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Immigration | Customs and Immigration

Gambia
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Last Visited: 7 months ago
GPS: 13.590367, -15.605583
Altitude: 43.4 masl
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Only after paying 5000.- cfa they released my passport. As they said I had a transit visa and was not supposed to stay one night in the country. At immigration I told them I intended to stay one night..... very corrupt. Be careful

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Corrupt border again.
They want you to pay 1000CFA for just a stamp on the car transit document.
Also 1000CFA for the exit stamp.
Took quite some arguing before we could get all our documents stamped without paying...

The Senegal side is good, not been ask for money. On The Gambia side, they try and make you say that you are just transiting (not staying overnight in the country) and ask for 5000cfa with no receipt. The visa is however free (french passport) so just say that you intend to stay a few days in the country to visit even though that is not the case. I stayed one night.
Make sure they issue a proper passavant or you might get in trouble on the other side, they stamped my Senegalese passavant, although it wasn’t my fault, the officer on the other side didn’t like it and wanted me to pay 10 000cfa, I didn’t pay.

very fast and friendly. the Senegal's police officer ask for some help to buy some tea. we told him, that we can't help him and it was ok. everybody was very friendly.

Quick and easy border. Senegal asked for fingerprints at exit then passport stamp, registration of vehicle info, then let us go.

Gambia was also quick but extremely corrupt. They tried in every way to get money. They Invented stamps that were not necessary just to get payed. I got out without paying since we are from a UN mission but if I was not it would have taken hours of discussions.

We crossed from Gambia to Senegal.
Gambia very easy. Helped the officer to stamp the exit part of CdP.
Senegal side also easy. No hassle, no bribe, not asking for anything, no fixers, no money changers!
All 45 minutes and we where off.
We had the feeling that they "cleaned" the place with other officers. Everybody on both sides where very friendly and helpfull to get you through the paperwork.
Now we hope there will be a change at the other borders also. Starting in Rosso!!!

Traveling south - Senegal stamped out passport but not vehicle paper. GAMBIA: 5000cfa for vehicle. 3000 dah (€50) for visa for 90 days. Very easy. British passports don't require a visa, and get 28 days. There is a list of countries posted on wall that require visa, and it's long. Bridge fee is 3000cfa

To leave Senegal we had to pay 500cfa for a transit certificate + 1000cfa at the douane.

On the gambian side, customs asked for 5000cfa + 1000cfa to stamp the same transit certificate.

Only after paying 5000.- cfa they released my passport. As they said I had a transit visa and was not supposed to stay one night in the country. At immigration I told them I intended to stay one night..... very corrupt. Be careful