"lAND THAT WE LOVE OUR SIERRA lEONE"
Sierra Leone High Commission
41 Eagle St
t: 0044 (0) 207 404 0140
f: 0044 (0) 207 430 9862
Visa Section - (Click here for passport section)
All visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Sierra Leone must
OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE VISA to enable them to enter the country.
Citizens of the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) are
exempted from this requirement and do not need VISA OR ENTRY PERMIT
to enter Sierra Leone. But must use current and authentic passport.
Non-citizens of ECOWAS countries must OBTAIN VISA IN ADVANCE from a Sierra Leone Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
The granting of a Sierra Leone visa is only a form of pre-entry clearance. It does not guarantee permission to enter Sierra Leone. The immigration Officer at the port of entry reserves the right to grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to the normal immigration control at any port of entry. Visitors to Sierra Leone require a valid visa each time they enter the country.
How To Apply
A visa application form must be completed by all applicants, which can be obtained at the High Commission or you can download it from here.
Applications can be submitted by hand or by post together with:
Types Of Visa
Single Entry Visa is valid for three months (90days) from the date
of issue. Among others, an invitation letter must accompany request
for visitors or hotel confirmation.
Multiple Entry Visa is valid for (6 months or 1 year) from the date issue.
Business Visa is for applicants who manifest and demonstrate sufficient ability to conduct business in Sierra Leone. Among others, visa application should be accompanied by an introductory letter from a credible company in the UK or a European country, outlining the purpose of the trip, the nature of business and contact in Sierra Leone.
in a situation where an applicant or company has never invested and
has no business contact in Sierra Leone, but has plans to do so,
such applicant or company must provide evidence of credibility and
financial standing together with hotel confirmation/reservation.
There is no limit to the amount of money carried into the country
but the amount should be declared at the port of entry.
For applicants that are minors, a letter of consent will be required from either both of parents or parent with full custody.
Financial Status Of Applicants
The officer responsible for visas may be able to decide on your
application without further enquiries, or you may be required to
attend an interview if the officer deem it necessary, further
documentary evidence in support of your application may be needed.
Please note that if the issued visa expires before being used, you will required to apply for a new one in accordance with existing rules and visa requirements
Approved consular request takes a minimum of 3 working days before collection.
The Consular Fees are as follows:
Single Entry Visas
Six Months Multiple Entry
One Year Multiple Entry
Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC)