must obtain a São Tomé and Príncipe visa online or from one of the diplomatic missions of São Tomé and Príncipe prior to arrival unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.
Visa policy map [ edit ]
Visa policy of São Tomé and Príncipe
Visa policy [ edit ]
Citizens of the following 54 countries can visit São Tomé and Príncipe without a visa for up to 15 days:
Date of visa changes
2015: Angola, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, European Union citizens, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Timor-Leste and the United States
25 April 2017: Andorra, Gabon, Iceland, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican  
Holders of diplomatic or service passports and passports for public affairs of
China do not require a visa for 30 days.
Visa waiver agreement has been signed with
Rwanda and it is yet to come into force.
Visa on arrival [ edit ]
Holders of normal passports issued by
China, Hong Kong, Macau may obtain a visa upon arrival valid for 15 days.
Nationals of countries that require a visa may obtain online through an
eVisaST system. An eVisa is processed within 7 working days. 
Substitute visa [ edit ]
Holders of a visa or resident permit issued by the
United States or a Schengen area member state do not require a visa for stays up to 15 days.
Transit [ edit ]
Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on the same calendar day. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]