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Gambia Visa

Type of Gambia Visas

Tourist Visa(Popular)
  • Processing time: 5 to 7 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single/Double
  • Fees: INR 9,300/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Gambia for tourism, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 5 to 7 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single/Double
  • Fees: INR 6,800/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Gambia for business purpose such as attending conference, seminar, participation in exhibition or commercial events
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Documents required for Gambia Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Gambia Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 2 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Yellow Fever Certificate: mandatory requirement for visa application and travel to Gambia For Applicant's applying through a Travel Agent, an authority Letter is required.
    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Gambia Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Gambia?

    Yes. Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Gambia.Gambia visa may be obtained from the Embassy of Gambia in New Delhi or Gambia Consulate in Mumbai. Based on the purpose of your visit Gambia you may apply for a Business Visa, Tourist Visa, Visit Visa, Official Visa, Diplomatic Visa, Student/Research Visa, Transit Visa, Crew Visa & many more. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for.

  • add How can I apply for a Gambia visa online?

    It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for a Gambia visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Gambia visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved
  • add What is the validity of a Gambia visa for Indians?

    Tourist visa is issued for up to 90 days, whereas business visa is issued from 30 days to 365 days. The validity and stay period is decided by the Embassy on the basis of the purpose of your visit and visa type. It can be issued for one, two or multiple entries.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Gambia once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once.

  • add How early can I apply for a Gambia visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Gambia visa is one month before the date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted ten days, prior to travelling.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Gambia visa for Indians?

    Please allow 7 working days for visa processing which should exclude the submission day, weekends and bank holidays.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Gambia visa application?

      To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:
    • why are you visiting Gambia
    • how long you intend to stay in Gambia
    • how will you support yourself during your time in Gambia
    • what is the purpose of your visit to Gambia
    • type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • where do you intend to travel following your visit to Gambia
    • if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Gambia
  • add How do I receive my Gambia visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add What if my Gambia visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Gambia visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued. You are free to reapply for the visa.

  • add Are there any chances of my Gambia visa application getting rejected?

      Yes. Like other country visas, your visa application for Gambia can be rejected for a number of reasons. The most common Gambia visa rejection reasons are:
    • Invalid and damaged Passport
    • Incomplete Visa Application form
    • Applied Wrong visa category
    • Current Gambia visa still valid
    • Incomplete documents submitted
    • Intention of returning to home country not clear
    • Purpose of travel not clear
    • Insufficient bank balance
    • Criminal history
  • add Which are the necessary documents required to be presented on arrival in Gambia?

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry.
    • Valid Gambia visa
    • Boarding Pass
    • Return ticket to your country or next destination
    • Accommodation proof or invitation letter for family visits
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Gambia(cash, debit/credit card etc)
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Documents relating to business trip (invitation letter, business card etc)
    • Note: It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority to enter the Republic of Gambia. The Immigration Officer at the Entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil Immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitors in the Republic of Gambia would be contrary to the National Interests.

  • add If I am travelling on a Gambia tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country on a Gambia tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrence of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Gambia Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Gambia visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Gambia Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Gambia Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Gambia Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Gambia Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Gambia visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Gambia visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Gambia Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Gambia visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Gambia Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Gambia

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Gambia Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Gambia Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Gambia ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Gambia
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Gambia Travel guide

The Republic of Gambia is located in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal. Settlements are found scattered along the Gambia River; the largest communities, including the capital of Banjul, and the country's largest city, Serekunda. It is one of the smallest and safest countries in the African mainland. Read more

  • Gambia is a home for almost nine ethnic groupseach with its own and sometimes overlapping customs, traditions and languages.
  • This African country is well known for their abundant wildlife. With its diverse ecosystem, Gambia has plenty more to offer to adventurous nature lovers than gorgeous beaches.
  • The Gambia's tourist season starts around mid-October and ends in May,
  • Major airlines connecting India and Gambia include Air Europa, Arik Air International, Brussels Airlines, and Gambia Bird Airlines.
  • The car rentals sector is not very well developed. You can pick up a vehicle at Banjul International Airport's front booths or in the coastal resorts, but elsewhere in the country the possibilities of getting one are basically slim to none
  • Alternatively, hiring a taxi on a daily basis is simpler and cheaper.
  • Bicycling is the eco-friendliest mode of transport for Gambia. A bike allows you to travel and explore well off the tourist beaten track. Many routes that can't be accessed by motor cars because they are too uneven, or involve passing through small tributaries, are often accessible by bicycle.
  • What to see in Gambia?

  • Although The Republic of Gambia is smallest country on the African mainland, it offers a wide array of tourist excursions and attractions. There are numerous land-based tours, mixed excursions and river trips organised by overseas tour operators.
  • The popular tourist attractions are situated in the Capital of Gambia, Banjul, where there is Gambia National Museum on Independence Drive, the bustling and lively Albert Market and beautiful colonial architecture.
  • Towards the coastal areas, a few kilometers away from the capital, are the major vacation locations of Bakau, Cape Point, Fajara, Kololi, (Senegambia Strip) and Kotu adjoining endless beaches where one could enjoy activities such as water sports, quad biking, golf and tennis. Ample number of restaurants, shops and local night clubs are located in the Kololi and Senegambia areas.
  • Gambia being abode for rich biodiversity, have many wildlife and bird reserves such Kiang West National Park, BaoBolong Wetland Reserve, TanjiAbuko Nature Reserve. Bird Reserve offers a boat tour among the mangroves. Micro-light flights are also available that offer visitors with a stunning scenic view of the creeks and bolong. Camel safaris at Tanji are another popular tourist activity.
  • A ferry ride away from Banjul is the Fort Bullen at Barra Point and Jinack Island which is part of the Niumi National Park. Dolphin spotting makes the ferry ride worthwhile. On the banks of the river is the 'Find Your Roots Excursion' which is a one-day pilgrimage to the village of Juffure. The ancient Wassu Stone Circles are a unique attraction located around Wassu in the Central River Region and are believed to be burial mounds of Kings and chiefs in ancient times

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Gambia Facts and Figures

Region:
Western Africa
Major cities :
Serekunda, Banjul, Brikama.uin
National Day:
18th February
Capital:
Banjul
Time in Gambia:
UTC+0 (GMT) Read more
Language:
English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula
Area:
10,689 Km2
Currency:
Dalasi (SRD)
Main Airlines:
Air Europa, Arik Air International, Brussels Airlines
International Airports :
Banjul International Airport (BJL)
Best time to visit:
October to December
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