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Angola Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Canadian Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No


To enter Angola, a passport valid for more than six months and with two consecutive blank pages is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, when applying for a visa at an Angolan consulate. Passports must be valid for at least one year and have four blank pages, when applying for a visa online on the SME Portal.


Visas for Angola are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic visits of up to 30 days per entry and up to 90 days per year. 

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Angola.

Visa Note

Applicants for tourist visas need to provide a pre-booked itinerary. Business and short-term visa applicants require a letter of invitation.

Types and Cost

Tourist visa: £95; short-term visa: £130; work visa: £350 / US$100. An express service is available for twice the usual fee.

SME e-Tourist visa: US$120.


Tourist and business visas (single and multiple entries): 30 days and must be used within 60 days from the date of issue.

Short-term visas: up to seven days and must be used within three days of the date of issue. 

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy), in person, by a third party or agency, or via registered post.

All nationals referred to in the chart above are eligible to apply for a SME e-business visa, to enter Angola at certain border crossings.

Working days

Tourist visas: up to three working days.

Short-term visas: eight days (standard service) or three days (express service).

Work visas: 60 days.

SME e-tourist visa: 72 hs.

Sufficient Funds

Tourist visa applicants must provide a recent bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.

Extension of stay

Tourist visas can be extended once for a further 30 days. Business visas can be extended twice for 30 days each time. Short-term visas can be extended for a further seven days.

Entry with children

If travelling without one or both parents, a child must carry a notarised travel authorisation.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Angola in the USA

Telephone: (202) 785 1156.
Address: NW, 2100-2108 16th Street, Washington, 20009,
Opening times:

Mon and Wed 0900-1300, Tues and Thurs 1200-1500.

Embassy of the Republic of Angola in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7299 9850.
Address: , 22 Dorset Street, London, W1U 6QY,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1600 (embassy); Mon-Tues 0930-1130, Thurs-Fri 0930-1300 (consular section).

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