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OIC SERVICES, INC. is the authorized agent for the National Council of Angolan Shippers (C.N.C.A.-Conselho Nacional de Carregadores de Angola). C.N.C.A. is the Angolan government agency that regulates the implementation of Decree No. 19/94, dated 28 January 1994, published in the Statue Book of Angola D.R., May 1994.

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Conditions for Discharging on Angolan Ports

  • Max draft for Luanda e Lobito ports are 9, 5 mts. For  Namibe is 10,5 (berthing in high tides).  No other restrictions.
  • Luanda is normaly congested ( average delay  2 days )
  • Lobito and Namibe are normally available.

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Work Visas

The work visa must be initiated in the country of origin. The Consular office must send the work visa request to the Angolan Migration Services and Aliens (SME) in Angola for approval. The processing time for a Work Visa takes at least 45 days including the day of the submission of the complete paper work required. The work visa is valid for two years and multiple entries are permitted and the validity of the visa may not exceed the period of the contract. The applicants for the first time to work in Angola are encouraged to apply for Ordinary Visa which enables them to enter into the Angolan territory for working purposes.

Requirements for a Work Visa

  1. Copy of a contract signed by the representative of the firm or institution employing, hiring or sponsoring the trip, stating specifically the job to be performed by applicant, the duration of the contract, and the fact that employer takes full financial responsibility for the applicant. Contract must be authenticated by a Public Notary and it must be addressed to the Consular services of the Embassy of Angola.
  2. Two completed Visa Application forms
  3. Four recent passport size pictures with a white background and with the name of the applicant's written on the back of each (No snapshots allowed)
  4. Statement authenticated by a Public Notary indicating that applicant agrees to abide by the Angolan laws
  5. Police Clearance authenticated by the Department of State stating that applicant has no pending criminal proceedings
  6. Medical Certificate of health, including HIV test results authenticated by a Public Notary.
  7. Certified check or Money Order in the amount of $300.00.
  8. Letter of presentation.
  9. Authenticated copy of the passport.
  10. Diploma or Certificate of Achievement.
  11. Work Contract.
  12. Curriculum Vitae

***The complete process must in original and duplicate. The requirements listed above should not, in any form or shape, be considered all inclusive. The Consular office of the Embassy of Angola reserves the right to request additional information, if necessary.***


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  • Visa Information

    The general information provided below is intended to minimize the inconvenience to those who may be planning to travel to Angola and requires an entry visa in the near term. The local consular office has been authorized to process both ordinary and work visas under current regulations. Members of the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce should contact:

    Beatriz Mendonça
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    tel: +202.857.0789

    for assistance with processing your visa.

    Angola Visa Application (Washington)
    Angola Visa Application (Houston)

  • Membership

    The USACC has a membership of over ninety corporations, associations, interested individuals, and non-profit organizations.

    Membership List
    Membership Application Form [English]
    Membership Application Form [Portuguese]

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