Sierra Leone Visa | Documents required

All British nationals need a visa to enter Sierra Leone. Contact theĀ Sierra Leonean High Commission in London.

The Sierra Leone High Commission in London sometimes issues Emergency Travel Certificates to Sierra Leoneans resident in the UK and those with dual British/Sierra Leone nationality. These documents are not valid for return travel to the UK. Sierra Leone nationals require a visa for the UK, which can only be issued in a full passport.

Procedure to Obtain Sierra Leone Visa

  • For visa processing, apply through Sierra Leone eVisa System.
  • Only after online payment and application approval will an application ID be issued. To print and deliver the eVisa, this ID must be submitted to the immigration office. The applicant’s passport, which was used to submit the application, must be present.
  • All travelers, including infants and minors, must each get a separate VISA.
  • You can only make payments with a major credit or debit card.
  • Upon arrival at the terminal, you will receive your VISA once you have been authorized.
  • Only after online payment and application approval will an application ID be issued. To print and deliver the eVisa, this ID must be submitted to the immigration office. The applicant’s passport must be used to submit the application.
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Documents Required

  • Valid Passport: Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Sierra Leone. It must have blank visa pages for the visa sticker.
  • Visa Application Form: Complete the visa application form accurately and thoroughly. You can obtain this form from the Sierra Leone embassy or consulate.
  • Passport-Sized Photographs: Provide two recent passport-sized photographs that meet the specifications set by the embassy or consulate. Usually, these photos should be in color, with a white background.
  • Flight Itinerary: Submit a copy of your confirmed round-trip flight itinerary or reservation showing your entry and exit dates from Sierra Leone.
  • Proof of Accommodation: Provide documentation that proves your accommodation arrangements in Sierra Leone. This can include hotel reservations, an invitation letter from a host, or other relevant proof of accommodation.
  • Financial Proof: Show evidence of your financial ability to support yourself during your stay in Sierra Leone. This can include bank statements, pay stubs, or other financial documents demonstrating your ability to cover expenses.
  • Purpose of Visit: Depending on the purpose of your visit, you may need to provide additional documents such as:
  • Tourism: Itinerary of your planned activities, tour bookings, or any other supporting documents related to your tourism plans.
  • Business: Invitation letter from a Sierra Leonean company, business contacts, or any other relevant business-related documents.
  • Work: Employment contract, work permit, or authorization from the Sierra Leonean authorities.
    Study: Letter of acceptance from a recognized educational institution in Sierra Leone, proof of payment of tuition fees, or any other relevant documents.
  • Vaccination Certificate: Some countries require a vaccination certificate, especially for diseases like yellow fever. Check with your country’s Sierra Leone embassy or consulate to confirm if any vaccinations are mandatory.

Check the countries that are eligible for visa-free arrival

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Types of Visa

  • Tourist Visa: This type of visa is for individuals visiting Sierra Leone for tourism, leisure, or vacation purposes. It allows you to explore the country’s attractions and landmarks and engage in tourist activities.
  • Business Visa: A business visa is intended for individuals traveling to Sierra Leone for business-related activities such as attending conferences, meetings, or exploring business opportunities. This visa may require additional documentation, such as an invitation letter from a Sierra Leonean company or organization.
  • Work Visa: If you plan to work in Sierra Leone, you need a work visa. This visa is usually issued to individuals who have secured employment with a Sierra Leonean company and obtained a work permit from the relevant authorities.
  • Student Visa: If you have been accepted by a recognized educational institution in Sierra Leone and plan to pursue studies, you will need a student visa. This visa allows you to reside in Sierra Leone for the duration of your academic program.
  • Diplomatic and Official Visa: These visas are issued to diplomats, government officials, and representatives of international organizations who are traveling to Sierra Leone for official purposes. They are typically obtained through diplomatic channels.
  • Transit Visa: If you are transiting through Sierra Leone to another destination and will spend a short time in the country, you may need a transit visa. This visa allows you to pass through Sierra Leone while remaining in the designated airport or seaport transit area.


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