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Who requires a visa?
Almost all nationalities (except Namibians) must get a visa prior to arrival. It is not possible to obtain a visa upon arrival. When obtaining a visa from countries to the north you will often only be issued a five day transit visa for Angola, if traveling by road this will only give you enough time to get to Luanda where it takes up to four days to get another five day transit visa. If your coming into Angola from DR Congo you may well need an Angolan visa before entering DR Congo.
What documents will be required?
• Your passport must be valid for another six months minimum and contain two blank pages.
• Travelers need an international vaccination certificate for entry as well indicating yellow fever inoculation within the last ten years according to the Angolan government, but at least on the Namibian/Angolan border this is not an issue.
• You also need a letter of invitation from a private individual, organization or company stating that they will take responsibility for your stay (a hotel reservation is NOT an acceptable substitution).
• Evidence of sufficient funds ($100.00 per day) to support stay in destination such as pay stubs, traveler’s cheques, and/or most recent bank statement.
How long is the visa valid for?
The validity of Ordinary Visas (issued to Tourist and Business travelers) varies based on individual circumstances of each case. The usual time of stay in Angola with this type of visa may not exceed 90 days.
What is the cost of a Visa?
For UK citizens:
Tourist/business single entry Angolan visa 40.00 GBP;
Tourist/ business double entry Angola visa 80.00 GBP.
For US citizens:
Tourist/business single entry Angolan visa – $140.
Can I work in Angola?
The work visa must be initiated in the country of origin. The Consular office must send the work visa request to the Angolan Migration Services and Aliens (SME) in Angola for approval. The processing time for a Work Visa takes at least 45 days including the day of the submission of the complete paper work required. The work visa is valid for two years and multiple entries are permitted and the validity of the visa may not exceed the period of the contract. The applicants for the first time to work in Angola are encouraged to apply for ordinary Visa which enables them to enter into the Angolan territory for working purposes.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Angola embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Angola. Angolan Embassies Worldwide.
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Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and copyright owner/s is the:
– Angolan Government – URL: http://www.angola.gov.ao/
– Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola – URL: http://www.mirex.gv.ao/
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