Establishment Visa - Traders

DR Congo
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Establishment Visa - Traders is for foreigners who want to settle in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for trading purposes. You need to enter DRC with a valid visa and reside for minimum of 6 months to be eligible for this Establishment Visa.

Note: Please make sure to check with the trading laws before applying.



36 months



60 Month(s)



100 (approx.)


Processing time

2 - 4 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Establishment Visa - Traders?

9 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must hold a valid passport (at least 6 months).
  • You must be of good character.
  • You must obtain the international vaccination card.
  • You must have sufficient financial means to cover your stay in DRC.
  • You should have stayed in DRC for atleast 6 months before applying for this visa.
  • You must have New Commercial Register.
  • Try not to engage in petty trading.
  • You must have all evidences from the tax authorities.
  • Additional requirements might be present on case basis.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Establishment Visa - Traders?

12 Document Required

  • A valid passport (at least 6 months).
  • Complete application form and registration form.
  • 4 recent passport photos.
  • Present a certificate of good life and morals of his country and the municipality of residence (less than 3 months old).
  • Present a certificate of residence issued by the municipality of residence (less than 3 months old).
  • Present the original and copy of the consular or registration certificate.
  • Articles of Association (notarized).
  • New Commercial Register (NRC).
  • National Identification Number (Nat. Id.).
  • Proof of regularity (vis-à-vis) the tax authorities.
  • Proof of affiliation to the INPP, INSS and a recognized employers' union in the DRC (eg. FEC, COPEMECO, FENAPEC, etc.).
  • Proof of working capital in a local bank (bank account statement).

Talent Migration data for DR Congo

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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