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in 2015 that Gabon, a country located in the west coast of Africa introduced
e-visa facility for foreign nationals. Until the introduction of e-visa,
foreign nationals were supposed to visit the Gabon consulate in their respective
countries to obtain the travel authorization. However, with the introduction of
e-visas, things have changed, and travelers can easily obtain the travel
authorization documents by applying for an e-visa online from the comfort of
As per the
latest updates, citizens of countries like Cameron, Central African Republic,
Republic of Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, Morocco, and Tunisia do
not need a visa to visit Gabon.
from the citizens of the above-mentioned countries, all other foreign nationals
need a visa to travel Gabon. Foreign citizens from countries like Australia,
Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, United States, United Arab Emirates etc can also
obtain a visa from an entry port after arriving Gabon.
note: Visa on
arrival is undoubtedly the easiest way by which a foreign national can obtain a
visa to visit Gabon. But this way of obtaining visa has its share of cons.
Sometimes, authorities in Gabon may cancel this privilege to obtain a visa on
arrival without any prior notification. There are several instances where
foreign nationals from countries like the United Kingdom and India failed to
obtain a visa on arrival after landing on the entry port. To avoid this issue,
it is always recommended to obtain an e-visa days before your travel.
to get an e-visa, you can avail the services of entrusted agencies like Visa
Genie. A team of experts in Visa Genie will analyze your request, and will
submit the application on your behalf after you send us all the necessary
documents visa email.
is a Gabon e-visa?
name indicates, Gabon e-visas are basically electronic authorizations that
allow a foreign national to visit the country legally. It is equivalent to a
regular visa, but when it comes to e-visa, we are obtaining it after submitting
the application online. These e-visas will be electronically connected with
reaching Gabon, you should show the print out of your e-visa along with the
passport, and should show it to the immigration authorities.
types of Gabon e-visa
in Gabon offers e-visas for both tourist and business activities. Using a
tourist e-visa, foreign nationals can visit the country, and can engage in tourism-related
activities like sightseeing. If the foreign national is planning to visit Gabon
for business-related operations and commercial trading activities, then he or
she should apply for a Gabon e-business visa.
Note: A foreign national is not
supposed to engage in any kinds of works that gain him or her monetary benefits
after entering Gabon using an e-business visa or e-tourist visa. In order to
work in Gabon, all foreign nationals need to obtain a work visa. If authorities
nab a foreign national for violating these rules, he or she will be compelled
to face strict legal actions.
visas are offered exclusively for tourists who visit Gabon. Please find below
the documents necessary to obtain Gabon tourist e-visa.
- The foreign national should mail his or her
passport to us, and it should have at least six months validity.
- The foreign national should make sure that the
passport has two blank pages.
- A recently taken photo of the applicant should
be submitted. The photograph should have a white or light-colored
background, and the applicant should portray a neutral expression in it.
- The applicant is entitled to submit the proof
of travel arrangements and proof of accommodation. As a proof of travel
arrangement, he or she can submit the copies of onward and return flight
tickets. The proof of accommodation can be hotel room booking
- The traveler should submit the copy of yellow
- The foreign national should fill the visa
application form properly. Sometimes, you may face difficulties in filling
out these forms, and in these cases, you can avail the help of Visa Genie.
required for minor travelers
from the above-mentioned documents, minors who are planning to visit Gabon
should submit the documents mentioned below.
- The minor should submit a letter of
authorization from both the parents. This letter is basically a consent
from the parents that allows the minor to visit Gabon.
- Passport of both the parents or their identity
cards should be submitted.
- The applicant should also submit a copy of
- If the minor is a student, then he or she
should produce an original letter issued by the school or college.
Note: Foreign nationals should
understand that these e-visas will be valid only for travelers who arrive in Leon
Mba International Airport in Libreville.
visas are issued to people who travel Gabon for business purposes. Please find
below the documents that should be submitted to get a Gabon business e-visa.
- Applicant’s passport that has six month’s
validity and two blank pages.
- Recently taken photograph.
- A business introduction letter should be
submitted. It should be noted that the business introduction letter should
be issued by the foreign national’s employer in his or her homeland, and
it should be typed in the company’s letterhead. This letter should be
addressed to company’s embassy, and it should cover all the details of the
applicant that includes various details of the visit like purpose of
travel, nature of visit, and the locations which will be covered in the
- It is also necessary to submit a letter of
business invitation from the Gabon entity. Please note that this letter
should be addressed to the consulate. It should be noted that this letter
of invitation should cover all the details of the trip, and should also
have stamp of the inviting company along with the signature of the
- The applicant should prove that he or she has
sufficient funds in his bank account to support the travel needs.
- The foreign national should also submit proof
of travel arrangements and proof of accommodation.
- Submitting the yellow fever certificate is a
must to visit Gabon.
- The visa application form should be filled
correctly. In case of any queries, do not hesitate to contact Visa Genie.
asked questions (FAQ)
is the validity of a Gabon e-visa?
validity of a Gabon e-visa is thirty days, and it offers single entry privilege
to foreign nationals.
possible for me to extend the validity of a Gabon e-visa?
the maximum validity of a Gabon e-visa is thirty days, you should apply for a
new e-visa after returning to the home land before the current visa’s expiry.
long does it take to obtain the Gabon e-visa?
usual processing time for obtaining a Gabon e-visa is seven days. If you need
to get the visa much earlier, you should apply for rush processing. In order to
get your visa before seven days, you should be asked to pay an extra processing
a South African resident. Can I apply for a Gabon e-visa?
not offer e-visa facility to citizens of South Africa. However, citizens of
South Africa can try to get a visa after arriving at the entry port in Gabon.
a resident of Morocco. Should I need a visa to visit Gabon?
of Morocco can enter Gabon without a visa, and can stay in the country for a maximum
of 30 days. However, if the foreign national wishes to stay above one month, he
or she should visit the Gabon consulate and should apply for a regular visa.
eligible for a refund if my e-visa application gets denied?
are charging this amount from the foreign national as a processing fee. As a
result, the foreign national is not entitled to get a refund even if his or her
e-visa application gets denied.
does it cost to get a Gabon e-visa?
authorities charge $20 for processing an e-visa. If you are applying for a
quick visa that will be issued before seven days, authorities will charge an
extra sum. Visa Genie will also charge a small processing fee to apply the visa
on your behalf.
I need to visit the consulate anytime to get a Gabon e-visa?
name indicates, applying an e-visa is completely carried out via the internet,
and there is no need to visit the consulate to get this visa.
will be my second option if my Gabon e-visa application gets rejected?
are certain rare cases where Gabon authorities have rejected the e-visa
application of foreign nationals. In these times, it is highly recommended to
visit the Gabon consulate directly to apply for a regular visa. After visiting
the consulate, you can also inform them that your initial e-visa application
was rejected by the authorities. They may also let you know the reason which
compelled them to reject your application to get an e-visa.