There are various type of Sao-tomean visas are available for you to apply. The type of Sao-tomean visa you will need to apply depends on the purpose, length of your trip and the frequency of trips you will be taking to Sao Tome and Principe. If you require information such as Sao-tomean consulate contact details , visa forms for Sao Tome and Principe, and other travel information please use the dropdown menu, below.
Types of Sao-tomean Visas for British Nationals and Permanent Residents in the United Kingdom.
- Sao-tomean tourist visa for British nationals and permanent residents in the United Kingdom is issued for a short period of leisure travel in Sao Tome and Principe and no business activities permitted with the short term tourist visa for Sao Tome and Principe.
- Sao-tomean visitor visa for British nationals and permanent residents in the United Kingdom is issued for a short period of travel to visit friends and family in Sao Tome and Principe and no business activities are permitted.
- Sao-tomean business visa for British citizens and permanent residents in the United Kingdom is issued for participating in short-term business activity in Sao Tome and Principe.
- Sao-tomean transit visa for British nationals and permanent residents in the United Kingdom is issued and is generally valid for 3 days or less, for transferring through a port in Sao Tome and Principe to a third destination.
General Documnets Required to Apply for a Sao-tomean Visa for British Nationals and Permant Residents in the United Kingdom
The below items are generally required to apply for any type of Sao-tomean visas in the United Kingdom:
- Fully completed Visa Application Form and essential declaration
- Passport size photographs
- Valid national passport
There are other types of Sao-tomean visas such as student visas, temporary worker visas, parent visas, spousal visas or partner visas for British nationals which are available to apply. Please contact the Sao-tomean Embassy in London or the nearest Sao-tomean consulate accredited to the United Kingdom for more information.
Please note: In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents. Angolan Embassy rules and regulations can and do, very occasionally change overnight. We accept no responsibilty for any such changes. To learn more information click on Disclaimer Information.
Sao-tomean Entry Visa Types Available for British Nationals and Permanent Residents in the UK
Single Entry visa for Sao-tomean: A single-entry visa allows its holder to enter Sao-tomean only once, within the given period of time, as mentioned in the visa sticker affixed to their passport. Once the visa holder exits the territory of Sao-tomean or visa region associated with Sao-tomean, he or she can no longer go back, even if they have not spend in Sao-tomean the number of days as permitted by the Sao-tomean embassy that issued them the visa.
Double Entry visa for Sao-tomean: In general, a double-entry visa applies the same way as the single-entry visa explained above. The sole difference between a single-entry and a double-entry visa is that the second gives you the chance to go once more back to Sao-tomean
Multiple Entry visa for Sao-tomean: This type of visa allows the holder of the visa to enter Sao-tomean mutiple times with visa validity period.
What Are The Steps to Apply for an Sao-tomean Visa for British Nationals?
To apply for an Sao-tomean visa in the United Kingdom, then follow the steps given below:
- Check if you need to apply for a Sao-tomean Visa.
- Know when is the right time to apply for your Sao Tome and Principe visa!
- Figure out what type of Sao-tomean visa you will need.
- Find out where you should lodge your Sao-tomean visa application.
- Fill in the right Sao-tomean visa form.
- Collect the documents required for Sao-tomean visa.
- Make a visa appointment and attend the visa interview.
- Submit your biometrics.
- Pay the Sao-tomean visa fee.
Please Note: Please consult Sao-tomean consulate in the United Kingdom as visa regulations for Sao Tome and Principe can and often change overnight. In individual cases, additional documents required for Sao-tomean visa. We accept no responsibility as we have no affiliation with the embassy of Sao Tome and Principe in the United Kingdom or their visa section.
What are the common questions asked by a Sao-tomean visa officer?
Going for a visa interview at the Sao-tomean consulate in London? The visa officer at the Sao-tomean consulate will look over your application and ask you questions if they wish to clarify anything. It is best to answer these questions honestly.
Typical questions asked at the Sao-tomean visa interview include:
- What is your purpose of your trip to Sao Tome and Principe?
- Do you know anyone living in Sao Tome and Principe?
- What is your current occupation? How long have you been in your current occupation?
- If you are a student, when will the studies finish?
- How will you support yourself whilst in Sao Tome and Principe?
- Have you ever travelled to other countries?
- Who will pay for your trip to Sao Tome and Principe?
- What are your plans when you return from your trip from Sao Tome and Principe?
- What will you do if your Sao-tomean visa application is rejected?
What are the usual reasons for getting your Sao-tomean visa denied?
Common reasons why your Sao-tomean visa application got rejected include:
- Lack of funds – you must be able to afford your trip Sao Tome and Principe and you must provide documents to show that you can.
- Proof of accommodation not provided – you must be able to show where you will be staying in Sao Tome and Principe and you can easily do this by providing a hotel reservation in Sao Tome and Principe.
- The visa officer thinks you will not return to your home country – you must make it clear that you intend to leave Sao Tome and Principe and return to your home country before the expiry of your visa. You can do this by providing documents that show you have ties where you live, such as an employment letter or proof that you own your home etc.
- No proof of residence – you must be able to prove that you can live in the country of your residence legally, so you must provide proof of residence.