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The Migration and Foreigners Service makes available to citizens and companies, national and foreigners, a broad set of services.

In the following, options, you will be able to know the services provided by the SME, as well as the taxes applicable to the respective documents, under the law. Please note that the prices are related to the acquisition of these services in Angolan territory, and are presented in USD. Its value will be equivalent to the exchange rate in force at the moment of the request.

 Online Scheduling

There is a simpler and faster way to ensure your compliance with the Migration and Foreigners Service. Through the online application, you can register on the site and benefit from various services, without leaving home, you will prepare and mark your personal attendance at the counters of the SME and save time in treating your process.

There are two separate ways that, in their own way, will provide speed and convenience.

1. Assistance with filling out forms: this is the fastest way to ensure a fast and effective service upon arrival at theMigration and Foreigners Service. If you want to get visas, or other type of service which includes filling out forms, choose "Start New Process."

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Then, choose one of the following options regarding a visa request :

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Through this feature, you can fill in electronic forms needed for your process with your personal data, print them if desired, and immediately afterwards, mark the service, choose the service station and the more convenient time, subject to availability.

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This way you can go to the chosen service station, taking only the initial documentation and the form already filled in. It's easy, fast and effective. 

2. Scheduling Online: this option, the simpler to use, demands only this option, it requires only that it meets your personal data when registering, and select "New Interview Schedule."

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Here you can choose where you want to be heard, and according to availability, decide the time you will be attended. Then you only have to present all the necessary documentation.

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If you want to enjoy a service for which forms are needed, but prefer to get them on paper, you can access the "Forms" and download the desired documentation. Then just print it, fill it and deliver it on time. It's easy, fast and effective.

Please note that the scheduling of an interview for attendance is a separate service from the request for hearing with officials and leaders of Migration and Foreigners Service. If the service is such that you want, follow this link.

 

Transit Visa

 

Has a cost of $30,00 USD, or $39,00 USD in case of urgent application. Its extension costs $50,00 USD, or $65,00 USD, if the application is carried out with urgency.

To obtain the transit visa, the citizen must present the following documents:

a) Duplicated form, fully completed;
b) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
c) Passport or any other valid journey document, accredited by Angolan authorities;
d) Proves to be the holder of the entry visa for the destination country or to be exempt from this;
e) Hold an airfare ticket for the destination country;
f) International Vaccine Card.

The applicant of the transit visa must demonstrate sufficient means for the stay period on national territory, as laid down in Article 19 of the Law No. 2/07, 31th August.

Instructing the application for transit visa by the Diplomatic and Consular Mission this can be immediately  granted, and it is her task to communicate to Migration and Foreigners Services the final decision for the application, within a maximum of 24 hours, according to the Article 59 of the Law 2/07, 31th August. 2. The deadline for the grant of the transit visa is two working days, from the application date of reception.

To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here.

 

Tourist Visa

 

Is granted to the foreign citizen who intends to enter the Republic of Angola for a recreational, sporting or cultural visit. It must be used within sixty (60) days of being granted and is valid for one or several entries on the country for a period up to thirty days and is extendable for a same period of time.

The Government of Angola can establish and update, unilaterally or by agreement, a list of countries, whose citizens are exempt from entry visas for stays below ninety (90) days.

The tourist visa does not allow its holder to establish residence in national residence, or the exercise of any paid activity.

The tourist visit has a cost of  $ USD, or $USD, in case of urgent application.

To obtain the tourist visa, the citizen must present the following documents:

a) Duplicated form fully completed;
b) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
c) Passport recognized by the Republic of Angola;
d) International Vaccine Card.
e) Photocopy of airfare ticket to the Republic of Angola with return flight;
f) Proof of means of subsistence, under the Article 19 of Law  2/07, of 31 August.

After referring the application for a tourist visa, the Migration and Foreigners Service analyses and communicates the diplomatic and consular mission the final decision. The deadline for grating the tourist visa is five working days from the date of reception. The Diplomatic and Consular Mission issues the tourist visit, after seven working days, in case there is no answer from the Migration Service, must communicate that information within 24 hours.

To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here.

 

Short-term Visa

 

The short-term visa is granted to the foreign citizen who, for urgency reasons, needs to enter national territory. This must be used within 72 hours and allows the foreign citizen to stay on national territory up to seven (7) days and is extendable for a same period of time.

The issuing of a short-term visa doesn’t need previous authorization from Migration and Foreigners Service, it’s only necessary to inform its grant. The bearer of a short-term visa is not allowed to establish residence or engage in any remunerated activity while in national territory.

The price of the ordinary visa varies according to the entity. Its extension has a cost of $60,00 USD.

