Do You Need Visa to Visit Gabon?

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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Gabon

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Gabon

You can realize your planned trip to Gabon by obtaining a Gabon visa. Foreign nationals can apply for Gabon short-term visas (e-visa, visa on arrival) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes).

All nationals are eligible to obtain an online visa (E-visa) to Gabon.

Gabon visa types are followings:

  • Gabon Visa on Arrival
  • Gabon E-visa
  • Gabon Residence Permit (for long stay)
Gabon Visa on Arrival

Gabon Visa on Arrival

Nationals of the following countries/territories can get a visa on arrival to Gabon for up to 90 days:

 

All EU citizens

Brazil

Indonesia

Oman

South Africa

United Kingdom

Australia

Canada

Japan

Qatar

South Korea

United States of America

Argentina

China

Kuwait

Russia

Turkey

 

Bahrain

India

Mexico

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates

 

 

*The duration of the visa will be 90 days in most cases. In any case, the Gabon government advises foreigners to obtain an e-Visa beforehand for avoiding some problems/misunderstandings on arrival.

 
Required Documents for Gabon Visa on Arrival

 

1. Passport

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

2. Photo

  • 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.
  • 3.5x4.5 size

3. Any Supporting Documents Proving Your Purpose of Travel

  • Flight ticket (return) and hotel booking/apartment reservation/invitation letter for tourism purposes
  • Invitation letter for business or private visit purposes
  • Any additional supporting documents

 *Additional documents can be required by the border control.

 
Gabon Visa on Arrival Fee

Gabon Visa on Arrival fee is 70 EUR for a single-entry visa and 185 EUR for a multiple-entry visa (it can slightly vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Gabon Visa on Arrival Application?

You will get your visa on arrival at the airport (border).

Gabon e-Visa

Gabon e-Visa

All nationals from all the countries in the world can apply for Gabon e-Visa.

Gabon e-Visa’s types are the followings:

  • 1-month valid single-entry visa (May be extended for 2 months)
  • 2-months valid single-entry visa (May be extended for 1 month)
  • 3-months valid single-entry visa (Cannot be extended)
  • 6-months valid multiple-entry visa (Cannot be extended)

Gabon e-Visa is a kind of Electronic Travel Authorization. You will receive your e-Visa (eTA) as an email once it’s ready. E-visa sticker will be delivered to you when you arrive at Gabon airport. You must present your e-Visa (eTA) there. You must not travel before the arrival date specified in the registration (e-Visa form) or without receiving your Travel Authorization (e-Visa).

You can request for a visa extension at the visa department of Directorate General of Documentation and Immigration (DGDI) in Libreville.

 

Required Documents for Gabon e-Visa

 

1. Passport

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

2. Photo

  • 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.
  • 3.5x4.5 size

3. When You Arrive in Gabon, You must Present also:

  • Printed Gabon e-Visa
  • Travel Itinerary including:
    • Flight reservation
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)
    • Invitation letter (if any)

 

Processing Time for Gabon e-Visa

The average processing time for Gabon Tourist e-Visa is 1-3 working days.

 

Gabon e-Visa Application Fee

Gabon e-Visa fee is 70 EUR for single-entry visas and 185 EUR for a multiple-entry visa (it can slightly vary depending on your country and nationality). You will pay the visa fee at the airport when the e-visa sticker is delivered to you.

 

Where to Apply for Gabon e-Visa Application?

You will apply to Gabon Tourist e-Visa online. You can apply for an e-Visa through this website (official governmental website).

Gabon Resident Permit

Gabon Resident Permit

Gabon doesn’t have any Long-term visas in general. If you intend to stay in Gabon for a long period, you can apply for a residence permit in Gabon in most cases. However, it is advisable to contact the nearest Gabon embassies/consulates for the exact information for Gabon long-term stay. In most cases, you apply for a short-term visa (e-visa) firstly, then after you enter Gabon, you apply for a residence permit in Immigration Department of Gabon.

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FAQ

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

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

  • The purpose of your trip to Gabon must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Gabon.
  • 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 Gabon before the duration ends.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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How long can I stay in Gabon without a visa?

If you are one of the visa-exempted nationals, you can stay in Gabon for up to 90 days.

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Are all nationals eligible for Gabon e-Visa?

All nationals from all the countries are eligible to apply for Gabon e-Visa.

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Can I experience any problem for obtaining a visa on arrival despite I am eligible?

You have to present some required documents for obtaining a visa on arrival to Gabon (if your nationality is eligible). In any case, the Gabon government advises foreigners to obtain an e-Visa beforehand for avoiding some problems/misunderstandings on arrival.

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Can I extend the validity of my Gabon visa?

Some of the visas are extendable and you can request for an extension of the Gabon visa at the visa department of Directorate General of Documentation and Immigration (DGDI) in Libreville before the visa expires.

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Can I get a refusal for my e-Visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from Gabon e-Visa application.

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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.

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