Visas

Important information for visa applicants: 

The United States Embassy in Libreville is providing routine visa services in limited numbers during April and May.  Services may be reduced or discontinued due to ongoing issues related to the pandemic.  Please monitor this page for the most current service status. 

Immigrant visas: 

  • Immigrant visa appointments have resumed. For more information, see the Immigrant Visa section below. 
  • If you have already had one immigrant visa interview, you may now schedule a follow-up interview.  Contact usvisalibreville@state.gov to request an appointment. 

Nonimmigrant visas: 

  • Nonimmigrant visa appointments are currently being scheduled with limited capacity.  Priority is given to urgent medical or humanitarian travel, and for student and petition-based visa applicants. 
  • Due to our limited capacity to offer appointments, we are only accepting applications from Gabonese citizens and residents at this time. Non-Gabonese citizens who are residents of Gabon must email proof of their legal residency status in Gabon to USVisaLibreville@state.gov before their appointment, or their appointment will be automatically cancelled.  If a non-Gabonese applicant makes an online appointment and comes to the U.S. Embassy in Libreville for service, but is unable to present evidence of their residency in Gabon as outlined above, they will be denied service. Non-Gabonese applicants with visitor’s visas cannot currently apply for a U.S. visa in Gabon and must wait until the U.S. Embassy or Consulate closest to their place of habitual residence resumes routine visa services.  

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.

(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).

Please click here to schedule your Nonimmigrant Visa appointment online.  Appointments are scheduled via internet only. We do not accept appointments by direct calls to the Embassy or Consular Section.

Other Visa Questions: If you have further questions please email USVisaLibreville@state.gov or call:

Local: 011-45-71-00
International +241-11-45-71-00

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:

  • We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
  • We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
  • We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
  • We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
  • We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
  • We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
  • We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
  • We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.

Furthermore, if you are a:

  • Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
  • Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
  • Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.

At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:

  • Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
  • Complete your application fully and accurately.
  • Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
  • Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.