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Important Visa Information

Payment Methods & Details

Gambians pay for visa at any branch of the Guaranty Trust Bank by presenting confirmation page of visa application and their biometric passport. They should bring proof of payment (fee receipt) to their scheduled appointment.

Appointments & Locations

These are the 3 steps in U.S. visa process:

  • Applicants should complete the online visa application by clicking on DS 160. They will need a 2 inch by 2 inch recent colored passport size photo to complete this process. They should print out the visa application confirmation page which should be brought along on their scheduled interview.


  • They should pay a non-refundable visa fee at any Gtbank branch. This fee is currently $160. The fee receipt should be used in booking an appointment and the receipt is required at their scheduled interview. The fee will increase to $185, effective May 30, 2023.


  • They should book an appointment by creating an account. For all scheduling issues, please contact the visa call center 438 4444 (from The Gambia) or +1-703-520-2572 (from the United States)

More Inquiries


Email: Support-thegambia@ustraveldocs.com

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.

Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.