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Destinations: Represented States

If you plan to travel to two or more countries in the Schengen area, you must apply for a Schengen visa at the embassy/consulate of the country where you will reside for the most part of your stay, designated as the main destination.

The CEV represents several embassies/consulates with regard to Short Stay Visas ("Schengen Visa").

3 countries which are represented by the CEV in Kinshasa are not represented by the CEV in Lubumbashi. If your destination is Estonia, Hungary or the Slovak Republic, you have to apply in Kinshasa.
The following is a list of countries for which applications for short-stay visas may be submitted to the CEV.

In general, the 'short stay' conditions for the countries represented are similar to those of Belgium, except for the 'Proof of sponsorship model 3 bis', which is only valid for Belgium. To avoid any confusion, the specific document for the sponsorship and/or invitation per country is mentioned behind the name of the country in the list below. 




Verpflichtungserklärung- letter of commitment/ undertaking. The CEV only processes applications from Congolese, Burundian and Rwandan citizens. Should you be a citizen of another country, you should contact the German embassy for further information.

Austria Verplichtungserklärung- letter of commitment or Elektronische Verpflichtungserklärung- electronic declaration of commitment
Belgium  Proof of sponsorship model 3 bis (see the website of the Immigration Office for more information)
Estonia*  No specific document. All you need is proof of solvency 
(*) ATTENTION: only in Kinshasa, not at the CEV in Lubumbashi.
Finland  No specific document. All you need is proof of solvency

'Attestation d'accueil' with the guarantor's supporting documents (attention: the 'Attestation d'accueil' is only valid as proof of accommodation and not as proof of means for the stay)
The CEV does not process:

  • Visa applications for the DROM/CTOM (Guadeloupe, Martinique,...), including the Schengen visa if transit through France is necessary ;
  • Application for visas representing third-party African countries: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Mauritania and Senegal ;

(The French embassy continues to process these visa applications)

Hungary* (*) ATTENTION: only in Kinshasa, not at the CEV in Lubumbashi.

Invitation letter
The CEV does not process (The Italian embassy processes these visa applications):

  • Visa applications for medical reasons
  • Visa applications submitted by family members (1st degree) of an Italian national (parents, children and spouses)
  • Official government mission: holders of diplomatic passports with an invitation from an institution in Italy.

The CEV represents Italy in visa matters for:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Religious reasons, including visa applications submitted by members of the Catholic clergy and all other religious entities (different from the Catholic one) that have a juridical personality or recognized by the Italian State, lay members of the religious movements Neocatechumenal "Fondazione Famiglia di Nazareth per l'Evangelizzazione" and Focolare "Istituto Internazionale Mystici Corporis - Opera di Maria" (these applications) (these files were processed by the Italian Embassy until 18 November 2019).
  • Service missions, conferences, training (ordinary and official passports)
  • Sporting and cultural event
Latvia Ielugums Vizas pieprasisanai- visa invitation
Lithuania Kvietimas-invitation
Luxembourg Sponsorhip/ undertaking letter


DECLARATION-OF-PROOF-pdf | Identity Malta Agency FROM 01.04.2023
Norway Garantiskjema for Besok- visit guarantee form
Netherlands Bewijs van Garantstelling- certificate of the guarantor and/or undertaker of the accommodation
Poland Official invitation letter (Zaproszenie)
Portugal Termo de Responsabilidade- Liability Statement / Disclaimer
Slovak Republic* Povredenie o Overeni Pozvania- verified invitation confirmation 
(*) ATTENTION: only in Kinshasa, not at the CEV in Lubumbashi.
Czech Republic Pozvani-invitation letter
Romania FROM 30/07/2024. No specific documents
Slovenia Garantno Pismo- letter of indemnity
Sweden Inbjudan-invitation



  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg

The following nationals can apply at the CEV:

  • DRC nationals
  • Other nationals officially residing in the DRC
  • Nationals of the Republic of Congo (Brazza)
  • Other nationals officially residing in the Republic of Congo (Brazza)