Gabon Immigration Services

• ​Immigration laws in Gabon are relatively restrictive. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification. Gabon is part of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) which provides a specific framework for its member states​.
 
• Most foreign nationals traveling to Gabon on business require a business visa. Business visitors are usually granted an initial stay of up to 90 days with a single authorized entry into Gabon. Business visa holders who are granted a stay period of fewer than 90 days may seek an extension for a cumulative stay of 90 days.
 
•​ To work in Gabon, most foreign nationals require a work permit and a residence card. Once their work permit is approved, most foreign nationals must first obtain an entry authorization visa to make a single entry into Gabon and take up employment. Once in Gabon, they then apply for a residence card ​(Carte de Sé​​​jour​). To exit Gabon, foreign nationals must apply for a single-exit visa every time they leave the country. After a three-month continuous stay in Gabon from their last date of entry, foreign nationals are eligible for a permanent visa. ​​The permanent visa is valid for up to six months and includes multiple entries and exits.
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.