To obtain the short-term visa, the citizen must present the following documents:

a) Duplicated form fully completed;
b) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
c) Passport valid for the Republic of Angola;
d) Photocopy of the airfare ticket for the Republic of Angola with return flight;
e) Proof of means of subsistence, under the Article 13 of the Law No. 2/07, 31 August;
f) Document proving the entry purposes on national territory, under the Article 62 of the Law No. 2/07, 31 August.

In the application the applicant must gather the documents that substantiate the urgency reasons that lead to the application for entry on national territory.

Instructing the application for short-term visa by the Diplomatic and Consular Mission issues the visa and returns the travel document and it is her task to communicate to Migration and Foreigners Service the action, within a maximum of 24 hours, according to the Article 59 of the Law 2/07, 31 August.

The Director of Migration and Foreigners Service is the person competent to approve, go through the procedure and grant the extension of the short-term visa, and he can also delegate to the directors of the provinces. 2. The directors of the provinces must only extend the short-term visa if the citizens are staying in their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a short-term visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Original and photocopy of the passport, including the page with the short-term visa;
b) Form, file and cover fully completed;
c) One recent color passport photograph, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Proof of payment of migration act.

The deadline for the short-term visa extension is one working day, from the application date of reception.

To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here.

 

Ordinary Visa

 

The ordinary visa is destined to allow the entrance in national territory for family reasons and business prospect. This must be used within sixty (60) days, after its issuing, and allows the bearer to stay up to thirty days and is extendable twice (2) for a same period of time.

The bearer of an ordinary visa is not allowed to establish residence or engage in any remunerated activity while in national territory.

The issuance and extension of the ordinary visa varies according to the entity where you submit the application. 

To obtain the ordinary visa, the citizen must present the following documents:

a) Letter of invitation from the public or private entity with residence in the Republic of Angola;
b) Fully completed forms;
c) Statement signed by the applicant explaining the reasons for the journey and specifying the period of stay on national territory;
d) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
e) Passport valid for the Republic of Angola;
f) Photocopy of the airfare ticket for the Republic of Angola with return flight;
g) Proof of means of subsistence, under the Article 13 of the Law No. 2/07, 31 August;

Instructing the application for the ordinary visa, the Diplomatic and Consular Mission immediately asks for previous authorization to Migration and Foreigners Service, for its decision. The deadline for the issuing of the ordinary visa is five working days, from the application date of reception.

The Board of Migration and Foreigners Service and the directors of the provinces, by delegation of powers, are competent to approve, go through the procedure and issue the extension of the ordinary visa. The directors of the provinces must only extend the ordinary visa if the citizens are staying in their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a short-term visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Letter or application, properly substantiated, addressed to Migration and Foreigners Service, asking for the extension of the ordinary visa, including photocopy of the identification document if natural person;
b) Original and photocopy of the passport, including the page with the ordinary visa;
c) Form, file and cover fully completed;
d) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
e) Proof of payment of migration act.

The deadline for extension of the ordinary visa is two working day, from the request date of reception.

To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here.

 

Student Visa

 

Granted to foreign citizens to allow the entrance of its holder in national territory, in order to enroll educational programs in public or private schools, as well as vocational schools, for obtaining an academic or professional degree or to take an internship in companies and public or private services.

The student visa must be used within sixty 60) days upon its issuance and allows the bearer to stay for a period of one year, extendable for a same period of time, until the conclusion of the studies and permits multiple.

The bearer of a student visa is not allowed to establish residence or engage in any remunerated activity while in national territory, except for an internship related to the academic training.

The extension of the student visa has a cost of $60,00 USD, or $78,00 USD, if asked  with urgency.

To obtain the student visa, the applicant must present the following documents:

a) Form, file and cover, fully completed, in capital letter or typed with black ink and correctly signed by the applicant;
b) Criminal record, issued by the origin country or usual residence authorities, translated and duly accredited;
c) Medical certificate from the origin country, translated into Portuguese and duly accredited;
d) Proof of means of subsistence;
e) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
f) Photocopy of passport, main pages and those with information regarding the migratory flow;
g) Declaration of compliance with the Angolan laws;
h) Confirmation of enrollment in an accredited educational institution or confirmation of attendance on the referred institution indicating the conditions and duration of the education program, if so;
i) Proof issued by the competent institution, for the attribution of an academic or Professional degree or the recognition of scientific interest of the research work, if so;
j) Internship program or training contract, if so;
k) Proof of payment of the rate regarding the requested migration action.

After requesting the visa, Migration and Foreigners Service has to analyze the visa application process based on the confirmation of enrollment in an educational institution to attribute an academic degree, research works or internships, issued by the competent institution. The deadline for the student visa grant is thirty working days, from the request reception date.

The student visa, granted to a foreign citizen, must be canceled when:

a) Convicted for a crime;
b) Subject to the decision of expulsion from national territory;
c) Practiced actions that, if known by the Angolan authorities, would have opposed to the issuance;
d) In case the beneficiary hasn’t continued the studying program, according to the education institution regulation.

