Tel: +258 82 512 9009 , Tel: +258 84 452 7893
Email:
info@villaespanhola.com

     
    Please note that the following information is only to be used as a guideline to assist with planning
your visit to Mozambique. Kindly check the immigration and medical requirements directly with authorities. Villa Espanhola, its management and staff cannot be held responsible for the information below. Amounts and costs could change, and the exchange rate fluctuates.



    Border posts Border post are open seven days a week during the following hours:

Lebombo - Komatipoort – South Africa
Ressano Garcia(*) - Mozambique
06:00 – 24:00 Tel: +27 (0)13 - 793 7311
Giriyando
Kruger National Park – South Africa
08:00 – 15:00
Kosi Bay - South Africa
Ponta do Ouro/Faranzela  - Mozambique
08:00 – 17:00 Tel: +27 (0)35 - 592 9181
Oshoek - South Africa
Ngwenya - Swaziland
07:00 – 22:00 Tel: +27 (0)17 – 882 0138
Goba - Swaziland
Mhlumeni - Mozambique
08:00 – 18:00
Namaacha - Swaziland
Lomahasha - Mozambique
08:00 – 17:00
Lavumisa - Swaziland
Golela - South Africa
07:00 – 22:00 Tel: +27 (0)34 – 435 1070



 
























   
(*) During the busy December period (+/- 20 Dec to 3 Jan) this border stays open 24-hours.
 

    The following documentation will be required when crossing the border:
• Passport (see more info below)
• Visa (not needed for SA residence only – see more info below)
• Certified copy (or original) of vehicle registration papers – for vehicles, trailers and quads
• If you are not the owner, you will need a letter of permission from the owner or bank (lease 
   agreements) to take the vehicle across the border (remember to stipulate dates, registration
   and VIN numbers).
• International drivers license (a Mozambican driver’s license is only required if staying for
   more than 6 months).
• Cash to pay for border fees (R 25 per vehicle)
• Cash to pay for 3rd party insurance (R150 per vehicle) – this is compulsory, please ensure
   you obtain this
   and keep it in your possession at all times.
• Temporary Vehicle import permits (DA 341) to be obtained and completed at border.
•  “Declaration of entry of foreign currency” must be collected and completed at the customs
   desk, if entering the country with more than $US 5,000 (or equivalent).
• Certified letter of consent for children, should one parent traveling with children, WITHOUT
   the other parent.
   The absent parent should certify the letter at a police station before entering Mozambique.
• A pen to complete forms.
• Should you NOT have any export goods to declare, but are taking some food provisions with,
   keep the original invoice close by. This could make the inspection process by Custom officials
   easier, in order to proof the goods taken across the border’s value. It is recommended that
   this/these invoices should not be more than R 1,000 and the date be close to the date you enter
   Mozambique.

Regarding passports
Kindly ensure that your passport is traveling with you at all times.
All visitors must present a passport, with minimum six months validity.
Please note that anyone traveling to South Africa must have two consecutive blank pages in their passport which lie side by side when the passport is open (i.e. a left and a right hand page).
Kindly ensure your passport adheres to these rules to avoid deportation or being stopped
from boarding aircrafts.

Regarding visas
The following nationals do not need a visa for Mozambique if the stay is less than 30 days,
but DO need a visa for business purposes: South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius,
Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Other passport holders do need visas for business and holiday, which should be obtained
prior to your visit. If the period issued on your visa is exceeded, a fine of R500.00 per day
will be charged for every day overstayed.
  Holiday Visas
Single entry - valid for 2 months, with a 30-day stay
Double entry - valid for 2 months, 2 x entries with a 30-day stay on each entry
Business Visas
Multiple entry 3 months - valid for 3 months, with a 30-day stay at the time
Multiple entry 6 months - valid for 6 months, with a 10-day stay at the time
Visas are obtainable from Mozambique embassies or consulates, on presentation of two
passport size photographs and the necessary visa fee, but they may also be acquired at
international airports and border posts.
It is highly recommended to obtain visas prior to your departure, as certain entry visas will
not be issued upon arrival at any border post or airport.
  Contact info of Mozambique Consulate:
Johannesburg: Tel +27 11 336 1819/1810 and Fax +27 11 336 9921
Cape town: Tel + 27 21 426 2944/5 and Fax + 27 21 426 2946
Keep in mind that traveling via Swaziland to Mozambique requires a visa for certain
nationalities for Swaziland as well
  Contact info of Swaziland Consulate:
Johannesburg: Tel + 27 11 403 2050/36 Fax +27 11 403 7473

Foreign currency
If entering the country with more than $US 5,000 (or equivalent), a “Declaration of entry of
foreign currency” must be completed at the customs desk. The Declaration must be shown
if leaving with more than $US 5,000 (or equivalent).
The gift allowance is $US 100, import duty must be paid on gifts above $US100 in value.

