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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Angola

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Angola

There are different types of visas available for Angola. You will be required a visa even if you are transiting through Angola unless you are from a visa-exempt group.

You can realize your planned trip to Angola by obtaining an Angola visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Angola short-term visas (Single, Multiple entries) via embassy, Online pre-visa/Visa on arrival for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes).

Angola Online Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival

Angola Online Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival

In March 2018, the Angolan Migration and Foreigners Service Office began issuing e-Visas on arrival to tourists from 61 countries. The pre-registration process for visas is very simple and online. Once the application has been submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive an e-receipt, which must be printed and shown to the embassy/consulate or immigration officers upon arrival.

The Tourist visa must be used within 60 days of the date of issue, it will be valid for one or more entries and allow you to stay in Angola for up to 30 days and may be extended once for an equal period.

Please note, while submitting documents through the website will enable the authorities to decide on your application, it is mandatory to take the original documents with you when visiting the consulate for biometric data collection and interviews for verification purposes.

 

Angola Online pre-visa/Visa on arrival Eligible Countries:

 

Austria

Chile

Guinea-Bissau

Luxembourg

Portugal

United Arab Emirates

Algeria

China

Hungary

Lesotho

Romania

United Kingdom

Argentina

Cuba

Iceland

Madagascar

Russia

United States

Australia

Denmark

India

Malawi

Slovakia

Uruguay

Belgium

Estonia

Indonesia

Malta

Slovenia

Vatican City

Bulgaria

Eswatini

Israel

Monaco

Spain

Venezuela

Brazil

Equatorial Guinea

Ireland

Morocco

Sweden

 

Croatia

Finland

Italy

Netherlands

São Tomé and Príncipe

 

Cyprus

France

Japan

New Zealand

South Korea

 

Czech Republic

Germany

Latvia

Norway

Switzerland

 

Canada

Greece

Lithuania

Poland

Timor-Leste

 

*Above nationals can also apply for a visa in Angola embassies/consulates

 

Airport/Border of Arrival:
  • Aeroporto Internacional 4 de Fevereiro de Luanda
  • Mukanka Airport
  • Calai Border Post
  • Katuitui Border Post
  • Luau Border Post
  • Mucusso Border Post
  • Massabi Border Post
  • Santa Clara Border Post

 

Required Documents for Angola Online Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least four free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport
  • Maximum file size - 70 KB, Image format - JPEG

2. Photo

  • Format – JPEG
  • Maximum 200 KB
  • The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
  • The photo should present full face, front view, eyes open and without spectacles
  • Center head within frame and present full head from the top of hair to bottom of the chin
  • The background should be a plain white background.
  • No shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Without borders.

3. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas (if any)

4. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

5. Vaccine Certificate

  • Valid International Vaccine Certificate

6. Proof of Livelihood:

  • Proof of Livelihood equivalent to 200 USD for each day of stay in the territory

7. Supporting Documents that Show Your Reason for a Trip

     For tourism:

  • Confirmation of the accommodation (hotel confirmation, apartment rental contract, etc.)

     For business/congress/sports travel:

  • Original invitation letter by the company/organization
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (hotel confirmation, apartment rental contract, etc.)

8. When You Arrive in Angola, You Must Present also:

  • Printed Angola e-Visa
  • Travel Itinerary including:
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

 

Processing Time for Angola Online Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival

The average processing time for Angola Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival is 4-8 working days. However, the period may vary due to a number of factors.

 

Angola Online pre-visa/Visa on Arrival Application Fee

Angola Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival fee is 120 USD (paid in cash at the border). The fee may vary depending on your country and nationality.

 

 Where to Apply for Angola Online Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival Application?

You will apply to Angola Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival online. You can apply for a Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival through this website (official governmental website).

Angola Tourist Visa

Angola Tourist Visa

A Tourist visa will be granted by Angolan diplomatic and consular missions to foreign citizens wishing to enter the Republic of Angola on a recreational, sporting, or cultural visit.

The Tourist visa must be used within 60 days of the date of the grant, it is valid for single or multiple entries and allows you to stay in Angola for a period of up to 30 days, being extended only once, for an equal period of time.

 

Required Documents for Angola Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization;
    • The minimum amount of required financial resources equivalent to USD 200.00 for each day of stay in Angolan territory. This sum of money must be supported by a Bank.
    • Statement – Documents from online banking will not be accepted.
  • Note: Proof o Means of Subsistence should also be shown at the Border Post

10. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

11. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Tourist Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Tourist Visa is 5-8 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Tourist Visa Fee

Angola Tourist Visa fee is 70-130 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Tourist Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Tourist visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Short-term Visa

Angola Short-term Visa

You can apply for Angola Short-term visa for realizing your temporary travel to Angola. The Short-term Visa is granted to foreign citizens who, for urgent reasons, need to enter the country, medical emergencies, casualties, as well as seamen/technicians in the oil sector. Angola Short-term visa’s validity period can be a maximum of 7 days and must be used within 72 hours from the issue date. Your visa may be extended once for an equal period of time.

