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Wow, that is good news! But on some reason I don't believe embassy personnel will transform from "jerks" to helpful overnight. It has to be something to do with attitude of officials, not only regulations.
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Wow, that is good news! But on some reason I don't believe embassy personnel will transform from "jerks" to helpful overnight. It has to be something to do with attitude of officials, not only regulations.
Yep, you're right. They wont even let us to come in to consulate

Tomorrow we go to the consulat home with helpful military general, so thumbs up. (everything is possible in Africa

-Mika-
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Gabbernaut said ?
>>>Yep, you're right. They wont even let us to come in to consulate

WHAAAAAAAT ??? which consulate ? CAn you pls elaborate ?

as I understand , they issue visas no problem in Matadi . which consulate are You triying to get in without success ??

I am just about to fly there to resume my trip ,...

can anyone confirm that they still issues visas on Matadi ??

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Gabbernaut said ?
>>>Yep, you're right. They wont even let us to come in to consulate

WHAAAAAAAT ??? which consulate ? CAn you pls elaborate ?

as I understand , they issue visas no problem in Matadi . which consulate are You triying to get in without success ??

I am just about to fly there to resume my trip ,...

can anyone confirm that they still issues visas on Matadi ??

Thanks a lot
Javier
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Hi Javier.

We are hanging in Pointe noire. In Libbreville they advice us to come here because the new visa regulations. And we believed that.

We try and try but they are just playing with us... Do anybody know can we
take a ship and go to Namia or SA??? Every info is needed

Road from Mila mila to Pointe noire is awful, slippery mud mud mud....

-Mika-
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I spent some 5 days there to get my documents in and final result was that they refused (they told my passport was full but it had a few empty pages).

You can try to go to Brazzaville if you won't get a visa in Pointe Noire. I had to fly back to Europe to make a new passport and while there got Angolan visa from Paris (where some embassy people have the same attitude than in Pointe Noire).

I guess you can go to Brazzaville, just don't believe all the people who keep telling it is impossible. You can go there without your vehicle if you wish, just to make visas (train, plane).
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Well... I cant' see the problem. I misunderstood as if you were refused the visa in Matadi .

OF course they never issue visas in PointNoire . They have never do so . I follow more or less the situation as as far as I can remember , they have never issued any visa at all.

Visas are issued in MAtadi (in DRC) , on the spot and with a smile . Its a 5 days transit visa , but nowone seems to care much about that .And least 10 people I can think of , had got a visa there this year .

(and you get a visa for DRC in BRazzaville , 30000 XFA ,1 day ). I already got it ! . Even you can go from PNoire to BRazza in train (with the vehicles in the train ) , as the track P.Noire ->Brazzaville is -by far- the very worst ever track I have seen in my life .

anyway .. let me know your advances... I ll be there in 3-4 weeks.... . What are you driving ?

JAvier
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In point noire

To Mika

I am also now in Point Noire, to get a visa for Angola. But Just now I was refused. I beleived the word which I heared from embassy in Libleville...
What are you going to do next? I will try to get Brazaville by train.....
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OF course they never issue visas in PointNoire . They have never do so . I follow more or less the situation as as far as I can remember , they have never issued any visa at all.
This statement is plain wrong. There is Angolan embassy in Pointe Noire and usually people want to get Angola visa there to cross Cabinda. As you know you need visa for both Angola and Cabinda if you go that way and these are usually different visas as it is not possible to get one multi-entry visa. So you get one Angolan visa in Pointe-Noire, then drive through Cabinda with it, into DRC. Then in Matadi you'll need to get new Angola visa for mainland Angola.

So if not possible to get Angola visa for Cabinda in Congo then one must cross into DRC bypassing Cabinda and try to get Angola visa in Matadi or Kinshasa.
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angola and s.a...

just a random side line..
but did anyone catch wind of Angola and s.a opening their
friendly arms to each other in the news recently....
think s.a is almost dropping all restrictions for Angolans to visit here....is this working visa versa...is this true...am i "picking up stompies" (Chinese whispers essentially) as we say here....??
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South Africans not longer need a visa

Hi,

I just contacted a guest lodge in Angola to get a letter of invitation and they emailed back saying that "As of last week South African passport holders no longer require a Angolan Visa-however we do not know when all of this becomes effective"

Guess we just wait and see hay....
Though it might help some folks!
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I am also now in Point Noire, to get a visa for Angola. But Just now I was refused. I beleived the word which I heared from embassy in Libleville...
What are you going to do next? I will try to get Brazaville by train.....
Hello. We get our visas today in Pointe-Noire
5days transit, single-entry.
It takes 12days, connectings, paperwork, yelling, killing etc...etc... I dont advice this place to anybody.

We are travelling with motorbike <R1150GSA> my girlfriend is sitting behind me all the time. Now our plan is to go Cabinda, and from there to Luanda via ferry. Maybe our 5days is not enough, but who cares??

<wildwildernes> We are leaving tomorrow, but if you get this message today (tuesday) we are in Hotel Le Coulombe.

-Mika from Pointe-Noire, Congo-
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Its all worth it!!!

Hey guys...

After all the hassle your having thought this link might cheer you up- looks like a great place...

Angola, it's not like they said. - ADVrider

Great inspiring story!!!
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I also got a visa for Angola in PointNoire.
Single entry, 5days, Transit.
I neede some paperwork and 20000Cfa. It took 2days.
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