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Services provided by the SME

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The Migration and Foreigners Service makes available to citizens and companies, national and foreign, a broad range of services.

On the options to the right, you can find out more about the services provided by the SME. In order to analyze in detail each service and the applicable rates, please consult the section "Services Provided".

 

 Online Scheduling

There is a simpler and faster way to ensure your compliance with the Migration and Foreigners Service. Through the online application, you can register on the site and benefit from various services, without leaving home, you will prepare and mark your personal attendance at the counters of the SME and save time in treating your process.

There are two separate ways that, in their own way, will provide speed and convenience.

1. Assistance with filling out forms: this is the fastest way to ensure a fast and effective service upon arrival at theMigration and Foreigners Service. If you want to get visas, or other type of service which includes filling out forms, choose "Start New Process."

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Then, choose one of the following options regarding a visa request :

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Through this feature, you can fill in electronic forms needed for your process with your personal data, print them if desired, and immediately afterwards, mark the service, choose the service station and the more convenient time, subject to availability.

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This way you can go to the chosen service station, taking only the initial documentation and the form already filled in. It's easy, fast and effective. 

2. Scheduling Online: this option, the simpler to use, demands only this option, it requires only that it meets your personal data when registering, and select "New Interview Schedule."

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Here you can choose where you want to be heard, and according to availability, decide the time you will be attended. Then you only have to present all the necessary documentation.

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If you want to enjoy a service for which forms are needed, but prefer to get them on paper, you can access the "Forms" and download the desired documentation. Then just print it, fill it and deliver it on time. It's easy, fast and effective.

Please note that the scheduling of an interview for attendance is a separate service from the request for hearing with officials and leaders of Migration and Foreigners Service. If the service is such that you want, follow this link.

 

Transit Visa

 

Is granted to the citizen who, in order to get to his country of destination, has to stopover in national territory.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).


Tourist Visa

Is granted to the foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Republic of Angola for recreational, sporting or cultural visit.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Short-term Visa

The short-term visa is granted to the foreign citizen who, for urgency reasons, needs to enter national territory.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Ordinary Visa

The ordinary visa is destined to allow the entrance in national territory for family reasons and business prospect.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Student Visa

Granted to foreign citizens to allow the entrance of its holder in national territory, in order to enroll educational programs in public or private schools, as well as vocational schools, for obtaining an academic or professional degree or to take an internship in companies and public or private services.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Visa for Medical Treatment

The medical treatment visa is granted to the foreign citizen by the Diplomatic and Consular Mission from Angola and allows its holder to enter national territory, in order to undergo medical treatment in a public or private medical unit.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Privileged Visa

The privileged visa is granted to the foreign citizen investor, representative or attorney of an investing company, by the Diplomatic ad Consular Missions of Angola and allows the entrance of its holder in national territory, in order to implement and execute the proposal of approved investment, under the terms of the Private Investment Law.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Work Visa

The work visa is granted to allow its holder the entrance in national territory, in order to exercise temporarily, a remunerated professional activity in the State’s interest or as an employee.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Temporary Stay Visa

The temporary stay visa is granted to the foreign citizen by the Diplomatic and Consular Missions and allows the entrance of its holder in national territory based on the following:

a) Humanitarian reasons;
b) Fulfillment of a mission for a religious institution;
c) Scientific research;
d) Companion/family member of the holder of a Student Visa, Medical Treatment Visa, Privileged or Work visa;
e) Family member of the holder of a valid residence permit;
f) Spouse of a national citizen.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

 Residence Permit Visa

This visa is granted to the foreign citizen who intends to establish residence in Angola.

To learn more, click here (residence permit) or here (residence permit visa) - (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Residence permit    

The application for residence permit shall be submitted to the Department of Migration and Foreigners in their Provincial or until 30 days before the expiry of the visa to establish residency.    

The alien may be granted a residence permit in the country provided it meets certain requirements.  

To learn more, click here (in the next window, select the option in red).

 

Territorial Visa (Frontier/Transshipment)

The territorial visa is granted by Migration and Foreigners Service on the border posts, when for justified reasons the foreign citizen is unable to obtain the consular visa. The territorial visa can have the following category:

a) Frontier;
b) Transshipment.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Frontier Visa

The border visa is granted by Migration and Foreigners Service on the border post and allows the entrance in national territory of a foreign citizen who, for unforeseen and properly substantiated reasons does not have to request the visa to the competent consular entities.

Transshipment Visa

The transshipment visa is granted by Migration and Foreigners Service in the sea border frontier posts and allows the transfer of a member of the crew to the other in open sea.

 

Visa Transformation

Passports may be issued to foreign nationals residing legally in the country who demonstrate inability to obtain travel documents from their country of origin, to be absent from the national territory.

The issuance of passports to foreign nationals comply with the law.    

To learn more, click here (in the next window, select the option in red).

  

Passport Issuing

Passports can be issued to foreign citizens residing legally in the country, who demonstrate the impossibility of obtaining a travel document of their origin country, to be absent of national territory. The issuing of a passport for foreign citizens is established according to the law.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Migratory Services Provided to Ships

The services are provided in the ports, to the national and foreign ships, and include the authorization of visits on board, the issuing of visit cards and residence permits, crossing ticket and boarding/landing tickets for the crew members.

To learn more, click here (within next window, seek for the option in red).

 

Family reunification

For family reunification in the territory of a foreign citizen, a citizen's family residing in the Republic of Angola, the applicant must submit the application to the Diplomatic or Consular Mission. 

The applicant must have accommodation and means of subsistence.    

To learn more, click here (in the next window, select the option in red).

 

Registration of Minors

To enroll in the Migration and Foreigners Service of the minor child of foreign parents who was born in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 93 of Law No. 2 / 07 of August 31, it is necessary parents have, through the Central Registry, some specific documentation.    

The certificate issued will be valid till 14 years of age, from which will last a residence permit, when so requested.    

To learn more, click here (in the next window, select the option in red).