Checklist before submission of Visa Application

NOTE: Visa Processing time is 4-5 business days

Kindly use mail with tracking numbers such as the US Portal Next Day Delivery to mail in your Visa Application and the requirements

  1. Download and completed Visa application form
  2. Valid Passport (valid for at least six months) with blank pages.
  3. One passport size photograph
  4. Evidence of Yellow Fever Vaccine
  5. Prepaid self-addressed envelope (US Postal Next Day Delivery is advised).
  6. For applicants from outside the United States of America, a prepaid Self-addressed UPS airway bill should be enclosed
  7. Please note down the Tracking Numbers for the following:
    1. Envelope which you used to mailed in your visa application, Passport and all the requirements to enable you to track when your package was received at the Embassy.
    2. The prepaid self-addressed return envelope that you enclosed for the return of your passport. You may start to track the return envelope three to four business/working days after the day your application was received at the Embassy.
  8. Note that Cash payments are NOT accepted. Visa fee are payable either in money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Embassy of Sierra Leone. Personal Checks are not accepted. All fees are payable in U.S. Dollars and are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  9. Please see visa fee schedule below: Visa Fee Schedule
    1. All US Passport Holders are issued 3-year multiple entry visas – US$160.00
    2. Official and Diplomatic Passport Holders on official duties are issued GRATIS Visas
    3. ECOWAS passport holders are issued GRATIS visas Six months (Single) One Year (Multiple)
    4. Canada US$75.00 US$150.00
    5. British US$229.00 US$523.00
    6. Other Nationals US$ 40.00 US$ 80.00
  10. Applicants wishing to expedite their visa application should pay an additional US$50.00 in Money Order for expedited services. No Cash Payment will be accepted. Note that for same day services, the visa application should be received by 12 noon for pick up at 3 pm.
  11. Visa applications for MINORS (Children under the age of 18) should also have following documents attached
    1. Copy of the child’s birth certificate
    2. A Letter of Consent signed by both parents and notarized by a Notary Public.
    3. Copies of a Government issued ID such as passport or Driver’s License of both the parents should be attached.
  12. Business Visa applicants should attach a letter of support from the company.