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São Tomé and Príncipe Visa

Type of São Tomé and Príncipe Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 5-7 days
  • Stay period: 30 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹7,399/
  • Ideal for:Indian passport holders
    wishing to go on
    a leisure trip to
    São Tomé and
    Príncipe.
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 5-7 days
  • Stay period: 30 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹7,399/
  • Ideal for:Indian passport holders
    wishing to travel
    to São Tomé and
    Príncipe for work
    or business.
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Documents required for São Tomé and Príncipe Visa

  • Common Documents required for São Tomé and Príncipe Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • 2 recent photographs: colour photo with white background and matt finish(Photo Specification)
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Insurance: with minimum coverage of EUR 30000 and valid for entire duration of stay
    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
      • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
      • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: sponsors need to provide the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

    • Invitation Letter: from host company stating purpose of trip, business details etc
    • Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead

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São Tomé and Príncipe Visa FAQs

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

    Yes, it is necessary to obtain a São Tomé and Príncipe visa for Indians to travel to the country. The type of visa required varies depending on the purpose of the visit.

  • add When is the best time to apply for my São Tomé and Príncipe visa?

    It is ideal to apply for a visa at least 1 month before your tentative travel date.

  • add How can I apply for a São Tomé and Príncipe Visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a São Tomé and Príncipe Visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:

    1. Choose your preferred type of São Tomé and Príncipe visa based on your travel type

    2. Pay online

    3. Submit your documents through our pick up & drop service

    4. Receive your visa when approved

  • add What are the types of entry available on a São Tomé and Príncipe visa for Indians?

    The entry signifies the number of times you can enter a country while on one valid visa. Single entry guarantees only one entry and exit. Multiple entries mean you can enter and exit the country multiple times within the period of validity. The São Tomé and Príncipe tourist visa from India, as well as the business visa, can allow single or multiple entries.

  • add What is an "Entry" (Single / Double / Multiple)?

    Single entry visas allow you to enter São Tomé and Príncipe one time within the validity of the visa. Double entry visas allow you to enter São Tomé and Príncipe two times within the validity of the visa. Multiple entry visas allow you to enter São Tomé and Príncipe an unlimited amount of times within the validity of the visa.

  • add What is an E-Visa?

    An e-visa is a sticker-less electronic visa that grants applicants the same right of entry as the regular São Tomé and Príncipe visa online. The e-Visa system was launched in 2012. Applicants can currently obtain e-visas for 30-day business and tourist visas. It cannot be used for employment.

  • add Who can apply for e-Visa?

    Anyone with a valid passport who wishes to enter São Tomé e Príncipe, as a visitor for 30 days or less is eligible to apply. Applicants of the e-Visa should have a passport with at least 1 year valid before expiration.

  • add What types of e-Visas are available?

    Currently the only visa available on line is 30-day tourist visa and 30-day business visa. Tourism includes holidays, recreation and seeing family and/or friends. Business purposes may include attending a conference, negotiation or exploratory business visit.

  • add Is the e-Visa accepted at all of Sao Tome's borders?

    No. The e-visa is only valid for entry by air at the Sao Tome and Principe International Airport (TMS).

  • add What happens after I apply for my e-Visa?

    As soon as your application is received, you receive an immediate confirmation with the reference number that your application is assigned. After that your application goes through a verification process…
    The process takes 5 business days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays). Once approved, applicants will receive their Visa Approval letter by email. Print it out and take it with you to the airport.

  • add How long are eVisas valid?

    e-Visas are valid for travel for up to 30 days from date of issue. They are good for a single entry, and a stay of up to up to 30 days. Duration of stay is included in the validity.

  • add Can I extend my visa?

    The e-visa cannot be extended, so ensure that you exit São Tomé and Príncipe before your visa expires to avoid fines.

  • add When is the best time to apply for my São Tomé and Príncipe visa?

    The best time to apply for your São Tomé and Príncipe is 3 to 4 weeks before your travel date. Although the visa itself may only take a few days to process it is always best to add as much of a buffer as possible incase any issues arise during the process.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance?

