Consulates and embassies

consulates and embassies
Consulate of Canada
Rua Rei Katyavala 113, Luanda, Angola
244 222 448-371, 448-377, or 448-366
consulates and embassies
Embassy of the United States
Rua Houari Boumedienne, #32 Luanda, Angola
(244) 222-641-000

Consular assistance for US citizens available Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 2PM-4:30PM.

consulates and embassies
Embassy of the United Kingdom
Rua Diogo Cão 4 Caixa Postal 1244 Luanda
(244) (222) 334582
Mondays to Thursday - from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30 Fridays - from 08:30 to 13:00
consulates and embassies
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro 120 Caixa Postal 1295 Luanda
(244) (222) 334516 or (912) 508146
Mondays to Friday- from 09:00 to 12:00 or by appointment

As far as safety is concerned, Luanda is average among African cities. Don't venture into the slums...period. Don't go out at night alone. Keep your car doors locked at all times. Violent crime has been on the rise, but it is mostly in the slums. The colonial part of the city is safe from violent crime; but like most African cities, pickpocketing or muggings are a fact of life. You will greatly reduce your chances of such if you stay low key: no fancy clothes or car, use a money belt, etc. The city is an expensive place to live and Angolans have realized that most expats in the city are high-salaried employees from large corporations, so you should especially avoid business attire.

Do not give beggars money; if you do, you will soon have a lot of them surrounding you.

This is Central Africa...many police in Luanda are very corrupt. Check for their identity number should be located on an arm band near the shoulder and you may present charges against any abuse. As a visitor, it's important to carry an authorised photocopy of your passport at all times. Otherwise, you WILL get a on the spot fine or worse, courtesy of the police. Do not carry your original; the police may ask for it and keep it until you pay a "fine".