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Consular & Visa Service

Consular Services

A. Visa Services

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Burundi to the United Nations only issues free entry visas to Burundi to the holders of diplomatic passports and United Nations passports. For ordinary passport holders, please contact the Burundi Embassy in Washington DC

A. Visa Requirements

  1. A valid travel document (minimum six month validity): Passport or other travel Document;
  2. Two (2) visa application forms per applicant, legibly completed and signed.
  3. A round-trip ticket or a letter from a travel agency;
  4. Two recent colored passport-sized photos (Please staple the photos on the forms) ;
  5. A copy of a yellow fever vaccine certificate;
  6. For official business: A letter from the government/company
  7. For visitors: an invitation letter by family members or friends
  8. For Tourists: Proof of hotel reservation(s)

Click here and download the Visa Application Form

B. VISA FEES

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Burundi to the United Nations only issues free entry visas to Burundi to the holder of diplomatic passports and United Nations passports

C. VISA PROCESSING TIME

Standard Processing Time: 2 weeks

D. BUSINESS HOURS

1. Office hours:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM;
  • Fridays from 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM

2. Public Hours:

  • Drop off: 9.00AM – 1.00 PM
  • Pick Up: 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM

N.B. : All applicants must provide an active e-mail address and phone number to facilitate communication.

E. EXEMPTIONS

1. Countries listed below are exempted from visa application:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo;
  • Rwanda,
  • Uganda,
  • Tanzania,
  • Kenya.
  • South Sudan
  • Brazil (diplomatic passports and Service passports )
  • Russia (diplomatic passports and Service passports )
  • Turkey (diplomatic passports and Service passports)

However, nationals from countries exempted from visa application need to have a valid passport issued by their respective countries.

II. OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES
1. Passport and travel document services

Please contact us for additional information on this issue

1.2 Travel Documents fees and requirements

  • US$20 for a 3-month validity period from the issue date;
  • Proof of citizenship, i.e. Burundian ID;
  • US$20 in money order OR cashier’s check;
  • A formal request addressed to the Ambassador;
  • Copy of your legal status in the U.S.
  • Two-recent, Color, Passport-sized photos.

2. Document Authentication / Legalization, Certification fees and requirements

2.1 Burundian citizens:

  • US$20 per document
  • A formal letter of request addressed to the Ambassador
  • A copy of your legal status in the U.S.
  • A prepaid return self-addressed, stamped, express envelope (such as USPS, FedEx or UPS Envelope)

2.2 Other Citizens

  • US$40 per document
  • A formal letter of request addressed to the Ambassador

2.3 Visas fees

  • Transit visa valid for 3 days: 40US$
  • Multiple entry valid for one month: 90US$
  • Single entry valid for one month: 70US$
  • Entry visa valid for 2 years: 500US$ (granted by the general commissariat of Migration in Burundi)
  • Permament residence visa valid for 99 years: 1200US$  (granted by the general commissariat of Migration in Burundi)

N.B. : All fees related to consular services are payable in Money Order or Cashier’s Check and are non-refundable. Cash or personal checks are not accepted. A prepaid self-addressed, stamped, express envelope (such as USPS, FedEx or UPS Envelope) is required.