Transit visas are short-term travel visas granted by the concerned Angolan consular authorities for a period of 5 days, which can be prorogued for an equal period of time and valid for a single entry. Short-term visas are valid for a single entry and granted for a period of 15 days.
Short term visa is conceded by the Angolan Services of Migration and Foreigner (SME), through his border police stations, with the goal to permit the entry in national territory of the foreign citizens that could not get the visa in the concerned Angolan Consular Authority.
The ordinary visa is granted to foreign people by the concerned Angolan consular authorities for a period of 30 days. This kind of visa is issued for familiar, cultural, scientific, business and tourist reasons and might be used within 60 days after the date of issuance.
The work visas are conceded by the Angolan consular authorities to permit the entry in Angola of foreign citizens with the objective of realize, temporarily, a professional activity in the interest of the State or the third parties. The work visa is valid for multiples entries and enables the holder to stay in the country for a period of 12 month, which can be prorogued for equal periods of time up to the term of the work contract.
Media professionals interested in coverage of events in Angola must first obtain an invitation letter from CIAM (Centro de Imprensa Anibal de Melo) in Luanda.
Privilege visa is granted to the foreign citizen with investment in Angola. Tourist, medical treatment and study visa are provided for the described purposes only.
South African visitors traveling with Diplomatic and Official passports are granted a visa-free entry into Angola.
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All payments for Visa applied at Consular Sector of the Angolan Embassy in Pretoria should be done by bank transfer or deposit to Bank: ABSA, Account Number: 00417300 and Account Name: Angolan Embassy. The Embassy does NOT accept visa fees by cash, credit/debit cards and personal bank checks. Payments to the above account are exclusively for Visa application and Consular documents to be submitted in Pretoria. If you will submit your paperwork in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, please, donít make any deposit here. We advise you to call the concerning Consulate for banking information.