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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Equatorial Guinea

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Equatorial Guinea

There are different types of visas available for Equatorial Guinea. Citizens of all countries require a visa to travel to Equatorial Guinea, exempt those who can travel for free. Also, Citizens of the United Arab Emirates holding normal passports may obtain a visa upon arrival.

Citizens of the following countries may visit Equatorial Guinea without a visa:

  • Barbados
  • China
  • Tunisia (30 days)
  • United States

CEMAC countries with a national identity card or biometric passport:

  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Gabon

You can realize your planned trip to Equatorial Guinea by obtaining an Equatorial Guinea visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Equatorial Guinea short-term visas via embassy for temporary reasons (tourism, business, transit, and other short-term purposes). Equatorial Guinea Short-term visa’s validity period can be a maximum of 90 days.

Equatorial Guinea Short-term Visa

Equatorial Guinea Short-term Visa

You can apply for an Equatorial Guinea Short-term visa for realizing your temporary travel to Equatorial Guinea. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, business trips, family visits, transit, religion, and many other non-permanent nuances.


Required Documents for Equatorial Guinea Visa


1. Two Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Equatorial Guinea.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 2x2 size

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Equatorial Guinea.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Equatorial Guinea.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous visas

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservations (return ticket must be included)
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Medical Insurance

  • Individual or group travel medical insurance

9. Letter of Authorization

  • Entry Authorization letter to Equatorial Guinea issued by the E.G. Department of National Security

10. Police Clearance Certificate

  • Certificate of the good life and good morals sent by the police or the municipality (in English, French or Spanish), valid for 3 months after the date of issue.

11. Letter of Invitation

  • Legalized by the authorities of the Emigration Service of Equatorial Guinea. This letter must contain the applicant's name and passport number and be valid for 3 months from the date of shipment.

12. Vaccination Certificate

  • Vaccination file containing the vaccine against yellow fever.

 13. Supporting Documents that Show Your Reason for a Trip

  • For tourism:
    • Letter from your bank confirming that you have at least EUR 2,000 in your account
    • The hotel's reservation
  • For business:
    • Original invitation letter from the company receiving you in Equatorial Guinea, with a detailed explanation of the reasons for your trip
  • For family visit:
    • Invitation of your family to Equatorial Guinea
  • For religious:
    • Invitation of your contact in Equatorial Guinea
    • Authorization by the Ministry of Justice, Worship and Penitentiary (in Malabo or Bata)
  • For transit:
    • An entry visa (if any) and an onward ticket to the intended country of destination

14. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Letter of consent from parent/s or legal guardian/s, if traveling unaccompanied

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.


Processing Time for Equatorial Guinea Visa

The average processing time for an Equatorial Guinea Visa is 2-15 working days. It can vary depends on your nationality and visa application country. 


Equatorial Guinea Visa Fee

Equatorial Guinea Visa fee is 100-200 USD/EUR/GBP (it can vary depending on your country and nationality). Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

NB: Currencies vary depending on your country and nationality.


Where to Apply for Equatorial Guinea Visa?

You will apply for an Equatorial Guinea visa in Equatorial Guinea visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Equatorial Guinea Residence Permit

Equatorial Guinea Residence Permit

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements, if you intend to stay longer in Equatorial Guinea, you will need to apply for a Residence Permit from your home country before coming to Equatorial Guinea.

Long-term visitors are required to obtain a 1-year residence permit from the Ministry of National Security. Holders of a residence permit no longer require a visa to leave or enter Equatorial Guinea during the period of validity of their residence permit.

In some countries, Equatorial Guinea's official embassies and consulates don’t process Residence Permit, instead of visa applicants apply for short-term tourist visas for traveling to Equatorial Guinea and they only apply for residence permit when they have already arrived in Equatorial Guinea. This procedure can vary depending on your country of residence, nationality, and the policy of the embassy you apply for a visa. However, it is advisable to contact the nearest Equatorial Guinea embassies/consulates for the exact information for Equatorial Guinea long-term visas. 



I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Equatorial Guinea. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Equatorial Guinea?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Equatorial Guinea, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Equatorial Guinea must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Equatorial Guinea.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Equatorial Guinea before the duration of the permitted stay ends.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.

Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

Do I have to participate in the Embassy in person for applying for an Equatorial Guinea visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

Can the Embassy/Consulate request me to provide additional documents or information?

The embassy may request you to provide additional documents or information, according to your personal situation, even after you have submitted all the required documents mentioned on the official website of the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Application Center.

Can I extend the validity of my Equatorial Guinea visa?

The validity of a visa can be extended in some exceptional and force-major cases. You can get information about that directly at the Migration Department of Equatorial Guinea.

How long does it take to get a Visa for Equatorial Guinea?

The average processing time for an Equatorial Guinea Visa is 2-15 working days. It can vary depends on your nationality and visa application country.

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