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.
To apply for a passport, you can
Lost or Stolen Passport
If your passport is lost or stolen, you are advised to report the loss/theft to the local Gambian police in the area in which it occurred. In order to replace the passport, it will be necessary for you to appear personally at the Embassy. You should submit your application for a replacement passport as soon as possible after the loss or theft is discovered.
The application fee payment methods are:
- Cash – either U.S. dollars or Gambian dalasi;
- Credit card – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club;
Note: The Embassy is not authorized to accept personal checks.
Method of Application
You are required to apply for the passport in person at this office.
An application for a full-validity (ten years for adults; five years for children under age 16) passport will be sent to the United States for printing with a secure, photo-digitized image of the bearer. You should allow 15 working days for your application to be processed.
If you need to travel for emergency purposes within 15 working days and can provide evidence of this travel, you may be eligible for an emergency limited-validity passport.