Gambia Immigration Department (GID)



Location:  Ecowas Ave, Banjul

Digital Address: CCXG+VP5

Phone: +220 3297454

Operating Hours

Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

About GID

The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1965 to control, monitor and facilitate movement of people into, within and outside the country as well as for connected matters. It was a unit under the Gambia Police Force since 1965 and hived by a Cabinet Memorandum on 22nd August 1990.
In an attempt to actualize this objective, a Cabinet Memorandum in 1992 was adopted ultimately given complete autonomy of the Gambia Immigration Department with a full fledged Director of Immigration and a Deputy appointed by the President. The Department is mandated and charged by law (Immigration Act), Cap 16:02, Volume 04, to carry out the following functions:
  • Enforce Immigration Act 1965 and its amendments.
  • Enforce the Citizenship and Nationality Act 1965 and its amendments.
  • Enforce the Registration of Aliens Act 1977 and its amendments.
  • Enforce the Refugee Act of 2008.
  • Implement the various sub-regional, regional and international treaties, protocols and
    conventions relating to migration.
  • Manage and patrol the borders in order to detect, deter and apprehend irregular and
    prohibited migrants attempting to enter the country illegally.
  • Issuance of national document to Gambians home and abroad.
  • Issuance of visa at Gambia’s foreign missions abroad as well as upon arrival.
  • Enforce and control the residence of all non-Gambians resident in the Gambia including
    the expatriate workers.