The immigration authority in Angola has opened an online portal for foreign nationals to submit tourist visa applications. This follows the launch in July of the Tourism Visa for business and tourist trips, which has replaced the Ordinary Visa.

The Tourism Visa is available for business visitors travelling for prospective business opportunities and for tourists on family, recreational, sporting or cultural visits. 

Prior to the launch of the new portal, visa applicants had to appear at an Angolan consular office to file their applications.

The Tourism Visa previously took up to 20 days to process from the time of submission of the application. The new processing time, according to the online portal, is within 24 hours of submission.