Angola reduces visa issuance period for foreign investors and technicians to 15 days

16 August 2019

The work visa for foreign investors and specialists/technicians in Angola will be issued in 15 days, the Secretary of State for Technical Assurance of the Ministry of the Interior said on Thursday in Luanda.

Salvador Rodrigues also said that, from now on, foreign investors will be able to obtain their visa from the Private Investment and Export Promotion Agency (Aipex), where an Integrated Service Desk has been set up.

The Secretary of State said that the deadline is less than the current law, which stipulates this type of visa should be issued within a period between 15 and 30 days, according to the Angop news agency.

He also said that the Ministry is working to improve the process of granting visas to all entities wishing to visit or invest in Angola.

Carlos Cunha, coordinator of the Technical Business Group (GTE), told the agency that granting visas to foreign investors in just 15 days “is a crucial step for business activity in Angola, as it will allow foreign labour to be hired in record time.” (Macauhub)