Exotic Mozambique shows unexpected rigor in matters of crossing the border of the country by tourists from Russia. Citizens of the Russian Federation to visit Mozambique require a visa, which can be obtained at the Embassy of Mozambique in Moscow, or upon arrival at the airport. Of the features of the requirements for documents: 6-month validity of the passport, a mandatory invitation sent from Mozambique to the e-mail of the consular department of the Embassy ([email protected]), and a completed application form, the form of which can be received upon request to the same e-mail. The size of the consular fee is adequate – 2500 RUB, but the visa is not done quickly: from 10 to 15 working days. According to populationmonster, Maputo is one of the largest cities in Mozambique.
Visa on arrival
Citizens of the Russian Federation can obtain a visa upon arrival at the Maputo airport or when crossing the land border of Mozambique. To do this, you must present a passport valid at the time of the intended departure from the country, fill out a questionnaire and attach 1 photo. The visa stamp is pasted into the passport in 15-30 minutes. Double entry visa valid for 30 days. Visa fee – 50 USD.
Mozambique visa documents
Required documents for obtaining a tourist visa:
- international passport
Valid for 6 months from the date of submission of documents with at least 3 blank pages in a row;
A questionnaire filled out in English or Portuguese and signed personally by the applicant, the form of which can be received by e-mail by sending a request to the e-mail address of the consular department: mozv[email protected]
- Hotel reservation
confirmation of accommodation (hotel reservation, apartment rental, etc.);
Letter from the inviting party in hard copy sent to the e-mail address of the consular department with information about the invitee (name and surname, date of birth, gender, citizenship, identity card number, date and purpose of the trip, number of entries) and about the inviter (on company letterhead) an indication of the hotel, the address of the inviters, the address of the guest’s accommodation);
- Booking tickets
Booking round-trip air tickets (return tickets are required even if the tourist travels on a difficult route);
2 color photographs 3×4 cm (on a white background, taken no more than 6 months ago);
- Help from the place of work
With salary statement in English or translated into Portuguese (translation must be certified by a translation agency, notarization is not required);
- Financial confirmation
Bank statement with the movement of funds for the last 3 months.
- Medical insurance
Medical insurance is not required when crossing the border or applying for a visa to Mozambique, but going to Africa without it is a very reckless step.
The consular fee for an ordinary single-entry visa is 2500 RUB, for an urgent single-entry visa – 3500 RUB, for an express single-entry visa – 5000 RUB. The consular fee for an ordinary multiple-entry visa is 6500 RUB, for an urgent multiple-entry visa – 7500 RUB, for an express multiple-entry visa – 9000 RUB. The fee is paid in rubles in cash without change when submitting documents to the embassy.
The term for issuing a regular visa is from 10 to 15 working days, urgent – from 7 to 10 working days, express – from 4 to 7 working days. The validity of a single entry visa is 60 days, a multiple entry visa is 90 days. The length of stay is 30 days for both types of visas.
When crossing the border of Mozambique, you must present a passport with an entry visa and an insert indicating: full name, gender, date and place of birth, citizenship, profession and other similar information.
When departing from the country, an airport tax of 20 USD is charged; often it is already included in the ticket price. For each day of visa delay, a fine of 500 MZN will be charged.
Working hours of the consular department (submission of documents, issuance of visas, telephone consultations): from Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 13:00.