Congo visa requirements for Benineses

Travel and visa requirements

Congolese Visa is not required for Benineses

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Beninese intending to visit Congo must first apply for an E-visa.
  • This online pre-visa can be granted by the Congo consulate in the applicant's home country.
  • On presentation of the pre-visa at the border checkpoint of Congo the traveller is then issued a visa on arrival.
  • The Congolese visa cost from $175-$475 for single and multiple entry respectively for tourist and business visas.
  • This visa is valid for a maximum total stay of 30days within a one-year period.
  • Beninese intending to visit Congo are allowed to bring a maximum of $10,000 or the equivalent in other currencies.
  • Alongside the printed confirmation that a visa will be issued upon arrival, the traveller must also have a return/onward ticket.
  • A proof of hotel accommodation is also needed, as well as an international certificate of vaccination.
  • Beninese intending to visit Congo are required to provide a passport with six months of validity and with atleast two blank pages for stamps on arrival and departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Congo safe to visit??

The safest and most touristed areas of the country are Goma, Virunga National Park and Bukavu in in the east, and the capital Kinshasa in the west. Given that there are still serious security threats in the DRC for tourists, it's best to visit with a tour company who will know how best to keep you safe.

What is Congo known for??

Officially known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country has a 25-mile (40-km) coastline on the Atlantic Ocean but is otherwise landlocked. The largest city in central Africa, it serves as the country's official administrative, economic, and cultural centre.

Is Congo poor??

The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) has one of the highest incidences of poverty in the world. And unfortunately it is still going on. DRC is #1 out of 11 top poor countries in the world (2014) At a rate of 71.34, its incidence of poverty is “extremely high”, even in comparison with other central African countries.

Is Congo a democracy??

Politics of the Democratic Republic of Congo take place in a framework of a republic in transition from a civil war to a semi-presidential republic. On 18 and 19 December 2005, a successful nationwide referendum was carried out on a draft constitution, which set the stage for elections in 2006.

Are there diamonds in the Congo??

The Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a significant factor in the world's production of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin, and gold. The United States Geological Survey estimates that the DRC has 1 million tons of lithium resources.