The South Africa/Gambia relations encompass a broad range of mutual interests including trade, tourism, economic development, security, governance, etc. The two countries have a long history of strong cultural and family connections binding the two peoples.
The High Commission of The Gambia aims to focus on strengthening and expanding bilateral relations and looking after the welfare of Gambians in South Africa and countries of concurrent accreditation. The High Commission of The Gambia provides visa services to citizens of countries requiring visas to enter The Gambia. For people visiting The Gambia, a single entry visa remains valid for 6 months from the date of issue. A multiple entry visa is valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue. Usual processing time for all visas is about 2 days. The processing of emergency passports and consular cards for Gambian citizens is also envisaged. Information relating to business, investment and tourism opportunities in The Gambia is also provided as and when requested.