Visas for Angola

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Paperwork for visa application for AngolaAll visitors, except Namibian passport holders, need a visa for Angola. Passports have to be valid for at least six months from date of entry, and expats will also need proof of a yellow fever vaccination.
It isn't possible to get a visa upon arrival, so expats should arrange one at an Angolan embassy or consulate abroad beforehand.
Anyone who overstays their visa, works or lives in Angola without the correct visa, changes jobs or moves without notifying the authorities will be fined. Offenders won't be allowed to leave the country until all fines have been paid.

Visitors and business visas for Angola

Those going to Angola for short-term visits for holiday or business require a visa which should be used within 60 days of being granted and is valid for a stay of 30 days.

Expats travelling on the ordinary Angolan visa aren't allowed to establish residence or engage in work for money in the country.

Short-term visas for Angola

Short-term visas are granted for urgent reasons like attending a meeting or funeral or for seeking medical treatment in the country. They may also be granted to technicians repairing machinery in the oil sector or sailors who are joining a ship docked in Angolan ports.

Holders of short-stay visas aren't allowed to engage in any gainful activity or establish residence in Angola. Applicants need to submit of an itinerary and air ticket, and the visa is only valid for a stay of seven days, with a possible extension of seven more days. 

Work visas for Angola

Work visas for Angola are granted to those who obtain a contract of temporary employment in the interest of the state or on behalf of an Angolan company. Work visas are valid for stays of up to 12 months and can be extended twice.

Residence visas for Angola

Foreign nationals are allowed to set up residence in Angola with a residence visa. Residence visas allow for stays of up 120 days and can be renewed until a final decision is made for the application of a residence permit.

Residence visa allows for multiple entries and expats with a residence visa are allowed to work in Angola. Residence visa applications can be submitted in person, by a third party or through an accredited agency.

*Visa regulations are subject to change at short notice and expats should contact their respective embassy or consulate for the latest details. 

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