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Passports are required by all visitors to Gibraltar except EU nationals who are in possession of valid national identity card issued by an EU State

  1. (a) Subject to paragraph 2 below nationals or citizens of the following countries or territorial entities are required to obtain a visa for Gibraltar:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain (except those referred to in paragraph 2 (c) below)
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Burma (Myanmar)
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
People's Republic of China (except those referred to in paragraphs 2(a) (d) (e) and (f) below)
Colombia
Comoros
Congo Dem. Republic (Zaire)
Cuba
Cyprus (northern part of) (see paragraph 2(g) below)
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Guinea 

Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
India (except those referred to in paragraph 2(e) below)
Indonesia (except those referred to in paragraph 2(d) below)
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea Dem People’s Republic
Kosovo
Kuwait (except those referred to in paragraph 2(c) below)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar (Malagasy)
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Moldova
Mongolia (except those referred to in paragraph 2(e) below
Montenegro
Morocco (except those referred to in paragraph 2(e) below
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Oman (except those referred to in paragraphs 2(c) below
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories

Philippines
Qatar (except those referred to in paragraph 2(c) below)
Russia (except those referred to in paragraph 2(e) below
Rwanda
Sao Tome e Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Somalia (see paragraph 2(g) below)
South Africa (except those referred to in paragraph 2(d) below)
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Syria
Taiwan (except those referred to in paragraph 2(b) below
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey (except those referred to in paragraph 2(d) below
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (except those referred to in paragraph 2(c) below
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam (except those referred to in paragraph 2(d) below)
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe 

 

 

(b) Stateless persons (Except those persons travelling with UK issued documents).

  1. The following persons do not need a visa for Gibraltar
  1. (a)  those nationals or citizens of the People's Republic of China holding Service and Public Affairs passports if travelling with a serving Chinese Government minister on an official visit;

  2. (b)  those nationals or citizens of Taiwan who hold a passport issued by Taiwan that includes a Personal ID Number on the bio data page;

  3. (c)  those nationals or citizens of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, or Kuwait who hold diplomatic or special passports issued by their respective states when travelling to Gibraltar for the purpose of an official or tourist visit;

  4. (d)  those nationals or citizens of People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa or Turkey who hold diplomatic passports issued by their respective states when travelling to Gibraltar for the purpose of an official or tourist visit

  5. (e)  those nationals or citizens of Morocco, the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, India or Russia who are holders of multiple entry Schengen visas with a minimum remaining validity of 7 days on the date of departure. Such persons are only allowed to enter Gibraltar for a maximum period of 21 days.

  6. (f)  persons holding EU issued family permits, UK Residence Permits valid for a period of 6 months or more, UK Biometric Residence permits or a UK multiple entry visa issued for 6 months or more.

  7. (g)  passport not recognised by Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar – visa issued on a uniform format form (UFF), request more information on info@bca.gov.gi

  8. (h) visa nationals who are permanently resident in UK as long as they have not been away from the UK for over two years.

  9. (i)  visa nationals who have a UK “certificate of entitlement to the right of abode” or “indefinite leave to remain in the UK”. The label must be in their current valid passport and not in an expired or cancelled passport;

  10. (j)  persons who hold leave to remain in any member state of the EU, which is part of the Schengen acquis, with a minimum of 3 years duration and have been cleared before their arrival by the Borders and Coastguard Agency’s Sponsor-Led EEA Resident Visitor Waiver Scheme; For further information email: info@bca.gov.gi​

  1. Visa requiring nationals visiting Gibraltar on board a cruise liner who wish to go ashore may do so without requiring a visa, providing they return to the cruise liner to continue their voyage. Visa requiring nationals who wish to disembark and terminate their cruise in Gibraltar would require a visa, and must have the correct documentation for their onward travel.

  2. Applications for a Visa for Gibraltar should be made online via www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk
    When booking you must complete the form in English, pay the visa fee online, print your form and book an appointment at a Visa Application Centre.

  3. Please request further information on the correct options for Gibraltar from info@bca.gov.gi​

  4. If you are going to visit other countries during your stay in Gibraltar, please contact the relevant Embassies for further information regarding immigration to ensure that you also comply with their visa requirements.

  5. HHer Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar reserves the right to alter visa requirements for other nationals wishing to visit Gibraltar frequently and at short notice. Therefore, travellers should contact the Borders & Coastguard Agency in Gibraltar on info@bca.gov.gi for up to date information before booking travel.