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All routine consular services at the U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia are provided by appointments only to all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in The Gambia.
Visit Forms to find the form you need and begin the process of completing and submitting your passport application. If you are unsure which form you need, the Passport Wizard can guide you to the correct form.
Processing times vary depending on demand. If you are traveling within the next two weeks, please see the Emergency Passports section.
Passport services are not available on weekends, or on The Gambia or U.S. Holidays.
You should complete this form if you’re applying for the first time, or you don’t meet our requirements to renew your passport.
The DS-3053 is the Statement of Consent for Issuing a Passport to a Child and the DS-5525 is the Statement of Special Family Circumstances.
Renew an existing passport issued to you when you were aged 16 or older.
Report a passport lost or stolen and replace it.
You must provide one photo on a white background with your passport application. Our photo policies apply to adults and children. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants.
Special Issuance Passports
Visit the SIA Web Page – Only accessible by government device. Contact your military acceptance facility.
We have resumed interviews for limited categories of nonimmigrant visas, including visa applications for students and exchange visitors (F, M, and J), journalists (I), and temporary employment and investment (E, H1B, L, O, P). While the Embassy aims to schedule visa interviews as quickly as practicable, capacity is extremely limited, and applicants should expect wait times for visa interview appointments. Applicants in these categories should follow guidance available on U.S. Travel Docs to schedule an appointment.
We do not provide scholarships for an individual's study in the United States. However, you can discover a variety of U.S. government-sponsored educational and professional exchange programs.
Embassy Banjul provides education advising for the most qualified students who wish to explore the possibilities for higher education in the United States. If you are interested, please send an email to PublicDiplomacyBanjul@State.gov to find out how to attend the next advising session.
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