HOW TO APPLY FOR A VISA

Apply for visas by completing an application form and submitting it to the Embassy of Gabon in person or by post.

If by post, a prepaid self-addressed envelope is required to have the passport returned (Royal Mail Special Delivery).

Even if all the documents required are submitted, it will not automatically lead to the issuing of a visa.

  • The visa fees are not refunded and the Embassy reserves the right to refuse a visa without any justification.
  • Provide an authorization letter (granting permission to someone to act on the visa applicant’s behalf).
  • Provide a copy of I.D.

Download Visa Application Form here

  • Visa lodging and collection will be done every day
  • The application will take :
  • 2 days processing for the diplomatic passports
  • 3 days processing for the ordinary passports

 

  • Visa office opening times:
  • Lodging: 9:30am-11.30am, Monday to Friday
  • Collection: 3:00pm-4:00 pm, Monday to Friday

 

  • Fees:
  • Cash only (cheques not accepted).

N.B:   A same day service will be provided as usual.

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • BUSINESS VISA
  • A valid and recognized passport/ travel document (at least 6 months up to its date of expiration) and its copy.
  • Two (2) current passport-sized photos (in colour)
  • Applicant must submit duly completed one (1) visa application form in his/her own hand writing
  • Copy of the Company Registration Certificate for the companies based in UK (for business owners only)
  • Formal invitation letter from the Gabonese company (stating purposes of the business trip…)
  • Proof of activity: Employment Certificate, signed by the Employer
  • Proof of accommodation: Hotel reservation or invitation letter or accommodation certificate “Certificat d’hébergement”
  • Valid Yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay in Gabon
  • Proof of address : current utility bill
  • Proof of travel: a confirmed return ticket.
  • TOURIST, VISIT & ASYLUM (TRAVEL DOCUMENT) VISA
  • A valid and recognized passport/ travel document (at least 6 months up to its date of expiration) and its copy.
  • Two (2) current passport-sized photos (in colour)
  • Applicant must submit duly completed one (1) visa application form in his/her own hand writing
  • Proof of accommodation: Hotel reservation or invitation letter or accommodation certificate “Certificat d’hébergement”
  • Certified copy of the ID card or Residence Permit of the person inviting you.
  • Proof of activity: Employment Certificate, signed by the Employer
  • Proof of Studies (for students only) : official letter from the school, college, university or proof of enrolment for the entire upcoming school year
  • Valid Yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay in Gabon
  • Proof of address : current utility bill
  • Proof of travel: a confirmed return ticket.

NB: Applicant(s) under 18 years of age must provide :

  • Letter of consent from the parents authorizing the minor to travel to Gabon
  • Certificate of registration (from the school, university…)
  • Photocopy of passport or ID card from the two parents.
  • Photocopy of the minor’s birth certificate
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay in Gabon.

 

  • DIPLOMATIC VISA
  • Note Verbale
  • Two (2) current passport-sized photos (in colour)
  • A valid and recognized passport/ travel document (at least 6 months up to its date of expiration) and its copy.
  • Applicant must submit duly completed one (1) visa application form in his/her own hand writing.

 

  • OTHERS

Military:

  • Official letter/Note Verbale from the British Ministry of Defence
  • Official letter/Note Verbale from the Gabonese Ministry of Defence
  • Two (2) current passport-sized photos (in colour)
  • You must hold a valid and recognized passport/ travel document (at least 6 months up to its date of expiration) and its copy.
  • Applicant must submit duly completed one (1) visa application form in his/her own hand writing.

Journalists:

  • Mission Order/Assignment letter from the press/media company based in UK
  • Official accreditation letter from the Gabonese Ministry of Communication
  • Two (2) current passport-sized photos (in colour)
  • A valid and recognized passport/ travel document (at least 6 months up to its date of expiration) and its copy.
  • Applicant must submit duly completed one (1) visa application form in his/her own hand writing
  • Proof of accommodation: Hotel reservation confirmation letter.

 

  • VISA FEES
Visa Entries Validity Fees Processing Payment
Tourism &Visit Single 3 months £80 3 working days cash only
Tourism & Visit Multiple 3 months £240 3 working days cash only
Business Single 3 months £130 3 working days cash only
Business Multiple 3 months £330 3 working days cash only

NB: A same day visa is available for an additional £50.

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