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Gambia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


British citizens: your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Other nationals: your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of entering Gambia.

Visitors to The Gambia should also have a return or onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds, documents showing the purpose of the trip, and documents for the next destination.


Citizens of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the European Union (EU) can visit The Gambia and stay for 90 days without a visa.

Americans need a visa to visit The Gambia, which can be obtained before or upon entering the country (visa on arrival).

Types and Cost

How much to pay for the visa depends on the type of visa issued, the applicant's nationality, and where they apply.

For Americans, the fee for a Gambian visa issued by the Gambian Embassy in the United States is USD $200, and the fee for a Gambian visa upon arrival is USD $108. Fees are subject to change without notice. You are advised to check with the Gambian Embassy before your trip.


Depending on the type of visa issued.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy) or on arrival. 

Working days

Depending on the type of visa applied and where the application is processed.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in The Gambia

Telephone: +220 449 4508 / 5133
Address: Fajara, 48 Atlantic Boulevard, Banjul, ,
Opening times:

Main Office: Mon-Thu: 0800-1600; Fri: 0800-1300. Consular Office: 0900-1200.

Embassy of The Gambia in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 785 1399
Address: , 5630 16th Street, Washington DC, 20011,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0930-1200, 1300-1600; Fri 0930-1300

Gambian High Commission in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7229 8066
Address: Kensington, 57 Kensington Court, London, W18 5DG,
Opening times:

Summer: Mon-Thurs 0930-1700, Fri 0930-1300. Winter: Mon-Thurs 0930-1600, Fri 0930-1300

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