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Business Visa  |  Sierra Leone


Visa Requirements

::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    One blank visa page in passport

::    Two recent passport photographs

::    Completed application form

::    Proof of UK residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit an original, valid UK residence card/permit, or have proof of residence in their passport.

::    Copy of round-trip flight tickets

::    Proof of vaccinations

Please submit an International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever and cholera.

::    Business introduction letter

The letter of introduction from your UK employer must be an original document on company letterhead, addressed to the Embassy of Sierra Leone, Visa Section, London. It should note duration and purpose of travel, nature of business to be conducted, and provide details of all organisations to be visited in Sierra Leone. The letter must be signed by an officer of the company, and should include a guarantee of financial responsibility (including the provision of transportation) for the applicant’s trip.

::    Letter of invitation

The letter of invitation must come from a business or organisation in Sierra Leone. It should be on official letterhead, signed by a company officer with contact details included. The letter should include your name, the duration and purpose of your visit, and confirm source of financial responsibility.

Travellers who plan to invest in the country but have no existing business contacts there may alternatively submit evidence of their credibility and financial status, plus a confirmed hotel booking to cover the full duration of stay.


Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: applicants from ECOWAS countries do not require a visa to visit Sierra Leone.

It may be possible to obtain an expedited, same-day visa for an additional fee. However, this is not guaranteed. Please contact us to enquire if you wish to use this service.

Visas are valid from the date of issue, with a maximum duration of stay on any single visit set at 30 days.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled or rejected by the embassy.

Visa and Service Fees

Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service and processing fees are exclusive of VAT, which will be added at the point of invoice. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing service you select. Visa fees are subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.


(from 5 working days)

Single entry visa (3 months): £109

Multiple entry visa (6 months): £134

Multiple entry visa (1 year): £159

Handling fee:  £80

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