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WELCOME TO THE HIGH COMMISSION OF THE GAMBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

Visa Requirements

1
Individual visa application

3 Months Bank Statement
Duly Completed Visa Application Form
Two (2) Passport Sized Photos
3 Months pay slip if employed
Letter of confirmation of employment from Employer

2
Passport

Passport with validity not less than six months
With at least one blank page for visa

3
Business

Letterheaded letter from employer or Sponsor, introducing the applicant, and indicating the applicant’s employment status/position, as well as purpose of visit to The Gambia. The business letter must also indicate the applicant’s guarantor with his/her detailed contact information in The Gambia.

4
Travelers under the age

Travelers under the age of 18 must also provide:

An original copy of the traveler’s birth certificate

Coloured copies of both parent’s driver’s licenses/ID

A signed letter of consent by the parents/guardians authorizing the minor to travel to The Gambia.

 

5
A letter of invitation from sponsor

(Either host company or individual) explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to The Gambia. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, (including full residential address and telephone number), and contact information. A copy of the host’s Passport must be included, and residence permits if not a Gambian citizen. 

6
Proof of confirmed reservations

PRINTED COPY OF PROOF OF CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS: This should be from the hotel management and signed on hotel letterhead, including the name of the traveler and the exact duration of stay in The Gambia.

7
Proof of flight bookings

PRINTED PROOF OF FLIGHT BOOKINGS: E-ticket or copy of Airline ticket showing entry and departure from The Gambia. 

8
Single entry visa

The Embassy of The Republic of The Gambia issues single-entry visas that are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Travelers are advised to apply for a single- entry visa at least within two working days prior to the intended departure date.

9
Multiple entry visa

The High Commission of The Gambia issues multiple entry visas that are valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. Travelers are advised to apply for a single- entry visa at least within two working days prior to the intended departure date.

10
Medical requirements

All persons entering The Gambia are required to have a valid certificate of immunization against yellow fever. The vaccination should be made at least 10 days prior to entry, and should be renewed every 10 years.

11
Visa submission operating hours

Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m to 15hrs:00pm
COLLECTION from 1:00 pm
Please note that visa application fees for single entry is R450.00
Multiple entry visa application fees is R600.00

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