Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in the DRC. The expiry date of the passport must be at least six (6) months prior to the date of travel. Visa requirements must be confirmed with the diplomatic representation of your country of departure. Participants traveling with a national passport are advised to obtain a visa for the DRC prior to departure.

All participants MUST HAVE:

  • letters of invitation from the host institution.
  • return tickets to their country of residence; and
  • proof that they have sufficient funds for their stay.

Please note that you can obtain a visa application form for the DRC from the diplomatic representation of the DRC in your country.

Please also note that participants requiring a visa on arrival (those who do not have a DRC embassy in their country) can obtain one. Be in touch with our assistant and expect more information on this.

Each participant should send the biographical data pages of his or her passport to the Local Organizing Committee by e-mail to to help with invitation letters.