:: Passport valid for six months on exit
:: Two blank visa pages in passport
:: Copy of passport information page
:: Completed and signed application form
Travellers must complete the application form using their own handwriting.
:: Two recent passport photographs
:: Proof of UK residence
Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.
:: Proof of activity
This should take the form of an employment certificate, signed by your employer or, for students, an official letter from their school, college or university, confirming their enrolment.
:: Proof of financial means
Please provide your most recent monthly bank statement as proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay in Gabon.
:: Letter of authorisation
:: Round-trip flight tickets
:: Proof of address
Please submit a copy of a current utility bill, showing your UK residential address.
:: Proof of accommodation
Please submit either confirmation of a Gabonese hotel booking in your name, signed by the hotel manager OR, if you intend to stay with a friend/relative, an accommodation certificate (certificat d’hébergement) or a letter of invitation certified by the local Town Hall in Gabon. The inviting party must also submit a certified copy of their ID card or residence permit.
:: Yellow fever vaccination certificate
Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for all visitors to Gabon. Failure to show proof of your vaccination status may result in a fine.
:: Birth certificate and parental consent, if applicable
Applicants under 18 years must submit a copy of their birth certificate and a certificate of registration from their school, college or university. They must also provide a letter of parental consent to travel and a photocopy of both parents’ passports.
VISA ON ARRIVAL
Travellers from the following countries may be able to obtain a visa on arrival at Leon Mba International Airport:
Australia; Argentina; Bahrain; Brazil; Canada; China; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kuwait; Mexico; Oman; Qatar; Russia; Saudi Arabia; South Korea; Turkey; UAE; USA; EU member states.
However, the fees and requirements are the same and there is no guarantee of entry. We therefore strongly advise applicants to obtain a visa before travelling.