Visa policy of Angola

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Visitors to Angola must obtain a visa from one of the Angolan diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

A tourist visa must be used within 60 days from the issue date and is valid for 30 days, a period that can be extended once for an additional period of 30 days. Passports must have a validity of 9 months and 2 blank pages. Transit without visa is allowed for passengers continuing their trip to a third country by the same or first departing plane if they do not leave the airport.[1]

Angola is expected to become part of the universal KAZA visa.[2][3]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Angola
  Angola
  Visa-free access
  Online pre-visa/Visa on arrival
  Visa required

Visa exemption[edit]

Ordinary passports[edit]

Citizens of the following 11 countries who are holders of normal passports can visit Angola without a visa for up to 30 days per visit, up to 90 days per year (unless otherwise noted):[4][5][6]

Diplomatic and official passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic or official passports of the following countries can also visit Angola without a visa:

Visa waiver agreements for diplomatic and service passports were signed with  Congo,[12]  Hungary[13] and for diplomatic passports with  Morocco[14] and they are yet to come into force.

Online pre-visa/Visa on arrival[edit]

From 30 March 2018 Angola started issuing tourist visas valid for 30 days in a simplified procedure to visitors from the following 59 countries.[15] Visitors must first apply for a pre-visa online with the Migration and Foreigners Service and after such pre-visa is granted they can obtain a visa on arrival at Luanda Airport.[16][17] In order to obtain a pre-visa applicants must submit proof of accommodation and subsistence means, a return ticket and the international certificate of vaccination.[18]

Transit[edit]

Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have the documents required for their next destination.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Angola for tourism purpose were nationals from the following countries:[19][20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tourism Visa
  2. ^ Kaza UniVisa to include Angola, Botswana and Namibia
  3. ^ Angola seeks Univisa
  4. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ [5]
  10. ^ Visa-free travel for Angola, Zambia citizens begins
  11. ^ Under visa exemption agreement on 3 February 2014; from 10 October 2015 [6]
  12. ^ "Angola: Defense Minister Back Home From Congo Brazzaville". Angola Press Agency (Luanda). 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  13. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/angola_Mirex/status/1045690157184286727
  14. ^ Igrouane, Youssef (2017-06-20). "Morocco and Angola Abolish Diplomatic Visa Requirements". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  15. ^ Visa waiver for Cabo Verde from 1 July 2018
  16. ^ SME e-Visa
  17. ^ Angola: Migration Service to Speed Up Visa Exemption Procedure
  18. ^ Africa: Angola Offers Visa On Arrival to Nationals From 61 Countries
  19. ^ Anuário de Estatística do Turismo 2014
  20. ^ Anuário de Estatística do Turismo 2015