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Sierra Leone Visa

Type of Sierra Leone Visas

Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 4 to 5 days
  • Validity: Upto 1 Year
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 6,799/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Sierra Leonefor tourism, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 4 to 5 days
  • Validity: Up to 1 year
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 6,799/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Sierra Leone for business purpose such as attending conference, seminar, participation in exhibition or commercial events
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Documents required for Sierra Leone Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Sierra Leone Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Yellow Fever Certificate: required for visa application and travel to Sierra Leone
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Sierra Leone Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Sierra Leone?

    Yes.Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the Republic of Sierra Leone.There is no Embassy of Sierra Leone in India. Therefore all applicants travelling to this country must apply for their visa at the Embassy of Sierra Leone in China.

  • add How can I apply for a Sierra Leone visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a Sierra Leone visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Sierra Leone visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add What is the validity of a Sierra Leone visa for Indians?

    This visa is valid for up to 1 year. The visa validity is decided on the basis of the visa type and duration of stay.

  • add What are the kinds of Sierra Leone visas for Indians?

    Indians travelling to Sierra Leone can apply for a Sierra Leone visa online and the type of visa is dependent on the purpose of visit. There are primarily two main types of Sierra Leone visa available:

    • 1.Tourist visas for those travelling to Sierra Leone for sightseeing, recreation or casual visit.
    • 2.Business visas for those travelling to Sierra Leone for business or official purpose.

  • add How early can I apply for a Sierra Leonevisa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Sierra Leone visa is two months before the date of travel to the country.In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted ten days, prior to travelling.

  • add What is the passport requirements?

    Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Sierra Leone visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 5 working days. Applicants who wish to receive their Visas the same day must pay an expedited fee of INR 5499/- over & above the visa fee.

  • add Is it possible to obtain a visa on arrival?

    No. Indians travelling to Sierra Leone must obtain a visa before their arrival in the country. Visa on arrival service is not available for Indian nationals.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Sierra Leone once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once.

  • add Do I need any specific vaccinations?

    Yes. As per the Sierra Leone Visa requirements, a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. The certificate of the same is required to be attached along with other documents when applying for the visa.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Sierra Leone visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting Sierra Leone
    • How long you intend to stay in Sierra Leone
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Sierra Leone
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Sierra Leone
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Sierra Leone
    • If you have a permit to Sierra Leone the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Sierra Leone
  • add How long is my vaccination certificate valid for?

    A certificate for yellow fever vaccination has a validity lasting up to 10 years. It must be counted 10 days post the date of vaccination.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the Consulate/Embassy to submit my documents?

    Do I need to personally visit the Consulate/Embassy to submit my documents?

  • add What if my Sierra Leone visa gets rejected?

    The granting of the visa is entirely the prerogative and at the discretion of the Embassy / Consul of Israel and no reasons will be provided for the delay/denial of a visa.

  • add If I am travelling on a Sierra Leonetourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country ona Sierra Leone tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Sierra Leone Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Sierra Leone visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Sierra Leone Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Sierra Leone Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Sierra Leone Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Sierra Leone Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Sierra Leone visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Sierra Leone visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Sierra Leone Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Sierra Leone visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Sierra Leone Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Sierra Leone

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Sierra Leone Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Sierra Leone Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Sierra Leone ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Sierra Leone
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Sierra Leone Travel guide

A secret beach destination tucked away; Sierra Leone is full of beautiful beaches, wildlife and is a surfer’s paradise. The serene sands kiss the soft waters of the Atlantic against a hue of sun-stained colours, dense rainforests, and a gentle breeze. Read more

  • Freetown, the capital city, is filled with colourful stilted houses with inhabitants that reminisce the days when freed slaves from the Caribbean were settled on the shores. The Loma Mountains are the peak attractions, and the national parks in the east are home to endangered species like the colobus monkey and the pygmy hippo. The ideal time to visit Sierra Leone is between October and May, which are the drier months. Bird watches will find December and January most rewarding.
  • The capital city of Freetown is a safe place, but travel outside could be dangerous and problematic. English is the main language spoken in Sierra Leone and communication for tourists will not be a challenge. Sierra Leone is five and half hours behind India.
  • KLM, Air France and Turkish Airlines ply the route between India and Sierra Leone. The Lungi Airport (international airport of Sierra Leone) is based on the far side of the estuary of Freetown. There are a wide range of transfer options: road, helicopters, ferries or local boats. Most flights reach at night when it is dark and it is advisable to check into one of the hotel close to the airport and proceed to your journey in the morning. It is convenient to hire a vehicle to travel within Sierra Leone. Taxis are good if you are on a budget, bikes are good if you are seeking adventure and private buses also called Poda-Poda are great if you are heading out for shopping.
  • What to see in Sierra Leone?

  • Lumley Beach comes alive on weekends and public holidays and once can relax and party on the golden sands. Enjoy a game of volleyball and treat yourself to some sea cuisines at the local restaurants.
  • A visit to Africa is incomplete with a tryst with nature. The Tacugama Chimpanzee sanctuary, founded by a SriLankan is a leafy hideout that has been created solely to rescue and rehabilitate endangered primates. The passionate staff offer daily tours of the place where you can watch chimps frolic in joy within caged enclosures and also spot some who have been released into the area beyond.
  • The Tiwai Island Sanctuary packs quite a punch with its 700 different plant species, 11 species of primates that includes the Diana monkeys, chimpanzees, otters, and sea turtles. The sanctuary is also home to the elusive pygmy hippopotamus.
  • The capital city of Freetown is also known for its beaches and historical sites. The Sierra Leone National Museum has exhibits that relate to the 19th-century military leader BaiBureh.
  • If you are the adventurous kind, take a trip to the Banana Islands that are a group of secluded islands with beaches and forest areas. The place also has offshore shipwrecks that are popular spots for diving.
  • If you are the adventurous kind, take a trip to the Banana Islands that are a group of secluded islands with beaches and forest areas. The place also has offshore shipwrecks that are popular spots for diving.

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Sierra Leone Facts and Figures

Region:
West Africa
Major cities :
Kenema, Makeni, Bo
Independence Day:
27 April
Capital:
Freetwon
Time in Sierra Leone:
IST (-) 5.30 hours Read more
Language:
English (official), Mende,Temne,Limba, Krio
Area:
71,740 sq. km
Population:
7,73,000
Currency:
Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)
Main Airlines:
Sierra National Airlines
International Airports :
Lungi International Airport (FNA), Keneme Airport, Bo Airport
Best time to visit:
October to May
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Sierra Leone Embassy in China

7 DongzhimenWaiDajie
Beijing, 100600, China
Telephone: +86 105322174
Email: slbeijing@foreignaffairs.gov.sl

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