Nationals of the following countries are exempt from tourist visas when visiting Mozambique for no longer than 30 days: Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Multiple-entry into Mozambique for tourism reasons is permitted within a single calendar year, provided that each stay does not exceed 30 days. If visiting Mozambique for business reasons, nationals of these countries must still have a business visa issued by the Mozambican consulate within their respective countries.
All other passport holders require either tourist or business visas, which are obtainable from their nearest Mozambican Consulate. These must be obtained before leaving for Mozambique as the old visa on arrival process at border posts is no longer permitted (except in extreme cases and this will incur an additional fee to that of the standard visa fee).
Mozambican Consulates in South Africa:
Johannesburg: 011 327 2942
Pretoria: 012 401 0300
Durban: 031 304 0200
Cape Town: 021 426 2944
Make sure that you’re familiar with the requirements of minors travelling in and out of South Africa. Contact your nearest Home Affairs office for more detail.
Click here to download a visa application form.
Documentation for South African Side:
Keep in mind, when detailing your length of your stay in Mozambique, there is a daily fine for staying longer than indicated. As a precaution add a few extra days to account for anything unforeseen happening – e.g. vehicle repairs, extended vacations etc.
Documentation for Mozambican Side:
The vehicle particulars and temporary imports form needs to be completed and stamped along with your gate pass. This is free of charge. If you haven’t already bought insurance, you can go to one of the insurance agents operating outside the main building. You MUST have insurance. Keep your car registration form, temporary import and insurance forms together. Hand these to the officials should you be stopped at the gate upon exiting.