ANGOLA

VISA REQUIRED

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DESTINATION: ANGOLA
PURPOSE OF TRIP: EMPLOYMENT

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IMPORTANT

PLEASE READ THE RED FLAGS SECTION BELOW CAREFULLY

  • VISA VALIDITY

Varied validity. All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion. 

The visa must be used within 60 days following the date of issue and allows its holder to stay for up to 30 days in Angola. Furthermore, once in Angola, it may be possible to renew two more times for the same period of time.

  • EMBASSY OPERATING DAYS

The Consulate General of Angola in London only accepts visa submissions on Mondays and Tuesdays. Furthermore, it is closed on Wednesdays for all matters – this can impact collection of approved applications / processing times. 

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(REVIEW PROCESS) / RECEIPT OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS:

ANGOLA EMPLOYMENT VISA REQUIREMENTS

Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond intended exit date
  • have at least four blank consecutive facing visa pages

Copies of the main pages of the passport with details of visas and stamps of previous travels must be included.

Two original recent 45mm x 35mm colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed and fully completed original application form. Please see attached: Angola – Visa Application form

This must be:

  • typed in PDF and capital letters only
  • printed single sided and in colour 

Signed and completed original letter of support from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

Please see template attached: Angola – Business support letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The Consulate General of Angola, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment and job title 
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Afghanistan
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses 
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable) 

Clear colour copy of signed and completed invite letter from your inviting company. The letter must be written in Portuguese.

The letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The Consulate General of Angola, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on inviting company headed paper and stamped
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the inviting company and the signature must be recognised by a notary public in Angola
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Job title and name of employer
  • Passport number, DOB and place of birth
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Afghanistan
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance and accommodation expenses whilst in Angola
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable) 
  • BEAR MINPET STAMP FOR ALL TRAVEL RELATED TO THE OIL SECTOR / PROVIDE PROOF OF MINPET APPROVAL


SEE ALSO BELOW:

1. A letter of invitation signed by an Angolan citizen must be accompanied by a copy of their Angolan ID card.
 
2. A letter of invitation signed by a foreign citizen must be accompanied by a copy of their resident card or a copy of the passport page showing their personal information and the page showing the visa to Angola.
 

3. Companies inviting for the first time must also send copies of the following documents:

– commercial license (if applicable)
– last receipt of revenue collection document (dar)
– company registration (alvará)
– publication of the company’s registration in the diário da república

Clear colour copy of signed and completed invite letter from your inviting company. The letter must be written in Portuguese.

The letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The Consulate General of Angola, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on inviting company headed paper and stamped
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the inviting company and the signature must be recognised by a notary public in Angola
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Job title and name of employer
  • Passport number, DOB and place of birth
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Afghanistan
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance and accommodation expenses whilst in Angola
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable) 
  • BEAR MINPET STAMP FOR ALL TRAVEL RELATED TO THE OIL SECTOR / PROVIDE PROOF OF MINPET APPROVAL


SEE ALSO BELOW:

1. A letter of invitation signed by an Angolan citizen must be accompanied by a copy of their Angolan ID card.
 
2. A letter of invitation signed by a foreign citizen must be accompanied by a copy of their resident card or a copy of the passport page showing their personal information and the page showing the visa to Angola.
 

3. Companies inviting for the first time must also send copies of the following documents:

– commercial license (if applicable)
– last receipt of revenue collection document (dar)
– company registration (alvará)
– publication of the company’s registration in the diário da república

Clear colour copy of proof of address. One of the following documents:

  • Water, Gas or Electricity Bill
  • Council Tax Letter
  • UK Driving Licence
  • Bank Statement
  • Child Tax Credit or Child Benefit Letter (for minor applicants)

The document must:

  • dated within the last 3 months at the time of submission
  • clearly state your name and full UK address

Clear colour copy of Airline ticket or travel agent pre-booking (round trip).

PLEASE NOTE: PURCHASE OF TICKET IS NOT NECESSARY AND DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEE GRANTING OF VISA.

Clear colour copy of Airline ticket or travel agent pre-booking (round trip).

PLEASE NOTE: PURCHASE OF TICKET IS NOT NECESSARY AND DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEE GRANTING OF VISA.

Original copies of bank statements for the last 3 months. These must:

  • show an approximate minimum balance of USD 200 per day of stay in Angola
  • clearly state your name

Bank statements which are downloaded from the internet are not accepted. 

Original copies of bank statements for the last 3 months. These must:

  • show an approximate minimum balance of USD 200 per day of stay in Angola
  • clearly state your name

Bank statements which are downloaded from the internet are not accepted. 

Clear colour copy of your valid yellow fever certificate.

Clear colour copy of your valid yellow fever certificate.

Clear colour copy of your valid yellow fever certificate.

Clear colour copy of your valid yellow fever certificate.

Clear colour copies of all documentation (one copy of each document). 

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

4 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£180.00 excl. VAT
£200.00 incl. VAT

10 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees
Consular fees

£160.00 excl. VAT
£140.00 incl. VAT

BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

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BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 4th- and 5th-century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). Built in 507 CE (smaller) and 554 CE (larger), the statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art. They were 35 (115 ft) and 53 meters (174 ft) tall, respectively. The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco. This coating, practically all of which wore away long ago, was painted to enhance the expressions of the faces, hands, and folds of the robes; the larger one was painted carmine red and the smaller one was painted multiple colors. The lower parts of the statues' arms were constructed from the same mud-straw mix while supported on wooden armatures. It is believed that the upper parts of their faces were made from great wooden masks or casts. Rows of holes that can be seen in photographs were spaces that held wooden pegs that stabilized the outer stucco. They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were idols. An envoy visiting the United States in the following weeks said that they were destroyed to protest international aid exclusively reserved for statue maintenance while Afghanistan was experiencing famine, while the Afghan Foreign Minister claimed that the destruction was merely about carrying out Islamic religious iconoclasm. International opinion strongly condemned the destruction of the Buddhas, which in the following years was primarily viewed as an example of the extreme religious intolerance of the Taliban. Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

4 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees:
£180.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£200.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
180.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£600.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£180.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£950.00 incl. VAT

10 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£140.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£420.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£160.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£800.00 incl. VAT

BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

HOVER / CLICK HERE

BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 4th- and 5th-century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan, 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft). Built in 507 CE (smaller) and 554 CE (larger), the statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art. They were 35 (115 ft) and 53 meters (174 ft) tall, respectively. The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco. This coating, practically all of which wore away long ago, was painted to enhance the expressions of the faces, hands, and folds of the robes; the larger one was painted carmine red and the smaller one was painted multiple colors. The lower parts of the statues' arms were constructed from the same mud-straw mix while supported on wooden armatures. It is believed that the upper parts of their faces were made from great wooden masks or casts. Rows of holes that can be seen in photographs were spaces that held wooden pegs that stabilized the outer stucco. They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were idols. An envoy visiting the United States in the following weeks said that they were destroyed to protest international aid exclusively reserved for statue maintenance while Afghanistan was experiencing famine, while the Afghan Foreign Minister claimed that the destruction was merely about carrying out Islamic religious iconoclasm. International opinion strongly condemned the destruction of the Buddhas, which in the following years was primarily viewed as an example of the extreme religious intolerance of the Taliban. Japan and Switzerland, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.