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WELCOME TO THE CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA IN WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Angola in US-Washington, D.C., provides assistance and services to Angolan citizens living in the area of its jurisdiction as well as visa services for all Americans and Foreign citizens residing in the United States of America.

The consular service in Washington, D.C. is headed by Mr. Manuel Lourenço, who is the First Secretary. Varieties of services are provided for the Angolan citizens, such as issuance and renovation of a national passport, notary and legalization services ( birth registration, marriage registration and transcription of the marriage and certificate of death and others services). The Consular Section is also available to answer any questions/concerns.

The Consular Section is located at the following address:
2100-2108 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel.: (202) 452-1042
Fax: (202) 452-1043

SERVICE HOURS

Day Service hours Type of service
Monday 9:30am to 1:00pm Submission of passports and other documents
Tuesday 12:00 noon to 3:00pm Collection of passports and other documents
Wednesday 9:30am to 1:00pm Submission of passports and other documents
Thursday 12:00 noon to 3:00pm Collection of passports and other documents

 

Requests for a visa in a regular passport must be made in person by the interested party, with the exception of official and diplomatic passports.

NATIONALITIES EXEMPT FROM NEEDING A VISA TO ENTER ANGOLAN TERRITORY:

Comment: Kindly consult the Consular Section of the Embassy of Angola in Washington, D.C.

 

Consular Acts

TRANSCRIPTION OF BIRTH RECORD

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Request, addressed to His Excellency, the Ambassador, for authorization for the transcription of the birth record;
  2. Consular registration;
  3. Original certificate from registration in the United States, with the respective translation into Portuguese;
  4. Parents’ documents proving their Angolan citizenship;
  5. Consular fees, payable by money order.

Comment 1: If the Registrant's parents are married, only one of the two needs to be present, but he/she must also have the documentation for the other. If the Registrant's parents are not married, the parent who is present must have a proxy authorizing the transcription.

Comment 2: Any documents written in a foreign language must be translated into Portuguese by official translators and authenticated by a notary public.


TRANSCRIPTION OF MARRIAGE RECORD

Like all acts subject to registration, the marriage of Angolan citizen celebrated abroad must be reported to the Conservatória dos Registos Centrais [Civil Registry Office] in Angola, which will make the annotation in the margin of your birth record and make the corresponding change to your civil status. It is not sufficient to have the marriage recorded in the civil registry of the country where you reside; changing your civil status in national documents requires consular transcription, which is then sent to the Conservatória dos Registos Centrais in Angola.

In this instance, one of the documents to be presented for the transcription of marriage is the original record of the marriage celebrated in the United States.

 

TRANSCRIPTION OF MARRIAGES ENTERED INTO IN THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Letter addressed to the Ambassador of Angola to the United States requesting authorization for the transcription of the marriage record;
  • Updated consular registration;
  • Original birth certificate of the two parties;
  • Passport of the foreign bride or groom;
  • Photocopy of the passports and/or identity cards authenticated by the Consular Section of the Embassy of Angola in the United States;
  • Consular fees, payable by money order for US$35.00.

 

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE

The preliminary process is initiated at the request of the bride and groom, who will be specifically informed of marriage impediments.

A declaration of marriage is made under oath, and a false statement would subject the bride or groom to civil and criminal liability. Couples who intend to opt for separation of goods must specifically declare so.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  1. Request addressed to His Excellency, the Ambassador, requesting authorization for the celebration of marriage;
  2. Updated consular registration;
  3. Birth certificate of the bride and groom;
  4. Photocopy of the identity card of the bride and groom. If one of the two is a foreigner, an authenticated copy of his/her passport;
  5. Certificate of residency of the bride and groom, if one of the two resides in Angola;
  6. Photocopy of military registration;
  7. Identification document of two witnesses;
  8. Proof of occupation of the groom (if he does not work, a statement from the community institution in the area where he resides, indicating that he is not employed);
  9. Presentation of the certificate of capacity to marry;
  10. If one of the two is divorced, he/she must present the respective divorce certificate; in the absence of that document, he/she can present a birth certificate on which the divorce has already been annotated.
  11. Consular fees, payable by money order.

 

MARRIAGE BY PROXY

Either the bride or the groom must be present, plus the proxy for the missing party, with the proxy form and the documents required for the celebration of marriage.