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All About the Mozambique Visa

If you’re planning a trip to Mozambique, whether for tourism, work, study or any other reason, you’ll want to know the visa application procedure in detail.

This country’s immigration authorities offer different types of visas to suit different travel needs, from entry authorisations for tourism or business to authorisations for transit or study.

On this page, we’ll focus on visas for tourism and business. These 2 visas allow for visits of up to 30 days either as Single-Entry or Multiple-Entry (which allows you to enter and exit the country multiple times). Both types must be used within 60 days of their issue date.

Unfortunately, this African country does not yet have an Electronic Visa that can be requested online.

However, Byevisa aims to outline all the necessary procedures step by step so that you can obtain your visa for Mozambique conveniently and according to your travel plans. As always, you should carefully follow the requirements and regulations laid out by the consular offices and embassies.

What Is the Difference Between an Electronic Visa, a Visa Upon Arrival (VoA) and a Traditional Visa?

As we mentioned earlier, this African nation does not offer any type of electronic travel authorisation, so it is impossible to apply for your Mozambique visa online.

Mozambique does offer a Visa on Arrival (VoA) to visitors, which is requested upon arrival at the country’s border. However, many international travellers have reported problems with the authorities when trying to get this authorisation. For this reason, many foreign embassies recommend that their citizens obtain their visas in advance at the nearest Mozambican embassy.

You will therefore need to request a traditional travel authorisation from an embassy before travelling. If you are a tourist or business traveller from a country where there is a Mozambican embassy, you should always contact the consular section to request the appropriate document.

Mozambique Visa Application Process

Mozambique is one of several countries that does not offer the possibility of applying for an entry permit online, so the first step to requesting your authorisation is to go to the nearest embassy or consular office. In the case that you cannot do so, you’ll need to request information by phone and send your documents via a pre-paid courier company.

For example, in the case of the embassy in Washington, D.C., the website states that documents should be sent preferably through FedEx.

At this point, the embassy or consular office will give you an appointment to drop off the required documentation. If this is your first appointment with the consular section, they will provide detailed instructions related to that particular embassy.

Likewise, they will inform you of any supplementary documentation that you’ll need to provide.

Which Countries Can Apply for a Visa to Mozambique?

All foreign visitors wishing to visit this country must request a visa for Mozambique. The only exception is for the 11 countries below:

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde
  • Eswatini
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Mozambique Visa Form and Documents

The first step to requesting your entry permit is to fill out the form which is available on your nearest embassy or consulate’s web page. To fill out this form, you’ll need the following information:

  • The length of stay and number of entries: Transit, Single-Entry or Multiple-Entry.
  • Some personal data such as your first name, surname, country of birth, sex, marital status and nationality.
  • Your passport number, date of issue/expiry and nationality.
  • Information regarding your permanent address, the name of the company or institution where you work and your purpose of travel.
  • Information about any friends or relatives in Mozambique, including their names, nationalities and their relationship to you.

Once this form is duly completed, you’ll need to accompany your request with:

  • Your original passport, valid for no less than 6 months and with at least 2 blank pages, plus 1 copy.
  • 1 photocopy of your national identity document.
  • 2 passport-size photos (in colour with a white background).
  • The corresponding visa fee, depending on the document for which you apply.

Mozambique Visa Requirements and Types

In addition to the application form and supporting documents, you may be asked to supply additional documentation depending on the travel pass you are requesting.

Currently, the majority of consular offices offer up to 6 different types of travel authorisations:

  • Tourism and short-term visit travel permits, available for Single and Multiple-Entry.
  • Business travel permits, also available for Single and Multiple-Entry.
  • Transit permits for stays of up to 7 days.
  • Mozambique student visas, valid for stays of up to 12 months.
  • Courtesy entry permits, offered under special circumstances and free of charge, for travel related to cultural cooperation.
  • In the case that you require a different type of authorisation, you’ll need to consult your embassy for further details.

