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MOZAMBIQUE – Some Consulates Now Requesting Pre-Approval of Visa Applications

Some embassies and consulates of Mozambique in various countries have recently started to request pre-approval of entry visa applications from the Mozambique Immigration Service.

Pre-Approval Requirement

The pre-approval process consists of submitting the visa application documents to the Immigration Service, which may then issue a pre-approval notice to the Mozambique embassy or consulate abroad. This extra step may delay the visa application for up to three weeks if required.

The new pre-approval requirement differs from country to country: A consulate may require no pre-approval, or pre-approval for certain visa types, or for all visa types.

Action Points

  • In case of an entry visa application to Mozambique, consult the diplomatic mission where the application will be made, to determine whether this pre-approval requirement is in place.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Maputo Relocation.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.