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The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under C.A.R. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.


  1. A valid passport

  2. Two visa applications form dully completed and signed by the applicant. Any file with only a single visa application form will be rejected!

  3. Two (02) identical passport-size color photographs with white background

  4. A letter from the applicant’s employer confirming that the applicant will return back to U.S.A in order to resume his/her duties after the visit.

  5. Visa Fee

    • Short Stay (0-1 month): $150

    • Long Stay (2 months- 3 months): $200

    • Exceptions (6-1 year) for US Department of State, diplomats and contract personnel

  6. Applications by mail: fees must be paid online in money order made payable to the “Embassy of Central African Republic”. Do not send cash payments by mail! ENCLOSE a self-addressed prepaid return envelope with a tracking number ;

  7. Yellow fever Immunization is required. A COPY OF THE VACCINATION CARD is accepted ;

  8. Flight itinerary;

  9. Invitation letter from the inviting party in Central African Republic; or hotel reservation;

  10. For Official Passports, a letter from the US Department of State or any other Diplomatic


Mission is required.

Applications in person: fees can be paid in cash or money order.

  1. All visa requests take 48 HOURS.

  2. You can download the  Official form to use for visa application here.

Contact Us

To contact a customer service representative, 


Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

Address: 2704 Ontario Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Visa Appointment Call Center:

Tel: (202) 483-7800

Hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00 to 16:00

Consular Section Email: pc

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