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 confirmed or unconfirmed 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 goverment/company
7) For visitors: an invitation letter by family members or friends
8) For Tourists: Proof of hotel reservation(s)
9) A prepaid, self-addressed, stamped, express-returned envelope (such as USPS, FedEx or UPS Envelope)
NB: Any person travelling to Burundi from the United States of America must obtain an entry visa at the Embassy of Burundi in Washington, D.C. prior to travelling, except nationals of the East African Community (EAC) and DRC.
B. VISA FEES
1. Ninety (90) US $: Single/Multiple entry visa (visa allowing a single/multiple entry in Burundi, valid for up to 30 days);
2.Forty (40) US$: Transit visa ( visa allowing a short stop over up to 48 hours);
N.B. : Visa fees are payable only in Money Orders or Cashier's Check and are non-refundable; All applicants are advised to submit the exact amount of the official fee indicated above using money order or cashier's check only. No refunds will be made to applications submitted with an amount exceeding the official fees.
C. VISA PROCESSING TIME
Standard Processing Time: 15 business days.
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 easy communication.
1. Countries listed below are exempted from visa application:
-Democratic Republic of Congo;
However, nationals from countries exempted from visa application need to have a valid passport issued by their respective countries.
II. LEGALISATION OF THE DOCUMENTS
Legalization is carried out to certify a document or documents so that they will be recognized by the legal system of a foreign country. Legalization is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a US public document is genuine. Legalization is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a US document to be used for official purposes in their country (Burundi).
For any documents to be legalized / authenticated, these are the requirements:
•For Individual that cannot come to the Embassy to have their documents notarized, the documents are required to have a signature and seal from a Notary Public in your area of jurisdiction to verify to the authorities in Burundi that the relevant checks have been carried out.
•The documents then have to be reviewed and approved by our consular staff.
•Please provide a copy of your passport, ID or other US legal identification document.
•Payment of $40.00 Money Order and Proof of Ownership i.e. for letter of Power of Attorney or Proxy (Please Note: The person receiving the documents also has to show proof of identification to be considered. Identification number must be included in the letter).
•Indicate your current address, phone number, e-mail address.