What is the GAMBIS Project?
The Gambia Biometric Identity System (GAMBIS) project is the world’s first integrated Biometric Identity Management System. Through this system, the Government of The Gambia will capture biometric details for all citizens and aliens in the country.
The Gambia Biometric Identification System (GAMBIS) is the body responsible for issuing national ID cards, residential permits (A/B), driving licences and work permits on behalf of the Government of the Republic of The Gambia.
The ongoing program, which was inaugurated on 23 July, 2009, aims to digitally record the biometric details of all citizens and aliens in the country. The reason for the project is to enhance the security of identity documents in order to facilitate commercial, legal, financial and governmental transactions around the nation.
Currently the GAMBIS project issues following biometric identification cards:
• National Identity Card
• Non-Gambian Identity Card
• Residential/Work Permits A/B
• Driving Licenses