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Last updated: September 2023

Sierra Leone, often referred to as the "The Lion Mountain," beckons travelers with its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and a mosaic of vibrant traditions. To embark on your unforgettable journey to this diverse and captivating destination, begin your visa application here.

You can now apply for the Sierra Leone eVisa 100% online, simplifying the application process for travelers from around the world.

Discover the seamless experience of applying for your Sierra Leone eVisa by following our easy application steps, and soon you'll find yourself immersed in the magic of this incredible nation. Download the iVisa app for an even smoother experience!

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What is the Sierra Leone eVisa?

The Sierra Leone eVisa is an electronic visa that allows you to apply from the comfort of your own home, without visiting an embassy or consulate.

The online application typically involves providing personal info, travel details, and supporting documents, such as a passport scan and a recent photograph.

Once the application is approved and the visa fees are paid, an electronic visa authorization is issued, which travelers can print and present upon arrival in Sierra Leone to enter the country.

Important: This is an authorization (or ‘application ID’). The actual eVisa will be placed in your passport upon arrival. Once approved, we'll send your application ID by email. Keep it with you when you travel to Sierra Leone so immigration control can print and grant you your visa.

You can receive your visa at three specific entry points: Freetown Airport in Lungi, the Jendema crossing from Liberia to Sierra Leone, and the Gbalamuya crossing from Guinea to Sierra Leone.

What can I do with the Sierra Leone eVisa?

The eVisa allows you to visit the country for tourist, business, academic and religious purposes, or to visit family and friends.

What can I not do with the Sierra Leone eVisa?

You can’t work or live in the country with this Sierra Leone Visa.

Who can apply for the Sierra Leone eVisa?

Travelers from over 200 countries need the eVisa to visit Sierra Leone. Use our handy Visa Checker Tool to find out more and apply directly online!

Children traveling to Sierra Leone with their parents or legal guardians also need a separate eVisa. Their guardians can fill the application out on their behalf. Children can’t travel alone.

Who is visa-exempt from getting a visa for Sierra Leone?

Foreign citizens of the following countries can visit Sierra Leone without a visa:

  • Benin

  • Burkina Faso

  • Cape Verde

  • Côte d'Ivoire

  • Gambia

  • Ghana

  • Guinea

  • Guinea-Bissau

  • Liberia

  • Mali

  • Niger

  • Nigeria

  • Senegal

  • Togo

How long is the Sierra Leone eVisa valid?

This travel document is for a single entry into Sierra Leone, which means you can visit Sierra Leone once with this visa.

You are allowed to stay in Sierra Leone for 30 days, and you must use the visa within 90 days from the date of issue.

Can I extend my Sierra Leone eVisa?

If you wish to stay longer than the initial 30 days, you can inquire about extending your stay at the immigration department. They will provide you with more information on the extension process.

Sierra Leone eVisa: Required documents

Good news! No complicated visa requirements here. You only need to upload a copy of your valid passport. Make sure it is valid for at least six months after your departure from Sierra Leone.

How to apply for the Sierra Leone eVisa online?

To get the Sierra Leone eVisa online with us, just follow the simple steps below:

  • Step 1: Complete our simplified visa application form by entering your personal details on our website or via the iVisa app. Check all your application information carefully.

  • Step 2: Pay the visa fees with a credit or debit card, or PayPal.

  • Step 3: Upload your passport copy and wait for your application ID.

We will contact you if we need any more information about your application. Make sure to keep an electronic and printed copy of the approved application ID to show on arrival in Sierra Leone so your visa can be printed and granted by the immigration officer.

Sierra Leone eVisa: Costs and processing times

The visa fees are generally divided into two parts: the government visa fee, and the iVisa processing fee.

iVisa processing - You can choose from three different options, based on your budget and needs:

  • Standard: For travelers who have planned their trip well in advance.

  • Rush: For travelers who need the eVisa quicker than usual.

  • Super Rush: For travelers who need to travel to Sierra Leone urgently.

The exact fees and processing times differ per nationality. Check them by starting the application process here.

Do I need a Sierra Leone eVisa to transit through the country?

Typically, your Sierra Leone eVisa will be enough to do stop-overs at the airport. We still advise you to check with the nearest Sierra Leone Embassy or Consulate if you need a transit visa if you are leaving the airport.

Sierra Leone entry requirements or restrictions

Here are the common Sierra Leone entry requirements and restrictions in place:

  • COVID-19 regulations: COVID-19 testing is not required for all passengers, regardless of vaccination status. However, upon arrival, you may be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

  • Yellow Fever: A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers.

Where can I learn more about the Sierra Leone eVisa?

If you want to learn more about the Sierra Leone eVisa, or have questions about the visa process, we’re here to help. Reach out to our customer service team by online chat or email at [email protected].

Required Documents to Apply

  • Passport Scan.

Important Instructions

  • The Sierra Leona eVisa is a single-entry travel document that allows you to visit the country for tourist, business, academic, and religious purposes, or to visit family and friends.

  • You can’t work or study with this eVisa.

  • Dependents and diplomats can’t apply for this visa.

  • The Sierra Leone eVisa allows you to stay in the country for 30 days, and it is valid for 90 days.

  • With iVisa you can apply 100% online in less than 20 minutes.

  • Your passport needs to be at least 6 months valid after your departure to apply.

  • Use our Visa Checker Tool if you want to know if you need this eVisa to visit Sierra Leone.

  • Children also need this visa to enter the country and they can travel alone.

  • You can enter Sierra Leone by air, sea, or land with this eVisa.

  • When your visa will be approved, we will send you your application ID via email. Show this ID at the Immigration Office in Sierra Leone, so they can print your visa and give it to you.

  • Your eVisa can be delivered at the Freetown Airport in Lungi, the Jendema crossing point from Liberia to Sierra Leone, or the Gbalamuya crossing point from Guinea into Sierra Leone.

  • We advise you to apply 5 days in advance.

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Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.

It will only take around 15 minutes to fill out our simplified form online.

Start your application here!

We advise you to apply 5 days in advance to avoid any delays.
The Sierra Leone eVisa is a single-entry eVisa that allows you to stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days. You can request to extend your stay at the Immigration Department.
Your passport must be at least 6 months valid after your departure.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.

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  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This app does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://slid.gov.sl/

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