Each visa is different, and, for this reason, may have different requirements in terms of supporting documentation:

  • In the case of tourist authorisations (both for Single and Multiple-Entry), you’ll need to present a photocopy of your hotel reservation if your stay is 4 nights or longer.
  • If visiting the country for business, it is compulsory to present an invitation letter with the letterhead, official seal and signature of the legal representative of your company.

Notably, there are 2 very particular cases when it comes to applying for a visa for Mozambique, when it comes to cooperation, or visiting family and friends in the country:

  • If the purpose of your visit is for volunteer work or international cooperation, you’ll need to present a letter with the letterhead, seal and signature of the institution or non-governmental organisation with which you will be working. If travelling with a group, each member will need to present an individual letter of invitation.
  • If visiting friends or family, you’ll be asked to present a notarised invitation letter in addition to the application form and supporting documents. If travelling in a group, each member will need to present a duly notarised letter of invitation.

Whatever the case, it’s important to remember that any documentation must be accompanied by a completed Mozambique visa application.

Mozambique Visa Status Check

To check if your authorisation has been approved, you’ll need to consult the embassy or consular office where you applied directly.

Although other countries allow applicants to consult their status through web portals online, in the case of this country you can only enquire about the status of your document by calling the consular section or contacting them by email.

Usually, entry permits for this African country are processed in 10 days. However, this may vary depending on the type of document and the specific consulate.

In general, authorisations are not denied without a just cause. If your request is not accepted, you can complete another application, following the steps outlined by your corresponding embassy or consular office.

If your application is missing a document, the consular section will get in contact to request that you supply the missing information.

How Much Is a Mozambique Visa?

This very much depends on the visa category and where you apply. For example, at the Mozambican embassy in Washington, D.C. a Single-Entry tourist permit issued within 10 business days is 160 USD. For a Multiple-Entry pass issued within the same timeframe, the price is 180 USD.

At the Mozambican High Commission in London, UK, the price for a Single-Entry tourist pass is 60 GBP (83 USD), 90 GBP (124 USD) for Multiple-Entry and 60 GBP (83 USD) for transit.

More Questions and Information About the Mozambique Visa

If you still have some questions about how to apply for the travel authorisation, we recommend that you take a look at some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

According to the embassy in Washington, D.C., the standard processing time for all authorisations is 10 business days. The urgent processing time is 3 days. In this case, an extra charge will be applied.
When you apply for your authorisation at the consular section, you’ll have to specify that you’ll need a Multiple-Entry pass, instead of the standard Single-Entry.
Although each case may vary, generally, and depending on the visa you’ve requested, you’ll need to contact the relevant authorities to extend your entry permit.
Although it’s not strictly necessary, as your visa will be fixed to a page in your passport, it’s always a good idea to carry a photocopy of your entry authorisation.
Travel authorisations issued for business or tourism are valid for 30 days. If you wish to stay in the country for longer, you would have to apply for an extension.
As with any other visa application, it’s always best to complete the request well in advance. If there is a force majeure for which you must urgently travel to this country, you should contact the nearest embassy directly.
This option is only available in the case of courtesy visas, which are granted free of charge. This type of authorisation is usually only issued on cultural or humanitarian grounds.
To extend your travel authorisation you’ll need to contact your closest embassy or consulate. For example, if applying in the United States, you’ll need to contact either the embassy in Washington, D.C. or the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York for this information.
In this case, you should consult with the embassy or consular office in your country of residence. Normally if an authorisation is rejected you’ll receive information as to why it was denied.
Your passport must have at least 6 months validity from the day your Mozambique travel visa was accepted and issued by the consular authorities.
This is one of the most common questions regarding travel permits for this country. If you hold dual citizenship, you should consult the embassy or consulate where you plan on requesting your travel authorisation.
If in the last 3 months you’ve visited one of the 42 countries where yellow fever is endemic, you should get vaccinated or risk fines once in the country.
We’ve included a sample of a passport with a visa page below to give you an idea of what your document will look like when it’s issued by the consular section:
Here are some additional links of interest related to visas for this African country to give you the best and most up-to-date information for your application.