Mozambique and South Africa have always had close relations, often engaging in trade, business, cultural, political and social issues, with one another. Business delegates from both countries frequently travel to and fro between the two countries, to attend business meetings and conferences, and connect with other business organisations. The country is rapidly becoming an attractive business destination for organisations and businesses around the world. Maputo the capital city of Mozambique being the main hub with its great conference venues and attractive beaches. So what are the requirements for obtaining a Mozambique business visa for South Africans? The article below has all the details.
Mozambique business visa for South Africans
South Africa, along with Botswana, Angola, Eswatini, Cabo Verde, Kenya, Malawi, Lesotho, Mauritius, Seychelles, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia — are the 14 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries exempt from obtaining a business visa, for business endeavours in Mozambique. They are granted multiple entries into Mozambique, to attend to any business-related matters for 30 days, as long as they are in hold of their passport. This entry is granted at no cost whatsoever. Once in Mozambique, they are allowed to extend their trip for another 30 days, with valid reasons. This is part of the visa waiver, which came into effect on the 1st of May 2023.
The visa waiver grants the 14 SADC countries access, with a passport, to each other’s countries for visits, tourism and business-related purposes, at no cost at all. This visa waiver also extends to 26 other countries, namely — Portugal, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Canada, China, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Spain, United States of America, Finland, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine — but for tourism and business-related purposes only and excludes visits. However, these 26 countries are subjected to pay 650 meticais upon arrival, which equates to 9.20 Euros, 8 British Pounds or 10 USD. You must keep in mind that your passport should have at least a validity of six months, starting from the day of your arrival. Mozambique believes that the visa waiver will help stimulate the country’s business and tourism sector.
The following are the main documents you need to produce when you arrive there: A valid passport for 6 months, proof of the place of accommodation (hotel reservation) for your stay in Mozambique, a round-trip flight ticket (for those travelling by air) and proof that you’ll be able to finance your stay.
Things to bear in mind
- Your passport must be valid for at least six months or more from the date of arrival.
- SADC countries and the other 26 other non-SADC countries can enter with their passport and other required documents, but only SADC countries, are allowed to enter at no cost at all. While the other 26 non-SADC countries are subjected to 650 meticais payment upon arrival.
- Your business stay can be extended for another 30 days if you have a valid reason for the extension.
- Although you can go to Mozambique as a South African with just your passport, if you wish to live there or are there for any other reason than a business trip, you will need to obtain the necessary visa, which may come at a cost.
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