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São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa Information

The São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa is an electronic visa that is obtained online. It grants the holder permission to enter the African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe.

International visitors can get one of these digital entry permits by completing a quick São Tomé and Príncipe visa application form online.

The e-Visa for São Tomé and Príncipe is a single-entry visa, allowing the traveler to visit the country once.

There are 2 types of e-Visa available according to the purpose of the visit: tourism and business.

Once a foreign national has obtained a São Tomé and Príncipe visa online, it can be used to enter the country at any time within 30 days from the date of issue.

Travelers with an e-Visa must enter the country at São Tomé International Airport.

Visitors may use the e-Visa to stay in São Tomé and Príncipe for a maximum of 30 days.

If an individual wishes to stay for a longer period, they can leave the country temporarily and apply for a new São Tomé and Príncipe tourist eVisa.

Travelers who wish to stay in the country in the long term and/or plan to engage in activities not permitted by a tourist or business visa should visit a São Tomé and Príncipe embassy or consulate to enquire about the relevant visas.

Highlights

Single entry to São Tomé and Príncipe

Valid for entry for 30 days from the date of issue

Grants stays of up to 30 days

Tourism and business eVisas available

What Is Necessary?

Passport with at least 1 year’s validity remaining

Credit or debit card

Email address

São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa Requirements

Foreign visitors must meet the São Tomé and Príncipe visa requirements to be able to obtain an entry permit online.

Whether applying for a São Tomé and Príncipe tourist visa or business visa, travelers will need to provide the following items:

  • Passport that will continue to be valid for at least a year
  • Current email address
  • Method of payment (credit or debit card)

There are no restrictions on the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa with regards to nationality.

The purpose of the visit must be business (for example, attending conferences, meetings, or negotiations) or tourism (including holidays, leisure, and visiting family and friends).

Travelers with more than one passport should ensure that they travel with the one that is registered in the e-Visa application, since the e-Visa will be linked to that document.

If the passport is lost, damaged, stolen, or otherwise rendered invalid before the trip to São Tomé and Príncipe, it will be necessary to apply for a new e-Visa using the replacement passport.

Countries Eligible for Sao Tome and Principe

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Sao Tome and Principe

Countries Eligible for Sao Tome and Principe

  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cape Verde
  • Christmas Island
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • 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
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macau
  • 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
  • Reunion
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • 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
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Sao Tome and Principe

Last update: 22/09/2020

Commercial flights to Sao Tome and Principe have now resumed. All passengers must have a medical certificate with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus COVID-19 PCR test result, taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure. This does not apply to children under the age of 5 who are accompanied by parents or legal guardians.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sao Tome and Principe Visa FAQ

  • What is the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa?

    The São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa is a digital visa service that allows travelers to obtain their permit to enter the island country via an online application.

  • Who is eligible for a São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa?

    All travelers with a valid passport are eligible to apply for a São Tomé and Príncipe visa online. The passport must not be due to expire within the next year.

  • What types of São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa are available?

    There are 2 types of e-Visa available for São Tomé and Príncipe: tourist and business.

    Both types grant a stay of 30 days. The São Tomé and Príncipe business visa requirements are the same as those for the tourist visa.

  • How long is the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa valid for?

    The São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa is valid for 30 days from the date that it is granted. The holder may enter the country at any time within this period.

  • How long can I stay in São Tomé and Príncipe with the e-Visa?

    Once an e-Visa holder enters São Tomé and Príncipe, they may stay for up to 30 days.

  • Is the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa valid for multiple entries?

    No, the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa is a single-entry visa.

  • How do I get a visa for São Tomé and Príncipe?

    The vast majority of travelers can apply online to get a São Tomé and Príncipe visa by completing a simple online form. Anyone with a valid passport that will not expire for at least a year is eligible.

    Whether applying for a São Tomé and Príncipe visa from Nigeria, Australia, or the USA, it is possible to get a visa online easily from any location with an internet connection.

  • How do I apply for an e-Visa online for São Tomé and Príncipe?

    International travelers must fill out a São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa application form and submit the required information, including personal and passport details.

    It is necessary to provide a valid email address and pay a small processing fee. A Visa Approval Letter will be received by email within a few business days.

  • What happens after applying for the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa?

    After submitting a São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa application online, a confirmation email will be received to let the traveler know that their visa request has been received.

    The application is processed and within a few business days, the individual will receive a Visa Approval Letter via email.

    The Visa Approval Letter should be printed and brought on the flight to São Tomé and Príncipe. It must be presented when boarding the flight and again at border control when entering the country. The immigration control officer will then stamp the traveler’s passport with a visa stamp.

  • How much does the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa cost?

    When submitting an application online, it is necessary to pay a small processing fee. In addition to the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa fees, there is also a visa stamping fee upon arrival in the country.

  • When should I apply for my São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa?

    It is advisable to apply for an e-Visa for São Tomé and Príncipe at least a week or 2 before the planned trip. Although processing usually takes a few working days and may be done even sooner, there are occasionally delays due to a high volume of applications or errors in the information provided.

    It is also important not to apply to early, since the online visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and if it is not used to enter São Tomé and Príncipe during this time, it will expire.

  • Do I need a visa to enter São Tomé and Príncipe?

    Travelers of most nationalities need a visa to enter. However, there are some São Tomé and Príncipe visa-free countries. Use the visa checker at the top of this page to find out if your nationality requires a visa for São Tomé and Príncipe.

  • Is the e-Visa accepted at all ports of entry to São Tomé and Príncipe?

    No, the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa can only be used to enter the country via the São Tomé International Airport (TMS).

  • Can I extend my e-Visa while in São Tomé and Príncipe?

    No, it is not possible to extend the e-Visa. Travelers must leave the country after 30 days and then reapply to get a new São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa.

  • Can I travel to Príncipe Island with the e-Visa?

    Yes, the São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa grants access to the entire country. Although it is necessary to enter via the São Tomé International Airport, no additional authorization is required to travel to Príncipe from there.

  • Do all family members traveling together need a São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa?

    Yes, each individual traveler must have their own São Tomé and Príncipe e-Visa, including minors. If a child is too young to fill out their own online application, their parent or guardian may complete it for them.

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