How to Get a Tourist Visa for Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe Tourist Visa

Sao Tome and Principe Tourist Visa

I’m a big fan of the former Portuguese Colonies.  Sao Tome and Principe has a charm not unlike Salvador, Brazil and portions of Mozambique.

The highlights for Sao Tome and Principe are the fish, scuba diving, and boating.

OK, so how do you get the tourist visa?  There are two main ways to get a Tourist Visa for Sao Tome and Principe:

  1. Contact a travel agent to do everything for you
  2. Apply through your local consulate/embassy.

I recommend that you do everything through a reputable Sao Tome and Principe travel agent as you can do everything online and don’t have to go through the hassle of gathering a bunch of documents to send off to the local embassy or consulate. You will have to pay a service fee to them plus the cost of the visa, but you will save time this way.

Contact one of the travel agents at the bottom of this page here and tell them that you would like a visa. They will likely ask you to e-mail a copy of the first two pages of your passport. They will then e-mail or fax to you a formal permission from the Ministry to enter Sao Tome and Principe without a visa. You need to bring this formal permission with you and show it at the airport on arrival.

You can also apply through your local consulate or embassy.  The form, if you are applying in the United States at the Embassy of Sao Tome and Principe, is here.  Call up the consulate for the latest fees as they are subject to change.

For information on other types of visas for Sao Tome and Principe, go to my Sao Tome and Principe visa page.

More important information:

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Sao Tome and Principe:  No.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Sao Tome and Principe:  Check this list.

Where to find the Sao Tome and Principe Embassy or Consulate closest to your place of residence:

If you’re inside the U.S.:

Embassy in Washington (Their website is disabled at last check)

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Don’t get sick! Check vaccination requirements here.

Sponsored Links

Further Reading

About Addison Sears-Collins

Hey! I'm Addison Sears-Collins, the founder of Visa Hunter. You can learn more about me here. Connect with me by liking my fan page on Facebook, connecting with me on Twitter, or check out my website Automatic Addison where I build robots and embedded systems.

Visahunter.com accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the accuracy of the information contained on this site. Please read the Visitor Agreement and Disclaimer. If you think there is an error in the information, please bring it to our attention so that we can correct it. Also, some of the links above could be advertisements or affiliate links, which means that I will earn a commission (at no additional cost to you) should you decide to click on the links and make a purchase. I recommend sites from time to time, not because I earn money or get a tiny commission if you click on the affiliate links and make a purchase, but because, I want you to focus on the places that will deliver you the most value and the best results. Good luck!