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.
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.
Same-sex marriages are not recognized.
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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:
Education - The most reliable education records are standardized test results, though the exams administered differ between public and private schools. Public school students in The Gambia take standardized tests during their primary (NPSE), junior secondary (BECE), and senior secondary school years (WASSCE or O Levels). The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) records these results. A certified verification may be retrieved one time from the WAEC office and results for recent years are available online with a WAEC-provided scratch card. Generally, private schools in the Gambia follow British curriculum, and students will either take a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or Cambridge exams. There is no centralized system or agency within the Gambian government to verify school records or documents.
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
Nonimmigrant visas for all of Gambia. Immigrant visa applications for nationals of The Gambia are processed by the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.