Important message from the Gambia Immigration Department

Can the validity of the green passport be extended?

The Gambian passport is valid for a period of five years. It is of paramount importance to note that the Gambian Machine Readable Passport SHOULD NOT BE EXTENDED under any circumstance. This is in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations.

Gambian citizens returning to the Gambia with expired passports are advised to obtain Emergency travel certificates from the nearest Gambian Consulate or Representative.