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.
The processing time to receive a Gabon visa is much quicker than it used to be, but there are some time periods tourists should consider when applying. You should start applying for a visa the moment you start planning your trip. To understand the visa application process and fees, we will give you a detailed overview of the application process and how iVisa can help you in getting your e-Visa to Gabon.
The process of getting a Gabon e-Visa through iVisa can be done by following the next steps:
- Step 1: Select the e-Visa of your choice (single or multiple)
- Step 2: Fill in the application
- Step 3: Attach all required and necessary documents.
- Step 4: Submit your application
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. The applicant is NOT allowed to travel before receiving an (ETA) electronic travel authorization 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. Although the e-Visa is a much quicker option than the original visa system, you should still start planning your trip as early as possible.
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. Please note, that in case you cannot pay for the visa upon arrival, you will be denied entry to the country.
- Single entry up to 90 days; 70 EUR or 45000 XAF + 15 EUR as file processing fee.
- Multiple entries up to 180 days; 185 EUR or 120000 XAF + 15 EUR as file processing fee.
The e-Visa 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. At this time, there is no timeline given in case you wish to extend your visa, so applicants should apply for the extension as quickly as possible. Please note, that iVisa or your government cannot intervene in case you are refused a visa to Gabon.