• New Visas Ease Business Travel to Angola
  • October 15, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Angolan and Cape Verdean citizens will have an easier time traveling to each other’s countries, and Brazilian citizens entering Angola are now eligible for multiple-entry visas for business and non-business activities, due to new visa agreements.

    Reciprocal Agreement Between Angola and Cape Verde

    Under the reciprocal agreement between Angola and Cape Verde, citizens of each country are eligible to apply for multiple-entry short-term visas in advance of travel. The visas are valid for stays of up to 90 days every six months.

    The visas are appropriate for stays to conduct market research, develop business contacts, negotiate investment projects, provide training sessions, or conduct activities as entrepreneurs, investors or directors.

    The agreement also created an extendable multiple-entry long-term visa for employees involved in investment projects valid between three and 36 months.

    Prior to this change, Cape Verdean passport holders required pre-arranged visas-on-arrival to enter Angola, and Cape Verdean nationals could only apply for single-entry visas for family or business travel to Angola.

    Angola Entry Streamlined for Brazilian Citizens

    Brazilian citizens are now eligible for a new multiple-entry visa valid for travel to Angola for up to 90 days every twelve months, under a new entry facilitation program. Prior to this change, Brazilian citizens had only single-entry options.

    What This Means for Foreign Nationals

    Foreign nationals in Angola and Cape Verde will benefit from the new multiple-entry visa valid in each respective country. Brazilian citizens entering Angola will also benefit from a new multiple-entry visa.

    Foreign nationals entering the Sonils oil service center base in Luanda will still require a short-term visa or work visa, however.