Duty Free allowance
The gift allowance is $US 100, import duty must be paid on gifts above $US100 in value.
Individual duty free fiscal allowances are granted monthly in respect of goods imported by
travelers, which are intended for personal or family use:
• Tobacco products: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of smoking
   tobacco
• Alcoholic drinks: 1 liter of spirits and 2.25 liters of wine This allowance do not apply to
   persons under
  18 years of age
• Perfumes: 50ml of perfume or 250 ml of eau de toilette
• Pharmaceutical products: Quantity considered reasonable for personal consumption
• Other goods: Up to the value of 50 USD (or equivalent)
Note: no drugs, firearms, or explosive materials can be brought into the country.
Custom duties on alcohol are 115% and a lot of paperwork.

Mozambique Consulate contact details
Address: 18 Hurlingham Road, Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)11 - 327 2942 or +27 (0)21 426 2944/5
Mozambique Consulate General: +27 (0) 11 336 1819/1810

Swaziland Consulate contact details
Tel: +27 (0) 11 – 403 2050/36
Citizens of the United Kingdom and most British Commonwealth countries, including
African states do not require visas. It is advisable to rather establish your countries status.



    We recommend that the locals in Mozambique do not help you. Rather consult an official or the Customer Service Help Desk. Also note that change is not always available.

South Africa side:
PARK: Park in designated area. All passengers should disembark.
CUSTOMS DESK: If you have any export goods to declare, go to Customs Desk where original  
   invoices must be stamped.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION DESK: The driver will collect and complete a DA341 (temporary
  vehicle export form) and submit it at this desk with the vehicle registration papers, permission
  letter (if not owner) and gate pass.
  The official should stamp the form and gate pass.
IMMIGRATION: Proceed to immigration with gate pass and passports to get your passport
  stamped (each person must submit own passport). Remember to take passports back and keep
  secure. Obtain a gate pass that stipulates the car registration and number of people.
VAT COUNTER: If you are not a South African citizen and want to reclaim VAT, present the
   foods and original invoices at the VAT counter for a VAT refund.
EXIT GATE: Embark your vehicle and drive to the gate where you will hand in your gate
  pass and drive to the Mozambique side.

Mozambique side:
PARK: Park in designated area. All passengers should disembark.
2nd MIGRAÇấO DESK: Only if you do not have a visa and have to apply for one.
  (South Africans do not need a visa).
IMMIGRATION/1st DESK: Get your passport stamped immigration & pay. Some border post or
  automated, but if not, or systems are down, you will need to complete a form which you will receive
  from the immigration officer. Obtain a gate pass that stipulates the car registration and number
  of people
CUSTOMS DESK: If you have any import goods to declare, go to Customs Desk for the
  necessary declaration
  and present the original invoices (stamped on SA side).
VEHICLE REGISTRATION DESK: The driver reports to the desk with the vehicle registration
  papers, permission letter (if not owner), DA341 (temporary vehicle export form) and gate pass.
  The official should stamp the form and gate pass. Pay 28 Mts (+/-R 7, but Rands not accepted).
  Note the stamped form is your receipt.
INSURANCE: Buy 3rd party insurance (R 150 per vehicle and R 70 per trailer) at the
  Insurance desk. This is very important!
PARKING CUSTOMS OFFICIAL: Find a customs official, usually dressed in a blue uniform,
  with orange pull-over, he will check your vehicle and sign your gate pass. If you cannot find one,
  proceed to the gate.
EXIT GATE: Embark your vehicle and drive to the gate where you will hand in your gate pass.
  Drive safely and keep to the speed limits. .



    • A copy of your vehicles original registration document will be needed at the border crossing.
  This counts for
  trailers as well, and we recommend for 4-wheelers as well.
• An international driver’s license should be obtained at the nearest AA travel agency before entering
   Mozambique.
• If you are not the owner, you will need a letter of permission from the owner or bank (lease
  agreements) to take the vehicle across the border (remember to stipulate dates, registration
  and VIN numbers).
• Mozambican law requires that if you are towing a trailer, a boat, another vehicle or are being
  towed, the towing vehicle must display a blue and yellow triangle on the front and the vehicle being 
  towed must display such a triangle at the back. The triangles are available in durable plastic and can
  be applied to the front and the back of the vehicles by using the double sided "mirror tape" provided. 
  Self adhesive vinyl triangles are also available.
• All South African registered vehicles must display a black and white ZA sticker.
• All vehicles must have two emergency triangles, trailers as well.
• All vehicles must have two reflector vest in vehicle (should be used if stranded next to road)
• Mozambique third party insurance (“serguro”) to be purchased at border posts.

Please refer to the information about driving in Mozambique