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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Can be paid at the Embassy window on applicant’s scheduled appointment. Can be paid in U.S. Dollars, Gambian Dalasis, or with an major debit/credit card.

Appointments & Locations

U.S. Embassy Banjul is located at 92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara, The Gambia.

Passport Services are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

 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.

Emergency cases (such as medical emergencies, deaths or arrests involving American citizens) may still be handled on a walk-in basis during normal Embassy hours, or after hours by calling the Embassy duty officer.

The American Citizen Services Section is closed to the public on American and Gambian public holidays.

Telephone: +220- 4392856 Ext.1341
Email: ConsularBanjul@state.gov

All routine consular services are provided by appointment only to all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in The Gambia.

APPOINTMENTS: Please click here to schedule an appointment for all U.S. passport, Report of Birth Abroad, Notary or other Consular Services.

Official Exchange Rate: D62.00 dalasi = U.S. $1.00
(Updated November 14, 2023)

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.