Mozambique Mission to the United Nations
420 E 50th St.

New York, NY 10022 •



Visa Service Hours: (MONDAY TO THURSDAY)

Submission Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Pick-Up Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm


Please be advised that the Mission is not in a position to issue a visa without the authorization from the Ministry of Home Affairs.To do so, we kindly request you to follow the procedures below before sending your application documents to us. The letter should be signed by the applicant and emailed to the Mission.It will be sent to the right authority and will let you know accordingly.


Entry procedures (without residence permit):

Non-Mozambican citizens who do not have a valid DIRE and/ or visa(s) are required to seek authorization to enter Mozambique from the Ministry of Interior. Such travelers wishing to enter Mozambique must obtain authorization to enter Mozambique at the Ministry of Interior via a letter addressed to “Sua Excelencia Secretário Permanente do Ministério do Interior”. The letter should include the following information:

* Traveler name and passport details
* Date and time of arrival
* Flight Information/Travel itinerary
* Purpose of travel to Mozambique


The letter should be submitted at the Secretaria Geral do Ministério do Interior located at av. Olof Palme 46/48, Maputo, Mozambique. Please allow 7 days for the Ministry to consider the request. Once the request has been approved by the Ministry of Interior, the traveler will be instructed to apply for a visa at the nearest Mozambican embassy or consulate. Travelers must complete a negative PCR-based COVID-19 test within 72-hours of travel.



That the issuance of airport / border visas has been suspended.

ALL NATIONALITIES traveling to Mozambique need to obtain an entry visa before arrival:
(Exceptions: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe for no more than 30 days and not for residence or working purposes)

Applicants should comply with the following requirements:

  • Original passport with six months minimum validity and must have at least 1 blank page for the visa. Amendment pages are excluded. For foreigners residing in U.S.A.: a copy of the residence permit/visa.
  • Photocopy of the passport bio page.
  • Fill in the visa application form properly (one color ink, blue or black). It is very important that you provide all the information required, including the name and address of your place of stay in Mozambique. Please be advised that lack of information may result in delay of your application. Additional documents may be required.
  • Two passport size photos (must be in color against a white background and taken within the last 6 months, cut accordingly to 2” x 2” size).
  • Copy of flight reservations.
  • For Tourist Visas, a document to confirm the applicant’s address during his/her time in Mozambique. A copy of hotel reservation.
  • For Business Visas, a business letter of invitation from the company in Mozambique – explaining the reasons of the trip and being responsible for the stay in Mozambique.
  • For family and friends Visiting Visas, Invitation Letter from the inviting party in Mozambique as well as a copy of BI (Mozambican ID), Passport (Mozambican) or DIRE. Invitations by organizations operating in Mozambique must include a copy of their legal status issued by the Mozambicans authorities.
  • For Diplomatic, Service/Official passports and Laissez-Passer (No Fee),a Note Verbal or an official letter from their institution when applying for diplomatic or official visa
  • Visa fee must be in money order only in US Dollars, , payable to Mozambique Mission. (Please note that visa fees are non-refundable.)

    3 day processing Single Entry Visa: $160 USD (max. 30 days within a 60 day period)
    Multiple Entry Visa: $180 USD (max. 30 days within a 60 day period)
    Multiple Entry Visa: $ 210 USD (max. 30 days within a 90 day period)

    Urgent rates

    Not accepting urgent processing until further notice.

    24 hour or next day: $60 USD
    Same day: $80 USD

  • Applications submitted by mail which will not be retrieved directly at the Mission, please include a prepaid labeled return envelope preferably with a tracking number.
  • For 18 years below:please provide a parental travel consent letter and a copy of birth certificate.
  • If the applicant has been in a Yellow Fever endemic country, the applicant must bring Yellow Fever Certificate when traveling.


Single Entry Visa allows one entry. The length of stay can range from a minimum of 1 day to one month, renewable in Mozambique, provided that the Visa is still valid at the moment of application. Visas must be used within two months from the emission date.

Multiple Entry Visa allows more than one entry. The maximum length of stay for each entry is 30 days. Visas must be used within two months from the emission date.

Mozambique Holidays

(Jan. 1, Feb. 3, April 7, May 1, June 25, Sept. 25, Oct. 4 and Dec. 25) and we also observed

UN Official Holidays

Jan. 1, April 10, May 25, May 26, July 3, July 31, Sept. 7, Nov. 26, and Dec. 25

Please be advised that some of the UN Official Holidays are not fixed and needs to be updated annually.