Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee,
number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.
Explanation of Terms
Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.
Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).
Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.
Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.
Available. Certificates are obtainable from the Registrar of Births and Deaths at the NTC Complex, Ecowas Avenue in Banjul. There is a nominal charge for these certificates. These are obtainable at any age after birth.
Available. Death certificates are obtainable in two days from the Registrar of Births and Deaths at NTC Complex, Ecowas Avenuee in Banjul.
- Civil: Available. Certified copies of civil marriage certificates are obtainable from the Registrar General, Ministry of Justice, Marina Parade, Banjul.
- Muslim: Available. Certified copies of Mohammedan marriage certificates are obtainable from the Registrar of the Cadi's Court, ECOWAS Avenue, Banjul.
Same-sex marriages are not recognized.
- Civil: Available. Civil divorce records are obtainable from the Registrar of the High Court, Banjul. The name of the petitioner and the respondent, as well as the date of the divorce decree should be furnished.
- Muslim: Available. Certified copies of Mohammedan divorce records are obtainable from the Registrar of the Khadi's Court, ECOWAS Avenue, Banjul.
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Police clearance certificates are available to any resident of The Gambia for 100 dalasis (less than US $4.00). For non-Gambians the fee is 500 dalasis (about $18.00). The process may take a considerable length of time especially when either the individual or a contact is not physically present in The Gambia.
Criminal records are maintained indefinitely at a central Criminal Records Office and are never purged. Criminal records are indexed by the individual's unique national identity number and include fingerprints for verification. Contact the Inspector General of Police Force Headquarters, ECOWAS Avenue, Banjul.
Available. A prison record may be obtained from the Superintendent of Prisons, Mile 2 Central Prison, Banjul.
Available. Military records for Gambian nationals who performed military service in the Gambian armed forces may be obtained from the Army Headquarters, Marina Parade, Banjul.
The Gambian Immigration Department issues machine-readable tourist, service and diplomatic passports. The high-quality new passport incorporates the following security features:
- Passport Cover: Although the gold seal of the Republic of the Gambia remains the same, a dark forest green background replaces the old royal blue.
- Inside Cover: Both the old and new passports contain invisible UV-reactive designs on the inside covers. The visible artwork on the new passport includes a pirogue (a type of canoe) and two birds on the inside front cover and a more complex background design on the inside front and back covers.
- Passport Numbers: The green tourist passports have numbers beginning with two letters followed by 6 digits (e.g. PC123456) replace the old 6-digit passport numbers (e.g. 654321). New service passports have navy blue covers with numbers beginning with the letter S followed by 6 digits (e.g. S000000). For diplomatic passports, the cover is red and the numbers begin with the letter D followed by 6 digits (e.g. D000000). The numbers are still perforated into the passport pages but not the cover. The passport number appears in black ink and invisible UV-reactive ink in the middle of page 1 of the new passport.
- Passport Pages: The passport contains 32 numbered pages bound in the middle with UV-reactive thread. Like the old passport, the new passport has the seal of The Gambia in the middle of each page. In addition, the new pages feature more subtle coloration fading from green to blue to pink and finer microprinting that reads "Republic of The Gambia" in wavy lines. UV light illuminates the words "Republic of The Gambia" in a circle around seven birds on each page, with the birds oriented in opposite directions on facing pages. Page numbers are printed tab-style on the edge of the page in UV-reactive ink.
- Identity Page: The identity page is printed on a field of UV-reactive ink on the last page of the passport. The front of the page is matte and the back is laminated. The bearer's photograph appears large and clear on the left side of the page and smaller and faded on the right side of the page. The words "Republic of The Gambia" in light gold reflective ink run in three wavy lines across the bottom of the page, partially crossing the photograph and completely crossing the issue and expiration dates. The indented first and second lines begin with the words "Gambia" and "Republic". The third line starts with the word "Republic" all the way at the left margin of the page. Gambian passports are only valid for five (5) years.
Banjul, The Gambia (Embassy)
Address: 92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara
Mailing Address:P.M.B. No 19
Banjul, The Gambia
Tel: (220) 439-2856 or 439-1971 ext. 2131
Fax: (220) 439-2475