Get a Gabon Visa

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Gabon Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  2. Photograph

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  4. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Proof of travel arrangements must be provided as:

    • An original certificate of accommodation issued by the town hall of residency in Gabon or an original entry authorisation issued by the Directorate General of Documentation and Immigration
    • A copy of the host's identity card and last three payslips
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

    Alternatively the applicant can provide:

    • An original hotel confirmation and original proof of payment of hotel bill
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    A copy of the applicant's last three bank statements 

  6. Proof of Travel Insurance

    Copy of actual travel insurance policy certificate (email not accepted). The certificate must:

    • Include the full name of the applicant
    • State that the policy is valid for the duration of the entire trip
    • State that the medical evacuation costs are covered

  7. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One copy of yellow fever certificate

  8. Visa Application Form(s)

    One fully completed and signed application form

  9. Dual Nationals

    Applicants holding dual nationality of which one is Gabonese must provide:

    • A sworn statement indicating that they are visiting their family in Gabon
    • A copy of the applicant’s Gabonese passport or the applicant’s original birth certificate

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Gabon Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Contain at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  2. Photograph

    You must provide one colour, passport type photograph that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photo should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  3. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Cover Letter from the applicant's Swiss employer. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a Swiss postal address. Use the sample Business Cover Letter provided here to complete your letter.

    All Business Cover Letters must be addressed to the Embassy or Consulate. The address of the diplomatic missions can be found here

  5. Proof of Employment

    A letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected return to work date
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Proof of travel arrangements must be provided as:

    • An original certificate of accommodation issued by the town hall of residency in Gabon or an original entry authorisation issued by the Directorate General of Documentation and Immigration
    • A copy of the host's identity card and last three payslips
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

    Alternatively the applicant can provide:

    • An original hotel confirmation and original proof of payment of hotel bill
    • A copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  7. Proof of Travel Insurance

    Copy of actual travel insurance policy certificate (email not accepted). The certificate must:

    • Include the full name of the applicant
    • State that the policy is valid for the duration of the entire trip
    • State that the medical evacuation costs are covered

  8. Yellow Fever Certificate

    One copy of yellow fever certificate

  9. Visa Application Form(s)

    One fully completed and signed application form

  10. Dual Nationals

    Applicants holding dual nationality of which one is Gabonese must provide:

    • A sworn statement indicating that they are visiting their family in Gabon
    • A copy of the applicant’s Gabonese passport or the applicant’s original birth certificate

Additional Info

  1. Fast.  VisaCentral specialises in securing Gabon visas and can help you secure a Gabon visa.
  2. Easy.  VisaCentral is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Gabon visas at the Gabon Embassy every day for residents of the UK.
  3. When is the best time to apply for my Gabon visa?

    The best time to apply for your Gabon visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.
  4. Do I have to send you my passport to get a Gabon visa? Is it safe to send a passport?

    Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Gabon visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.