Immigrant Visa application process.