For purposes of extension, the Board of Migration and Foreigners Service and the directors of provinces, by delegation of powers, are competent to approve, go through the procedure and issue the extension of the student visa. The directors of provinces must only extend the ordinary visa if the citizens are staying in their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a student visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Original and photocopy of the passport, including the page with the student visa;
b) Form, cover and file correctly completed;
c) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Document from the education institution proving the continuity of the studies and improvement;
e) Letter from the entity or person responsible for the citizen’s stay on the country;
f) Proof of payment of migration act.

The deadline for extension of the ordinary visa is three working day, from the requests date of reception.

 To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here.

 

Visa for Medical Treatment

 

The medical treatment visa is granted to the foreign citizen by the Diplomatic and Consular Mission from Angola and allows its holder to enter national territory, in order to undergo medical treatment in a public or private medical unit.

The medical treatment visa must be used within sixty (60) days after the date of issuance and allows its bearer multiple entries and to stay for a period of time of one hundred and eighty (180) days.

In duly justified cases, the medical treatment visa can be extended until the treatment is completed. The bearer of a medical treatment visa is not allowed to establish residence or engage in any work activity while in national territory.

The medical treatment visa has a cost of $100,00 USD, or $130,00 if requested with urgency. Its extension has a cost of $60,00 USD, or $78,00 USD, if requested with urgency.

To obtain the medical treatment visa, the foreign citizen must present the following documents:

a) Form, file and cover, fully completed, in capital letter or typed with black ink and correctly signed by the applicant;
b) Proof of means of subsistence;
c) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Photocopy of the passport, including pages with information regarding migratory flow;
e) Declaration of compliance with the Angolan laws;
f) Medical report from the origin country;
g) Suitable document from the entity that superintends the health institution that will intern the applicant in the country;
h) Proof of payment of migration act. In case of proven urgency, a short-term visa can be granted.

For the issuing of the medical treatment visa, after the application has been made, the Migration and Foreigners Service must analyze the visa application process from the migration point of view based on the medical report from the origin country. The deadline for the issuing of the medical treatment visa is 15 working days, from the request reception date. The deadline for the medical treatment visa grant is fifteen working days, from the request reception date.

For purposes of extension, the Board of Migration and Foreigners Service and the directors of provinces, by delegation of powers, are competent to approve, go through the procedure and issue the extension of the medical treatment visa.

The directors of provinces must only extend the medical treatment visa if the citizens are staying in their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a medical treatment visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Original and photocopy of the passport, including the page with the medical treatment visa;
b) Form, cover and file correctly completed;
c) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Document issued by the medical institution confirming the continuity of the medical treatment;
e) Proof of payment of migration act.

The deadline for extension of the medical treatment visa is two working day, from the request date of reception.

To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here.

 

Privileged Visa

 

The privileged visa is granted to the foreign citizen investor, representative or attorney of an investing company, by the Diplomatic ad Consular Missions of Angola and allows the entrance of its holder in national territory, in order to implement and execute the proposal of approved investment, under the terms of the Private Investment Law.

The privileged visa must be used within sixty (60) days after the date of issuance and allows its bearer multiple entries and to stay for a period of time of one hundred and eighty (180) days.

In case the application is made on national territory, the visa is granted locally by means of a declaration issued by the competent entity in charge of the investment’s approval.  The foreigner to whom the privileged visa is granted may, whenever he wants to, ask for a residence permit.

The owners of a privileged visa types A and B, may be granted with a residence permit under the Article 83 of the present law, and the owner of a privileged visa type C, the residence title correspondent to the Article 82 of the present law.

The privileged visa may have the following types: a) Privileged visa Type A – is granted to the foreign citizen with an investment superior to the equivalent to fifty million US dollars or an investment in the area of investment C;

b) Privileged visa Type B – is granted to the foreign citizen with an investment below or equivalent to fifty million US dollars and superior to fifteen million US dollars;

c) Privileged visa Type C – is granted to the foreign citizen with an investment below or equivalent to fifteen million US dollars and superior to five million US dollars;

d) Privileged visa Type D – is granted to the foreign citizen with an investment below or equivalent to fifteen million US dollars.

The potential investor is given a short-term visa, depending on the investment’s intention.

The privileged visa has a cost of $130 USD, or $169USD, if requested with urgency. 
The extension has a cost of $ 60 USD or $78 USD, if requested with urgency.

