Visas for Angola

Most foreign nationals in Angola require a visa. Those wishing to live and work in the country will need both a work and residence visa. Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry, and expats will also need proof of a yellow fever vaccination. It isn't possible to get a work or residence visa upon arrival, and only expats from certain countries are eligible for a visitor’s visa on arrival.
Before venturing to another country, make sure you have a health insurance plan you can rely on. Our international health insurance plans offer comprehensive health cover for when you are in your home country and abroad.

Those going to Angola for short-term visits for holiday or business purposes require a visitor visa. Some countries have agreements with Angola that allow their nationals to obtain a visa on arrival in Angola.

Those who aren’t eligible to obtain a visa on arrival will need to apply for their Angolan visa ahead of time. Nationals of certain countries can apply for a visa online (known as an eVisa) while others will have to apply in person at their nearest Angolan consulate.

There is also the option of short-stay visas, which may be obtained for urgent reasons such as attending a meeting or funeral, or for seeking medical treatment in the country. These may also be granted to, for instance, technicians repairing machinery in the oil sector or sailors who are joining a ship docked in Angolan ports.

Angolan authorities issue several other types of temporary visas including tourist visas, temporary residence permits, ordinary visas, study permits and medical treatment permits. Travellers are advised to check with their consulate what the requirements are for each.

Foreign nationals with significant investment in Angola are granted privilege visas, which allow for stays of up to two years.

Holders of temporary visas aren't allowed to engage in any gainful activity or establish residence in Angola. Applicants may need to submit an itinerary and air ticket when applying for short-term visas.

Work visas for Angola are granted to those who obtain a contract of temporary employment in the interest of the state or on behalf of an Angolan company. Work visas are valid for the duration of the employment contract. A work visa doesn’t allow foreigners to take up residence in Angola; if they wish to do so, they are required to apply for a residence visa.
Foreign nationals wishing to set up residence in Angola require a residence visa. This visa allows for stays of up to 120 days and can be renewed until a final decision is made for the application of a residence permit. Residence visas allow for multiple entries and expats will be allowed to work in Angola.