A São Tomé and Principe visa application can be applied for 7 day to 6 months in advance. Although it takes only 5 working days to get your visa approved, it is strongly advised that you apply for a São Tomé and Principe visa 1 – 2 weeks before your arrival date. Upon approval, your visa can last for 1 month. If you do not enter the country within this period of time, you will have to re-apply. Therefore, we suggest not to apply too early. In case you postpone your trip, you can still use the same visa.