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Visit Sierra Leone Visa Information

The Visit Sierra Leone visa (VSL) is an electronic visa announced by the government of Sierra Leone in 2019 in order to facilitate entry to the country for tourism. It was implemented in 2020.

An approved Sierra Leone visa online is a single entry eVisa. It allows the holder a single entry to the country and a stay up to 30 days.

The online Sierra Leone visa is valid for 90 days from the date of approval. It may also be extended once in the country.

To apply for an eVisa for Sierra Leone, it is simply necessary to complete the online Sierra Leone visa application. This simple form can be completed in a matter of minutes by supplying basic personal, passport, and travel information.

Applicants can then upload supporting documents in digital form and pay the eVisa fee to submit their electronic Sierra Leone visa application form. A Sierra Leone eVIsa is usually processed quickly, within 2-3 business days.

Travelers who wish to visit the country for purposes other than tourism or longer periods of stay should contact the nearest Sierra Leone embassy or consulate for further information.

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Single entry electronic visa
For tourism stays
Stay for 30 days per entry
Valid for 90 days from approval
What is Necessary?
Add passport info

Passport valid for at least 6 months

Add passport image

Image of the passport biographical page

Credit/Debit Card

Valid credit/debit card

email address

Email address

Sierra Leone Visa Requirements

In order to submit a VSL visa application, it is first necessary to meet the online Sierra Leone visa requirements.

The electronic Sierra Leone tourist visa requirements state that the applicant must have:

  • Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the intended arrival date
  • Image of the passport’s information page
  • Valid credit or debit card to cover the online Sierra Leone visa cost
  • Current email address to which the approved VSL visa will be sent on approval.

After receiving their approved eVisa sent by email, applicants can then print a copy to present alongside the passport on arrival at the border of Sierra Leone. The passport must be the same one the applicant used to complete the online form.

Holders of an eVisa should note that they are also required to present an International Certificate of Vaccination (yellow card) to border authorities in order to gain entry to Sierra Leone. This certificate should show that the traveler is fully vaccinated against yellow fever.

Countries Eligible for Sierra Leone

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Sierra Leone

Countries Eligible for Sierra Leone

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Covid Update for Sierra Leone

Last update: 14/12/2023

Sierra Leone has lifted all restrictions.

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Sierra Leone Visa FAQ

  • Which countries need a visa for Sierra Leone?

    The Sierra Leone visa policy states that all foreign citizens need a visit visa unless they come from one of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries.

  • What is the Sierra Leone eVisa?

    The Sierra Leone eVisa is an electronic visa introduced by the government of Sierra Leone in order to facilitate entry for tourism purposes.

  • How long can I stay in Sierra Leone with the eVisa?

    The Sierra Leone online visa allows the holder to stay in the country for up to 30 days.

  • How long is the Sierra Leone tourist eVisa valid for?

    The online Sierra Leone tourist visa is valid for 90 days from the date of approval.

  • Can I obtain my Sierra Leone visa online?

    Yes, travelers can apply for their Sierra Leone visa online through a simple electronic application form that only takes a few minutes to complete.

  • What do I need to submit an application for the Sierra Leone electronic visa?

    To submit a Sierra Leone visa application online, the applicant must have:

    • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival
    • An image of the passport biographical page
    • A credit or debit card to pay the Sierra Leone visa fee
    • A current email address at which to receive a copy of the approved eVisa
  • How long will my Sierra Leone eVisa take to process?

    The standard Sierra Leone visa processing time is 2-3 days, although in some cases it may take up to 5 business days for an eVisa to be processed.

  • Is the Sierra Leone online visa a single or multiple entry visa?

    The Sierra Leone online visa is a single entry eVisa that allows the holder to enter once during its validity.

  • How can I verify the status of my application?

    Applicants can check the status of their Sierra Leone eVisa by checking the updates sent to them by email.

  • Can I extend my eVisa while in Sierra Leone?

    Yes, it is possible to extend an eVisa for Sierra Leone once in the country.

  • Why was my eVisa for Sierra Leone application denied?

    The most common reason for the denial of a Sierra Leone eVisa application is that the information supplied contained small errors. Therefore, it is important to double-check all the data provided before submitting the form.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the Sierra Leone tourist eVisa?

    Yes, it is necessary to print a copy of the Sierra Leone tourist eVisa to present upon arrival in the country.