Announcement: Visa Validity Extension

September 15, 2023

The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa is pleased to announce that reciprocity for tourist and student visas has been extended for two years, effective September 29, 2023.  This change will allow DRC citizens with B1/B2 or F visas to travel to the U.S. as often as they wish over a two-year validity period.

We are excited to see the U.S.-DRC partnership enter this exciting new phase.

You can find more information on this and other issues relating to the visa process at