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Angola visa info

Hello, I'm getting ready for my Africa crossing from Italy to South Africa by motorcycle. i'm just looking for any visas information and, about Angola ambassy here in Italy, it seems that Angola visa must be issued only from Italy. Does anybody konws if it's true? Because I read the previous posts and someone got it in different African Cities. I feel a little bit confused.
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I think you may get a longer duration from Italy - ie: longer validity (time to get there) and duration once in the country. You'd want 2 months validity, imo.

Otherwise, afaik most apply in Accra (with good validity/duration), or very short transit visas in Pointe Noire.

But maybe Italy/Angola have their own arrangements?
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You can get the visa for Angola in Pointe-Noire. They do issue 30 days visa. It takes a few days. In 2017, they were accepting visa applications on Tuesday and Thursday from 9h30 to 13h30. Avoid going during Angola and Congo holidays, it could be a long wait (about 2 weeks). I did not have the patience to wait so I got my visa in DRC (Matadi). I did not go to Cabinda. Another option is to try to get it in Dolisie in Congo (You may be lucky).


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Thank you very much Chris and Pat, it's true I will never get in Angola in 2 months (visa validity), I must got it during the travel. I think this is the only way possible to cross Angola. I heard about a lot of travelers got the transit visa in Matadi, a 5 days validity visa just for transit. And a lot of travelers here in this forum got the visa in Accra e point noire. So ...somehow i'll get it too.
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Matteocap, i would avoid taking all the visas in advance unless you want to race to Cape Town.

If you lose or someone lose your passport during your trip, you will have to pay again for some visas.

Here is an example: i went to the Cameroon embassy in Dakar to get my visa. They kept my passport and told me to come back the next day. I show up the next day at the embassy. I'm waiting in line for my passport. There is a local in front of me who is also here to pick up passports. They gave him about 5 passports and he leaves. Then it's my turn and they don't find my passport. A while later, the guy who was in front of me comes back. I see him giving my passport back to the embassy staff and he said he is missing one. I could have lost my passport!

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Visa document

I'd like to know wich documents could be required in some African ambasies in my route form marocco to South Africa. If i need some special documents, I already have my passport, yellow fever cart, document of identification, carnet de passage, driving license, all motorbike documents include the green card.
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Visa Mauritania

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Visa in Rabat in 1 day 690 dirham for the Mauritania visa , easy border crossing in Guerguerat with friendly officers on both side of the border 10 Euro per bike for the TIP ( Passavant) . bad road from Nouakchott to Diama for the first 50 Miles (construction ) , not fuel until the border ( just diesel) we took the short cut , new road for 30 miles and then hard pack piste until the border . they asked 10 Euro for the stamp on the passeport we paid 0 after waiting for 20 mn ... we paid 2.5 Euro for the TIP in Senegal per bike and 2.5 Euro for crossing the bridge ( for the two bikes) They checked our insurance . You can change money a the Mauri border. Gas station 1o miles for the border ( great restaurant behind the station.)
in NKC we couldn't get our visa for Mali ( just french people ) will do in Dakar
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Thank you Hendikaf! please let me know if is easy get the Mali visa in Dakar.
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Wouldn't it be possible to get the Mali visa in Rabat? There would be enough time to get there before it expired.


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Wouldn't it be possible to get the Mali visa in Rabat? There would be enough time to get there before it expired.
Perhaps a solution for the French?
For others, it means staying a day extra since they need your passeport.
don't think you can do Mauri and Mali same day.
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Hi Aliprovidor,

no problem, same day (2 or 3 hours or less). In december 2016 I needed a hotel reservation and the wifi inside the consulate worked fine for hotel booking platforms ;-)

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Mauritania visa

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Few years ago I got in Rabat 3 months multiple Mauritania visa.
We will go to Mali, BF and we have to back. Double entry Mauritania is the best solution.

Is it the same on the border or in Rabat now, or it is only one entry and we have to buy it twice??
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Just for update
Visa in Rabat in 1 day 690 dirham for the Mauritania visa , easy border crossing in Guerguerat with friendly officers on both side of the border 10 Euro per bike for the TIP ( Passavant) . bad road from Nouakchott to Diama for the first 50 Miles (construction ) , not fuel until the border ( just diesel) we took the short cut , new road for 30 miles and then hard pack piste until the border . they asked 10 Euro for the stamp on the passeport we paid 0 after waiting for 20 mn ... we paid 2.5 Euro for the TIP in Senegal per bike and 2.5 Euro for crossing the bridge ( for the two bikes) They checked our insurance . You can change money a the Mauri border. Gas station 1o miles for the border ( great restaurant behind the station.)
in NKC we couldn't get our visa for Mali ( just french people ) will do in Dakar


Can one still get the Mauri visa at the morocco/Mauritania border?
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yes, fifty euros.
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Just for update
Visa in Rabat in 1 day 690 dirham for the Mauritania visa , easy border crossing in Guerguerat with friendly officers on both side of the border 10 Euro per bike for the TIP ( Passavant) . bad road from Nouakchott to Diama for the first 50 Miles (construction ) , not fuel until the border ( just diesel) we took the short cut , new road for 30 miles and then hard pack piste until the border . they asked 10 Euro for the stamp on the passeport we paid 0 after waiting for 20 mn ... we paid 2.5 Euro for the TIP in Senegal per bike and 2.5 Euro for crossing the bridge ( for the two bikes) They checked our insurance . You can change money a the Mauri border. Gas station 1o miles for the border ( great restaurant behind the station.)
in NKC we couldn't get our visa for Mali ( just french people ) will do in Dakar
Hi HendiKaf, Now I'm in Mauritania Nouakcott and i'm thinking about to go straight to Mali or trought Senegal and after Mali. What does it mean they cheked your insurance at the Senegal border? Have you got any international Insurance? Because at the Mauritania border they made us do an special Mauritania insurance.
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