 

Required Documents for Angola Short-term Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization;
    • The minimum amount of required financial resources equivalent to USD 200.00 for each day of stay in Angolan territory. This sum of money must be supported by a Bank.
    • Statement – Documents from online banking will not be accepted.
  • Note: Proof o Means of Subsistence should also be shown at the Border Post

10. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

11. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

12. Supporting Documents that Show Your Reason for a Trip

     For business:

  • Original invitation letter by the company/organization
    • Business trips: letter from the applicant's company requesting the visa; must include liability term for expenses during the stay and eventual need of repatriation; Invitation letters from
    • Private Companies in Angola: submit a copy of the Angolan commercial register (Alvará Comercial)
    • Invitation letters by individuals must be authenticated by a notary public and the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and include a copy of the ID or passport of the inviting party

      For seamen/technicians in the oil sector:

  • Original invitation letter by the company/organization
    • Invitation letters from companies in the oil sector must be certified by the Angolan Ministry of Oil (Gabinete dos Recursos Humanos - Ministério dos Petróleos
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (hotel confirmation, apartment rental contract, etc.)

13. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Short-term Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Short-term Visa is 2-8 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Short-term Visa Fee

Angola Short-term Visa fee is 80-180 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Short-term Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Short-term visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Ordinary Visa

Angola Ordinary Visa

The ordinary visa is granted by the diplomatic and consular missions of Angola to foreign citizens and is intended to allow entry into Angola for family and business purposes. The ordinary visa will be used within 60 days of the date on which it is granted and will allow its holder to stay for up to 30 days and may be extended twice for an equal period of time.

 

Required Documents for Angola Ordinary Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization;
    • The minimum amount of required financial resources equivalent to USD 200.00 for each day of stay in Angolan territory. This sum of money must be supported by a Bank.
    • Statement – Documents from online banking will not be accepted.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Proof of Means of Subsistence should also be shown at the Border Post

10. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

11. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

12. Supporting Documents that Show Your Reason for a Trip

     For business:

  • Original invitation letter by the company/organization
    • Business trips: letter from the applicant's company requesting the visa; must include liability term for expenses during the stay and eventual need of repatriation; Invitation letters from
    • Private Companies in Angola: submit a copy of the Angolan commercial register (Alvará Comercial)
    • Invitation letters by individuals must be authenticated by a notary public and the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and include a copy of the ID or passport of the inviting party

      For seamen/technicians in the oil sector: (For the oil sector workers)

  • Original invitation letter by the company/organization
    • Invitation letters from companies in the oil sector must be certified by the Angolan Ministry of Oil (Gabinete dos Recursos Humanos - Ministério dos Petróleos

       For family visit:

  • Proof of relationship
    • Proof of family relationship with national or foreign citizens legally resident in Angola (birth certificates, marriage certificate, or other documents).

NOTE: All the documents issued in Angola must be authenticated by a notary public and the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

13. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Ordinary Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Ordinary Visa is 5-10 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Ordinary Visa Fee

Angola Ordinary Visa fee is 100 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Ordinary Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Ordinary visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Transit Visa

Angola Transit Visa

Transit visas are granted to foreign citizens who would have to stop in Angola's national territory in order to reach their country of final destination.

Transit Visa must be used within sixty (60) days from the date of issue and will allow travelers to stay in Angola for up to five days. It is valid for one or two entries, and it is not renewable.

 

Required Documents for Angola Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (onward ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization;
    • The minimum amount of required financial resources equivalent to USD 200.00 for each day of stay in Angolan territory. This sum of money must be supported by a Bank.
    • Statement – Documents from online banking will not be accepted.
  • Note: Proof of Means of Subsistence should also be shown at the Border Post

9. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

10. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

11. Proof of Holding an Entrance Visa for the Country of Destination

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Transit Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Transit Visa is 5-8 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Transit Visa Fee

Angola Transit Visa fee is 50-110 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Transit Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Transit visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Study Visa

Angola Study Visa

Angola Study visa is granted to foreign citizens, to Angolan diplomatic and consular missions and is intended to allow their holders to enter Angola in order to participate in a study program in public or private schools, as well as in professional training centers to obtain an academic or professional degree or to carry out internships in public or private companies and services.

Angola Study visa will be used within sixty (60) days of the date on which it is granted and will allow the holder of the study to stay for one year and can be extended for an equal period until the completion of the studies, and serves for multiple entries.

Angola Study visa does not allow the holder of the study visa to establish a residence in Angola or to carry out a paid activity, except for internships related to training.

