Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone visa

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    Business visa
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    Missionary visa
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    Official visa
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    Tourist visa
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    Transit visa
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    Work visa
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A visa is required for this destination.

Transit visa not required for Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

Sierra Leone does not issue work visas in the United States. The Embassy of Sierra Leone advises that travelers apply for a business visa and upon arrival in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Labor will issue a work permit. It is recommended that the host in Sierra Leone make necessary arrangements with the Department of Labor in advance.

Select the type of Sierra Leone Business visa application:

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Sierra Leone visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include one(1) passport style photograph, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Yellow fever . A copy of the International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV) for yellow fever. To learn more about the yellow fever vaccination or to locate a vaccination clinic, please visit the CDC's yellow fever resource page.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Sierra Leone visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Business Letter. A soft copy of a business letter from either the sending company in the US or sponsoring company in Sierra Leone. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to the Embassy of Sierra Leone, and signed by a senior manager. Business letters from US companies should adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Sierra Leone.
    • Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. one year multiple entry business visa).
    • Guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Sierra Leone visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Please include one (1) photograph on an all-white background that meets the standard requirements for a passport photo.

  • Itinerary. A reservation of the flight itinerary under the traveler's name. Must show flights entering and exiting Sierra Leone.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in the country of destination explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Birth Certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Notarized Application Form. Please apply using the paper application form. The form must be signed by both parents and the signatures must be NOTARIZED.
    Letter of Consent. A NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' IDs. Copies of government-issued identification cards from BOTH parents.

Sierra Leone Business visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 3 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$0.00
Service fee:$209.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$209.00
$209.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 3 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$99.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$259.00
$259.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 3 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$129.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$289.00
$289.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
4 business days
Embassy fee:$80.00
Service fee:$259.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$339.00
$339.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 3 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$210.00
Service fee:$159.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$369.00
$369.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$130.00
Service fee:$259.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$389.00
$389.00
Multiple entry (180 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 3 years
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
3 business days
Embassy fee:$210.00
Service fee:$189.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$399.00
$399.00
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Sierra Leone COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Flights to and from Sierra Leone have resumed. Domestically, restrictions are being lifted.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    📝Health form is required for all arrivals. A complete health form is required for all travelers.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sierra Leone visa

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