If you are a Canadian citizen in the DRC or in the Republic of the Congo, please register with our consular section so that we can stay in touch. Registration is a simple on-line process. Australian citizens living in or visiting the DRC or the Republic of the Congo should also register, as the Canadian Embassy provides consular services to Australians citizens.
Canada has been a development partner in Africa for more than 45 years. Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) programs in the DRC focus on humanitarian assistance, supporting peace initiatives, reconciliation and human rights, and on restoring basic social and economic services.
As part of a new Canadian strategy to encourage trade in Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada opened a Regional Trade Office at the Canadian Embassy in Kinshasa in September 2007. This office will support the services offered by Canadian Trade Commissioners not only in our two countries of accreditation, but throughout Central Africa. The Regional Trade Office works closely with other Canadian organizations including the Regional Offices of Industry Canada located in major cities across Canada, provincial trade promotion offices, and federal organizations such as Export Development Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation .
Immigration and visa requests are now processed by the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi . We cannot stress enough the importance of submitting complete applications and files so as to facilitate the processing of your application, be it for student, visitor or business visas , as well as applications for permanent residency.
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