In order to issue the privileged visa, foreseen in the Article 49, of the Law No. 2/07, 31 August, the foreign citizen must present the following documents:

a) Form, file and cover, fully completed, in capital letter or typed with black ink and signed by the applicant;
b) Criminal record, issued by the origin country or usual residence authorities, translated and duly accredited;
c) Medical certificate from the origin country, translated into Portuguese and duly accredited;
d) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
e) Photocopy of passport, main pages and those with information regarding the migratory flow;
f) Declaration of compliance with the Angolan laws;
g) Private investment registration certificate;
h) Proof document of the capital imports’ license, for the requested investment, issued by the competent financial institution;
i) Valid proxy in favor of the person who represents the investor in Angola, if so; j) Proof of payment of the rate regarding the requested migration action.

The Private Investment Certificate of Registration (CRIP), necessary for issuing the visa, the National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP), after the investment proposal has been approved by the competent entity, regardless of the type of investment. In the Private Investment Certificate of Registration (CRIP), should appear the following information: investor's complete information, the procedural system, the investment's amount and the economic and financial characteristics, the deadline for it to be effective, the place for the investment, the seat and signature of the person in charge of the National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP), authenticated with the engraved stamp in use in that institution.

The entities with competence to approve the investments are obliged to inform the National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP), with the data regarding the respective investment projects in order to keep record, centralized statistical control of private investment, within 30 days, as laid down in Article 3 (2) of Law 11/03 of 13 May, in Basic Law for Private Investment.

After requesting the visa, the Migration and Foreigners Service must analyze the visa application process from the migration point of view, based on CRIP and poof document of the capital imports’ license for the requested investment, issued by the competent institution. The deadline for the privileged grant is 30 working days, from the request reception date.

The privileged visa request may exceptionally be requested by the Migration and Foreigners Service, by means of a statement issued by the National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP), as laid down in Article 49 (3), of Law 2/07 of 31 August. 

For privileged visa issuance purposes, to the company with investment as laid down on point a) of Article 50 (1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August - superior to the equivalent of 50 million USD or with investment on area C, is granted a total of eight privileged visas type A, to be distributed by investors, representatives and attorneys.  

For privileged visa issuance purposes, to the companies with investment as laid down on point b) of Article 50 (1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August - inferior to the equivalent of 50 million USD and superior to 15 million USD, is granted a total of six privileged visas type B, to be distributed by investors, representatives and attorneys.

For privileged visa issuance purposes, to the companies with investment as laid down on point c) of Article 50 (1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August - inferior to the equivalent of 15 million USD and superior to 5 million USD, is granted a total of four privileged visas type C, to be distributed by investors, representatives and attorneys.

For privileged visa issuance purposes, to the companies with investment as laid down on point d) of Article 50 (1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August - inferior to the equivalent of 5 million USD, of Article 50 (1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, is granted a total of 2 privileged visas type D, to be distributed by investors, representatives and attorneys.

The potential investor is given a short-term visa as laid down in Article 50 (2) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, by means of a declaration issued by the National Agency for Private Investment (ANIP).

Many citizens intend to extend their visa. The Board of Migration and Foreigners Service and the directors of the provinces, by delegation of powers, are competent to approve, go through the procedure and issue the extension of the ordinary visa. The provincial organs must only extend the privileged visa if the citizens related to the companies based on their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a privileged visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Original and photocopy of the passport, including the pages with the privileged visa;
b) Form, application and cover fully completed;
c) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Proof of payment of migration act.
e) Document set down in writing by the National Agency for Private Investment proving the implementation of the project that gave rise to the visa.

The deadline for the privileged visa extension is five working days, from the request reception date.

To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here (Law No. 2/07 of August 31) and here (Law on Private Investment).

 

Work Visa

 

The work visa is granted to allow its holder the entrance in national territory, in order to exercise temporarily, a remunerated professional activity in the State’s interest or as an employee.

The wok visa must be used within sixty days after its issuance and allows the bearer multiple entries and stay until the term of the contract, and the employer must communicate to the competent authority any modification on the contract duration as established on the present law.

This visa allows its holder to practice the professional activity that justified its concession and qualification to dedicate exclusively to the service of the employer who required it.

In case there's a duly substantiated public interest, the Interior Ministry can, under proposal from the Director of Migration and Foreigners Service, authorize the local grant of the work visa upon favorable opinion from the   Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security and other intervenient organs on the migration process.

The bearer of a work visa is not allowed to establish residence on national territory.

The work visa may have the following types:

a) Wok Visa Type A - granted to work for an institution or public company;

b) Wok Visa Type B - granted to work independently, as service provider, or activities related to sport or culture;

c) Wok Visa Type C - granted to work on the oil, mining and building sectors;

d) Wok Visa Type D - granted to work on the commerce, industry, fishing, sea and aeronautical sectors;

e) Wok Visa Type E - granted to work integrated on cooperation agreements;

f) Wok Visa Type F - granted to work on any other sector not foreseen on the previous paragraphs.

The work visa has a cost of $100 USD, or $130 USD, if requested with urgency.    The extension has a cost of $ 60 USD or $78 USD, if requested with urgency.

