Mozambique Visa Types, Requirement, and Application

Are you planning to travel to Mozambique? Whether for business or pleasure, one of the most important things you need to know is visa policy. This article will provide necessary and practical information for you to easily apply for a Mozambique visa.

Who needs a visa to enter Mozambique?

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to visit Mozambique (These countries are visa-exempt, but only for business/tourism/personal visits):

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ America ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ Seychelles
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Comoros ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Madagascar ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Republic of the Congo ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tanzania
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Eswatini ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Zambia
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia

Mozambique visa types

Mozambique offers four different main visa categories, each with its own eligibility criteria and requirements.

  • Tourist visa: This visa is intended for individuals visiting Mozambique for tourism or leisure purposes. It permits single or multiple entries and is valid for 30 or 90 days. The tourist visa can be extended for up to 180 days in total. However, the extension must be applied for at least 15 days before the initial visa expires.
  • Business visa: This visa is granted to individuals traveling to Mozambique for business or professional activities. It allows for single or multiple entries and can be issued for 30, 60, or 90 days. The business visa can also be extended for up to 180 days in total.
  • Work visa: Foreign nationals seeking employment in Mozambique require a work visa. The employer must initiate the application process by securing a work permit from the Mozambican authorities. Once approved, the prospective employee can then apply for a work visa.
  • Student visa: This visa is issued to individuals enrolling in educational institutions in Mozambique. It allows for single or multiple entries and is valid for the duration of the course of study.
Mozambique visa
Mozambique visa

Mozambique visa requirements

To apply for Mozambique visa, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • A completed visa application form.
  • A passport must be valid for at least six months and contain two blank pages.
  • Two recent passport-sized photos.
  • Evidence of travel arrangements, such as flight tickets or an itinerary.
  • Evidence of lodging in Mozambique, such as reservations at hotels.
  • Evidence that you have the money to pay for your time in Mozambique.
  • Visa fee payment receipt.
  • An invitation letter from a Mozambican company or organization stating the purpose of your visit. (for business visas only)
  • A valid work permit issued by the Mozambican authorities. (for work visa only)
  • An employment contract or letter of appointment from the employer in Mozambique. (for work visa only)
  • A letter of acceptance from a Mozambican university that is well-known. (for student visa only)

How to apply for Mozambique visa?

If you want to apply online, you need to follow these steps:

  • Step#1: Access the official Mozambique e-visa portal and register an account.
  • Step#2: Enter your trip details and personal information in the online application form.
  • Step#3: Upload the required documents, such as your passport, photo, and proof of accommodation.
  • Step#4: Use a credit or debit card to pay the e-visa charge.
  • Step#5: Wait for approval, which usually takes up to 3 business days.
  • Step#6: You will receive an email with your e-visa, print it out.

To submit an application at an embassy or consulate, you must do the following:

  • Step#1: Make an appointment for a visa by contacting the Mozambican embassy or consulate that is closest to you in your own nation.
  • Step#2: Complete the application for a visa and sign it at the end. Avoid leaving any empty spots.
  • Step#3: Assemble the necessary paperwork, which includes your travel itinerary, passport, picture, and proof of lodging.
  • Step#4: You can pay the visa fee using a bank transfer or cash.
  • Step#5: Present your application and supporting documentation in person at the consulate or embassy.
  • Step#6: Await approval, which can take up to ten business days in most cases.
  • Step#7: Get your visa in person at the consulate or embassy, or have it shipped to you.
Vilanculos - Mozambique
Vilanculos – Mozambique

Mozambique visa fees

The Mozambique visa fee depends on the type of visa, the purpose of travel.

  • Tourist visa: The fee is 650 Mozambican metical (about $10 USD) on arrival, or $50 USD if you apply online through the e-visa portal.
  • Business visa: The fee is $175 USD if you apply online through the e-visa portal.
  • Work visa: The fee is $360 if you apply through the Mozambique embassy or consulate in your country, or $175 USD if you apply online through the e-Visa portal.
  • Student visa: The fee is $360 if you apply through the Mozambique embassy or consulate in your country, or $50 USD if you apply online through the e-Visa portal.

Processing time for Mozambique visa

The processing time for a visa to Mozambique can vary depending on the type of visa:

  • E-visa: This visa is issued online through the e-visa portal to eligible travelers who have a letter of confirmation from the Immigration Authority (SENAMI) Headquarters in Maputo. The processing time is 2-3 working days after submitting the online application and payment1.
  • Embassy or consulate visa: The processing time is 7-10 working days after submitting the application form and the required documents.