The Government of Equatorial Guinea has taken a significant step towards promoting tourism and business-related travel to the country. In order to facilitate a more efficient and convenient visa application process, they have collaborated with VFS Global, a leading technology partner.
The partnership aims to introduce a new E-Visa service that will expedite the application, processing, and issuance of visas for both leisure and business travellers.
Eligible visitors of all nationalities can now obtain their travel authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before departing from their country of origin.
“No matter which part of the world you’re in, if you plan on visiting Equatorial Guinea, VFS Global’s quick and simple eVisa process will help expedite and secure your applications. Moreover, you can opt for the save and retrieve option to complete the form at your convenience,” said VFS Global in a Tweet.
Equatorial Guinea e-Visa
The new e-Visa service is available to travellers worldwide starting from July 1, 2023. Travellers can easily access this simplified and highly secure online service by visiting equatorialguinea-evisa.com from any location of their choice, eliminating the need to personally visit an Embassy or Consulate.
The online platform provides convenient payment options and allows users to save their progress and retrieve it later for completion.
Simple Steps to Apply for Equatorial Guinea e-Visa
Applying for an Equatorial Guinea eVisa is a straightforward process that can be completed in three simple steps:
Step 1: Visit equatorialguinea-evisa.com and complete the registration process.
Step 2: Fill out the user-friendly application form, effortlessly upload the required documents, and proceed with online payment.
Step 3: Upon successful completion of payment and visa decision, applicants will receive an email notification regarding the outcome. If approved, the e-Visa will be provided electronically.
Key Benefits of the New Equatorial Guinea e-Visa Services
The new e-Visa services for Equatorial Guinea offer several key benefits to travellers:
- A globally accessible and user-friendly website with online payment options.
- Savings in time and effort by eliminating the need to visit Consulates or Embassies in person.
- Quicker processing time for visas, estimated to be within five working days.
- Option to save and retrieve the application form for completion at a later stage.
- Ability to track the application status online or access a dedicated helpline and email support from well-trained staff.
Boosting Inbound Tourism and Meeting Travel Trends
Equatorial Guinea is already a popular destination for business-related travel, and with the introduction of the new eVisa service, inbound tourism is expected to experience significant growth.
This can be attributed to the increasing interest among global travellers who seek unique and offbeat locations for their trips, as well as the rising popularity of sustainable travel.
Additionally, many travellers now prefer technology-driven solutions, such as e-Visa services, which allow them to conveniently manage their visa applications at their own convenience.
Commenting on the launch of the new eVisa service, Hon. Ms Manuela Roka Botey, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea, said: “With our new Evisa Service, Tourists and Business people from all over the world can easily, securely and faster get a visa to travel to EG and are most welcomed.”