The measure of the invalidation of semi-biometric passports on October 16 is extended to January 14, 2018. She Okitundu, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, so stated on Monday at the National Assembly.
In addition to extending this measure, the head of Congolese diplomacy announced that the holders of semi-biometric passports whose validity runs until 2019 and 2020 will benefit from the new biometric passport at the price of 100 US dollars instead of 185.
Old passports containing one or more valid visas remain subject to the obligation to obtain a biometric passport in order to benefit from a consular seal which will allow the holder to move freely until the expiry of his visa.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out, however, that « the official passport price remains 185 US dollars ».