Angola is a country in Central Africa rich in natural resources. It has large reserves of oil and diamonds, hydroelectric potential, and rich agricultural land. Despite this, Angola remains very poor, having been ravaged by a bloody civil war from 1975 to 2002.
It's bordered by Namibia in the south, Zambia in the east and the Republic of Congo, as well as the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the north.
Sources claim that Angolan visa requirements and regulations tend to change overnight. Securing that stamp placed by the immigration officials of Angola on your passport that lets you visit Angola from Nigeria seems very impossible that it can be likened to be the case of a horse trying to pass through the eye of a needle. There’s really so much difficulty in getting Angola Visa from Nigeria, the question has always been, why. Now, it is almost 100% impossible to get the Angola visa with your Nigerian Passport, even though Nigerian business men are the major target for robbery considering the kind of cash the take into the country for business transactions. Nigerian business seeking to secure the Angolan Visa are willing to give up everything they own in Nigeria just to secure the Visa while getting the Visa alone remains one of the most stringent for Nigerians.
Angolan visa requirements discourage tourism, especially in comparison with other Southern African countries that give many nationalities visa on arrival. Almost all nationalities must get a visa prior to arrival. Your passport must be valid for another six months minimum and contain two blank pages. Travellers need an international yellow fever certificate in order to obtain a visa, as well as (except for tourist visas) a letter of invitation from a private individual, organization or company stating that they will take responsibility for your stay. Namibians don't need a visa for Angola. When obtaining a visa from countries to the north, you will often only be issued a five day transit visa for Angola. If travelling by road, this will only give you enough time to get to Luanda where it takes up to four days to get another five day transit visa. If you're coming into Angola from DR Congo, you may well need an Angolan visa before entering DR Congo.
You can apply from 6 months before the start of your business. Considering the challenges in securing the Visa you may even start your application before the said time. Decision often takes like forever to process your visa but it can be less difficult depending on your business type, situation and previous travel history.
Aguguo Francis E
Select your specific area of interest below:Published by Francis at 20:57 PM on March 22, 2016