All tourists are required to apply for a visa before traveling to Gabon. On the 15th of June, 2015 the Republic of Gabon introduced the electronic visa (e-Visa) service with the aim of facilitating ease of entry into the country and boosting trade and tourism. You may apply for the Gabon e-Visa online without the need to visit an embassy or consular office. Please note, that at the moment electronic visas are only valid for entry into Gabon via the main airport Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville, the capital.
Tourists wishing to travel to Gabon can decide if they wish to visit Gabon once or more during a certain period. A single entry visa allows you to enter Gabon once and is valid for 30 days after arrival. Multiple entry visas allow you to visit Gabon unlimited amount of times within the given time. Please note, that the following countries cannot apply for an online e-Visa: Mauritius, Morocco, and South Africa. Citizens of these countries should visit the Gabon embassy or consular office to receive travel authorization.
Multiple entry visas are valid for 6 months and can be applied the same way any Gabon e-Visas. When applying for a visa at iVisa, simply choose the correct visa type: Multiple. The e-Visa is applied online and you are requested to have a working e-mail address at all times. All the information about your e-Visa application will be sent to the e-mail you state in your application. Make sure you have all the required documents Gabon visa requirements available and valid before you apply for a visa.
Multiple Entry Visa Processing time
Processing options for an e-Visa at iVisa are as follows:
- Standard: 7 business days; processing fee $20
- Rush: 6 business days; processing fee $35
- Super Rush: 4 business days; processing fee $55 Please note that the e-Visa takes a minimum of 72 hours to process by the government of Gabon. The applicant is NOT allowed to travel before receiving an electronic travel authorization (ETA) receipt or the date specified on the application. Individuals that do not abide by the rules will be turned back upon arrival with respect and by following Gabonese immigration laws and at their own expense.
Visa fees for Gabon e-Visa
Gabon is largely a cash-based economy, the e-Visa payment is due upon arrival in cash the moment you receive your e-Visa sticker. Currently, there is no guarantee that you will have access to money inside the airport.
- Multiple entries up to 180 days; 185 EUR or 120000 XAF + 15 EUR as file processing fee.
Some e-Visas can be extended by going to the Générale à la Documentation et l’Immigration in Libreville. A visa for 3 or 6 months cannot be extended. While a visa of 1 month may be extended for 2 months and a visa for 2 months may be extended for one additional month. Please note, that iVisa or your government cannot intervene in case you are refused a visa to Gabon.