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Old 24 Jul 2007
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Can someone advise how to get the required letter of invitation for a visa for Angola. We are currently in UK, flying tback to Cape Town for our return trip at beginning of August. Have tried unsuccessfully to get Angola visa here, and anticipate long delays in southern Africa without it.
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Angola visas

We've also driven down the east and will be following you up the west, but are a bit behind. I've been trying to contact you by sending a message via your website, but can't get through. Could you send me an email because I'd like to ask you something off-line. My email is mjgzt@aol.com. Thanks v. much
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At the HU meeting in the UK a month ago I saw a presentation of Lois (her homepage: Lois on the Loose) on her trip along West Africa down to Cape Town. She actually got the Angolan visa at the border, but this was apparently only a transit visa for an extremely tight time-table.

You could try this or, if any problems arise, just by-pass it via Zambia.

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Angola Transit visas are 5 days .. too little time to transit safely in my opinion !
Other visas are harder to come by .. as your finding out ....

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Transit visa OK

Hi Carol,
Good to hear you re taking the exciting route North. We met you months ago at Peponis in Tanzania.

Everyone is correct to say the transit visa 5 days is not enough time (although atleast one person has made it by driving all the hours possible and trashing their car). Although it is still an option, by paying a fine on departure. Infact we simply pleaded ignorance and weren't even fined after overstaying the 5 day visa by another 5 days. Anyway, it's an option I thought worthy of a mention.

Good luck

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Hi Michael, Carol,

I'm planning to be riding back home via the West Coast after getting to Cape Town in a few weeks' time. Would be interesting to get in touch and compare notes.


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We are leaving for a trip to Angola on the 1st of Sept, you need to e-mail or contact a local hotel or bed&breakfast and ask them to send you a letter of invitation to them. Most places will do it for you, no problem, you need to supply them your passport number and purpose and route, you also need to stay over with them if possible.

Who de hell in Angola came up with such a stupid idea is beyond me.
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