Angola is a central African country that is rich in oil reserves. With the exclave of Cabinda known as ‘the Kuwait of Africa’, the economy in the nation is mainly from diamonds and oil industry. With tropical forests, beautiful coastlines, and stunning waterfalls, scenic beauty is quite excellent. To visit the country, most nationalities require something known as Angola Visa.
Except for a few nationalities, almost every other countries require a visa to enter Angola. No matter the purpose of visit, duration, or whatsoever, you require a visa to enter the nation due to the strict immigration rules. Mainly, the visas are classified into short term and long term types. Further classifications will be discussed in the following sections. The permit is issued in the form of a stamp in your passport.
The process of applying for an Angola Visa for Indian citizen is performed offline or online(tourist/business). Before starting the application, it is necessary to check the eligibility criteria for that particular type of permit and know if you can apply for it. Once this is done, you can proceed to the offline process as per the following -
Upon successful submission of your application, you can expect to receive a response within the mentioned processing time. In a few cases, the embassy may ask you to submit to an interview or submit additional documents.
Please note that it is essential to provide the right information and genuine documents. Submission of fake and incorrect documents and data can lead to visa rejection. And the Angola government usually does not accept an application with a history of visa refusal.
Depending on the purpose of visit, and the duration of stay, the types of permits for Angola can be classified into the following -
The documents required for Angola visa is the following -
The photo specifications for Angola visa are as follows -
The fees required for the visa applications vary significantly upon the type of permit, duration of stay, number of entries, and so on. The offline application requires that you pay the fees in the form of a demand draft in the name of the Angola embassy. For the e-visa, you can pay the fees when you land in Angola. Since the fees may be subjected to change without prior information, you should ensure that you have the right amount.
|Single entry Normal||Business||30 days||3 months||7050.0|
|Single entry Normal||Work||30 days||3 months||7000.0|
The typical time taken for processing is about 15 working days. However, this can increase or decrease depending on several factors such as the type of permit, duration of the visa, express processing, and so on. It also depends upon the complexity of your application, interviews, biometric submission, etc.
The applications for the permit for Angola is usually submitted directly at the embassy. Alternately, you can do the Angola visa online application for the e-visa at the Angola Migration and Foreigners Services website. You may also apply for the permit through a visa agency nearby. The Embassy of the Republic of Angola is situated in New Delhi.
Since the application for the permit is made offline, there are few ways for you to track it. However, you may email or call the embassy with the application number. This usually will not get the required response. Alternately, if you have applied for the e-visa, you can track it on the online portal.
There are 11 countries that do not require a visa to enter Angola. Citizens from these countries can stay in the nation for up to a maximum of 30 days. They include Botswana, Seychelles, Cabo Verde, Singapore, Malta, Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Rwanda. However, apart from this, diplomatic passport holders from a lot of other countries are also among the visa-exempt category.
Yes, depending on the type of permit you are on, you can extend the visa. Most visa types have provision for extension. However, the e-visa in most situations, cannot be extended and will require a new visa to be issued. The long term visas can be extended upto a period of 1-year multiple times. The short term visas, on the other hand, maybe given an extension for a maximum of 30 days.
Yes, the government of Angola has strict policies when it comes to safety and immigration. As a result, you will at least have to have a yellow fever certificate. Apart from this, different types of permit may have different medical requirements. Medical checkups are a vital thing to do before you fly to any other country.