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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
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
Cuba
Cyprus (northern part of) (see paragraph 2(h) below)

Democratic Republic of the Congo - (Zaire)
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
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 

Peru
Philippines
Qatar (except those referred to in paragraph 2(c) below
Russia (except those referred to in paragraph 2(e) and (f) below
Rwanda
Sao Tome e Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Somalia (see paragraph 2(h) below)
South Africa
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 (except those referred to in paragraph 2(f) below
United Arab Emirates (except those referred to in paragraph 2(c) below
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
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 and 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 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)  those nationals or citizens of the People's Republic of China, Russia or Ukraine who travel on day-trip excursions to Gibraltar as part of an organised tour arranged through a Gibraltar based tour operator.

  7. (g)  persons holding EU issued family permits, UK Residence Permits valid for a period of 12 months or more, UK Biometric Residence permits or a UK multiple entry visa issued for 6 months or more.

  8. (h)  passport not recognised by Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar visa issued on a uniform format form (UFF)

  9. (i)  visa nationals who are permanently resident in UK as long as they return to the UK within 2 years of their last departure;

  10. (j)  visa nationals who have a “certificate of entitlement to the right of abodein the UK label in their valid passport;

  11. (k)  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 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 and continue their voyage on the same Cruise Liner do not require a Visa to visit Gibraltar. Passengers who are visa requiring nationals who wish to disembark at Gibraltar would require a visa, and must have correct documentation for their onward travel.

  2. As a general rule those who require a visa for entry to the UK also require a separate visa for entry to Gibraltar.

  3. Applications should be made to any British Diplomatic Visa issuing post in the applicant’s normal country of

    residence (British Embassy). If applying online go to www.visa4uk.fco.gov.uk and choose the following options:

    Type of visa: OTHER
    Purpose of application: OVERSEAS TERRITORY & COMMONWEALTH Type of application: OVERSEAS TERRITORY APPLICATION.

    Choosing these options will lead you to the correct application form for Gibraltar

  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. Her 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 and Coastguard Agency in Gibraltar on info@bca.gov.gi for up to date information before booking travel.