    Although not part of the São Tomé and Príncipe visa requirements, medical insurance is advisable for medical emergencies during travel and travel insurance for theft, damage or loss of baggage.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a São Tomé and Príncipe Visa for Indians?

    The easiest way to apply for a São Tomé and Príncipe Visa visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels.
    Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors 4 decades and offer seamless visa application processes with complete support. To have questions answered or get more São Tomé and Príncipe visa information, simply fill in a query form and a Visa Expert will get in touch with you.

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Simple steps to get a São Tomé and Príncipe Visa:

Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination. Read more

A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.

Here are the steps to apply for a São Tomé and Príncipe Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements

Step 2: Pay your visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your documents to the Embassy.

Step 4: Get your Visa delivered to your doorstep

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Basic Requirements to visit São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Have a valid Passport and valid São Tomé and Príncipe Visa
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid São Tomé and Príncipe Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in São Tomé and Príncipe

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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São Tomé and Príncipe travel guide

São Tomé and Príncipe is an island country located in the Gulf of Guinea known best for its azure waters, greeneries, amazing mountain peaks. The island was formed due to the volcanic eruptions in the middle of the sea. São Tomé and Príncipe stands at the second place out of all smallest countries of Africa.Read more

São Tomé and Príncipe is a paradise of volcanoes and is known for its other-worldly flora and fauna.

The rich volcanic soil of São Tomé and Príncipe and being closer to the equator made that island ideal for sugar cultivation and later by cash crops like coffee and cocoa. You can find the legacy of Portuguese rule in the countries culture, customs and music.

São Tomé and Príncipe is an excellent mix of historic elements, natural beauty, natural disasters and a lot more. Exciting travel stories attract travellers. The hospitality of local lodges is well-known for making tourists feel at home and want to come back.

TAP Portugal and TAAG Angola Airlines operate connecting flights from India to São Tomé and Príncipe. The tiny island nation is primarily connected by roads, and travellers can hop on board one of the many private minibuses to get from point to point. Shared taxis and motorcycle taxis are also available.

What to see in São Tomé and Príncipe

One of the most beautiful beaches on the island is Banana Beach. With an amazing landscape, this beach is fully covered by palm trees and features clear blue water with a resting area to the side.

Bom Bom Island, a small beautiful island, is home to just 15 people but hosts a tourist’s resort that lies between two beaches and is an excellent place for deep sea fishing.

Obo Natural Park is home to some stunning geological sights. The Pico Cao Grande is needle-shaped and rises dramatically over 1000ft above the surrounding landscape. This park is unique for the plethora of flora and fauna it houses.

Lagoa Azul, known as Blue Lagoon in English, evidences the old beaches of the day. These beaches are surrounded by big baobab trees that birds always populate.

Principe Island is said to play home to a 3-million-year old volcano. This island is full of many small volcano mountains, as well as dense rainforests.

Praia Jale is a beach where you can find giant female leatherback turtles which find their way onto the sand in the early morning to lay their eggs. Cascata Sao Nicolau is a tourist place for amazing waterfalls.

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São Tomé and Príncipe Facts and Figures

Official name:
Democratic Republic of São Tomé
Location:
Central Africa
Time in São Tomé and Príncipe:
-GMT (-) 5 1/2 hrs Read more
Population:
2,12,413
Capital:
São Tomé
Major cities:
São Tomé
Main Airlines:
TAP Air Portugal, TAAG Angola Airlines
Independence Day:
July 12
International Airports:
Sao Tome Airport, Principe Airport, Annobon Airport
Languages:
Portuguese, Forro, French, English, Angolar, Crioulo
Official currency:
São Toméan Dobra (STD)
Land area:
964 km²
Highest point:
Pico de São Tomé (2025 m)
Calling code:
239
Best time to visit
June to September
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M-3 Hauz Khas,
Sri Aurobindo Marg
New Delhi 110016
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