Learn More: e-Visa
Last updated: June 2023
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Gabon, located in Central Africa, is renowned for its stunning wildlife, pristine national parks, and vibrant cultural heritage. If you're planning a trip to Gabon, applying for the Gabon e-Visa is a crucial step to ensure a smooth and hassle-free entry.
With the introduction of the e-Visa system and our assistance, getting a visa for Gabon has become more convenient and accessible for travelers from around the world.
What is the Gabon e-Visa?
The Gabon e-Visa is an electronic visa that allows visitors to enter Gabon for a specified period. It serves as a digital alternative to the traditional visa stamp or sticker in a passport.
With the Gabon e-Visa, travelers can apply 100% online, eliminating the need to visit an embassy or consulate in person. This digital visa authorization simplifies the entry process and enables travelers to explore the stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and cultural treasures that Gabon has to offer.
We offer two different types of Gabon e-Visas:
Currently, this e-Visa is available only for those who visit Gabon by air via Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.
What can you do with the Gabon e-Visa?
This visa allows people to travel to Gabon for:
Tourism: Get to know the rich culture, meet the warm people, and relax on some of the best beaches on the African continent.
Family visits: Meet with relatives or friends in Gabon.
Business: Meet business partners or attend conferences.
Receive medical treatment: Undergo a medical procedure.
What can’t you do with the Gabon e-Visa?
While the Gabon e-Visa grants travelers entry into Gabon for various purposes, certain limitations and activities cannot be carried out solely with an e-Visa. Here are a few examples of what you cannot do with the Gabon e-Visa:
Work: The e-Visa does not permit holders to engage in any form of employment, including paid work or business activities in Gabon.
Long-term stays: If you plan to stay in Gabon for an extended period, you may need to apply for a different type of visa that allows for longer stays or residency.
Study: You will likely need to apply for a student visa or obtain the necessary permits from the Gabonese authorities.
Diplomatic or official visits: Diplomatic or official visits require specific diplomatic visas or invitations from the Gabonese government.
Find more information about a long-term Gabon Visa for the above purposes at your nearest Gabon Embassy or Consulate.
What are the eligibility criteria for the Gabon e-Visa?
Before going ahead with the Gabon Visa online application, check if you meet the eligibility criteria as set by the government:
1. Passport validity: Applicants must have a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of entry into Gabon and one blank page for visa stamping.
2. Purpose of visit: The e-Visa is available for tourism, business, and medical purposes only.
3. Supporting documents: Depending on the purpose of travel, applicants may need to provide additional documents such as a flight itinerary, hotel reservations, invitation letters, business contacts, or any other supporting documents as requested by the e-Visa application form.
4. Health requirements: All travelers of 9 months or older must be vaccinated against yellow fever.
Which nationalities must apply for the Gabon e-Visa?
Almost every traveler needs a visa to visit the country, although some countries have a visa-free agreement with Gabon (see below).
If you’re unsure if you need a visa, use our Visa Checker Tool and apply online in less than 10 minutes!
Who is visa-exempt for Gabon?
Currently, passport holders from only three countries can travel visa-free to Gabon:
If you’re not a resident of the above countries, apply for your Gabon e-Visa online now.
Do children/minors need a visa to visit Gabon?
Yes, children or minors are also required to have a visa to enter Gabon. They cannot travel to Gabon solely on their parent's or guardian's visa. Each child must have their own individual visa, regardless of their age.
Additional documents may be required for minors, such as a birth certificate, consent letter from parents or legal guardians, and other supporting documents as deemed necessary by the Gabonese authorities.
Apply as a family by clicking ‘Add another person’ during the easy online application process!
How long is the Gabon e-Visa valid?
The visa validity period of the Gabon e-Visa varies depending on the type of visa you choose.
Single-entry Visa: Generally, the e-Visa allows for a single stay of up to 180 days in Total. This means that once your e-Visa is approved and issued, you can enter Gabon once. You must use the visa within 30 days after arrival.
Multiple-entry Visa: The second choice is the multiple-entry e-Visa, valid 30 days after arrival. That means you can enter and leave Gabon multiple times during the validity period.
Extending the Gabon e-Visa
The e-Visa, as for other visas issued by the Gabonese government, can be extended by visiting the visa department of the Directorate General of Documentation and Immigration (DGDI) in Libreville, under the following conditions:
A visa valid for one month can be extended for two months.
A visa of two months can be extended for one month.
A visa of three or six months can’t be extended.
You have to apply for an extension before your current visa expires.
