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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) 

Passport Renewals: 

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Monday, Wednesday & Thursday  

 Passport Appointment Calendar

Consular Report of Birth Abroad:

  12:30 p.m.     Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Consular Report Birth Abroad Appointment Calendar

Notarial and Other Consular Services:

       1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Notarial and Other Services Appointment Calendar

The ACS Section is closed to the public on American and Gambian public holidays.


  • The U.S. Embassy Consular Section will re-open for all American Citizen Services and Non-Immigrant Visa appointments on March 21.  If you need consular services, please go to the U.S. Embassy Banjul website for more information:  Thank you for your patience during the temporary closure of routine Non-Immigrant Visa and American Citizen Service appointments.

ACS Hours and Contact

  • U.S. Embassy Banjul is located at 
    92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara,
    The Gambia. 

    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.

    Holiday Schedule: 
    American and Gambian public holidays

    Official Exchange Rate:  D46.00 dalasis = U.S. $1.00
    (Updated April 25, 2016)


    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)