Scam Alert

27 October, 2021

Fictitious invitations to international conferences may be emailed under fraudulent Department of State letterhead. The purpose of these invitations is to trick people to pay for fictional visa appointment, “guaranteed visa issuance” and conference logistic services, as well as to obtain your private information.

Please note that only U.S. Embassies issue U.S. visas.  Conference organizers can NOT manage visa processes.  Conference organizers can NOT schedule visa appointments for participants.

To make an appointment for a U.S. visa in Kinshasa:


Make your own visa appointment to avoid fraud.


The fee amount for US visas is published public information. See 


Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, opportunity shared on social media, SMS, etc. Please contact the embassy before taking any action in relation to the correspondence.