Our Gambia Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Gambia’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Gambia.
Who needs a visa to visit Gambia?
Residents from the USA require a visa upon arrival into Gambia. Residents from any other Country are not required a visa, instead they will have their passport stamped on arrival and will have 28 days visa free in Gambia.
Entry into Gambia
Citizens contemplating international travel should consider the ongoing danger of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and should purchase travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Upon arrival, a negative COVID test may be necessary.
Eligibility to apply for a Gambia visa
The criteria to apply for a Gambia visa is designed to assist travellers in knowing what documentation is required before they arrive. It is important to ensure you have all the relevant documents needed in order to obtain your visa, failure to do this could result in your visa being declined. The criteria is straight forward and is listed for your benefit below.
Passport. You must present your actual, signed passport along with a copy of the page containing your personal information.
Visa Application Form.
Visa On Arrival.
CIBT visas Order Form.
Processing time for Gambia visas
The processing time for visa applications may take up to 45 days. Visas with multiple entries will not be issued to Gambian nationals. Diplomatic and service passport holders will be required to pay the visa cost.
Appointment waiting times
Appointment waiting times for Gambia visas can vary, depending on what sort of visa it is you are applying for. A visitor visa appointment can take around 115 days. Student or exchange visas can be around 90 days for your appointment. All other non-immigrant visas could take around 100 days to come through.
Who can visit Gambia without a visa?
Residents living in the USA wanting to travel to Gambia require a visa. All other Countries from around the world do not require a visa, as long as the stay is less than 28 days. If the intended stay is longer than 28 days, you will be required to apply for a visa in order to remain in the Country.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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Gambia visa types
There are five different types of visas available in Gambia. Each visa is for a different reason of visit, it is important to ensure you have applied for the correct visa before travelling. The types of visas available are as follows:
- Visa Types and Categories to Apply for Gambia.
- Gambia Tourist Visa.
- Gambia Business Visa.
- Gambia Transit Visa.
- Gambia Residence Permits.
What to do if your Gambia visa is rejected?
Apply again in the same nation. You must determine and address the potential causes of the rejection. If you were denied a visa after a visa interview, you can ask the visa officer why. If you were not invited to an interview, you will receive a letter explaining the reason for your rejection.
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