Passport & Consular Card

Required Documents

The processing time for all consular services requests take up between 5-7 business days. The Consulate of the Democratic Republic of Congo in New Delhi does not offer any rush or expedited services.

Application requirements for the passport and consular card are as follows:



  • Two colored passport photographs 2 x 2 inch, 35 x 45 mm or 35 x 35 mm (5 x 5 cm, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, 3.5 x 3.5 cm) taken within the last 6 months for your Consular Card. If you have already picked up your passport but did not receive a Consular Card, please let us know and we will issue it for you.


  • A clear photocopy of your old passport. If your passport was lost or stolen, please provide a written police report.


  • Provide a copy of one of the following residency documents such as a rental agreement, police verification.

  • A second readable and colored photocopy of any form of previous or current ID to double check the identity of the Travel Document applicant ( School ID, Driver's License, Voter ID or Consular Card ).

Travel Document / Laissez-Passer

Congolese citizens who wish to travel to the Republic of Congo but whose passports are lost, stolen, or expired, will need to apply for a Travel Document or a Laissez-Passer in order to travel. However, it is important to note 3 facts about the Travel Document /Laissez Passer :

  • It is valid only valid for 30 days ( One Month ). After 30 days, the Travel Document expires.

  • It is only valid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. No Visa of any country may be stamped on it.

  • It is a one way Travel Document, because you will not be able to travel back to any other country with a Laissez-Passer or Travel Document.​



  • Consular card : $35 USD

  • Biometric Passport  : $99 USD

  • Travel Document / Laissez-Passer : INR 4800


Be advised that passports are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Kinshasa and not by the Embassy. The Embassy forwards all information to the MFA and will not be able to provide processing time estimates. We thank you for your patience throughout this process.






The Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo in India, highly encourages all consular services applicants to fulfill all the requirements listed above. Refusal to provide all the correct documents will result in the systematic rejection of your consular services requests.


Click here to download the Passport Application Form