After June 30, 2022 you will no longer be permitted to use your expired U.S. Passport to return to the United States. If your passport has expired please contact us to apply for a new one.
Can be paid at the Embassy window on applicant’s scheduled appointment. Can be paid in U.S. Dollars, Gambian Dalasis, or with a major debit/credit card.
U.S. Embassy Banjul is located at 92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara, The Gambia.
Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Telephone: +220- 4392856 Ext.1341
All routine consular services are provided by appointment only to all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in The Gambia.
Official Exchange Rate: D55.00 dalasi = U.S. $1.00
(Updated September 29, 2022)
The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the Consular Section provides information and assistance to U.S. citizens in The Gambia. American Citizens Services consists of Special Consular Services, Passport Services, and Federal Benefits. Please see the relevant section for further information.
Emergency Contact Information
American Citizens in need of emergency services are welcome to come during regular office hours Mondays to Thursdays 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
In case of a life or death emergency involving a United States citizen, please call the ACS office during regular office hours.
After hours, weekends or holidays, please call the duty officer at +220 439 2856.
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 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.