Mozambique Travel Service
Driving and road distance Guide to Mozambique
Information on crossing the border to Mozambique, driving distances, fuel costs and routes to popular areas of Mozambique also passport and visa information.
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Everyone needs a passport to enter Mozambique.
Those holding passports from Botswana, Malawi,
Mauritius, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe do
not need a visa but at the border they will still charge a R17 'admin
fee'. However, If a person is travelling to Mozambique for work purposes,
they must obtain a work or business visa before travelling no matter which
country they are travelling from or what their nationality.
Countries exempt from Tourist Visa
According to the legislation border visas (visas which may be issued at airports and land borders on arrival) are only issued to people travelling for purposes of tourism, and only for people coming from countries where there is no Mozambican consular representation. This legislation which previously was applied in a relaxed manner is now being strictly enforced at most ports of entry.
People travelling for tourism purposes and coming from countries which do not have a Mozambican consular representation must present on entry: a passport with at least 6 months validity and several blank pages; a return air ticket (for air travellers); an invitation from family / friends that they are visiting or a confirmed hotel reservation.
Issuing of a border visa for someone coming from a country with a Mozambican consulate who has not had time to apply for a visa is at the discretion of the immigration officials and will only be considered if the traveller can demonstrate that they have an urgent need for the visa, for example on compassionate grounds.
The application for a border visa more than three times in one year may be subject to question and applicants may be asked for additional documentation.
You may obtain your visa at your nearest Mozambique Consulate / Embassy
or kindly contact the Mozambique High Commission in Pretoria South Africa
for further assistance on +27 (0)12 401 0300/04 if there is no representative
in your country.
What is it?
Why is it happening?
In all cases an Unabridged Birth Certificate will be required for minors departing and arriving in South Africa ... they will not be allowed to travel without it. In cases where the Unabridged Birth Certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned.
Children travelling with only one parent
Children travelling without either parent
Similarly, a child travelling as an unaccompanied minor would have to produce not only the Unabridged Birth Certificate, but also proof of consent from both parents or legal guardians and contact details, plus documentation relating to the person receiving the child in South Africa. The latter documentation should include a letter stating the person’s contact details and residential address, contact details where the child will be residing, plus a copy of his or her ID document, passport or residence permit.
Application process for Unabridged Birth Certificates
Since last year, Unabridged Birth Certificates have been issued automatically
for newborns. If your infant was born after 14 March 2013, you should
be in possession of a UBC.
Who is exempt?
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