 

Required Documents for Angola Study Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Three Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Angola

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization;

10. Details from Your University in Angola:

      a) Confirmed University Admission

  • Admission letter issued by an educational institution (school/college/university) accredited in Angola
  • Must state language of instruction
  • Must contain the start and end dates of the course
  • Those in full-time education should submit a letter from their education establishment clearly indicating the course of studies being followed.
  • Letter from the Institute undertaking the return of the student to the country of residence upon completion of the study.

11. Internship Program or Student Contract

12. Documents Attesting Previous Education:

  • Higher secondary certificate - if the applicant applies for a visa on the basis of a university certificate on admission to the first year of studies
  • In a preparatory course, one must submit the higher secondary certificate legalized/attested/apostilled by the MEA/MFA.

       In case of student exchange:

  • The original certificate from the university confirming that the applicant is a student.
  • Copy of the agreement/official information from the universities regarding the student exchange.
  • Invitation from Angola University.

13. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

14. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

15. Statement of Commitment to Abide by the Angolan Laws

  • With signature recognized by Public Notary and legalized by this Consulate General

16. Proof of Payment of the Immigration Act Requested

17. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Study Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Study Visa is 60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Study Visa Fee

Angola Study Visa fee is 150-250 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Study Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Study visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Work Visa

Angola Work Visa

The Work Visa is granted in order to allow the holder to enter Angola. Purpose of carrying out a temporary paid professional activity in the interest of the Angolan State or on behalf of someone else. It will be used within 60 days of the date of issue and will allow multiple entries to the holder until the end of the employment contract.

 

Required Documents for Angola Work Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Three Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Medical Certificate from the Country of Origin with Advice on Blood Test from All Diseases

  • Issued recently by the applicant's health care provider in which it is certified that the applicant does not suffer from any infectious diseases. The certificate must be translated into Portuguese by an official translator, recognized by Public Notary, and legalized by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and by this Consulate General.

10. Original Invitation Letter by the Company/Organization

11. Approval Letter

  • From the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security for the case of institutions or public companies, or from the tutelage of activity in cases of public institutions, authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola.

12. Photocopy of the Business Permit of the Employer as well as the Angolan Official Daily with Information about the Company

13. Tax Revenue Documentation Receipts

14. Statement of Commitment to Abide by the Angolan Laws

  • With signature recognized by Public Notary and legalized by this Consulate General

15. Curriculum Vitae (translated into Portuguese and duly recognized) of Professional Career, Specifying the Certificates, Diplomas, and Qualifications You Have Obtained

  • Curriculum Vitae for two shortlisted candidates, including their contact details
  • Curriculum Vitae of the person identified to do understudy

16. Employment Contract

17. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

18. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

19. Criminal Record Certificate

  • Translated into Portuguese, recognized by Public Notary and legalized by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and by Consulate General.

20. Endorsement

  • Issued by the Body Trusteeship (Órgão de Tutela), Ruling the activity for the cases where the contracting company is from the private sector.
  • Issued by the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security (Ministério da Administração Pública, Trabalho e Segurança Social), for the cases where the contracting company is from the public sector.

21. Companies and Private Institutions Must also Present the Following (a photocopy is acceptable):

  • Business License (Alvará);
  • Diário da República (Official Gazette of the Republic) containing the publication of the constitution of the contracting company, up-to-date and readable;
  • Documento de Arrecadação de Receitas (D.A.R.), readable and up-to-date.

NOTE: That all documents must be translated into Portuguese and authenticated by the Departement of State (please see authentications requirements plus additional fees)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Work Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Work Visa is 60 calendar days (will be informed). It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Work Visa Fee

Angola Work Visa fee is 250-500 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Work Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Work visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Privileged Visa

Angola Privileged Visa

Angola Privileged visa is granted by the Angolan diplomatic and consular missions to a foreign investor, representative, or attorney of an investment company and is intended to allow the holder to enter Angola for the purpose of implementing and carrying out an approved investment proposal under the Private Investment Law. 

Angola Privileged visa must be used within 60 days of the date of grant, allowing multiple entries and a stay of up to 2 years, and can be extended for an equal period of time. If an application is made in Angola, the visa will be granted locally by means of a declaration issued by the competent authority responsible for the approval of the investment.

A foreigner who has been granted a privileged visa may, if necessary, apply for a residence permit.

 

Required Documents for Angola Privileged Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Three Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization;
    • The minimum amount of required financial resources equivalent to USD 200.00 for each day of stay in Angolan territory. This sum of money must be supported by a Bank.
    • Statement – Documents from online banking will not be accepted.
  • Note: Proof of Means of Subsistence should also be shown at the Border Post

10. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

11. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

12. Criminal Record Certificate

  • Translated into Portuguese, recognized by Public Notary and legalized by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and by Consulate General.

13. Health Certificate from the Country of Residence (to include all contagious diseases)

14. Statement of Commitment to Abide by the Angolan Laws

  • With signature recognized by Public Notary and legalized by this Consulate General.

