Visa

Welcome to the Consular Services of the Embassy of Mozambique in Washington, DC. The aim of this page is to provide useful information on the requirements for one to apply for an entry visa into Mozambique, types of Visas, fees and mailing modalities. The general principle is that if you are not a Mozambican Citizen, you MUST have a visa to enter Mozambique. However, citizens of the following Southern African countries DO NOT need to require Visa for tourism purposes:

  1. Angola
  2. Botswana
  3. Eswatin
  4. Kenya
  5. Malawi
  6. Mauritius
  7. South Africa
  8. Tanzania
  9. Zambia
  10. Zimbabwe

Unless the purpose to enter Mozambique is to studywork or reside in the country, citizens of Brasil, Cabo Verde, China, Cuba, Guine-Bissau, India, Portugal, S.Tomé e Principe, South Korea, and Vietnam, holders of an official or diplomatic passport are visa exempted to enter Mozambique.

Process for applying Visa to Mozambique

  1. All Passport Data Page, Visa Application Form and documents must be scanned in one PDF file per applicant (except 2 passport size photos, money order and prepaid return label and envelope). Then send it to the Consular email which is visa.usa@embamoc.gov.mz
    DO NOT EXCEED 5MB per File/document (reduce the quality of scanner to get a smaller file size pdf)
  2. The consular will acknowledge once they receive your application by responding to your email “RECEIVED”. Please take note that review process may take up to 1-2 weeks as the PDF file will be forwarded to Immigration in Mozambique. DO NOT send your physical requirement yet, wait for the consular to advise you on when you can mail/bring in your Physical requirements, this includes the printed copy of the PDF file, Actual passport, 2 photos, money order and the Prepaid Label with envelope.
ADDRESS:

Embassy of Republic of Mozambique

1525 New Hampshire Ave NW,

Washington, DC, 20036

CONSULAR WORKING SCHEDULE:

Monday – Friday 

09:00AM – 01:00PM

Monday – Friday (Pick-up Time Only)

11:30AM – 01:00PM

 CONTACT INFORMARTION:

202-293-7147/48 EXT 230

visa.usa@embamoc.gov.mz

3. Processing time takes place once we got the pre-approval from the Immigration in Mozambique and as well when we receive the physical documents/requirements. This may be 3 or 10 Business days depending on what you would choose. Refer below.

Visas can be Single or Multiple Entry

Single entry

–        30 days visa

–        Normal (Issued within 10 days) = $160 USD

–        Expedited (Issued within 3 days) = $220 USD

Multiple Entry Visa

–        90 days Visa

–        Normal (Issued within 10 days) = $180 USD

–        Expedited(Issued within 3 days) = $250 USD

Notices:

–     The visa must be used within sixty (60) days from the issuance date.

–     Visa fees are non-refundable.

General Requirements:

  • Submit an original passport, valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Mozambique and with at least 2 blank pages for visa. Amendment pages are excluded.
  • Citizens other than from United States of America and Canada, but living in these countries must submit a copy of their permanent residence status.
  • Fill the visa application form properly. It is very important that you provide all the information required, including the name and address of your place of stay in Mozambique. Please be advised that lack of information may result in delay or even denial of your application. Do not forget to sign the application. Please download the form in the following link:  visa Form
  • Submit two passport size photographs (passport photos must be in color and with a white background).
  • Include a self-addressed envelope or a pre-paid air bill with a tracking number (preferably FedEx), unless the application is brought to the Embassy in person.
  • Payment must be only by money order in US dollars, and payable to the Embassy of Mozambique. After a payment you are entitled to a pick up slip. Please note that visa fees are non-refundable (approved/denied).
  • Invitations by non-citizens living in Mozambique must include a copy of “DIRE” as proof of residence.
  • Groups of visitors invited by organizations are required to attach one invitation per visa application form.
  • Persons under the age of 18 must attach a parental travel consent letter and their birth certificate to the visa application form.
  • If the applicant has been in a Yellow Fever endemic country, he must present a Vaccination Certificate, both at the Embassy and at the entry border post.

Types of visa and specific requirements

Visit Visa:      

  • Signed invitation Letter from the inviting party in Mozambique as well as a copy of BI (Mozambican ID), Passport (Mozambican) or DIRE.
  • Copy of the flight itinerary

Business Visa: 

  • When the purpose of entry is business related, a letter from applicant’s company or from the inviting company in Mozambique is required.
  • Copy of hotel and flight reservation

Tourism Visa: 

  • Confirmed Flight and Hotel Reservation

Work Visa:

  • Copy of authorization letter from Ministry of Labor/ Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs in Mozambique.
  • Clean bill of Health (3 months validity)
  • Copy of work contract in Mozambique.
  • Copy of Police Clearance from your current residence, authenticated by the U.S. Department of State in D.C. and recognized by the Embassy of Mozambique. (3 months validity)
 

US Department of State Authentication office

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/office-of-authentications.html

Phone: 202-485-8000
Monday-Friday

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Closed Federal Holidays

  • Business Letter from the Company.
  • ALVARA (Business Permit)
  • Copy of the Mozambican ID of the employer.
  • Copy of flight itinerary and a copy of hotel reservation.
  • A Single Entry is the Type of Visa you need to apply for.

Document Recognition

  • Please make sure the document is authenticated first by the U.S. Department in D.C. before sending it to Consular Services of Embassy of Mozambique.
  • A copy of authenticated documents is also needed, money order and Pre-paid return label with envelop.                                                 

Recognition Fee per document

Normal

–         Within 10 days

–         $180 USD

Urgent

–         Within 3 days

–         $250 USD

 Residence Visa:  

  • Copy of authorization letter from Ministry of Labor/ Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs in Mozambique.
  • Copy of work contract in Mozambique.
  • Copy of Police Clearance from your current residence, authenticated by the U.S. Department of State in D.C. and recognized by the Embassy of Mozambique.
 

US Department of State Authentication office

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/office-of-authentications.html

Phone: 202-485-8000
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Closed Federal Holidays

  • Business Letter from the Company.
  • If traveling with a Minor, a notarized Parent Consent singed by both parents and a copy of the birth certificate of the child are needed.
  • If traveling as a spouse, a letter of responsibility and a copy of your Marriage Certificate
  • A Single Entry is the Type of Visa you need to apply for.

Document Recognition

  • Please make sure the document is authenticated first by the U.S. Department in D.C. before sending it to Consular Services of Embassy of Mozambique.
  • A copy of authenticated documents is also needed, money order and Pre-paid return label with envelop.                                                 

Recognition Fee per document

Normal

–         Within 10 days

–         $180 USD

Urgent

–         Within 3 days

–         $250 USD

Transit Visa: 

  • A visa for the final destination is required, unless this is the applicant’s country of origin or residence

Diplomatic, Official Visa & United Nations laissezpasser (UNLP or LP):

  • Only for government officials as well as United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund Staff, when on official business. Applicants must produce official letters from their institution when applying for diplomatic or official visa.

Consular Services Phone Number:

202-293-7147/46 ext 224, 230, 231.

Consular Services E-mails:

visa.usa@embamoc.gov.mz

Consular Services Working Time:

Drop-Off:        09:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pick-Up:          11:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

Contacts

Embassy of The Republic of Mozambique (Washington D.C.)

1525 New Hampshire Ave NW,

Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: 202 293 7147

Fax:     202835 0245

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Mozambique to the UN (New York)

420 East, 50st

New York, NY 10022

Phone:  212 644-6800

Fax:  212 644-5972

Please note that visa fees are non-refundable.