Consulate

Consulate of Angola (Matadi) | Consulate / Embassy

Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Last Visited: almost 2 years ago
GPS: -5.828450, 13.461630
Altitude: 127.0 masl
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As we had used up our tourist visa with the visit to Cabinda we applied for an other one at the Angolan consulate (S5 49.707 E13 27.698) in Matadi. The staff here can be quite a piece of work but in the end we were successful. The one month single entry visa costs 101US$ (73€) and takes a week to process. However if you don’t want to wait they can issue an express visa. Fees for that are not really fixed as the regulations only say that “an express fee has to be charged”. We were quoted 200US$ (146€) instead of 101US$. Marc had an ace up his sleeves though and argued that his broken wrist needed immediate looking after in Luanda. We ended up paying 150US$ (109,50€) per person and could pick up the visas about two hours later.
Necessary for the application are copies of every single passport page with a visa or stamp on it as well as the main page, yellow fever certificate copy, carnet copy, car paper copy, 2 passport photos and an introduction letter stating the reason why you apply for the visa in Matadi and your intended itinerary in Angola. Note that if you are a couple you will still have to write individual cover letters!

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still the same as described below ...

7 days transit - 48 hours
15/30 days - 8 days
101 USD no matter which one you take

you need a cover letter in portugues, french or english, copies of all passport pages (personal data in colour), copy of yellow fever vaccination (inside + outside), copy of car document, copy of credit card, 2 passport pictures.
there's a fotocopy shop some meter down the street on the right side, where you can copy everything and make pictures

Although we got our visa here, we really can not recommend this consulate!
They only issue single entry visa, no double or multiple entry possible. From previous travelers we know that they got their visa here on the spot or at least the same day - we should wait 8 days as this is the normal processing time! No express visa possible. Only because my husband got really angry and exploded in the office we got to speak the boss and somehow then it was possible to issue an express visa for the next day. They even forgot to charge us more. We paid for one month single entry visa, issued next day, 101 $ pp.
People are unfriendly and unhelpful...
But if you have time and just need a single entry visa, you will definitely get it here...and Matadi is a nice town to hang around for a week or so. Otherwise try to get your visa in Dolisie or Point Noir!

Wanted to get my transit visa here and told the very friendly (no joke) lady at the reception that I want to cross the border tomorrow. I expected the usual crazy high express charges, but the lady told me, that she can't issue a transit visa instantly, but a 7-day short stay visa. This visa is valid for 7 days from the day of application and you get it instantly without any extra cost. Same price as the Transit, 101$. For the payment you have to go to the "Rawbank". Very friendly and easy. They even have an ATM for USD. I went to the consulate with photocopies of pretty much everything (Every passport page, Vaccination Card, Motorcycle Document, Customs Document, Hotel Booking etc) and the Portuguese cover letter. Don't know what was actually necessary, but they took everything.

As we had used up our tourist visa with the visit to Cabinda we applied for an other one at the Angolan consulate (S5 49.707 E13 27.698) in Matadi. The staff here can be quite a piece of work but in the end we were successful. The one month single entry visa costs 101US$ (73€) and takes a week to process. However if you don’t want to wait they can issue an express visa. Fees for that are not really fixed as the regulations only say that “an express fee has to be charged”. We were quoted 200US$ (146€) instead of 101US$. Marc had an ace up his sleeves though and argued that his broken wrist needed immediate looking after in Luanda. We ended up paying 150US$ (109,50€) per person and could pick up the visas about two hours later.
Necessary for the application are copies of every single passport page with a visa or stamp on it as well as the main page, yellow fever certificate copy, carnet copy, car paper copy, 2 passport photos and an introduction letter stating the reason why you apply for the visa in Matadi and your intended itinerary in Angola. Note that if you are a couple you will still have to write individual cover letters!