Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN), the Congolese wildlife authority, has an agreement with Direction Générale de Migration (DGM), the Congolese immigration service, to facilitate obtaining 2-week, single entry tourist visas for people visiting Virunga National Park. The cost of the visa is USD 105.
To qualify for a tourist visa, you must first purchase a package. Tourist visas purchased online through Virunga National Park are non-refundable.
Once you have booked a package and have received confirmation of your payment, you will receive an order number immediately. Please proceed to the online visa application, enter your order number at the top of the form, fill in the remaining fields, and click submit. As Congolese visas can take some time to process, it is advisable to apply as soon as you make your package booking. Tourists visas obtained through the Park will be sent electronically two weeks prior to your travel date via the e-mail address you provide at the time of your booking.
Finally, please make sure to secure any other visas that you will need as you make your way to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Countries such as Rwanda and Uganda allow some nationalities to obtain visas upon arrival to their main airports, however, it is up to the individual traveler to verify visa requirements in advance of arrival.