Updated July 27, 2023
The U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Libreville will be offering reduced services Friday, August 4, 2023, through Monday, August 25, 2023.
No routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services will be available.
Regular operations will resume on Monday, August 28, 2023.
US Embassy Libreville discourages the use of student visa consultants and does not work with travel agencies, education consultants or endorse third party preparers.
The appearance of organizations and third-party visa preparers or consultants falsely advertising student visa services is not uncommon.
These schemes often take advantage of willing and unsuspecting victims.
US Embassy Libreville takes visa security seriously and works with local authorities every day to uphold the integrity of the visa system. We achieve this by taking actions including detecting, targeting, and shutting down fraudulent offices, vendors, and fixers who claim to have influence over the visa process or the ability to obtain U.S. visas by criminal means, and ensuring bad actors face justice.
If you have been charged for a visa interview appointment, or have questions, please feel free to contact us using our Visa Navigator.
INTERVIEW WAIVER PROGRAM
For a limited time, visa applicants who meet all six criteria below may be eligible to renew their visas without a visa interview:
1. Normally reside in Gabon
2. Are physically present in Gabon
3. Already have a U.S. visa issued by U.S. Embassy Libreville that is valid or has expired within the last four years and wish to renew your visa of the same classification (e.g. a holder of a recently expired J visa may NOT renew and get a B1/B2 visa)
4. You have not been refused a visa within the last 12 months
5. Your visa and passport has not been lost, stolen or revoked and
6. Your prior visa was not annotated with “Clearance Received”.
If you meet the conditions above, please use our Interview Waiver Program Wizard , or scan the QR.
Gabonese citizens: The Consular Officer will determine if you qualify for the Interview Waiver program. If qualified, the Nonimmigrant Visa Section will contact you via email with instructions on how to submit your passport, application, and related documents to the Embassy. This option is not available for applicants outside of Gabon or in overseas territories.
Citizens of countries other than Gabon: The Consular Officer will determine if you qualify for the Interview Waiver program. If qualified, the system will provide instructions on how to submit your payment, passport, application, and related documents to the Embassy. Eligible applicants who do not hold a Gabonese passport must submit a copy of their valid Gabonese residency card (carte de sejour) and may be required to pay a reciprocity fee in addition to the standard visa fee.
To determine if a reciprocity fee is required for your application, go to the reciprocity fee website and select your country of nationality on the left, then select your visa category under Visa Classifications to see if a fee is listed. The principal applicant of a Blanket L petition must pay an additional fraud prevention and detection fee of $500 USD.
If your application requires an additional fee, you may be required to return to the Embassy to pay the fee prior to receiving your visa.
Applicants are expected to bring exact change only. Failure to provide exact change may result in delays in processing. The U.S. Embassy Libreville can only accept cash in US Dollars or CFA, though the reciprocity fee website lists fees in U.S. dollars. Therefore, the fees listed must be converted to CFA using the Current Consular Exchange Rate: USD 1 = 650 CAF >> For example, if your reciprocity fee is $240, you will need to multiply this amount by 650 to get as a result 156,000 CAF; $240 x 650 = 156,000 CAF.