Mozambique- Visa requirements

Important Notice regarding VISA requirements to travel to Mozambique

Please note that the law has changed in Mozambique and all VISA’s must now be obtained before travel to enter the country. Until recently, it has been possible for tourists to purchase a border VISA, (a VISA that may be issued at airports and land borders on arrival) which is single-entry, non-renewable, and valid for 30 days. However, there have been a number of recent reports of visitors being refused this service, resulting in them being turned back from border posts and airports.

It is therefore a requirement now for all tourists to apply and have a valid VISA before travelling to Mozambique.

This applies to Citizens and Nationals of all countries except citizens of the following: Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as they do not require an entry visa when traveling to Mozambique for Tourism.

The following documentation is required for your visa application:

An invite letter from the accommodations that travelling parties will be staying at. If booking on a Jenman Safaris tour we will obtain these for you.

  • 2 x Passport size photos
  • Records of hotel reservations
  • Valid passport for 6 months
  • 1 Visa application form – obtained from any Mozambique consulate or high commission
  • Proof of permanent residence

All applicants must apply with either their local Mozambique consulate or the Mozambique high commission with ample time before travel. More information can be found at:

Our thanks to Jenman Safaris for compiling this note