Business Visa Application Requirements for a Angola Visa

  1. Biometric Collection Appointment

    The Consulate of Angola requires that all visa applicants provide biometric information, specifically fingerprint scans, as part of the application process. An appointment is required. Once we have received and reviewed your application documentation for accuracy we can arrange and accompany you to this appointment.

    Note that business casual dress is required at biometric appointment.

  2. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for six months beyond the validity of your requested visa
    • Have at least three consecutive blank visa pages (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.

  3. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs.  The photographs must:

    • Be taken within the past three months and against an all-white background
    • Be two inches by two inches and printed on photo-paper
    • Must display clearly all facial features, including keeping the ears visible
    • Men and women must wear a collared shirt. All buttons on collared shirts, including the top button, must be closed
    • No glasses to be worn

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. Be certain your letter meets the specific requirements of the consulate by using our Digital Business Cover Letter. Visit to get started.

    In addition to the language provided in the sample, your Business Cover Letter must:
    • Must request an Angolan "WSTV" visa

  5. Visa Application Form

    You must provide two fully completed copies of the visa application forms found in this kit. The application forms must:

    • Be printed single-sided
    • Include answers for all fields
    • Be typed (no handwritten forms will be accepted)
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  6. Invitation Letter

    You must submit a letter of invitation. The organization or person you will be visiting is responsible for obtaining the invitation from the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The letter must:

    • Be written on company letterhead
    • Must be addressed to the Angolan Consulate in Houston
    • Must have a MinPet stamp that is valid. You must ensure that your stamp has not expired before you submit your visa application.
    • Include the full local address and phone number of the organization or person to be visited
    • Request the same validity of visa as in the Business Introduction Letter
    • Specify the number of entries you are requesting for your visa

  7. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  8. MIREMPET Approval

    You must provide a copy of the MIREMPET approval letter issued by the Ministry of Minerals and Petroleum in Angola. The approval must:

    • Include a barcode
    • Show your photograph  

  9. CIBTvisas Order Form

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

  10. Important Information

    A short-stay visa must be used within 72 hours of being issued, and it allows the traveler to remain in Angola for up to 7 days. It can be renewed for an additional 7 days.

  11. Vaccination Certificate

    You must provide a copy of your Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.

  12. Original Receipt from the Embassy

    You must provde the original visa submission receipt from the Angolan embassy to CIBTvisas at the time of your appointment.

  13. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit to learn more about this service.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Angola Visa

  1. Visa Exempt

    Visa exempt for a stay of up to 90 days per year. The traveller must:

    • Not stay in the country for more than 30 days per entry
    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets
    • Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change

View An Angola Visa

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