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Are you a South African citizen, interested in working in Angola, or were you offered the opportunity to go work there? Do you know the requirements needed in order to obtain an Angolan work visa? Stay put as we list Angola work visa requirements for South African Citizens. 

Angola is popular for its large reserves of diamonds and oil and is often praised for its breathtaking nature. It’s no surprise that many expats seek job opportunities in those sectors which offer lucrative income. The Angolan work visa allows you a 12-months stay in Angola, an extension is allowed before the 12 months is over and you are allowed multiple entries. Below are the detailed requirements needed to obtain a work visa in Angola for South African citizens.

Work visa requirements

Types of work visa

Angola has six types of work visa categories which divide clusters of different kinds of work. There is type A to type F.

  • Type A: your work visa falls under this type if you’ll be working at a public company or institution.(Angola work visa requirements for South African citizens-pretoria-johannesburg-capetown-durban-2023
  • Type B: this type of work visa is for those who work independently and provide some kind of service or for those who work in the culture and heritage sector or sports sector.
  • Type C: If you work in the mining, oil or building sector then you fall under this type.
  • Type D: This type of work visa, falls under those who work in the fishing, aeronautical, sea and commerce industries.
  • Type E: This type of work visa is for organisations collaborating on cooperative agreements.
  • Type F: This work visa applies to those who do not fall under any of the above-mentioned work visas.


All the above-mentioned types of work visas have the same set of requirements, which are:

  • A letter from the company which you’ll be working for in Angola. Addressed to the Consular and Diplomatic Mission of Angola, explaining why they chose you to fill the position and not an Angolan citizen. The letter should also confirm that no Anglan citizen could fill the position. This letter can be submitted with your CV and the CVs of the unsuccessful Angolan nationals, to prove the case and strengthen your application, but this isn’t necessary.
  • Professional and academic certificates, authenticated and translated onto Portuguese.
  • Police clearance from the applicant’s country of origin, which should also be authenticated and translated.
  • Medical examination certificate, from your country of origin, authenticated and translated into Portuguese.
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • A statement in a form of a letter affirming that you’ll follow Angolan laws.
  • Promise of work or a work contract from the company you’ll be working for in Angola.
  • Curriculum Vitae authenticated and translated into Portuguese.
  • Recent passport-sized photo in colour, attached to the application.
  • Your original passport and a copy of it, with the last three pages left blank.
  • Copy of the Diário da República — the Official Gazette of the Republic of Angola, publishing the by-laws of the company.
  • Current proof that your taxes have been paid.
  • $250 dollars processing fee, which is non-refundable. They only allow payment through money order to the Embassy of Angola.
  • Please note that all documents must be authenticated and translated into Portuguese because Angola is a Portuguese-speaking country and that extra documents might be requested.

Application Process

South Africa is one of the countries that do not qualify to apply for an online visa for Angola but can apply for it at the Angola Embassy Consulate in South Africa. These are the steps that should be followed to apply for an Angolan visa:

  • You should contact the Embassy of Angola in South Africa.
  • Download, complete and sign the Angola visa application form.
  • Have all your required documents ready and submit them to the Embassy of Angola in your home country.
  • Then wait to see whether your visa has been approved or not.

Contact details for the Embassy of Angola

Postal Address: PO Box 8685, PRETORIA, 0001 

Street Address: 1030 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, PRETORIA 

Phone: 012 342 0049 Angola work visa requirements for South African citizens-pretoria-johannesburg-capetown-2023

            012 342 0050 

            012 342 3671 

            012 342 4404

Fax:      012 342 7039

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