Some missions in Europe accept visa application by post. Please check first by e-mail or phone to make certain that the embassy in question accepts application by this way. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The São Tomé and Principe visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.