American Citizen Services
Welcome to the Consular Section in Banjul, The Gambia
The American Citizen Services Section is located at 92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara in the Greater Banjul Area.
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 +220-796-2710.
Hours of Operation
NOTICE: Consular services are by appointment only.
The following Consular Services are by Appointment Only (Please schedule online, 24 hours in advance)
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Consular Report of Birth Abroad:
12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Notarial and Other Consular Services:
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
The ACS Section is closed to the public on American and Gambian public holidays.
INFORMATION FOR US CITIZENS
ACS Hours and Contact
U.S. Embassy Banjul is located at
92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Telephone: +(220) 439-2856 or
+(220) 437-6169 ext. 2130
All routine consular services are provided by appointment only to all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in The Gambia.
APPOINTMENTS: Please click here to schedule an appointment for all U.S. passport, Report of Birth Abroad, Notary or other Consular Services.
American and Gambian public holidays
Official Exchange Rate: D47.00 dalasis = U.S. $1.00
(Updated February 27, 2015)
With effect from March 6, 2015 the only dollar bills with series 2009 will be accepted at the counter. We are sorry for any inveniences this may cause you. (Updated March 6, 2015)