Citizens of the Democratic of Congo are able to visit the United Kingdom with a valid visa. For most travel purposes, the standard visitor visa will be the one you need to apply for. While the standard visitor visa does not allow you to work while you are in the UK, it does allow you to attend business conferences and seminars as well as visit tourist locations. It also allows you to volunteer, visit family, and more.
According to current United Kingdom regulations, citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo are allowed to apply as early as 3 months before their intended travel date. You must have a valid visa upon your arrival. The standard visitor visa can only be applied for online and you can access the application here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do I need for the application?
Please use this checklist for the standard visitor visa application for the United Kingdom. Please note that each type of visitor may have different requirements.
- Old travel documentation
- Proof of residence
- Proof of employment
- Proof of educational enrollment
- Business registration documents
- Proof of intended business activities
What is the max stay for visits to the UK that is enforced for this visa?
Currently, the United Kingdom allows a max stay of 186 days in Total for the standard visitor visa for citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?
For Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo, your visa will expire in 186 days after arrival.
How Long Does Processing Take for the application?
The speed at which your visa application is processed will depend on the processing speed you choose:
- Standard: 9 Business Days
- Rush: 7 Business Days
- Super Rush: 5 Business Days
How Much Does the Standard Visitor Visa Cost?
The cost of your visa will depend on the processing speed of your application:
- Standard: USD 170.00
- Rush: USD 200.00
- Super Rush: USD 220.00
Is Multiple Entry Allowed with the United Kingdom Standard Visitor Visa?
The current regulations that are enforced by the UK Immigration Department allow Multiple Entry for the standard visitor visa for citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Is there an interview required for obtaining the standard visitor visa?
No. There is no interview requirement for the standard visitor visa period. However, you will have to go to an appointment at the visa application center to give biometrics. You will need to schedule this appointment at least 5 weeks before you are due to travel to the United Kingdom.
If my application is rejected, will I get a refund?
Once your visa application has been processed, you will not be eligible for a refund. To avoid having your application rejected, make sure that all of the information you provide on the application is correct before you submit it.