Gabon

gabonAbout The Gabon

Gabon , officially the Gabonese Republic is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. Located on the equator, Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo on the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. It has an area of nearly 270,000 square kilometres (100,000 sq mi) and its population is estimated at 1.5 million people. Its capital and largest city isLibreville.

Low population density, abundant petroleum, and foreign private investment have helped make Gabon one of the most prosperous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the highest HDIand the third highest GDP per capita (PPP) (after Equatorial Guinea and Botswana) in the region.

Capital

Libreville

Time difference between India and gabon

Gabon is 4:30 hours behind India

Travel distance between India and Gabon

4864.3 miles or 7828 KM (kilometers)

Airports

Libreville airport

Names of the airlines

  • Libreville Leon M’ba International Airport (LBV),
  • Moanda Airport
  • Port Gentil International Airport. 

Travel Cost

3,76,233/- around

Currency

Central African CFA franc

Compare it to Inr

  1 Indian Rupee (INR) =8.49Central African CFA (XAF)

Schools

  • American International School of Libreville
  • Institution Immaculee Conception
  • Lycee Blaise Pascal
  • Queen of Peace International School
  • International School

Languages

  • French Language

Indian Restaurants

Life of Indian there

There are around 160 Indians in Gabon. They are engaged basically in infrastructure projects, trading, export of timber and metal scrap.

Population of Indians there

160 Indians

Safety and Security

You should be aware of your surroundings and personal security at all times. Political rallies have been held from time to time.

Petty theft is common in Gabon. Violent crime is more common in urban areas, and there have been armed robberies in homes, restaurants, and at beaches frequented by foreigners.

While you are traveling in Gabon, you are subject to its laws. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own and criminal penalties vary from country to country.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

SINGLE ENTRY VISA

  • The Applicant should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of application for the visa.
  • One visa application form duly completed (Photocopy allowed).
  • One passport size photographs (to be pasted on the application form).
  • A covering letter from the Applicant, it should be specify the reason of travel.
  • Sponsorship letter/Invitation from Gabon/Hotel Reservation.
  • Confirmed onward/return air ticket.
  • Police clearance certificate.
  • Yellow fever Vaccination Certificate is mandatory.
  • Visa will be processed in 2 working days.
  • Visa is issued with a maximum validity of One Month.
  • Visa Fee is Rs. 5100 cash.

MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA

  • The Applicant should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of application for the visa.
  • One visa application form duly completed (Photocopy allowed).
  • One passport size photographs (to be pasted on the application form).
  • A covering letter from the Applicant, it should be specify the reason of travel.
  • Sponsorship letter/Invitation from Gabon/Hotel Reservation.
  • Confirmed onward/return air ticket.
  • Police clearance certificate.
  • Yellow fever Vaccination Certificate is mandatory.
  • Visa is issued with a maximum validity of Three Months.
  • Visa Fee is Rs. 8500 cash.

Note: Application Submission Time-0930hrs to 1130hrs
Collection  Time-1500hrs to 1600hrs

EMBASSY OF GABON: E-84, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057, INDIA  
Telephone:  +91 11 41012513/15/16, Fax:  +91 11 41012512  
E-mail:  gabonambainde@yahoo.fr, http://gabonembassynewdelhi.com