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Visa day... Angolan Visa (Matadi)
Martin writes...

A total contrast to the Angolan Consulate in Pointe Noire.  Summed up, this visa takes a morning and is relatively easy

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Visa Information

The process is as follows:

Stage 1 - Get information and write letter (in English) requesting visa
Stage 2 - Hand in photocopies (passport and any Angolan visa), passport, application form and letter - wait patiently for interview with the Angolan Counsellor
Stage 3 - Get interviewed in Portuguese (beware, they ask very odd 'peculiar' questions - see below!!)
Stage 4 - Wait a while longer ...
Stage 5 - Depart the consulate with visa in passport :-)

The above all took from 10am to 2pm - fantastic!

The requirements for the visa are:

Letter requesting visa
Application form (from receptionist)
Two photos
80$ US for 15-day Transit visa
1000CFA for application form

GPS waypoints are:


Opening times: 10am - 15pm

Interview questions (the peculiar ones):
- Who is the Chief of your village ... and Province?
- How much did you pay for your UK passport?
- What is your father's brother's name?
- Have you been in jail? (shows handcuffs in sign-language)
- Which political party do you support?
... and that's just a taster!

ps - all the above questions were asking in Portuguese, translated into bad French, and then translated by us into English!

Pointe Noire-issued Visa

Matadi-issued Visa


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