Angola-Portugal protocol facilitates ordinary visas

  • President João Lourenço (R.) with Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Luanda – Approval of bilateral protocol, on medical grounds and for employment purpose, between Angola and Portugal has made it easier for visas in ordinary passports for youth mobility.

This is bilateral protocol on the facilitation of national visas, in accordance with Presidential Decree 240/21, of 29 September.

The document reached ANGOP on Thursday states that the protocol aims to strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation in the academic, cultural, scientific, technical and economic fields with the Portuguese Republic.

Likewise, it aims to do away with the existing hindrances to develop business and investment activities.

Under the protocol, the parties agreed to facilitate the granting of long-term visas, for academic, cultural, sporting, scientific and technological purposes, as well as citizens seeking medical treatment and their accompanying persons.

Long-term work visas are also in the same condition.

As for academic, cultural, sporting, scientific, technological and health purposes visas are valid for multiple entries, long-term and renewable.

Work visas, on the other hand, are valid for multiple entries, within a period of 36 months, allowing their holders to remain continuously, for periods of 12 to 36 months, which can be extended, for the purpose that determined their granting.

For the attribution of a long-term work visa, workers involved in investment projects are considered.

Among these projects are those for national reconstruction, contracted by public, private or mixed capital companies from both countries.

According to the Presidential Decree, the signatories of the protocol must grant visas with the aim of facilitating the mobility of citizens of both countries within a maximum period of eight working days from the date of application, while for long-term work visas, the maximum period is 30 working days from the date of order.

Duration period of visas

It underlines that the signatories must guarantee the necessary conditions to ensure the permanence of applicants in their territory during the period of validity of the visa and the renewals or extensions of granted visas must take place within five working days from the date of application.

It indicates that the protocol will take effect from the date of its signature, for a period of five years, automatically and successively renewable provided that it is not denounced as provided, when one of the signatories expresses this will, notifying the other in writing and through the diplomatic channels.

This is bilateral protocol on the facilitation of national visas, in accordance with Presidential Decree 240/21, of 29 September.

The document reached ANGOP on Thursday states that the protocol aims to strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation in the academic, cultural, scientific, technical and economic fields with the Portuguese Republic.

Likewise, it aims to do away with the existing hindrances to develop business and investment activities.

Under the protocol, the parties agreed to facilitate the granting of long-term visas, for academic, cultural, sporting, scientific and technological purposes, as well as citizens seeking medical treatment and their accompanying persons.

Long-term work visas are also in the same condition.

As for academic, cultural, sporting, scientific, technological and health purposes visas are valid for multiple entries, long-term and renewable.

Work visas, on the other hand, are valid for multiple entries, within a period of 36 months, allowing their holders to remain continuously, for periods of 12 to 36 months, which can be extended, for the purpose that determined their granting.

For the attribution of a long-term work visa, workers involved in investment projects are considered.

Among these projects are those for national reconstruction, contracted by public, private or mixed capital companies from both countries.

According to the Presidential Decree, the signatories of the protocol must grant visas with the aim of facilitating the mobility of citizens of both countries within a maximum period of eight working days from the date of application, while for long-term work visas, the maximum period is 30 working days from the date of order.

Duration period of visas

It underlines that the signatories must guarantee the necessary conditions to ensure the permanence of applicants in their territory during the period of validity of the visa and the renewals or extensions of granted visas must take place within five working days from the date of application.

It indicates that the protocol will take effect from the date of its signature, for a period of five years, automatically and successively renewable provided that it is not denounced as provided, when one of the signatories expresses this will, notifying the other in writing and through the diplomatic channels.