Sao Tome and Principe Entry Requirements

Sao Tome and Principe Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid during stay.

Visa information

Generally required, except for nationals of the following countries listed in the table for stays of up to 15 days if the traveler has a valid passport: (a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries; (b) Switzerland; (c) Turkey.

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40 €, higher with evl. possible express exhibition.


3 months from the date of issue for a stay of up to 1 month; Extensions are possible on site. Further information from the embassy in Brussels (see contact addresses).


Transit travelers require a transit visa. Consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses).

Application required

(a) 1 application form. (b) 1 passport photo. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months. (d) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (e) Fee (international money order with receipt). (f) Business Visa: Company letter detailing the reason for travel. (g) Tourist Visa: Flight and Hotel Confirmation. A stamped, registered return envelope and proof of payment of the visa fees must be enclosed with the application by post

Temporary Residence

Inquiries to the consular representations.

Processing time

Personal: same day; by post: 1-2 weeks.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Sao Tome and Principe Entry Requirements