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General Visa Information

Effective Monday 14th, July 2014, all CONSULAR PAYMENTS must be made by MONEY ORDER or BANK CHEQUE/S made payable to the Embassy of Sierra Leone. Transactions will include and not limited to payments for Visas both normal and expedited, payments for Emergency Travelling Certificates, Authentication of Documents etc.

Processing time: Three business days

Consular hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm (Mondays thru Fridays)

Lunch hour: 1PM to 2PM 

Applicants who wish to receive their Visa the same day, have to pay an expedited fee of US$ 50.00 and should submit their application latest 1 p.m. to be collected between the hours of 2 - 3 p.m.

Note: Only US. Postal express mail/next day delivery is accepted and for applicants outside of the US an additional US$ 40.00 money order should be sent with the Visa Fees to cover the cost of return mail.

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Visa Fees

Country Six Months One Year
  British Citizens $ 229.00 $ 523.00
  Canadian Citizens $ 75.00 $ 150.00
  Citizens of other countries $ 40.00 $ 80.00
  U.S. Citizens Three years multiple entry visa $ 160.00
Official and Diplomatic passports on official duties


Consular fees are charged on reciprocal basis and are paid in u.s. Dollars

  • For ECOWAS citizens carrying ECOWAS passports, there is no need for a Visa to travel to Sierra Leone.
  • All fees must be made payable to the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone either in cash, money order or cashiers checques. No personal checques are accepted.

Note: fees paid are non-refundable

For further inquiries, please call 202-939-9261,62,63