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Surely the most irritating question of all and i dont want to appear thick but... i didnt fully follow the info in the visa section. It says it is possible to get a visa on arrival at the airport but then gives info about how to acquire a visa before arriving. I would prefer to get a visa on arrival at Maputo airport if poss, so if i arrive with 2 photos etc this is possible is it? Thank you for your help.

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mozman replied the topic: visa

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POSTED ON 20 JULY 2010:

I heard the rumours but unfortunately I can confirm that, at SOME (Ressano Garcia and Maputo airport confirmed) borders and airports, $82 is the new price for a 30 day single entry tourist visa (Visto fronteira), the only type of visa issued on arrival (other types from consulates). This came into effect, unannounced on July 06. The previous price at borders and airports was US$25.

Senhor Makwakwa of the Consular section of the Mozambican Embassy in Pretoria 012 401 0300 confirmed this and apologised for any inconvenience to visitors to Mozambique.

This follows on the drastic increase (in 2006) of visa prices when issued at Moz consulates in South Africa and around the World. The rationale then was that, whatever your country charges a Mozambican for a visa, Mozambique would charge a reciprocal rate.

For some passport holders (UK for example), the charge for a visa at a Moz consulate in South Africa since 2006 has been R750 (or about $100), so for many travellers $85 may still be cheaper.

Wish I knew who advises governments regarding such decisions. All the research shows that a far bigger percentage of what so-called 'budget' travellers spend actually stays in the country, and more jobs are created than by the high-end jet-setters who won't notice the increase.

Mike

Yes you certainly can get a visa on arrival for US$25 (no photos needed, just the passport with 2 unused pages and 6 months validity from the day you will leave Moz) at all the 'Airports of entry' i.e Maputo, Inhambane, Vilankulo, Beira, Tete, Songo and Pemba. Also at all land borders except for Mecumbura (from NE Zim) and Namoto (from southern Tanzania).

Sometimes a good idea to get the visa in advance as there could be a 30 min delay while waiting for it to be issued at airports - up to 3 hours at Lebombo/Ressano Garcia during busy times.

Mike

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hanzilla replied the topic: visa

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Thanks for your swift response Mike. I have left all my travel plans right to the last minute as usual and this knowledge saves me a round trip to the embassy in Lisbon. Cheers.

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waz2 replied the topic: visa

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Hi there,

I'm interested in the point about a visa costing $25 dollars on arrival.

Is that correct? The Moz embassy in London say it costs £40 from them - much more than $25?

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mozman replied the topic: visa

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POSTED ON 20 JULY 2010:

I heard the rumours but unfortunately I can confirm that, at borders and airports, $85 is the new price for a 30 day single entry tourist visa (Visto fronteira), the only type of visa issued on arrival (other types from consulates). This came into effect, unannounced on July 06. The previous price at borders and airports was US$25.

Senhor Makwakwa of the Consular section of the Mozambican Embassy in Pretoria 012 401 0300 confirmed this and apologised for any inconvenience to visitors to Mozambique.

This follows on the drastic increase (in 2006) of visa prices when issued at Moz consulates in South Africa and around the World. The rationale then was that, whatever your country charges a Mozambican for a visa, Mozambique would charge a reciprocal rate.

For some passport holders (UK for example), the charge for a visa at a Moz consulate in South Africa since 2006 has been R750 (or about $100), so for many travellers $85 may still be cheaper.

Wish I knew who advises governments regarding such decisions. All the research shows that a far bigger percentage of what so-called 'budget' travellers spend actually stays in the country, and more jobs are created than by the high-end jet-setters who won't notice the increase.

Mike

Costs R750 (US110) if you get it from the consulates in South Africa.

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Brucet replied the topic: visa

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Hi Mike,

Are these Visa's available at Giryonda and Pafuri?

Thanks
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