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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

As of January 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Banjul is resuming interviews for limited categories of nonimmigrant visas, including visa applications for students and exchange visitors (F, M, and J), journalists (I), and temporary employment and investment (E, H1B, L, O, P).  While the Embassy aims to schedule visa interviews as quickly as practicable, capacity is extremely limited, and applicants should expect wait times for visa interview appointments.  Applicants in these categories should follow the guidance at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/gm/ to schedule an appointment.

Interviews for all other nonimmigrant visa categories, including business and tourist visas (B1/B2), remain suspended.

The Embassy will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services for urgent humanitarian, medical, and business travel.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/gm/, email support-thegambia@ustraveldocs.com, or call +220 438 4444 (from The Gambia) or +1-703-520-2572 (from the United States) to request an emergency appointment.

Other Information

Telephone: +(220) 439-2856 or +(220) 437-6169 ext. 1341

Email: ConsularBanjul@state.gov

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.