Tel: 0096525243246/ 0096525243234
Visas & Passports Information
The embassy (consular section) opens for visas and other matters from Sundays - Thursdays, between 9:00am - 12:00 Noon for submission and 1:00pm – 3:00pm for collection of visas.
For further inquiries telephone: 00965 25243246/34 or email [email protected]
The granting of a Sierra Leone visa is only a form of pre-entry clearance. It does not guarantee permission to enter Sierra Leone. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry reserves the right to grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to the normal immigration control at any port of entry. Visitors to Sierra Leone require a valid visa each time they enter the country.
HOW TO APPLY
A visa application form must be completed by all applicants, which can be obtained at the Embassy or you can download it from the link above.
Applications can be submitted by hand or by post together with:
The officer responsible for visas decides on your application without further inquiries, or you may be required to attend an interview if the officer deems it necessary; further documentary evidence in support of your application may be needed.
Please note that if the issued visa expires before being used, you will be required to apply for a new one in accordance with existing rules and visa requirements.
Approval of visa request takes a minimum of (3) three working days before collection.
Visa fee: $100 (Equivalence to KD)
ALL visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Sierra Leone must OBTAIN THE APPROPRIATE VISA to enable them to enter the country. ECOWAS citizens are exempt from this requirement and do not need VISA OR ENTRY PERMIT to enter Sierra Leone.
No ECOWAS citizens living in Kuwait must OBTAIN VISA IN ADVANCE from the Sierra Leone Embassy.
TYPES OF VISAS
Single Entry Visa is valid for three Months (90 days) from the date of issue. Among others, an invitation letter must accompany request for visitor's visa.
Multiple Entry Visa is valid for (6 months or 1 Year) from the date of issue.
Business Visa is for applicants who manifest and demonstrate sufficient ability to conduct business in Sierra Leone. Among others, visa application should be accompanied by an introductory letter from a credible company in Kuwait or an European country, outlining the purpose of the trip, the nature of business and contact in Sierra Leone. However, in a situation where an applicant or company has never invested and has no business contact in Sierra Leone, but has plans to do so, such applicant or company must provide evidence of credibility and financial standing.
PLEASE NOTE: SIERRA LEONEAN CITIZENS
All Sierra Leoneans wishing to replace their passports should obtain Replacement Forms at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Kuwait.