Apply for Angola Visa

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Woow, No Tourist Visa required on your trip to Angola.

Citizens of United States of America do not require visas for travel to Angola and as it is one of the visa exempt countries.


If you are planning to visit Angola, you will need to obtain a visa before arrival, except if you are a citizen of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) member country, Equatorial Guinea, or São Tomé and Príncipe.

  • Citizens of SADC member countries, Equatorial Guinea, and São Tomé and Príncipe do not need a visa to visit Angola.

  • All other visitors must obtain a visa before arrival.

  • Visas can be obtained online or from an Angolan embassy or consulate.

  • The visa application process can take up to two weeks.

The cost of a visa varies depending on the type of visa and the applicant's nationality.

For work visas, an authorization letter from the Ministry of Labor and a medical examination may be required.

Angola Visa Types:

  • Online Pre-visa/Visa on Arrival: e-Visa for tourists from 61 countries, valid for 30 days, extendable once.
  • Tourist Visa: Valid for single/multiple entries, 30-day stay, extendable once.
  • Short-term Visa: For urgent travel, valid for 7 days, extendable once.
  • Ordinary Visa: For family and business, valid for 60 days, 30-day stay, extendable twice.
  • Transit Visa: 60-day validity, 5-day stay, non-renewable.
  • Study Visa: For study/internship/training, valid for 1 year, extendable, multiple entries.
  • Work Visa: For temporary paid work, valid for 60 days, multiple entries.
  • Privileged Visa: For investors, valid for 60 days, 2-year stay, extendable, multiple entries.
  • Temporary Stay Visa: For various reasons, valid for 60 days, multiple entries, 365-day stay, renewable.
  • Residence Permit Visa: For settling in Angola, valid for 120 days, renewable until residence permit decision.

Documents Required for Angola eVisa Online / Visa on arrival / ETA / Invite letters

  • Valid passport for the entire stay.
  • Two copies of completed and signed application form.
  • Recent passport-size photo.
  • Proof of accommodation, health insurance, and bank statement.
  • Copy of plane ticket and travel itinerary.
  • Letter of invitation from host in Angola.
  • Civil status documents, birth certificate, criminal record, and medical certificate may be required.
  • Contact the embassy for additional requirements.
  • Missing documents may result in visa denial.

Duration of an Angola Visa

Angola e-Visa: valid for 60 days, allows a stay of up to 30 days, single or multiple entries.

For stays longer than 30 days: apply for a tourist visa, re-apply for an Angola visa, seek a long-stay visa, or apply for an Angola residence permit.

Explanation of Online Angola Visa Application Form

Online Angola Visa Application Explained:

The online Angola visa application form is a digital platform to submit visa applications electronically. It requires personal and travel information, along with a passport-sized photo and a scanned copy of the passport. Applicants pay the visa fee and track application status online. Upon approval, the e-visa is emailed, and the applicant must print it to present upon arrival in Angola.

How to Apply for a Angola Visa?

There are two ways to apply for an Angola visa.

  • Online:
    • Visit the official website of the Angola eVisa application.
    • Click on "Apply Now" and select your nationality and the purpose of your trip.
    • Fill out the online visa application form with your personal and travel information.
    • Upload a scanned copy of your passport bio-data page and a passport-sized photo.
    • Pay the visa fee using a valid debit or credit card.
    • Submit the application and wait for a confirmation email with a reference number.
    • The visa processing time is approximately five business days.
    • Once approved, the eVisa will be emailed to you, and you can print it out and present it upon arrival in Angola.
  • At an embassy or consulate:
    • Find the nearest Angolan embassy or consulate in your country.
    • Contact the embassy or consulate to confirm the visa requirements and schedule an appointment for the visa application.
    • Download and fill out the visa application form and gather the required documents, including your passport, passport-sized photo, and travel itinerary.
    • Submit the visa application form and pay the visa fee at the embassy or consulate.
    • Wait for the visa processing time, which can vary depending on the type of visa and the embassy or consulate's workload.
    • Once the visa is approved, collect it from the embassy or consulate or have it mailed to your address.
    • Make sure to check the validity of the visa and the entry requirements before traveling.

Processing Time for Angola Visa

The processing time for an Angola visa varies depending on the type of visa and the method of application.

  • eVisa: 5 business days
  • Regular Visa: 2-10 business days
  • Work or Residence Permit: 15 business days or more

Urgent Angola Visa Application

If you need an urgent Angola visa, you can expedite the process by requesting an urgent or express visa service. The availability and processing time of an urgent visa application may vary depending on the embassy or consulate.

  • Fee: You need to pay an additional fee for the urgent visa service.
  • Proof of urgency: You must provide proof of the urgency, such as a travel itinerary or a letter from your employer.

Angola Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Angola visa policy map.

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Angola

Foreign nationals, especially those from countries not eligible for Angola eVisa or needing long-term visas, must obtain an embassy or consular visa. Applications are submitted in person at the nearest Angolan embassy or consulate with a passport, recent photo, and supporting documents like an invitation letter or accommodation proof. Processing times vary, so apply well in advance.

Angola Visa Fees

Visa fees for Angola vary by visa type and applicant nationality. Some nationals, like Portuguese citizens, are exempt from visa fees. Costs differ for embassy/consular visas and e-visas. Check with the Angolan embassy or consulate in your country for updated visa fees and requirements.

Angola e-visa or sticker-visa

Angola offers both e-visas and sticker visas. E-visas can be applied for online and are valid for 60 days from the date of entry into Angola. Sticker visas are obtained from an Angolan embassy or consulate and are valid for up to 90 days from the date of issue.

Angola offers both e-visa and sticker-visa options for travelers:


  • Applied for online through the official Angola eVisa website
  • Requires uploading of necessary documents and payment of fees online
  • The approved eVisa is sent to the applicant's email address
  • Can be printed and presented upon arrival in Angola


  • Applied for at an Angola embassy or consulate
  • Requires submission of necessary documents and payment of fees in person or by mail
  • The approved visa is printed on a page in the applicant's passport
  • Must be presented upon arrival in Angola

Angola Work Visa

To obtain a work visa for Angola, you need a job offer from an Angolan employer. The employer must provide an authorization letter from the Ministry of Labor, and you must undergo a medical examination. After submitting your application to an Angolan embassy or consulate, processing may take up to two weeks. Visa costs vary depending on your nationality and visa type. Once in Angola, obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Labor within 30 days of arrival.

Residence Permit for Angola

An Angola residence permit allows stays over a year. Apply through Angola's Immigration Department or embassy. Two permit types are available:

  • Temporary residence permit: Valid for 1-3 years, up to a maximum of 5 years.
  • Permanent residence permit: For those who have held a temporary permit for 10 years.

Angola Visa expired?

If your Angola visa has expired, you must apply for a new visa if you want to enter the country again. You cannot use an expired visa to enter Angola, even if it is only a few days past the expiration date.

Penalties: If you overstay your visa, you may face penalties and difficulties when leaving the country.It is important to check the validity of your visa before traveling to Angola and to apply for a new one if necessary.

Why Should You Visit Angola?

Angola has rich flora and fauna, with over 8,000 plant species, 275 mammals, and many other animals. The Catumbela River and Kalangula Falls are famous tourist attractions. Luanda is the capital and a large city. Angola is known for being safe and having friendly people and a rich culture. The food is a mix of Portuguese, Brazilian, and African cuisine. 

It has a young population, is the seventh largest country in Africa, and Portuguese is the official language.

FAQs about Angola eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies