General information

  • Mozambican visas can be obtained from Mozambican embassies and consulates. You can request applications from an embassy directly, or you can use a visa service. A visa service might expedite the process, especially if you are traveling with a group.
  • Visa requirements and printable application forms are available on the website of the Embassy of Mozambique in Washington, D.C. — www.embamoc-usa.org — where you can also find a list of Mozambican embassies and consulates around the world.
  • To apply for a visa, you will need a passport with at least six months remaining after your intended return home, as well as your flight itinerary and two passport-size pictures.
  • You should apply for a single-entry tourist visa, unless you know that you will require a multiple-entry visa.
  • Tourist visas for the U.S. require a letter of invitation.
  • When you receive your visa, please check carefully the details of what has actually been issued. The standard visa is valid for a maximum 30-day stay in the country and is valid for two or three months — which covers the circumstances of most visitors. For those staying longer than 30 days, you will need to drive out of the country and re-enter before that 30-day period expires or be subject to a fine of $100/day. Some visas are inexplicably issued for only a 15-day validity — or even as short as eight days. The consequences of overlooking the details of your visa could be very serious!

For Maputo, use the following information for your visa application:

  • Province: Maputo
  • District: Zimpeto
  • City: Maputo
  • Street: Avenida de Mocambique KM 11
  • House #: Casa 654//29
  • Friends: Rolland and Heidi Baker, US Citizens, friends
  • Reason for entry: Volunteer at a children's center
  • Border: If flying, MAPUTO International Airport; if driving from South Africa, RESSANO GARCIA

For Pemba, use the following information for your visa application:

  • Province: Cabo Delgado
  • District: Pemba
  • City: Pemba
  • Street: Prai de Wimbe
  • House #: C. P. 275
  • Friends: Rolland and Heidi Baker, US Citizens, friends
  • Reason for entry: Volunteer at a children's center
  • Border: If flying, PEMBA, if driving, the options are numerous but many days of driving.

For other locations, please contact hospitality@irisglobal.org