About Us

Democratic Republic of Congo

Service locations

There is no Australian diplomatic mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our office in Nairobi, Kenya, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Australian High Commission



This office provides immigration and visa services to clients in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.


Street address
Riverside Drive
(400 metres off Chiromo Road)
Postal address
PO Box 39765
Counter hours
By appointment only.
Appointment can be arranged through the Australian Visa Application Centre in Nairobi, or directly with this office by email or phone.
254 20 4277 160
9 am to 11 am Monday to Friday
254 20 4277 189
Electronic contact
Australian immigration enquiry form
Additional information

Payment information

Visa applications may be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centres. Methods of payment accepted at are available on their website.


We accept payments in United States dollars (USD) or Kenyan Shillings. If you are mailing or couriering your application, do not send cash through the post.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​



Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.​​​​


If you are in Ghana you can lodge your application for Citizenship by Descent at the Australian Visa Application Centre.

​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.


Panel physician


IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre Kinshasa
​Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

01, croisement avenue
Mpolo Maurice et Boulevard du 30 juin
Immeuble SABENA apartment 4
Kinshasa, Gombe


+ 243 (1) 827076321

Police check

Congo (Democratic Republic Of)

Congo (Democratic Republic Of)
Street address

Direction generale de la Police Judiciare
Direction de I’Identite Judiciare
14 Avenue Kalemie, Commune de Gombe

Additional information

Relevant document: ‘Police Criminal Record’ (Extrait du Casier Judiciare).
Residents: Apply in person to the address above.
Non-residents: Applications should be made through a contact in the Democratic Republic of Congo. If you do not have a contact in country you will not be able to obtain a penal clearance
Provide: A copy of your identity document and your original fingerprints.
Fee: Payable. The fee must be paid at a nominated bank in DRC prior to application.