Non-exhaustive list of key policy documents in the area of migration:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, Francophonie and Regional Integration: in coordination with other concerned administrations, the Ministry is in charge of conceiving and implementing the government’s foreign policy as well as coordinating and leading the external action of the State in conformity with Decree 456/PR/MAEFIR. In this particular context, it is important to highlight that the Ministry includes structures in charge of matters relating to refugees and migrants:
The National Commission for Refugees: deals with legal assistance, reception of asylum seekers, examination of asylum applications, preparation of protection documents, legal counsel of refugees and asylum seekers, etc.
The Directorate General of Consular Affairs: deals with the follow-up, the negotiation and the implementation of the Agreements, ensures the protection and the assistance of the Gabonese people who are in transit or established abroad, coordinates entry visa delivery by Gabonese diplomatic and consular posts, coordinates and monitors migration issues (through its Migration Division) in consultation with other administrative bodies. The functions of the Directorate General of Consular Affairs are numerous, and only a few which are related to migration have been listed here.
Ministry of the Interior and Security, Decentralization and Local Development: is in charge of emigration and immigration affairs; Border Management (Directorate General of Documentation and Immigration); repatriation of persons in an irregular situation; and voluntary repatriation.
Last updated: November 2018