Mozambique increases visa fees in South Africa

25 Jan 18

MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? The High Commission of Mozambique in South Africa has significantly increased visa application fees and has abolished fee distinctions based on nationality.

What does the change mean? Visa applicants should be prepared for the higher fees regardless of their nationality. The change appears to be limited only to visa applicants in South Africa and not in other countries.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing. The new fees took effect Jan. 19.
  • Visas/permits affected: All Mozambican visas, including tourist, business, work, residence, transit and student visas.
  • Who is affected: Anyone applying for any of the visas listed above in South Africa.  
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to adjust their budgets to account for the increase in fees.

Additional information: The new visa fees range from 750 South African rand (about US$62) to 5,000 rand (about US$419), depending on the category. The new fees differentiate between those visiting Mozambique for tourist purposes and those visiting for business purposes, creating a clear distinction between the two visa categories that was not previously in place.

Visa Type Fee
Single Entry Tourism R 1,000
Multiple Entry Tourism R 1,500
Single Visit Business R 2,000
Multiple Visit Business R 2,500
Work R 5,000
Residence R 5,000
Transit R 750
Student R 2,000

BAL Analysis: The new fees are significantly higher than they were before and will apply to all applicants in South Africa, regardless of nationality. The increases appear limited to applications lodged in South Africa and there is no indication that fees will increase at other Mozambican embassies and consulates around the world.  

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group in Mozambique. For additional information, please contact africa@balglobal.com.

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