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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
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.
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.
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 !
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!
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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