1. When is the best time to apply for my Sao Tome & Principe visa? The best time to apply for your Sao Tome & Principe visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
  2. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Sao Tome & Principe visa? Is it safe to send a passport? You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Sao Tome & Principe visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa requests cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application and passport to VisaCentral in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx, UPS, Express Mail or Certified Mail.

 

 

Business Visa Application Requirements for a Sao Tome & Principe Visa

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 15 days. Please keep in mind that even if you are staying less than 15 days, you must:

    • Hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of onward and return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay
    • Confirm with your airline prior to your travel date that boarding will be permitted without a visa

    If you will be staying longer than 15 days, please refer to the requirements below.

  2. Special Instructions

    Sào Tomé and Príncipe does not currently maintain an Embassy in the United States. A visa or authorization to enter must be obtained in advance, as airport visas are not available. You may apply online for an authorization to enter at http://www.smf.st/virtualvisa/.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Sao Tome & Principe Visa

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    No visa is required for a stay of up to 15 days. Please keep in mind that even if you are staying less than 15 days, you must:

    • Hold a biometric passport valid for at least six months with at least one blank visa page
    • Hold proof of onward and return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay
    • Confirm with your airline prior to your travel date that boarding will be permitted without a visa

    If you will be staying longer than 15 days, please refer to the requirements below.

  2. Special Instructions

    Sào Tomé and Príncipe does not currently maintain an Embassy in the United States. A visa or authorization to enter must be obtained in advance, as airport visas are not available. You may apply online for an authorization to enter at http://www.smf.st/virtualvisa/.

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