Gambia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No/1
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

A passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

Visitors to The Gambia must hold return or onward tickets, all documents for their next destination and sufficient funds for their stay.

Visas

Visas for The Gambia are not required by nationals referred to in the chart for stays of up to 90 days except:

• Nationals of the USA.

• Nationals of (1) Estonia, France, Portugal and Spain.

Nationals who do not require a visa are usually issued with a stamp on arrival valid for 28 days, and can extend this by a further 28 days at a time in Banjul (see below).

Tourists and others travelling on last-minute bookings will be allowed entry without a visa, but will be required to submit their passport to the department of immigration in Banjul within 48 hours to be issued a proper visa.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for The Gambia.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa: £40; multiple-entry visa: £60.

Five-year multiple-entry visa for US visitors: US$105.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy) or on arrival. Note that nationals of some countries not listed in the chart above are not eligible to obtain a visa on arrival.

Working days

Two days if applying in person or up to a week if applying by post.

Extension of stay

For long-stay holidays, travellers must have their passport stamped in the Immigration Office in Banjul every 28 days.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in The Gambia
Telephone: (220) 4495 133 Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-banjul Opening times: Mon-Fri 0800-1030 (submission of applications), 1430-1530 (passport collection).
Embassy of The Gambia in the USA
Telephone: (202) 785 1399 Website: http://www.gambiaembassy.us Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0930-1200, 1300-1600; Fri 0930-1300
Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia
Telephone: (020) 7229 8066 Website: http://www.gambiaembassy.org.uk/ Opening times: Summer: Mon-Thurs 0930-1700, Fri 0930-1300. Winter: Mon-Thurs 0930-1600, Fri 0930-1300

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