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 countries DO NOT need Visa:

  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.

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. Print the visa application 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.
  • Invitations by organizations operating in Mozambique must include a copy of their legal status issued by the Mozambicans authorities.
  • 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.
  • The processing time for all types of visa is 10 working days for normal processing and 3 working days for urgent processing.
  • 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: 

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: 

Copy of flight itinerary and a copy of hotel reservation are required.

Work 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.

– Business Letter from the Company.

– Copy of flight itinerary and a copy of hotel reservation.

– A Single Entry is the Type of Visa you need to apply for.

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.

– 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.

Transit Visa: 

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

Diplomatic and Official Visa:

– 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.

Visas can be Single or Multiple Entry

Single Entry Visa:

Allows to enter the country one time only, for 30 days.

Multiple Entry Visa:

Allows to enter the country several times, for up 30 days each time.

Visa Fees

Single Entry Visa ( 30 days Visa)

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

– Urgent (Issued within 3 days):          $220 USD

Multiple Entry Visa (90 days Visa)

 Normal (Issued within 10 days):      $180 USD

Urgent (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.

Document Recognition

Recognition Fee per document

Normal (within 10 days):             $180 USD

Urgent (within 3 days):                  $250 USD

Consular Services Phone Number:

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

Consular Services E-mails:

mozambivisa.dc@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

Email: washington.dc@emabmoc.gov.mz

 

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

420 East, 50st

New York, NY 10022

Phone:  212 644-6800

Fax:

 

 

Please note that visa fees are non-refundable.