The work visa can be granted until the tern of the employment contract, with a minimum period of time of three months and a maximum period of 36 months, according to the duration of the contract, except if its casual employment which shall last less than 90 days, and the General Labor Inspectorate has the competence to authorize, as laid down in Article 11 and 17 of Law 6/01 of 19 January. 

To obtain the work visa, the citizen must present the following documents:

a) Form, file and cover, fully completed, in capital letter or typed with black ink and correctly signed by the applicant; b) Declaration of compliance with the Angolan laws;
c) Employment contract or employment agreement;
d) Certificate of academic or professional qualifications authenticated and translated into Portuguese;
e) Curriculum vitae translated into Portuguese;
f) Criminal record, issued by the origin country or usual residence authorities, translated into Portuguese;
g) Medical certificate from the origin country, translated into Portuguese and duly accredited;
h) Endorsement in Portuguese from the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security in case of institutions or public companies or the supervisory organ of the activity in case of institutions or private institutions;
i) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
j) Photocopy of passport, main pages and those with information regarding the migratory flow;
k) Photocopy of company charter;
l) Recent proof document of tax revenues;
m) Declaration from the employment center from the area where the company is based.

The academic and professional certificate must be authenticated by the Diplomatic and Consular Mission.

The endorsement from the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security in case of institutions or public companies or the supervisory organ of the activity in case of institutions or private institutions obeys application form no. 11;

After requesting the visa, the Migration and Foreigners Service has must, within 30 working days, analyze the visa application process based on the favorable endorsement from the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security or from the competent Ministry, as laid down on point f) of Article 67 (1)(2) of Law 2/07 of 31 August.  The decision from the Migration and Foreigners Service must be notified within three days to the Diplomatic or Consular Mission and the applicant for information, and draw up information and submit it to the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security or the competent Ministry.  The employment contract term referred in Article 51 (2) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, is regulated as laid down in Article 11 (2)(3)(4) and (5) of Law 6/01 of 19 January.

The work visa is canceled if:

a) The employment contract that originated the visa issuance is dissolved;
b) Its holder is working on a different activity from the one that originated the visa issuance;
c) Its holder is working for a different employer from the one that required the visa.

The guarantee of  repatriation to be rendered as laid down in Article 68 (1) (2) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, can be done through any mean of bank deposit, and the employer must present to the Migration and Foreigners Service proof document of that deposit, to attach to the visa application process.

All the expenses derived from the repatriation security are the responsibility of the entity requesting the visa.

Public companies or at the service of the Angolan state are exempt from this security.

The request for refund of the repatriation security must be presented by the legal representative to the Migration and Foreigners Service, after the exit of the foreign citizen has been confirmed.  (The refund of the security given as laid down in Article 69 (3) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, obliges the payment per capita of the repatriation guarantee regarding the existing number of workers. 

The proof that the citizen has voluntarily abandoned national territory, must be done by the employer through presentation of the copy of the airfare ticket and confirmed by the border post responsible, in which there should appear the departure date.) All the expenses derived from the repatriation security are the responsibility of the depositor.

The Migration and Foreigners Service may consider lost the security deposited, in case the obligations foreseen in Article 69 of Law 2/07 of 31 August. Within 15 working days, from the applications date for security refund and gathered all the requirements, the Migration and Foreigners Service promotes the refund of the deposited security.  

It's the Migration and Foreigners Service Director competence to authorize the security refund.

The work visa's extension is in the interest of many citizens and companies.  The Board of Migration and Foreigners Service and the directors of the provinces, by delegation of powers, are competent to approve, go through the procedure and issue the extension of the work visa. The provincial organs must only extend the work visa if the citizens related to the companies based on their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a work visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Photocopy of the passport, including the page with the work visa;
b) Fully completed application form;
c) One recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Proof of payment of migration act.
e) Photocopy of recent employment contract.

The deadline for the work visa extension is five working days, from the visa application process entry date. The work visa that is not extended on time, and if the deadline of the employment contract hasn't yet expired, the fine as laid down in Article 101 of Law 2/07 of 31 August should be applied. The work visa that is not extended on time, and the deadline of the employment contract that gave rise has expires or if it's working on a different activity different from the one that justified the work visa grant, the fine as laid down in Article 102 of Law 2/07 of 31 August should be applied.

To have access to the form, click here. To consult the legislation click here.

 

Temporary Stay Visa

 

The temporary stay visa is granted to the foreign citizen by the Diplomatic and Consular Missions and allows the entrance of its holder in national territory based on the following:
a) Humanitarian reasons;
b) Fulfillment of a mission for a religious institution;
c) Scientific research;
d) Companion/family member of the holder of a Student Visa, Medical Treatment Visa, Privileged or Work visa;
e) Family member of the holder of a valid residence permit;
f) Spouse of a national citizen.

