In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in São Tomé and Príncipe, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in São Tomé and Príncipe.
Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that São Tomé and Príncipe does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:
NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in São Tomé and Príncipe, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.
Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.
In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.
We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.
Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.
The São Tomé and Príncipe capital, São Tomé hosts 11 embassies.
There are also 7 consulates.
All consulates and honorary consulates are located in São Tomé.
You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in São Tomé and Príncipe. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.
Address: Avda. 12 de Julho no. 20, Caixa Postal 217, São Tomé
Tel: (+239) 222 60 60
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/brasembsaotome/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08 am to 01 pm
The Embassy of Brazil in São Tomé and Príncipe is one of 288 brazilian diplomatic and consular representations abroad.
It provides a range of consular services such as trading regulations, passport and VISA requirements.
Address: Av. Kwame N'Kruma 24B, Ponta Mina, São Tomé
Tel: (+239) 22216 43 / 986 28 66
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday between 08:30-12:30 and 14:30-16:30
The embassy of China in São Tomé provides consular services to visitors and residents living in São Tomé and Príncipe such as registration of child birth abroad, requirements and documents and processes for getting married abroad, notarial services, passport services, etc.
Address:Av. Marginal 12 de Julho, C. P. 173 - S. Tomé
Tel: (+239) 222 41 51 (Consular Section)
E-Mail: email@example.com (Consular Section)
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/embaixadaportugal/
Opening hours: Embassy: Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 19:00
Consular Section: Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 12:30
The consular section provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport applications, notarial services, legalization of documents, civil registration, etc.
Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.
For countries with no consulates or embassies in São Tomé and Príncipe, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Luanda, in Angola and Abuja, in Nigeria for São Tomé and Príncipe.