:: Passport valid for more than six months on exit
:: Four consecutive blank visa pages in passport
:: Photocopy of passport
Please provide clear colour photocopies of the main pages in your passport, including details of visas and stamps from previous travels.
:: Two recent passport photographs
The photographs must be no more than three months old and should be taken without sunglasses (unless proof of medical exemption is attached). Photos from male applicants must be taken without earrings, dreadlocks or Mohican hairstyles. Applicants are also advised to write their name on the back of each photograph in case it becomes detached from the form at any point during the application process.
:: One application form, completed online
The application form MUST be completed online; applications filled in by hand will not be accepted by the embassy. Please ensure all questions are answered in full, and all names and details exactly match those in your passport. Once you have completed the online form, print it out, then sign and date both copies, ready to submit to us along with the other application requirements. Please do not process any payment; we will handle this on your behalf.
:: Letter of request
All applicants must submit a letter, addressed to the Consulate General of the Republic of Angola in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, requesting the visa and stating their reason(s) for visiting Angola.
:: Criminal record certificate
This must be translated into Portuguese, recognised by a Notary Public and legalised by both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Angolan Consulate.
We can assist with both notarising and legalisation – please see our Services page for details.
:: Proof of financial means
Applicants must submit a recent bank statement, showing a credit balance equivalent to US$200 per day of stay in Angola. Statements printed from an online banking account are will not be accepted.
Please note, you must also show proof of funds at the border post upon arrival in Angola.
:: Travel itinerary
This must include dates of travel verified by an online pre-booking from a travel agent or airline. Please note, ticket purchase is not necessary, and will not guarantee the granting of a visa.
:: Hotel reservation
:: International Certificate of Vaccination
:: Photocopies of all documents
Please submit original documents plus a good quality photocopy of each one.
:: Birth certificate and travel authorisation, if applicable
If applying on behalf a minor, you must also submit the child’s full birth certificate (original plus photocopy) and copies of the birth certificates of both parents or legal guardians.
In the instance the child is only travelling with one parent, the absent parent must provide a travel authorisation letter, signed in the presence of the consular officer OR with signature recognised by a Notary Public.
If travelling without a parent or legal guardian, both parents or guardians must provide notarised travel authorisation letters, as above, and the accompanying adult must submit their passport and travel itinerary.
Please note, foreign parents/guardians must issue a travel authorisation letter in Portuguese, or with a translation into Portuguese legalised by a Notary Public.