Work Visa

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

INCOMPLETE VISA APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE PROCESSED.

THE CONSULAR SECTION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND/OR DOCUMENTS

 

Work Visa

Purpose of the trip/ Stay: Temporary authorized employment, for public or private companies.

1 completed application form (click here to download)

1 recent color passport size photograph;

Passport with at least 12  months remaining validity;

A Letter in Portuguese from the employer addressed to the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Angola, c.c. to the Angolan Immigration Authority "Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros", containing the applicant's personal data as follows:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Parent's names
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport number and date of expiration
  • Profession and position to be fulfilled

Invitation letter must be directed from Angola to the Embassy by fax (+6568357964).

Recommendation (“Parecer”) of the competent Ministry, authenticated by the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

Copies of the main pages of the passport, as well as all the pages showing visas, seals, notes;

Copy of the Trade Register Entry (“Alvará Comercial”) of the employer and respective copy of the publication in the Official Gazette (“Diário da República”) where the constitution of the company was announced;

Copy of the Document on Collection of Revenues (“Documento de Arrecadação de Receitas – DAR”) of the employer;

 Statement agreeing to abide by the Angolan Laws;

Work contract or confirmation of employment offer;

Diplomas, certificates for tertiary and professional qualifications, translated into Portuguese and duly authenticated;

Curriculum vitae, translated into Portuguese and duly authenticated;

Police clearance certificate from country of residence;

Proof of residence;

 Health certificate from the country of residence (to include all contagious diseases);

Copy of the International Vaccination Certificate, main page with holder's data and page with vaccination against yellow fever;

If the employer is a public institution: certification from the Ministry for Public Administration, Employment and Social Security (Ministério de Administração Pública, Emprego e Segurança Social); if the employer is a private company: certification from the competent licensing Ministry, authenticated by the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs;


INFORMATION FOR THE ANGOLAN EMPLOYER

  1. For the issuance of the work visa it is necessary for the employer to make a cash guarantee deposit in order to allow the eventual repatriation of the foreign employee and his family members.
  2. The guarantee deposit in convertible currency equaling the price of an outward ticket from Angola, to the home country of country of residence of the foreign employee and his family members.
  3. Companies with more than 100 foreign employees can make a collective cash guarantee deposit in the amount of USD 50,000.00. For information on the collective deposit, please contact the Angolan Immigration Authority “Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros” in Luanda.
  4. The guarantee is to be deposited in one of the accounts maintained by the Angolan Immigration Authority. For information on the account number and bank name, please contact the Angolan Immigration Authority “Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros” in Luanda.
  5. The Ministry of Interior can authorize the exemption of guarantee payment in case of foreign employees working for public institutions or companies.
  6. The cash deposit shall be reimbursed under following circumstances:
    • upon definitive departure of the foreign employee and upon written notification to the Angolan Immigration Authority “Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros” informing on the termination of the work contract
    • if the work contract is terminated as foreseen in one of its clauses
  7. Reimbursement of the cash deposit is only possible if written request is received at the Angolan Immigration Authority “Serviço de Migração e Estrangeiros” within 30 days after definitive departure of the foreign employee.

Obs:

  • Validity: 60 days upon issuance.
  • Number of entries: multiple.
  • Length of authorized stay: valid for the duration of the work contract.
  • Please note that if visa is not granted or the traveler cancels the trip, the administrative fee will NOT be refunded
  • The Work Visa allows only engaging in professional activities for the company which requested the visa.
  • The Work Visa does not allow its holder to establish residence.
  • Companions/family members must apply for a Temporary Stay Visa.
  • Time for processing the application: to be informed.
     

Bank Details:

Embassy of the Republic of Angola 
Bank United Overseas Bank Group – UOB
Novena Branch
Address: 328 A Thomson Road #01-38, Singapore 307685, Singapore
Account Number: USD- 116-900-226-1
Swift Code: UOVBSGG