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São Tomé e Príncipe Visa and Passport Requirements

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


To enter São Tomé e Príncipe, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for São Tomé e Príncipe are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 15 days except:

• Nationals of Australia, who do require a visa (unless they hold a valid American or Schengen visa and a passport with at least three months' validity).

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact their nearest embassy to check visa requirements for São Tomé e Príncipe.

Visa Note

EU, Canadian and US nationals staying longer than 15 days must obtain a visa in advance.

Types and Cost

Single-entry tourist visa: €20; multiple-entry business visa: €60.


Tourist visa: 30 days within 120 days of issue; business visa: multiple entries within six months.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). EU residents requiring a visa should apply to the embassy in Brussels ( You can also apply for a visa online ( 

Working days

Allow two days for visa processing.

Sufficient Funds

You should be able to show sufficient funds (€100 per day) on arrival.

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 Democratic Republic of São Tomé e Príncipe in the USA

Address: , 7th Floor, 400 Park Avenue, New York, 10022,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé e Príncipe in Belgium

Telephone: 2 734 8966.
Address: , Square Montgommery, 175 avenue de Tervuren, Brussels, 1150,
Opening times:
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