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Having into consideration the epidemic COVID-19 worldwide situation, the Angolan executive decided to extend the validity period of the documents of foreign citizens who are currently out of Angola.

To this end, documents such as residency authorizations, refugee cards, investor visas, work visas and temporary permanence visas the validity period of which has terminated as of 28 February 2021 are considered valid until 30 September 2021.

These documents can be renewed or extended, as the case may be, without penalty, as the holders return to the country, provided that the renewal or extension is requested within five (5) working days, as of the date of entry into the country, or after the quarantine is completed, if this is the case.

Article by Marco Correia Gadanha

Marco Correia Gadanha is a partner of the Portuguese law office MC&A. He is specialized in legal advice to international transactions. Marco has extensive experience of legal practice in Portugal and in the Portuguese-speaking African countries. Since 2008, he has practiced mainly in the areas of labor and litigation, assisting national and international clients in these and other matters, namely corporate law, especially in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. He graduated at the University of Coimbra in 2005 and he holds post-graduations in Labor and Angolan Law.