|Presidential Decree No. 108/11 of 25 May - Regulation on the Legal System of Foreigners|
This Decree was elaborated to approve the new Regulation on the Legal System of Foreigners, revoking the previous legislation on this matter, having entered into force on the date of its publication.
Applicable to the Legal System of Foreign Citizens, notwithstanding the provisions of special laws, bilateral agreements or international treaties that the Republic of Angola is part of, this law has great practical importance, helping to clarify the principles of the Legal System of Foreign Affairs, approved by Law No. 2 / 07 of 31 August. This way, and in the sense of a better understanding of this System it’s crucial that its analysis is performed taking into consideration both statutes, establishing in the Presidential Decree No. 108/11, of 25 May rules regarding the entry and exit of foreigners from national territory, as well as the cast of documents necessary to obtain, extend and process regarding the several types of visas, namely, the diplomatic, official, courtesy, consular and territorial visa.
The statute came revoke the forms related to the Accommodation Bulletin contained in Executive Decree No. 27/03 of May 6, adopting new models, among which are the forms necessary to obtain a visa as the disclaimer, authorization to travel less, the opinion for the granting of work visas, among others, fall is extremely important practice. This way the Presidential Decree No. 108/11, of 25 May rules has come to adapt the Regulation on the Legal System of Foreigners to the new regime.
Considering that in a time when the globalization effects are more and more visible and the migratory flows of one country to another assumes an importance worldwide.
Considering that the Decree No. 48/94 of 25 November, appears inappropriate to the current legal regime of Foreigners in the Republic of Angola, containing provisions that eventually are no longer consistent with the migratory principles and national interests present in law No. 2 / 07, 31 August;
Considering the conjugation and clarification of the principles enshrined in this Law on the Legal Regime of Foreigners and the extension of the type of entry visas, the legal consecration of visas to be granted in national territory and the possibility of transforming consular visas.
The President of the Republic, in accordance with paragraph l) of Article 120 and paragraph 3 of Article 125, both from the Constitution of the Republic of Angola, the following:
Article 1 - The Regulation on the Legal Regime of Foreigners is approved, attached to the present Presidential Decree and is an integral part of it.
Article 2 - Is repealed Decree No. 48/94 of 25 November.
Article 3 - Any doubts and omissions arising in the interpretation and application of this Presidential Decree shall be resolved by the President.
Article 4 - This law shall enter into force upon its publication.
Appreciated by the Council of Ministers, in Luanda, on 27 April 2011.
This Regulation shall be published.
Luanda, 19 May 2011.
The President of the Republic, JOSÉ EDUARDO DOS SANTOS.