Cost and Issuance:
can drive legally on an international driving licence
from any foreign country and must be over 23 years old,
although it might be easier to obtain a Gambian driving
licence from the start as this avoids unnecessary dialogue
if you are stopped at a police road checking point.
The cost of a driver's licence, which is renewable annually
in January, is about D600. You will need a passport
sized picture and will be asked to sign it when it is
ready. Take a photocopy of your driving licence in case
it is lost otherwise it will be time consuming to obtain
Always keep your Gambian driving licence and your insurance
certificate with you in your vehicle as you will need
to show these if you are stopped at a police check.
However, if you are stopped and are not carrying one
you may within 5 days produce the licence to any officer
in charge at your nearest police station giving your
name and address to the said officer.
Renewals and issuances are carried out by certain police
stations. Issuances are carried out under the Principle
Licensing Authority, which is located in Banjul, under
the Motor Traffic Act (section 27) on a Form F. Drivers
of private vehicles belong to group "A".
When you have been
handed your renewal do check that the dates are correct
as this is the time of the year when mistakes can easily