U.S. Citizen Services

As of October 1, 2021, we will be renovating our consular section with an aim toward better serving our passport and visa customers. During this renovation project, the consular section will be open for emergency services only.  U.S. citizens dealing with an emergency, including death, destitution, or an emergency need to travel, can contact the consular section at +220-439-2856 x 1341 or consularbanjul@state.gov.  Unfortunately, we will have to suspend routine visa services during this time.  For visa inquiries, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com or contact +220 438 4444 or support-thegambia@usatraveldocs.com. We anticipate the project to run until the end of the year and will post an update to this page as we prepare to resume services.

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.

How to Apply

The CRBA application process has been revised, and CRBA appointments are no longer available through our website. Please email ConsularBanjul@state.gov with scanned copies of all the required documents in one email as follows:

  • Attachment #1: Completed DS-2029 application form and the child’s local birth certificate

Please list your child’s name and date of birth in the subject line of each email. Once the application and all your documents are verified and in order, you will be contacted with an appointment date.

Messages and Alerts

COVID-19 Information

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to The Gambia.