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Important Services Information

Important Update About Expired Passports

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.

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 a major debit/credit card.

Appointments & Locations

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
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: D53.00 dalasi = U.S. $1.00
(Updated January 4, 2022)

Other Information

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.

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.