15. Certificate of Private Investment Registration

  • Which must include full identification of the investor
  • The procedural regime
  • The amount and the economic and financial features of the investment
  • The deadline for its implementation
  • The location of the investment; the headquarters, and the signature of the head of the National Private Investment Agency (ANIP), authenticated with ANIP’s white seal

16. Declaration Form

  • From the Angolan institution responsible for the approval of the investment project (Original authenticated by the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

17. Proof of license

  • For import of capital investment required, issued by the “Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA”)

18. Valid Proxy for the Person Representing the Investor in Angola, if applicable

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Privileged Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Privileged Visa is 30-60 calendar days (will be informed). It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Privileged Visa Fee

Angola Privileged Visa fee is 250-450 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Privileged Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Privileged visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Temporary Stay Visa

Angola Temporary Stay Visa

Angola Temporary Stay Visa is intended to allow the holder entry into Angolan territory on the following grounds:

  • Humanitarian reasons;
  • Fulfillment of a mission on behalf of a religious institution;
  • Scientific research work;
  • Accompanying a relative who holds a study, privileged, or work visa;
  • Relative of a valid resident visa holder;
  • Spouse of a national citizen.
  • The Temporary Stay Visa must be used within sixty (60) days of the date of issue and allows multiple entries to be made to its holder. The holder of the visa may stay in Angola for a period of up to three hundred and sixty-five days (365) and renewable successively until the end of the reason that originated its concession.

 

Required Documents for Angola Temporary Stay Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization;
    • The minimum amount of required financial resources equivalent to USD 200.00 for each day of stay in Angolan territory. This sum of money must be supported by a Bank.
    • Statement – Documents from online banking will not be accepted
  • Note: Proof of Means of Subsistence should also be shown at the Border Post

10. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

11. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

12. Health Certificate from the Country of Residence (to include all contagious diseases)

13. Statement of Commitment to Abide by the Angolan Laws

  • With signature recognized by Public Notary and legalized by this Consulate General.

14. If you are Accompanying the Holder of a Study, Medical Treatment, Privileged, Work Visa:

  • Proof of family relationship with Angolan or foreign citizens legally residing in the country (original and translation into Portuguese authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country).

15. Academic and Professional Certificates

  • Translated into Portuguese, authenticated by a notary and by the Consular and Diplomatic Mission of Angola

16. Proof of Payment of the Immigration Act Requested

17. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Temporary Stay Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Temporary Stay Visa is 60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Temporary Stay Visa Fee

Angola Temporary Stay Visa fee is 150-500 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Temporary Stay Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Temporary Stay visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Angola Residence Permit Visa

Angola Residence Permit Visa

Angola Residence Permit Visa is granted to foreign citizens wishing to settle in the country. It must be used within sixty (60) days of the date of issue, authorizes the holder to stay in the country for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days, and is renewable for an equal period of time until the final decision on the application for a residence permit has been taken.

 

Required Documents for Angola Residence Permit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Three Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 3 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of one year beyond the date of your departure from Angola

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation (return ticket)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc. OR formal declaration of obligation from the inviting person/organization
    • The minimum amount of required financial resources equivalent to USD 200.00 for each day of stay in Angolan territory. This sum of money must be supported by a Bank
    • Statement – Documents from online banking will not be accepted
  • Note: Proof of Means of Subsistence should also be shown at the Border Post

10. Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate

  • Main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever

11. Letter or Request

  • Letter in Portuguese or English requesting the issuance of visa, detailing the purpose of the trip and length of stay.

12. Health Certificate from the Country of Residence (to include all contagious diseases)

13. Statement of Commitment to Abide by the Angolan Laws

  • With signature recognized by Public Notary and legalized by this Consulate General

14. Statement of Responsibility

  • From the person who will act as host or Proof of Ownership or Tenancy of Property, with the signature recognized by an Angolan Notary

16. Proof of Payment of the Immigration Act Requested

17. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Angola Residence Permit Visa

The average processing time for an Angola Residence Permit Visa is 60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Angola Residence Permit Visa Fee

Angola Residence Permit Visa fee is 200-500 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Angola Residence Permit Visa?

You will apply for an Angola Residence Permit visa in Angola visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Angola. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Angola?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Angola, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Angola must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6-12 months beyond your stay in Angola.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Angola before the duration of the permitted stay expires.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Can I extend the validity of my Angola visa?

The validity of a visa can be extended in some exceptional and force-major cases. You can get information about that directly at the Migration Department of Angola. 

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy in person for applying for an Angola visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center. 

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Can the Embassy/Consulate request me to provide additional documents or information?

The embassy may request you to provide additional documents or information, according to your personal situation, even after you have submitted all the required documents mentioned on the official website of the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Application Center.

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