Gabon e-Visa required documents
When applying online for the Gabon e-Visa, you may be required to submit various supporting documents. Here are the general Gabon Visa requirements:
Valid passport: Submit a copy of your passport data page, it must have a minimum validity of six months beyond your intended date of entry into Gabon. The passport should also have at least one blank page for the e-Visa sticker.
Recent photograph: A digital passport-sized photograph that meets the specified requirements regarding size, background, and appearance. The photograph should be in color and taken within the last three to six months. Use our digital photo service to get one affordably from the comfort of your home!
Flight itinerary: A copy of your flight itinerary showing your confirmed entry and exit dates to and from Gabon. This document helps establish your travel plans and duration of stay.
Accommodation details: Proof of accommodation, such as hotel reservations or an invitation letter from a host in Gabon. This verifies your intended place of stay during your visit.
Depending on the purpose of your visit, additional documents may be required. For example:
Itinerary of planned activities, proof of travel insurance, or any pre-arranged tour bookings.
Invitation letter from a Gabonese company, business contacts, or proof of participation in conferences, meetings, or trade events.
Proof of onward travel for transiting, such as a confirmed flight or travel itinerary.
Important: Upon arrival at Léon-Mba International Airport, the traveler must present a printed copy of the travel authorization receipt and pay the Gabon visa fees in cash, to receive a visa sticker in their passport and gain entry to the country.
How to apply for the Gabon e-Visa online in 15 minutes or less
Step 1: Complete the application form with your basic details and travel information. Carefully double-check the entered information and choose a processing time.
Step 2: Then, pay for the iVisa processing fee. We will review your application to be 100% government-compliant, guide you through the process, and send you the visa upon approval.
Step 3: Receive your approved Gabon e-Visa authorization, print it, and present it upon arrival in Gabon. The government fee must be paid at the airport to get the visa sticker.
We will contact you by email if we need more information for your application.
Gabon e-Visa fees and processing times
You only pay the iVisa processing fee online, as the government fees are paid upon arrival in cash. We offer three options to suit your needs and budget:
Standard Processing: Takes up to 7 Business Days for a processing fee of USD $174.99.
Rush Processing: Takes up to 6 Business Days for a processing fee of USD $243.99.
Super Rush Processing:** Takes up to 4 Business Days for a processing fee of USD $349.99.
The government visa fee paid upon arrival is as follows:
Single-entry Visa: Around US$85.
Multiple-entry Visa: Around US$216.
Do I need the Gabon e-Visa to transit through the country?
You can use the Gabon e-Visa to transit through the country and you’re leaving the airport, if you’re not from a visa-exempt country. For transit info when staying at the airport, please contact your nearest Gabon Embassy.
Gabon e-Visa entry requirements and restrictions
Good news! All COVID-19 restrictions in Gabon have been lifted, regardless of your vaccination status.
However, all travelers over 9 months old must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate to enter the country.
Required Documents to Apply
- Applicant's photo
- Passport page
- Personal invitation letter (if applicable)
- Invitation Letter (if applicable)
- Proof of accommodation (if applicable)
The Gabon eVisa is a travel document that allows you to enter Gabon for tourism, business and to receive health treatment.
We offer two types of Gabon eVisas.
The single-entry eVisa with a validity of 30 days.
The multiple-entry eVisa with a validity of 60 days.
Currently, this eVisa is available only for those who visit Gabon by air via Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.
Several travelers don’t need to apply for the Gabon eVisa due to their nationalities or passport types.
Use our Visa Checker to know if you need this eVisa to visit Gabon.
Make sure to have your valid passport to apply. It needs to be valid for at least 6 months.
You need to pay a government fee to apply for this e-Visa.
You can use the Gabon eVisa to transit through the country.
You need a yellow fever vaccination certificate to enter Gabon.
There are no COVID entry requirements in Gabon.
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How long does it take to apply for a Gabon eVisa?
It will only take around 15 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.
How long can I stay in Gabon with this eVisa?
What requirements does my passport need to have to apply for the Gabon eVisa?
My application couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now?
What can I do if my Gabon eVisa has been canceled or rejected?
Our iVisa experts review all applications and supporting documents to help you avoid rejections. However, if government officials reject your application due to undetected errors, iVisa will refund your iVisa processing fee.
Note: Government fees will not be refunded.
You may reapply for a Gabon eVisa if your application is canceled or rejected.
How many times can I apply for the eVisa?
I made a mistake in one of my answers. Can I change it?
How will I know whether my visa application has been accepted or rejected?
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.
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Where can I read more?
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