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Visa Requirements for Canada Passport Holders – The Gambia (Republic of The Gambia)

Canadian passport holders are advised to obtain a Gambian visa before travelling to the Republic of The Gambia. Gambian visitors are sometimes allowed entry into the country without the need for a visa and stay there for 7 to 21 days, but these can be inconsistent and tourists may encounter serious difficulties while in the Gambia, which is why it is highly recommended that they should apply for a visa at the nearest Gambian consulate, embassy or high commission before they travel to the Gambia. Canadians with passports valid for 6 months can apply for a visa at the High Commission for the Republic of the Gambia in Washington DC, and at the Embassy of the Gambia to the United States also in Washington DC.

Visa Application Requirements:

  1. Fully accomplished and signed application form
  2. Passport valid for at least 6 months
  3. One passport-size photo (taken within last 6 months, with name and passport number of applicant at the back)
  4. Proof of travel or copy of airline tickets
  5. Yellow fever immunization certificate
  6. Prepaid self-addressed envelope (FedEx, Express or Priority Mail, UPS)
  7. Paid visa application fees:
    • Visa fee (valid for 90 days)        US$100.00
    • Express service fee                    US$50.00

Important Reminders:

  1. Visa application processing time can take 3-4 days
  2. Please submit applications with complete requirements and documents in order to avoid delays in processing
  3. Applications for Gambian visas can be done in person or sent by mail.
  4. The Gambian Embassy or High Commission may require an interview by telephone or require an appearance from the applicant
  5. Applications for Gambian visas can be done in person or sent by mail.
  6. All fees are can only be paid by money order and should be made payable to the Embassy of Gambia. Fees are non-refundable.
  7. Applications can be submitted or picked up at the following days and times:
    1. Monday to Thursday – 11:00AM to 2:00PM
    2. Friday – 11:00AM
  8. Please indicate in the application form if visa will be picked up or sent back by mail.
  9. Upon arrival in Gambia, there is a US$10.00 tourist airport tax.
  10. For visa applications sent by mail, or any inquiries and clarifications:

    High Commission for the Republic of the Gambia

    1424 K Street, NW Suite 600
    Washington, D.C.
    20005
    USA
    Telephone: (202) 785-1399 / 785-1379 / 785-1425
    Fax: (202) 785-1430
    Email: info@gambiaembassy.us
    Website: www.gambiaembassy.us

    Embassy of The Gambia to The Unites States of America

    Suite 240, Georgetown Plaza
    2233 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
    Washington, D.C.
    20007
    USA
    Telephone: (202) 785-1399 / 785-1379 / 785-1425
    Fax: (202) 785-1430
    Email: info@gambiaembassy.us
    Website: www.gambiaembassy.us

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