The UK-Gambia relationship encompasses a broad range of mutual interests including trade, tourism, economic stability and development ,security and governance .Our nations have a long history and strong cultural and family connections bind our people together.

The UK and the Gambia are natural partners in business . The UK is one of The Gambia’s top global trading partners and over D1.2bn (or over£25m) worth of trade flows between our countries every year. The Gambia is a major tourist destination for British tourists with over 60,000 visitors every year. The tourism sector account for 40% of the Gambia’s GDP and 60% of all tourists come from the UK. This shows the symbiotic relationship between the UK and the Gambian economy.

We work with international partners including through the EU and the Gambian government to address shared challenges and to increase the Gambia’s prosperity. It is in the interest of both countries to sustain a broad based relationship founded on mutual respect , mutual trust and mutual benefit. We continue to work with the the Gambian government and urge them to fully guarantee the fundamental rights of all Gambian citizens, particularly the most vulnerable (women,minorities and children) in accordance with international standards and the Gambia’s constitution.

Good governance and supporting democracy and human rights are a core part of our work and crucial to Gambia’s long term prosperity.

The UK has a deep relationship with the Gambian Armed Forces built over many years of assistance and cooperation. This is highlighted most notably through the British Military Assistance Training Team from Royal Gibraltar Regiment who have provided pre-deployment peacekeeper training. The UK and The Gambia have a strong working relationship in tackling the joint challenge of drug trafficking. we are working with the Gambian National Drug Enforcement Agency to stop the flow of drugs into and out of The Gambia and will Continue to work with them and international partners to deliver on this objective.

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Visas

For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the link UK Border Agency website

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

Travel Advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Our people

Mr  David  Morley

Mr David Morley

British Ambassador to The Gambia

Contact us

British Embassy Banjul

48 Atlantic Road
Fajara
PO Box 507
Banjul

Gambia

Visa Section

48 Atlantic Road
Fajara
PO Box 507

Banjul
Gambia

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