News & Events

Alert: Reduced Consular Operations

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa will only offer emergency consular services, effective immediately and until further notice.  Previously scheduled appointments will be rescheduled, and Friday passport and CRBA pickup is suspended until further notice. To inquire about emergency passports or other services of an urgent nature, please write ...
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The United States Supports the DRC to Build the Democracy that the Congolese People Deserve and Can Achieve

By Mike Hammer, U.S. Ambassador the the DRC On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden is hosting a virtual Summit for Democracy. This will be the first of two Summits for Democracy to bring together 100 world leaders from government with civil society, media, and the private sector to discuss their collective efforts to tackle today’s greatest threats ...
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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Location: Democratic Republic of Congo, countrywide Event:  On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States.  Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location: Multiple locations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Event: Multiple demonstrations are planned for Saturday, November 27, 2021 throughout Kinshasa.  Organizers have proposed routes that include major roads in multiple communes in Kinshasa, including Gombe, and multiple demonstrations have requested routes ending at or near the Palais du Peuple.  Increased traffic and ...
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Demonstration Alert: Vicinity of U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Vicinity of U.S. Embassy, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Event: Local police have blocked Boulevard du 30 Juin from the Sozacom building to Avenue des Aviateurs in anticipation of a demonstration. Sections of Dumi, Wagenia, and Enterprise streets in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy are also blocked. No non-diplomatic vehicular traffic is ...
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