VISA APPLICATION OVERVIEW
Before starting the application process, the applicant must first determine what type of visa is the most appropriate. Entry visas are allocated depending on the nature and reasons for the trip(s) to Mozambique and the applicant’s compliance to the GENERAL CONDITIONS and SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS.
ENTRIES & VALIDITY
Visas can be simple (with one entry) or multiple (with multiple entries) and with a minimum validity of one (1) month and a maximum of three (3) months.
Visas are granted within six (6) days, for normal visas, two (2) days for urgent visas and one (1) day for very urgent visas.
Applications can be submitted at the Embassy or via mail.
VISA PROCESSING FEES
Work visas are subject to application processing fees.
Citizens residing in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg may request entry visas for Mozambique at the Embassy of Mozambique located in Brussels – Belgium. Citizens of different nationalities working in the EU institutions as well as in international organizations based in these countries can also apply for visas at this Embassy.
Applicants who have been expelled, forbidden to entry the Republic of Mozambique or declared “persona non grata” do not comply with the General Conditions for obtaining entry visas.
Based on international agreements concluded by the Republic of Mozambique, envisaging the waiving of visa obligations, all foreign nationals using passports from Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are exempt from entry visas for Mozambique.
Foreign nationals holding diplomatic and service passports from the countries of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries CPLP (Angola, Brazil, Cape-Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Sāo Tomé e Príncipe and Portugal), are also exempt from entry visas for Mozambique. The visas granted under this exemption allow foreign nationals to remain in the country for a period that cannot be extended and cannot exceed 90 days.
The Work Visa is issued to foreign citizens traveling to Mozambique in order to be employed by others, with or without remuneration. The visa is issued for a single entry and residence for thirty (30) days and may be extended up to sixty (60) days. However, if the employment contract is valid for more than 60 days, the applicant must apply for a Permit for Temporary Residence at the Immigration Services in Mozambique. This visa is also appropriate for the entrepreneur who wants to take up residence in the Republic of Mozambique.
1. PASSPORT OR SIMILAR DOCUMENT
The document should have a validity not less than six (6) months / 180 (one hundred eighty) days.
2. MEANS OF SUPPORT
Proof of possession of sufficient funds during the applicant’s stay in Mozambique.
3. RECENT PHOTO
Applicants should provide one recent passport sized photo.
4. CRIMINAL RECORD CERTIFICATE
Criminal Record Certificate with validity not exceeding ninety days, issued by the competent authority of the country of origin or country of residence for the last 2 years.
The Criminal Record Certificate must be translated into Portuguese by a Sworn Translator, legalized by the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country of origin/ residence and authenticated by the Mozambican Embassy. The authentication fee is € 35.
5. SUPPORTING DOCUMENT
Supporting document that enables applicant to exercise a given profession in Mozambique and work permit, if the applicant wishes to pursue an independent profession.
6. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
7. AUTHORIZATION BY THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
Authorization by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Mozambique and waiver from the organization applicant belongs to, if the applicant intends to develop an activity linked to a religious organization.
8. DOCUMENT OF INVESTMENT
Document of investment and/or permission of work, signed by the competent authority if applicant is an entrepreneur.
9. WORK AUTHORIZATION
Authorization or permission to work, issued by Ministry of Labour, if the applicant will be working with or without pay;
10. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Employment contract signed by the competent authorities, if employed by others.
11. VISA APPLICATION FEES
Applicants should include to the application proof of payment for visa processing fees.
12. APPLICATION FOR ENTRY FORM
The form entitled APPLICATION FOR ENTRY TO MOZAMBIQUE has to be duly completed and signed by the applicant. The form can be filled only in English, Portuguese or French, in capital letters and black or blue ink. Abbreviations and acronyms are not permitted.
The names of the entry/exit borders mentioned in the form refer to the borders of Mozambique where the applicant will enter and exit the country.
FEES, ISSUANCE TIME & VALIDITY
Validity: 1 month
6 Days issuance time € 500
Visa application processing fees can only be done via bank transfer (provided applicant pays for transfer costs). Please include proof of bank transfer to the visa application.
VIA BANK TRANSFER
Bank account details
Account number: ING-363-0252271-14
IBAN: BE 94 3630 2522 7114
VISA APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, visa application are to be submitted via registered mail only.
VIA REGISTERED MAIL
Via mail, adding the values as stipulated bellow per number of passports (in cash, not by bank transfer) to your request to cover the cost of return by registered mail:
One passport € 15
Two passports € 20
Three to four passports € 25
Five to six passports € 30
NOTE: These amounts should be included in the visa application in cash, and not done by bank transfer. Furthermore, and in order to avoid any internal delays, if the application involves more than 5 passports please give us call.
The Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (BENELUX) and Permanent Representation to the European Union, has as primary mission the representation of the State of Mozambique along the countries of accreditation, in the areas of politics, trade, economy and culture.
Furthermore, it has the primarily functions of serving, protecting and safeguarding the Mozambican communities living in the BENELUX countries.
Tel: +32 – (0)2 – 736 00 96, +32 – (0)2 – 736 25 64
Fax: +32 – (0)2 732 06 64
Bd Saint-Michel 97 – 1040
Brussels – Belgium
Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 13.00
January 1 & 2
April 7 & 13
May 1 & 21
June 1 & 25
September 7 & 25
November 1 & 11