The temporary stay must be used within sixty (60) days after the issuance date and allows the holder multiple entries and to stay for a period of time up to 365 days, successively extendable until the term of the reason that originated the issuance.

The validation of the temporary stay visa issued as laid down in point d) must not exceed the on-call time granted to the bearer of the entry visa that gave rise to its grant.

The bearer of a temporary stay visa is not allowed to establish residence on national territory.

The temporary stay visa has a cost of $100 USD, or $130USD, if requested with urgency. Its extension has a cost of $60,00 USD, or $78,00 USD, if requested with urgency.

The extension of the temporary stay visa permit for the first time, $10,00 USD, or $13,00 USD, if requested with urgency. The extension for the second time has a cost of $30,00 USD, or $39,00 USD, if requested with urgency.

In order to issue a temporary stay visa, the following documents are necessary:

a)  Application form, fully completed, in capital letter or typed with black ink and correctly signed by the applicant;
b) Previous declaration from the Executive organ that superintends the activity in the country, if so;
c) Criminal record, issued by the origin country or usual residence authorities;
d) Medical certificate from the origin country or usual residence, translated into Portuguese and duly accredited;
e) Proof of family relationships with national citizens or foreign citizens residing legally in the country, if so;
f) Proof of means of subsistence and accommodation conditions;
g) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
h) Photocopy of passport, main pages and those with information regarding the migratory flow;
i) Declaration of compliance with the Angolan laws;
j) Proof of payment of migration act.

The temporary stay granted to the foreign citizen spouse of national citizen or holder of residence permit, for humanitarian reasons, on a religious mission, qualifies its holder to have a remunerated profession.

The bearer of a temporary stay visa granted as laid down in points c) and d) of Article 53 (1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, doesn't qualifies the bearer to have any remunerated activity.

The Previous Declaration referred in paragraph b) must conform to the form no. 12, annex to the present regulation.

After requesting the visa, the Migration and Foreigners Service must analyze the process from the migratory flow point of view based on the reasons presented. The deadline for the temporary stay visa issuance is thirty working days, from the application reception date.

Even in case of temporary there might an interest in extending the authorization deadline of this stay. The Board of Migration and Foreigners Service and the directors of the provinces, by delegation of powers, are competent to approve, go through the procedure and issue the extension of the temporary stay visa. The provincial organs must only extend the temporary stay visa if the citizens related to the companies based on their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a temporary stay visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Photocopy of the passport, including the pages with the temporary stay visa;
b) Fully completed application form;
c) One recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Proof of payment of migration act.

The deadline for extension of the temporary stay visa is five working days, from the applications date of reception.

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Residence Permit Visa

 

This visa is granted to the foreign citizen who intends to establish residence in Angola.

The residence visa must be used within sixty (60) days, from the issuance date and allows its bearer to remain in national territory for a period of time of 120 days, extendable for equal periods of time, until final decision for the residence permit authorization.

The residence permit visa qualifies its holder to have a remunerated professional activity.

The residence permit visa has different costs:

  • The authorization for Temporary Residence has a cost of $30,00 USD, or $39,00 USD if requested with urgency.  
  • The authorization for Permanent Residence Type A has a cost of of $20,00 USD, or $26,00 USD if requested with urgency.
  • The authorization for Permanent Residence Type B has a cost of of $10,00 USD, or $13,00 USD if requested with urgency.
  • The authorization for Life Residence has a cost of of $5,00 USD, or $6,50 USD.
  • The application for Revalidation of Residence Permit has a cost of $10,00 USD, or $13,00 if requested with urgency.
  • The application for Reissuing Residence Permit for loss, deviation or deterioration has a cost of $30,00 USD, or $39,00 if requested with urgency.
  • The application for Extension of Residence Permit Visa has a cost of $30,00 USD, or $39,00 if requested with urgency.

To obtain the residence permit visa, the foreign citizen must present the following documents:

a) Form, file and cover, fully completed, in capital letter or typed with black ink and correctly signed by the beneficiary;
b) Criminal record, issued by the origin country or usual residence authorities, translated and duly accredited;
c) Medical certificate from the origin country, translated into Portuguese and duly accredited;
d) Responsibility term from the person who will accommodate or proof of property or residence rental;
e) Proof of means of subsistence;
f) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
g) Photocopy of the passport, including the pages with the information regarding migratory flow;
h) Declaration of compliance with the Angolan laws;
i) Proof of payment of migration act.

After requesting the visa, the Migration and Foreigners Service must, within 60 working days, analyze the process from the migratory flow point of view based on the reasons presented for the visa application.

The decision of the Migration and Foreigners Service must be notified within two working days to the diplomatic and consular mission for the visa issuance.

The Board of Migration and Foreigners Service and the directors of the provinces, by delegation of powers, are competent to approve, go through the procedure and issue the extension of the residence permit visa.

