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Old 20 Oct 2011
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DRC/angola visa oct 2011

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I have run into some engine troubles so waiting for a parcel with spareparts to arrive while exploring benin with backpack and hitchhike at the moment. Didnt apply for drc visa yet, thinking about doing it in 1,5 weeks. From where have you got the information that the 1 month single visa is only 15000CF in yaounde? could you find out how much a 2 month visa is ? Wont be in Brazaville bevor 6th december when they announce the result of the elections so thinking about what to do right now.

greetings from Parakou

Chris
hi chris
that information was from the DRC embassy in yaounde. i went there myself about 11 sept, there was a new 'memo' from 5th sept that stated the information as above. we could not wait that long to apply cos i had to fly back to the uk for a week and we didnt want to jeopardise my passport being held or any such nonsense.
we were in libreville, but didnt try there cos we thought we could secure DRC visas in brazza. however, just before we left gabon to cross into the congo we heard from someone in brazza that DRC visas are not being issued to tourists without an angolan visa cos they dont want tourists in the DRC during election time without an exit point. [this is the catch 22 - brazza is NOT giving out angolan visas and we were refused angola in abuja (an across-the-board refusal at that time at the end of august) - so without it, we would also be refused DRC and so cant get thru to chance angola visas in either kinshasa or at the border. i hope that makes sense.
anyway, we are back in libreville looking at shipping. arrived yesterday, long road in the wrong direction. apparently tho, 2 swedish bikers were here and did get DRC visas here this past week...? i have no further info, sorry.

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Anybody gotany news on the situation on getting hold of DRC visas in Cameroon, Gabon or Republic Congo ??

greetings from Calabar,

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Hi Chris.

We got DRC visa in Yaounde in the beginning of December. 30 day single entry 70.000 CFA same day service. but we had to have a long talk to the ambassador before convincing him.

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Holy s***, that is a big bunch of money for one month ! Going there in 2 weeks and have a try what they demand for 2 month ( going to take a barge from Kinshasa to Kisangani to cross into Rwanda )

Did you managed to enter with that visa and at which border ?

Anybody knows about prices in Gabon or Rep. Congo ?

Have a good party tonight everybody !


greetings from Limbe / Cameroon
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Currently in Yaounde, the 2 month single entry visa is 75.000cfa, thats at least what the paper tells. They even have a 10 day transit visa and the one month is 57.000cfa.

Still the no go for non residents regulation but after some nice talking and charming the secretary told me to come back on friday.

Now the question, did anybody have recent experiences with sucessfully entering the DRC with a visa issued in Cameroon or Gabon ?

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Hey
Just got a message from my two friends -
they crossed successful into DRC via Cabinda on a DRC visa from Yaounde

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Jelga

It appears things could be settling down. We intend driving north from ZA in March. We are New Zealanders, any suggestions on where it's best to get DRC visas, Pretoria or Windhoek?
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I don't know about Pretoria, but I bought one in Windhoek very easily. That was about 6 months ago. It may be even cheaper to get it in Lusaka, if that is on your route, but I have no first-hand information on this.

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Got the visa yesterday in Yaounde, 100.000cfa, 2 month stay, single entry ! ( 85.000cfa visa, 15.000cfa administration/toilet-paper fee )

They let me wait 1,5 weeks, been there 4 times, the reception girl jacky in the end told me to come on the 18th, because the ambassador is going to travel and somebody else would be less strict so I could get it ! It was still something like " fill all paperwork, give money and then I ask him" ! The passport was handed over with a visa 15 minutes later and she whissled something like "tell nobody you got this here, NEVER show up in kinshasa with it" ! Told here that i´ll enter DRC on a small border north from kinshasa and wait in a small village for a barge to kisangani. True, but i am going to wait for that barge in ... ups ... kinshasa !

Hope this helps somebody !

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Hi Chris.

Just be careful NOT to use Brazza/Kinshasa river border - two Czech guys in a Skoda got send back two weeks ago - not having a DRC visa from home...

Im back in Brazza. going for Dolisie for Angola transit visa X2

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angola transit visa

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did you manage to get the transit visa in Dolisie; we are currenlty in brazza now leaving to dolisie tomorrow, any tips?

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Hi A2A.

Yes i did get the Transit visa to Angola in 48 hours in Dolisie.

Be ware that i had a lot of noise leaving DRC in Luvo. Big boss immigration was angry that i was let in at Caninda / DRC border with a DRC visa from Yaoonde - and made a lot of phone calls.

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got my DRC visa in libreville gabon. 40000 cfa for 1 month got it in 2 days no hassle no worries. just librevillle is crazy expensive
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angola and drc situation!

it has been one week in brazza, trying to get a visa for angola,i failed too,and my drc visa expired, now trying to renewed,l have been still waiting,they kept my passport and made me paid,then keep telling me 'come back tomorrow, coz we are waiting confirmation from kinshasa !'
so i am stayin in hippocampe,waiting,i had applied angola visa a month ago in ghana (accra)finially they said your visa ready,bring your passaport to issue it.i wanted to fly to Accra but it is very expensive(around 1000us)so i convinced the accra embassy to send my passport to them wich will cost also 250us.soo i am waiting to cross to kinshasa!
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more current info?

Still watching this thread if anyone has current info please post. I could try to get the DRC visa at home, but have not idea for how to get the letter of invitation and I was quite unsuccessful to do that for Angola.
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