Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens

American Citizens in need of emergency services are welcome to come to the Embassy.  For an emergency involving an American citizen in The Gambia, you can reach us during weekday hours at:

American Citizen Services
Tel:      (220) 439-2856 or 437-6169 ext. 2130
Fax:     (220) 439-2475
E-mail: ConsularBanjul@state.gov

We are located at 92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara, The Gambia.

Emergencies such as medical emergencies, deaths or arrests involving American citizens will still be handled on a walk-in basis. American Citizens who need emergency services are welcome to come to the Embassy during normal U.S. Embassy hours which are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

If you are an American citizen with an after hours emergency (including weekends or holidays), please call our Duty Officer at +220 437 5270 for assistance.

If you have questions or concerns about safety or security-related issues, you are encouraged to contact the Consular Section at the Embassy by sending an email message to ConsularBanjul@state.gov.

The Department of State’s Office for Overseas Citizen Services can be reached at:

From within the U.S.   1-888-407-4747
From outside the U.S. 1-202-501-4444