The provincial organs must only accept application for residence permit visa from citizens living in their area of jurisdiction.

To extend a residence permit visa the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Photocopy of the passport, including the page with the residence permit visa;
b) Fully completed application form;
c) One recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Residence certificate;
e) Service or school declaration;
f) Proof of payment of migration act.

The deadline for extension of the residence permit visa is five working day, from the application’s date of reception.

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Residence Permit

 

The application for residence permit must be presented to the Migration and Foreigners Service or in its provincial boards within 30 days before the visa for residence permit expires.

Except for the provisions that consecrate the principle of family reunification, the admissibility of the residence permit must obey the requirements in Article 80 of Law 2/07 of 31 August.   

The application for residence permit is done in suitable application form signed by the applicant or its legal representative.

The application for residence permit from a minor must be requested within 90 days before the minor completes 14 years olds, and the issuance may be requested anytime the applicant needs to prove his capacity as resident.

The foreign citizen may be granted with residence permit on national territory as long as he complies with the following requirements:

a) Not have been expelled of national territory or convicted;
b) Have not committed any action that, if known by the authorities, would have impeded the residence permit visa issuance;
c) Hold a valid residence permit visa;

The application for residence permit must be accompanied by the following documents:

a) Letter from the applicant, duly substantiated, headed to the Migration and Foreigners Service, asking for a residence permit;
b) Form, file and cover, fully completed, in capital letter or typed with black ink and correctly signed by the beneficiary;
c) Recent residence certificate;
d) Criminal record issued by the Angolan authorities;
e) Proof of means of subsistence;
f) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
g) Photocopy of passport including identification pages and the one containing the residence permit visa.
h) Proof of payment of migration act.

If the applicant is a minor the request must be made by the progenitors or legal representatives.

The applicant is give a receipt proving the presentation of the application for issuance or renovation of the residence permit with a validity no more than 120 days.

The residence permit is signed by the Migration and Foreigners Service Director, and he may delegate this competence.

In order to renovate the residence card the the citizen   must present the following documents:

a) Photocopy of card valid up to 30 days;
b) Fully completed application form;
c) Photocopy of passport;
d) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
e) Residence certificate;
f) The Migration and Foreigners Service must accept, go through the procedure and issue the applications for residence permit.

The provincial organs must accept, go through the procedure and forward the application to the Board of Migration and Foreigners Service, in order to issue, gathered in archive.

To extend a reissuing of residence permit the following documents are cumulatively required:

a) Original residence permit;
b) Police participation in case of loss, theft or deviation;
c) Suitable proof of data alteration;
d) Recent residence certificate, in case of change of domicile;
e) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
f) Proof of payment of migration act.

The deadline for the reissuing of the residence permit is 15 working days in Luanda and 30 working days for the other provinces, from the application entry date.

Every time as laid down on Article 89 of Law 2/07 of 31 August, the residence permit is canceled, the Migration and Foreigners Service must inform the applicant to leave national territory. The foreign citizen must leave the country within 15 days from the notification date, as laid down on Article ´27 of Law 2/07 of 31 August. The Director of Migration and Foreigners Service decision is subject to appeal pursuant to law.

As laid down in Article 90 of Law 2/07 of 31 August, the application for exceptional grant of residence permit must enter the Migration and Foreigners Service. 2. The Migration and Foreigners Service must issue the endorsement to the application and dispatch it to the Ministry of Interior within 15 days from the reception date.

In case the residence permit application is rejected or canceled the applicant is informed and invited to leave the country voluntarily within a period of time no more than 30 days.

The holder of the resident card who wants to change domicile must inform the Migration and Foreigners Service from the province where he is domiciled, with notice to the authorities from the province he wishes to domicile. The communication must be made in witting with the following information: full name, nationality, number, date and place of issue of passport and number of foreign residence card.  

After informing the change of domicile the Migration and Foreigners Service of the residence area must send the migratory process of the foreign citizen, and proceeding with necessary registrations.

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Territorial Visa

 

The territorial visa is granted by the Migration and Foreigners Service in the border posts, when for justified reasons the foreign citizen is unable to obtain the consular visa.

The territorial visa can have the following category:

a) Frontier;
b) Transshipment.

 

 Frontier Visa

The border visa is granted by the Migration and Foreigners Service on the border post and allows the entrance in national territory of a foreign citizen who, for unforeseen and properly substantiated reasons does not have to request the visa to the competent consular entities.

The border visa is valid for one entry and allows the beneficiary to stay on national territory for a period of 15 days, not extendable.

The Director of Migration and Foreigners Service has competences to issue the border visa, and he can delegate to the director of province who by his turn can delegate to the border post chef. 

The tourist visa does not allow its holder to establish residence in national territory, or engage in any remunerated activity.

