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Electronic visa to Sao Tome and Principe

In accordance with the visa regulations of Sao Tome and Principe, citizens from more than 155 countries can take advantage of the convenient e visa programme in Sao Tome and Principe to obtain an electronic visa to visit this island country.

The introduction of the e-visa for Sao Tome and Principe was initiated by the Government of the Republic in order to speed up the visa application process for short-term trips for tourism, business meetings or transit stays in the archipelago.

To apply for an e-visa for Sao Tome and Principe, eligible citizens need to complete a simple online form, providing basic personal and passport details. They will then be sent an approved e-visa via email. Upon arrival at the Sao Tome and Principe International Airport, applicants can present a printed copy of the e-visa.

Requirements for the Sao Tome and Principe E-visa include having a valid passport with at least 1 year validity, having at least one blank page to stamp on arrival, and having a valid credit or debit card to pay the visa fee. A current postal address to which the approved visa will be delivered is also required.

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e-Visa in Sao Tome and Principe

Purposes of the trip

Tourism, business meetings or transit stay in the archipelago



Period of stay in the country

30 days

What documents are required to apply for an e-visa to Sao Tome and Principe


Passport valid for at least 1 year

Data on residence in Sao Tome and Principe

Minimum one blank passport page for visa stamping on arrival

A valid credit or debit card to pay the visa fee

Actual e-mail address to which the approved visa will be sent

What are the popular types of e-visas that can be issued in Sao Tome and Principe?

Tourist visa
tourist visa
Transit visa
visa for transit purposes
Temporary visa
visa for temporary travellers
Business visa
visa for business
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E-visa: list of countries

British Virgin Islands, Cape Verde, Christmas Island, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Curacao, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Idti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Republic of Cyprus, Reunification, Russian Federation, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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