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Mexico Visa for Gabonese Citizens

Visit Mexico by Land or Air
Once a popular destination among spring breakers, Acapulco, is the largest city in the state of Guerrero. This large beach resort city is situated on a semi-circular bay that is characterized by traditional architecture on one side and luxury high-rise hotels on the other side. This is one of the places that welcome Gabonese citizens to Mexico. If they have been waiting to have an adventure in the country, a Mexico Tourist Card and a visa to visit this country would be required.

Only one person can travel on one Card. It is sanctioned and granted by The National Immigration Institute, primarily for tourism. Imperative information is that visitors from Gabon have to have a visa before they enter Mexico. To apply for the Mexico visa, they need to get in touch with the embassy.


To enter Mexico via air or land route, travelers must have a Mexico Tourist Card. Ever since the electronic system has been rolled out in 2015; the entire process is smooth and hassle-free and also strongly recommended. In case travelers are unable to apply for it online, they can also apply for it on the airline they are traveling or within 30 days after they are in Mexico.

Steps to get a Mexico Tourist Card
The Online Application Process for Mexico Tourist Card

The online process is time-saving as well as hassle-free. It comprises of: 

Fill it Online: Gabonese citizens must fill the online application form very carefully. If the information is vague or has errors, chances are that the form will get rejected. 
The Upload: The online application process eliminates the need for uploading any document. The applicants will only need to provide a valid passport number that will get linked to the Card.
The Fee Payment: This step completes the entire online application process. Payment of the fee is done using a credit or debit card. After processing, the Tourist Card is emailed to the applicant on the ID mentioned in the form.

It’s a good idea to carry hard copies of the Card if possible, just in case the email system poses issues.

Printouts of both sides of the Mexico Tourist Card are to be carried by the travelers on their visit to Mexico. They will be checked by the immigration officers at the airport. 

Keep in Mind These 

  1. Mexico Tourist Card allows only tourism-driven trips. None of the Card holders can legally engage in any type of paid activity during their visit.
  2. Applicants from Gabon must carry printouts of both sides of this travel document when they reach any Mexican airport. When applying, tourists must enter their flight details (Airline Name and Flight Number) concerning their arrival in Mexico.

Tourist Card Sample
To Document or Not

The online system does not ask for any document to be uploaded. Gabonese citizens, during the Mexico Tourist Card application process, must have: 

  1. A Gabonese passport, having 180-day validity since they reach Mexico.
  2. Their Mexico landing flight details.

When Reaching Mexico

When they reach Mexico, Gabonese visitors must keep their Mexico Tourist, visa and their valid passport handy. All these documents will be validated by the immigration authorities at Mexico Airport. Once again, the passport must fulfil the condition of being valid for 6 months and must be the one that was used to apply for the visa. 

You Must Know This When Applying for the Mexico Visa

For Gabonese applicants keen on traveling to Mexico, as vacationers or explorers or other, or in-transit, a valid Mexico Tourist Visa and a Tourist Card are a must. Candidates can apply for a Mexico visa from a Mexican embassy situated in their country or in a foreign land. For processing a Mexico visa, different Mexican embassies have different timelines. Nationals of Gabon must schedule a meeting for a Mexico visa with the Mexico embassy they wish to apply at, at least 4 weeks in advance of their decided travel date.

Here is how you apply:

  1. Acquire an appointment with the Mexico embassy  
  2. Populate the Mexico Visa Application Form
  3. Submit appropriate papers
  4. Pay the visa fee

To know the visa processing time, applicants must scan through the website of the Mexican embassy, they have applied at. All the same, applicants can also touch base with the embassy authorities to find out the processing time for their visa. Every embassy has a different timeframe for visa processing, which may range from 2 working days to 10 working days. Besides, there are embassies that advise applicants to schedule their appointment at least four weeks before their trip.

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