This visa has a cost of $65,00 USD, or $784,50 USD, if requested with urgency. Its extension has a cost of $60,00 USD, or $78,00 USD, if requested with urgency.

 

The application for a border visa is done in a suitable application  form and instructed with the following documentation;

a) Duplicated form fully completed;
b) Passport recognized by the Republic of Angola;
c) Letter requesting the border visa;
d) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;

The border visa is authorized in a suitable application form which is communicated to the applicant. On arrival to the border post, the user shows the permit copy or the original which after being confirmed is appended to the journey document. 

 

Transshipment Visa

The transshipment visa is granted by the Migration and Foreigners Service in the sea border frontier posts and allows the transfer of a crew member to the other in open sea.

The transshipment visa must be requested within sixty days and two hours before the transfer operation and is valid for staying on board for 180 days, extendable for the same period of time. The Director of Migration and Foreigners Service has competences to issue the border visa, and he can delegate to the director of province who by his turn can delegate to the border post chef.

The transshipment visa does not allow its holder to establish residence in national territory, or engage in any remunerated activity.

Its extension costs $65,00 USD, or $84,50 USD, if requested with urgency.

 

The transshipment visa is granted on the sea border post upon adding to the seaman's book or in the passport the shipping and landing vignette for the foreigner who travels on a ship or oil platform on high sea, in order to work there or leave to enter or exit the country in another mean of transport.  The shipment and landing permit must be requested by the agent or shipowner with previous notice of at least 72 hours, on the border post picket service.

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Visa Transformation

 

Ordinary and Tourist Visa transformation

Every time circumstances determine and for duly substantiated reasons, the holder of the ordinary and tourist visa may require the transformation of the tyoe of visa for medical treatment, upon presenting the following documents:

a) Letter, duly substantiated, headed to the Migration and Foreigners Service, asking for visa transformation;
b) Photocopy of passport including the page with the visa to be transformed;
c) Two recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;
d) Declaration of compliance with the Angolan laws, especially not having a remunerated professional activity;
e) Declaration from the medical care unit confirming the need of assistance, internment or extended treatment in the country.

 

Transformation of study visa

To transform the student visa into a work visa, the applicant must present the following documents:

a) Duly substantiated letter headed to the Migration and Foreigners Service, requesting the visa's transformation, as  (laid down in Article 47 (3) of Law 2/07 of 31 August;
b) Employment contract or employment agreement;
c) Declaration or academic certificate accredited by the competent Government organism;
d) Proof document from the professional education institution that confirms the training limit;
e) Curriculum vitae;
f) Endorsement in Portuguese from the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security in case of institutions or public companies or the supervisory organ of the activity in case of institutions or private institutions;
g) Photocopy of passport including the page with the visa to be transformed;
h) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;

The application for visa transformation from student to work visa must be requested during the training if the person interested receives a job proposal.

 

Transformation of temporary stay visa

In order to transform the temporary stay visa into residence permit, the applicant must present the following documents:

a) Letter, duly substantiated, headed to the Migration and Foreigners Service, asking for visa transformation;
b) Criminal record issued by the Angolan authorities;
c) Complete passport photocopy and temporary stay visa in annex;
d) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background.

The temporary stay visa transformation into residence permit is not allowed to the applicant for humanitarian reasons, scientific research purposes, family accompanying to the holder of study visa, medical treatment or work visa. 

The bearer of a temporary stay visa granted as laid down in points e) and f) of Article 53 (1) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, may apply for residence permit five years after the uninterrupted stay on national territory.

 

Transformation of privileged visa

In order to transform the privileged visa into residence permit, the applicant must present the following documents:

a) Letter, duly substantiated, headed to the Migration and Foreigners Service, asking for visa transformation;
b) Criminal record issued by the Angolan authorities;
c) Proof document of the effective project execution, passed by the National Agency for Private Investment;
d) Complete passport photocopy with the privileged visa in annex;
e) Three recent color passport photographs, size 4x5cm, with white background;

2. The investor that benefit from the residence permit, foreseen in Article 49 (4) of Law 2/07 of 31 August, is subject to the limitations of the foreign resident statute.

3. At moment, the foreign investor may require the transformation of the privileged visa into residence permit.

The visa's transformation is required to the Director of Migration and Foreigners Service, in national territory.

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Passport Issuing

Passports can be issued to foreign citizens residing legally in the country, who demonstrate the impossibility of obtaining a travel document of their origin country, to be absent of national territory. The issuing of a passport for foreign citizens is established according to the law.

The work visa has a cost of $20,00 USD, or $26,00 USD, if requested with urgency. The diplomatic passport, and its extension are both free of charge.

The passport's reissuing, whether for loss, deviation or deterioration, as well as no more pages for visas, has a cost of $20,00 USD, or $26,00 USD, if requested with urgency.

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