Sao Tome e Principe

Artboard 1 Notice: Sao Tome and Principe

São Tomé and Príncipe does not currently maintain an embassy in the United States. A Sao Tome’s visa may be obtained at the country Permanent Mission to the United Nation in New York.

Consulate information


1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite #300, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 775-2075/2076 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Travelers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
  • Passport must have six (6) months validity beyond the completion of a trip and must have at least one (1) blank visa page.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and Timor-Leste.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Canada, France, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Japan, Russian Fed., Spain, Switzerland, USA and some other countries for a maximum stay of 15 days.
  • E-visa can be obtained before departure. Passengers MUST have a printed e-visa confirmation.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US e-Visa
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Copy of valid passport's vital information page
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Yellow fever certificate

Forms and Links

Application Form (Visa on Arrival)

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
7 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Credit Card,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Tourist/Business65.00Single3 months
Tourist/Business100.00Multiple6 months

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: August 3, 2021